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            === Kauleinamoku, Phillips & Whittaker earn weekly honors ===
 
 Courtesy of Arena Football League
 
 Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Utah WR Shaun Kauleinamoku has been awarded the
 Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week and AFL Playmaker of the Week
 awards, while Tampa Bay DL Pernell Phillips has been named the Riddell
 Defensive Player of the Week and San Jose WR Huey Whittaker has been named JLS
 Ironman of the Week for Week 12 of the 2012 AFL season. In addition to these
 awards, the AFL is also awarding the Cutters Catch of the Week and Spalding
 Highlight of the Week. The Cutters Catch of the Week award winner for Week 12
 is Philadelphia WR Donovan Morgan, while the Spalding Highlight of the Week
 award winner is San Jose WR James Roe.
 
 RUSSELL ATHLETIC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
 Kauleinamoku (5-9, 184, Western Oregon) caught nine passes for 159 yards and
 two touchdowns in Week 12. It was the fourth straight game he recorded a
 touchdown reception. He also set a single-game franchise record with 363 all-
 purpose yards in the game. This is the second time in three weeks he has won
 the award.
 
 RIDDELL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
 Phillips (6-1, 290, Central State) recorded four tackles including three for
 loss in Tampa Bay's 63-55 victory over the Milwaukee Mustangs in Week 12. He
 notched a sack and two pass breakups to go along with collecting a safety to
 score the first points of the game.
 
 JLS IRONMAN OF THE WEEK
 
 Whittaker (6-5, 215, South Florida) played Jack linebacker and receiver for the
 SaberCats in the team's 84-77 overtime victory over the Chicago Rush in Week
 12. Whittaker caught five balls for 91 yards and three touchdowns on offense,
 but led the team in tackles with nine on defense. He also deflected two passes
 in the game. Whittaker will receive a timepiece crafted by JLS for his efforts.
 
 CUTTERS CATCH OF THE WEEK
 
 Morgan (6-3, 225, Pearl River CC) made two highlight-reel catches in the team's
 55-33 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators. In his first game back from
 injury, Morgan went over the wall for a tough catch and made an equally
 impressive one-handed grab in the end zone for a touchdown. Morgan will receive
 a Cutters hat and shirt for his efforts.
 
 AFL PLAYMAKER OF THE WEEK
 
 Kauleinamoku was also awarded the AFL Playmaker of the Week honor, as he
 starred as both a receiver and kick returner in Week 12. Kauleinamoku set a
 single-game franchise record with 204 kick return yards in Week 12, to go along
 with his 159 receiving yards in the team's three-point loss to San Antonio.
 
 SPALDING HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
 
 Roe (6-1, 210, Norfolk State) made history in Week 12, passing former teammate
 and AFL Hall of Famer Barry Wagner for fourth place all-time on the AFL's list
 of career touchdown receptions leaders. Roe hauled in his 20th touchdown pass
 of the season and the 267th of his career in the team's overtime win over
 Chicago.
 
 Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week candidates included: Arizona's
 Maurice Purify, Chicago's Reggie Gray, Kansas City's Jackie Chambers,
 Philadelphia's Tiger Jones and Tampa Bay's Amarri Jackson.
 
 Riddell Defensive Player of the Week candidates included: Chicago's Brandon
 Brinkley, Iowa's Jason Simpson, Kansas City's Bradly Chavez, New Orleans'
 Jorrick Calvin, Philadelphia's Bryan Robinson and San Antonio's Fred Shaw.
 
 JLS Ironman of the Week candidates included: Arizona's Kerry Reed, Georgia's CJ
 Johnson, Iowa's Collin Taylor, Milwaukee's Ryan McFoy and Philadelphia's Jeff
 Hughley.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 05/30 12:08:16 ET

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