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            === Grady, Richardson & Perry earn weekly honors ===
 
 Courtesy of Arena Football League
 
 Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Utah Blaze QB TOMMY GRADY has been named
 Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week.  DB KENT RICHARDSON of the
 Philadelphia Soul has been named Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, and
 Pittsburgh Power WR PJ BERRY has been named JLS Ironman of the Week for Week 6
 of the 2012 AFL season. In addition to these three awards, the AFL is also
 awarding the Cutters Catch of the Week, the AFL Playmaker of the Week and the
 Spalding Highlight of the Week. The Cutters Catch of the Week award winner for
 Week 6 is Philadelphia Soul WR TIGER JONES, while the AFL Playmaker of Week 6
 is Jacksonville Sharks WR TERRANCE SMITH. The Spalding Highlight of the Week
 award winner is San Antonio Talons' FB CHAD COOK.
 
 RUSSELL ATHLETIC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
 Utah's Grady (6'7, 250, Utah) powered the team in their Week 6 road victory
 against the Jacksonville Sharks. The quarterback finished 29-of-38 for 325
 yards. Grady threw 10 touchdowns and also added a rushing touchdown. This
 season, Grady ranks fourth in the League in passing average, with 306.6 yards
 per game. His 35 passing touchdowns rank second in the AFL.
 
 RIDDELL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
 Philadelphia's Richardson (6'0, 200, West Virginia) returned three
 interceptions for 37 yards against the SaberCats last week, which places
 Richardson first in Soul history for interceptions in a game, tying Eddie
 Moten's record set on April 28, 2008.  Richardson's five interceptions through
 his first five games this season, puts him three picks shy of tying Mike
 Brown's franchise mark at No. 3 all-time for his total of eight interceptions
 in 2011.
 
 JLS IRONMAN OF THE WEEK
 
 Pittsburgh's Berry (6'0, 195, Virginia State) had the hot hand in Pittsburgh's
 win against the Predators. Berry turned in three receptions for 66 yards and
 one touchdown. Berry also tallied seven kick returns for 151 yards, a missed
 field goal return for 16 yards and one fumble recovery for a touchdown. Berry
 is third in the League in kick returns with 30 for 588 yards and a touchdown
 on the season. Berry is also second in the League in all-purpose yards with an
 average of 197.6 yards per game. Berry will receive a watch from JLS for his
 award-winning efforts.
 
 CUTTERS CATCH OF THE WEEK
 
 Philadelphia's Tiger Jones (5'11, 195, Louisville) went leaps and bounds in
 Week 6. Trailing the San Jose SaberCats, 7-0, heading into the second quarter,
 Jones put Philadelphia on the board with an eight-yard touchdown reception
 from quarterback Dan Raudabaugh.  Jones fell over the end zone wall without
 losing possession, securing the Soul's first points on the day. It was the
 first of four touchdowns for Jones in the game as the Soul defeated the
 SaberCats 61-55. As a recipient of the award, Jones will receive a hat and t-
 shirt from Cutters', the official equipment partner of the AFL.
 
 AFL PLAYMAKER OF THE WEEK
 
 Jacksonville's Smith (6'2, 200, South Carolina) put up an impressive stat line
 despite the Sharks home loss to the Utah Blaze, 67-75. The wide receiver
 tallied eight receptions for 154 yards and five touchdowns. Smith also grabbed
 seven kick returns for 155 yards. On the season, Smith ranks first in the
 League in all-purpose yards with an average of 231.8 yards per game. Smith
 also ranks second in the League in scoring with 14 touchdowns through four
 games.
 
 SPALDING HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
 
 Cook (6'1, 265, Murray State) of the San Antonio Talons helped the team to a
 62-48 home win at the Alamodome over the New Orleans VooDoo. With the Talons
 trailing, 40-42, Cook received a screen pass. Nearing the wall, Cook had a
 host of VooDoo defenders bearing down on him before he made his move. He
 powered through the first two, dragging defenders with him as he broke five
 tackles on his way for the score.
 
 Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week candidates included: Tampa's
 Amarri Jackson, San Antonio's Robert Quiroga, Philadelphia's Tiger Jones,
 Georgia's Brandon McRae, Orlando's Justin Roper, Spokane's Brandon Thompkins
 and Iowa's Jesse Schmidt.
 
 Riddell Defensive Player of the Week candidates included: Cleveland's Levy
 Brown, Iowa's Derek Pegues, San Antonio's Fred Shaw, Chicago's Kelvin Morris,
 Pittsburgh's Chris LeFlore and Spokane's Jeremy Geathers.
 
 JLS Ironman of the Week candidates included: Iowa's Jason Simpson, Cleveland's
 Robert Redd, New Orleans' Josh Bush, Utah's Aaron Lesue, San Jose's Huey
 Whittaker, Georgia's Mykell Benson and Spokane's Terrance Sanders.
 
 
 
 
 04/18 09:54:10 ET

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