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            === Grieb, Gilliam, Chavez earn week 5 honors ===
 
 Courtesy of Arena Football League
 
 Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - San Jose QB Mark Grieb, Kansas City DB Sergio
 Gilliam and Kansas City WR/LB Bradly Chavez have been named Russell Athletic
 Offensive Player of the Week, Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and JLS
 Ironman of the Week, respectively, for Week 5 of the 2011 AFL season. In
 addition to these three awards, the AFL is also awarding the best catch of the
 week, the playmaker of the week and the highlight of the week. The Cutters
 Catch of the Week award winner for Week 5 is WR Alvance Robinson of the Utah
 Blaze, while the Nifty Playmaker of the Week is San Jose WR/DB Samora Goodson.
 The Spalding Highlight of the Week award winner is Orlando DL Paul Griffin.
 
 RUSSELL ATHLETIC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
 Grieb (6-2, 200, UC-Davis) completed 25-of-33 passes for 279 yards and six
 touchdowns in San Jose's 75-55 victory over Utah. The game was Grieb's 100th
 consecutive start and 99th career victory in the Arena Football League.
 
 RIDDELL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
 Gilliam (6-3, 195, Clemson) set a Kansas City franchise record with three
 interceptions in the Command's 62-48 victory over Iowa. He finished Week 5
 with five tackles and one pass breakup.
 
 JLS IRONMAN OF THE WEEK
 
 Chavez (6-2, 220, UAB) made his presence felt in all three phases of the game
 in the Command's first victory of the season in Week 5. He had five catches
 for 72 yards and found the end zone three times in the team's 62-48 win
 against Iowa. He added 2.5 tackles on defense and two pass breakups on defense
 and returned a kick for six yards.
 
 CUTTERS CATCH OF THE WEEK
 
 Robinson (5-9, 175, Alabama State) hauled in a 35-yard touchdown grab from QB
 Tommy Grady in the second quarter of Utah's 55-75 loss to San Jose in Week 5.
 Robinson finished the game with 218 all-purpose yards and touchdowns as a
 receiver and kick returner.
 
 NIFTY PLAYMAKER OF THE GAME
 
 Goodson (6-3, 205, Southeast Missouri) recorded a career-high four touchdown
 catches in the SaberCats 75-55 victory over Utah. He finished the game with 11
 catches for 113 yards.
 
 SPALDING HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
 
 Griffin (6-0, 290, Florida State) made a game-changing interception in
 Orlando's 53-46 victory over Philadelphia. Down by one point with 6:42 to play
 in regulation, Griffin intercepted the Soul's Ryan Vena. Following the
 turnover, the Predators took the lead for the first time in the game.
 
 Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week candidates included: Kansas
 City's JJ Raterink and Orlando's Bobby Sippio.
 
 Riddell Defensive Player of the Week candidates included: Philadelphia's
 Tanner Varner and San Jose's George Hypolite.
 
 JLS Ironman of the Week candidates included: Philadelphia's Mike Brown and San
 Jose's Chido Nwokocha.
 
 
 
 04/12 15:56:26 ET

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