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            === Raudabaugh, Jones & Bush earn weekly honors ===
 
 Courtesy of Arena Football League
 
 Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - Dallas QB Dan Raudabaugh, Milwaukee WR/DB Andre
 Jones and Orlando WR Josh Bush 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 8 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 8 is WR Jeron Harvey of the Jacksonville Sharks,
 while the NiFTy Playmaker of the Week is Philadelphia WR/KR Keith Stokes. The
 Spalding Highlight of the Week award winner is Spokane DL Khreem Smith.
 
 RUSSELL ATHLETIC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
 Raudabaugh (6-2, 215, Miami University - Ohio) led the Vigilantes in their road
 victory, 72-63, against the Kansas City Command. Raudabaugh completed 29 of his
 35 passes for 377-yards and seven touchdowns. Raudabaugh's Vigilantes are off
 to a 5-2 start and at the helm of the Central Division standings. Last year,
 the team finished 3-13.
 
 RIDDELL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
 Jones (5-11, 183, Forestville) tallied six tackles, a forced fumble, two fumble
 recoveries and an interception in the Mustangs second win of the season Tampa
 Bay, 50-33. Jones ranks second in the AFL with 12 pass break-ups. He is tied
 for second in the AFL with five interceptions, two of which he returned for
 touchdowns.
 
 JLS IRONMAN OF THE WEEK
 
 Bush (5-9, 165, Western Michigan) compiled 312 all-purpose yards in Orlando's
 loss to the Jacksonville Sharks, 55-76, on NFL Network. Bush hauled in nine
 balls for 127-yards and three touchdowns while notching eight returns for 181-
 yards. The Predators will play on NFL Network for their second consecutive week
 this Friday at 8:00 p.m. EST.
 
 CUTTERS CATCH OF THE WEEK
 
 Harvey (6-5, 220, Houston) hauled in Sharks QB Aaron Garcia's 1,000th career
 touchdown pass with 3:50 remaining in the first half against on Saturday
 against Orlando. Garcia's mark is the most in professional football history.
 Harvey tallied seven catches for 105-yards and two touchdowns. He also added a
 rushing touchdown.
 
 NIFTY PLAYMAKER OF THE WEEK
 
 Stokes (5-8, 185, East Carolina) was all over the turf in Philadelphia's
 victory over the Iowa Barnstormers, 76-62, on Saturday. Stokes caught 11 balls
 for 159-yards and three touchdowns. He also added two kick returns for 44-
 yards.
 
 SPALDING HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
 
 Smith (6-4, 265, Oklahoma State University) blocked Arizona kicker Fabrizio
 Scaccia's walk off field-goal attempt as time expired to give Spokane a 70-69
 victory. The loss was Arizona's first of the season.
 
 Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week candidates included: Tulsa's Matt
 Bassuener, Georgia's Maurice Purify, Jacksonville's Aaron Garcia, Chicago's
 Reggie Gray, Tampa's Huey Whittaker, Iowa's Brad Banks and Spokane's Kyle
 Rowley.
 
 Riddell Defensive Player of the Week candidates included: Cleveland's Levy
 Brown, Georgia's Ahmad Hawkins, Jacksonville's Charles Hunt, Chicago's Quartez
 Vickerson, Philadelphia's Tanner Varner and Spokane's Antwan Marsh.
 
 JLS Ironman of the Week candidates included: Cleveland's Robert Redd, Georgia's
 Jeff Littlejohn, Chicago's Vic Hall, Milwaukee's Marcus Everett, Iowa's Errick
 McCown and Arizona's Terrance Sanders.
 
 
 
 05/03 16:41:52 ET

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