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            === Whittaker, Toliver and McGill earn weekly AFL honors ===
 
 Courtesy of Arena Football League
 
 Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - Spokane wide receiver HUEY WHITTAKER,
 Orlando wide receiver TT TOLIVER and Tampa Bay defensive
 lineman TIM MCGILL have been named the JLS Ironman, Russell
 Athletic Offensive Players and Riddell Defensive Player of
 the Week, respectively, for Week 20 of 2010. In addition to these
 three awards, the AFL is also highlighting the player who
 makes the best Catch of the Week, the Playmaker of the Week and the
 Highlight of the Week. The Cutters Catch of the Week
 Award for Week 20 goes to Tampa Bay wide receiver DEANDREW RUBIN,
 while Spokane quarterback KYLE ROWLEY has been named the Playmaker
 of the Week. The Highlight of the Week award has gone to Tampa Bay
 center ROBERT POWELL.
 
 JLS IRONMAN OF THE WEEK
 
 Whittaker (6-5, 220, South Florida) scored in every quarter in
 Spokane's victory over Milwaukee in the National Conference
 Championship. Whittaker's offensive blowout helped Spokane seal
 a spot in ArenaBowl XXIII and home field advantage for the Shock.
 With 165 yards, this was Whittaker's fourth game to surpass 150
 receiving yards in a game this season. Whittaker caught 14
 receptions for four touchdowns, plus he scored a rushing touchdown
 in the first quarter, giving Spokane a 14-7 lead that they would
 never give up. Defensively, Whittaker also had an assisted tackle.
 
 RUSSELL ATHLETIC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
 Toliver (6-0, 185, Bethune-Cookman) has been a threat to defenses
 all season long. Against Tampa Bay, Toliver's conquest kept Orlando
 in the game and set a new AFL record for receiving touchdowns in a
 postseason game with an astounding seven touchdowns. With 45 seconds
 left in the fourth quarter, Toliver caught a 6-yard touchdown
 reception to bring the game to a one point difference, but a penalty
 and a missed extra point shattered Orlando's shot at a spot in the
 ArenaBowl. Toliver still put up impressive statistics with 11
 receptions for 167 yards.
 
 RIDDELL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
 McGill (6-2, 345, Illinois) pressured QB Nick Hill all night in the
 American National Conference game, leading to Tampa Bay's 63-62
 victory over Orlando. McGill came out strong for Tampa Bay, and was
 a contributing factor to forcing Hill to two fumbles in the first
 quarter. Tampa Bay's explosive defense accounted for 29 tackles
 throughout the game, with McGill's presence adding two tackles for
 loss for three yards. The Storm will travel to Spokane to look for
 its sixth ArenaBowl victory.
 
 08/17 14:49:31 ET

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