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            === Grady, Jackson & Gray earn weekly honors ===
 
 Courtesy of Arena Football League
 
 Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Utah Blaze QB Tommy Grady has been awarded the
 Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Jacksonville Sharks DB
 LaRoche Jackson has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and
 Chicago Rush WR Reggie Gray has been named JLS Ironman of the Week for Week 16
 of the 2012 AFL season. Gray was also awarded the Cutters Catch of the Week. In
 addition to these awards, the AFL is also awarding the Spalding Highlight of
 the Week, and the AFL Playmaker of the Week. The AFL Playmaker of the Week is
 Spokane Shock QB Kyle Rowley and the Spalding Highlight of the Week award
 winner is Cleveland Gladiators WR Maurice Williams.
 
 RUSSELL ATHLETIC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
 Grady (6-7, 250, Utah) broke the single-season AFL passing touchdown record in
 Week 16 by tossing his 118th score of the year in the team's 61-38 victory over
 the Georgia Force. Grady completed an AFL season-high 83.9 percent of his
 passes in the win. He also eclipsed the 5,000-yard mark, reaching the milestone
 faster than any player in AFL history. His 5,104 yards leads the AFL.
 
 RIDDELL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
 Jackson (5-11, 190, Clark Atlanta) recorded a team-high 10.5 tackles to go with
 two interceptions, 3 pass breakups and a forced fumble in the Sharks' 56-42
 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators in Week 16. Jackson has four
 interceptions over the last four games.
 
 JLS IRONMAN OF THE WEEK
 
 Gray (5-10, 175, Western Illinois) scored five times in Chicago's 59-41 road
 win over the Kansas City Command in Week 16. Gray caught a Rush season-high 13
 passes for 127 yards and four touchdowns through the air, but also shined as a
 kick returner, fielding four kicks for 101 yards, including a 56-yard kickoff
 return touchdown. He will be awarded a timepiece crafted by JLS for his
 efforts.
 
 CUTTERS CATCH OF THE WEEK
 
 Gray also earned Cutters Catch of the Week honors for his acrobatic 16-yard
 touchdown grab in the first quarter of the team's Week 16 victory. Gray made a
 leaping grab into the wall in the back of the end zone for an early Rush score.
 He will be awarded a Cutters hat and shirt for his efforts.
 
 AFL PLAYMAKER OF THE WEEK
 
 Rowley (6-1, 205, Brown) set a new single-game AFL record with 12 touchdown
 passes in the team's 90-63 rout of the San Jose SaberCats in Week 16. Rowley
 finished the game 30-of-37 for 392 yards. He is the fourth West Division
 quarterback to pass for at least 10 touchdowns in a game this season.
 
 SPALDING HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
 
 Williams (6-1, 195, Pittsburgh) returned a kickoff 53 yards just before the end
 of the first quarter. The touchdown came in just his second kick return of the
 year.
 
 Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week candidates included: Arizona's
 Nick Davila, Chicago's Russ Michna, Jacksonville's Bernard Morris, Orlando's
 Glen Fox, Philadelphia's Tiger Jones, Spokane's Kyle Rowley and Tampa Bay's
 Nick Hill.
 
 Riddell Defensive Player of the Week candidates included: Arizona's Virgil
 Gray, Chicago's Jorrick Calvin, Orlando's Kenny McEntyre, Philadelphia's
 Rayshaun Kizer, Spokane's Paul Stephens, Tampa Bay's Steve Octavien and Utah's
 Mike Lewis.
 
 JLS Ironman of the Week candidates included: Jacksonville's Terrance Smith,
 Kansas City's Jackie Chambers, Milwaukee's Marcus Everett, Orlando's Chris
 Jamison, Philadelphia's Jeff Hughley, San Antonio's Jamar Ransom, San Jose's
 Huey Whittaker and Utah's Shaun Kauleinamoku.
 
 
 06/27 13:06:10 ET

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