XFLBoard.com: Players of the Week

Week 1 ... The Fans Have Spoken!

In the past 36 hours XFLboard.com has received slightly over 6,000 votes for XFL Players of the Week. The votes have been tabulated and here are the results:

XFL Offensive Player of the Week

John Avery
Running Back
Chicago Enforcers
30% of Fan Vote

John Avery had 157 rushing yards and two touchdowns but still the Orlando Rage squirmed past Chicago 33-29 Saturday at the Citrus Bowl. Avery dashed to a 64-yard touchdown run and also reeled in a 68-yard scoring strike from quarterback Tim Lester. Avery also caught three passes from Lester for a total of 94 yards on the night.

Fan Comments:

"He showed flashes of his days at Colorado. Looks like back with a vengeance."

"John Avery best described what the XFL is all about after injuring his forearm. He had it looked at by a trainer to determine if it was broken. The trainer told him "I think it's just bruised a little". Avery replied "Oh that's it", hopped up and went right back in the game. Now that's Football!"

"He really got it done in BOTH aspects of the offense."

"Best breakaway player in league."

Runner Ups:
Rashan Salaam - Memphis Maniax - RB - Rushing - 27 carries for 154 yards. - 17% of Fan Vote
Jeff Brohm - Orlando Rage - QB - Passing 14-22 for 217 yards - 16% of Fan Vote.
Mike Pawlawski - San Francisco Demons - QB - Passing 21-47 for 288 yards - 7% of Fan Vote.

XFL Defensive Player of the Week

Brandon Sanders
Las Vegas Outlaws
40% of Fan Vote

Brandon Sanders played excellent Defense on a team that held the NY/NJ Hitmen to 0 points. Brandon had 3 tackles and 1 interception in an outstanding effort that took him all over the field.

Fan Comments:

"Talked a good game and backed it up."


"Played good, talked alot of smack, and took a vicious hit."

"B-Mac had a great game to showcase the league on opening night."

Runner Ups:
Kelvin Kinney - Las Vegas Outlaws - 3 tackles, 1 assist and 2 sacks. 9% of Fan Vote.
Jaimie Baisley- Chicago Enforcers - Lead the team with 8 tackles. 8% of Fan Vote.
Merkerson - NY/NJ Hitmen - Lead team with 8 tackles plus 1 assist. 8% of Fan Vote.

XFL Lineman of the Week

Kelvin Kinney
Defensive End
Las Vegas Outlaws
20% of Fan Vote

Kelvin Kinney had two sacks and three tackles in leading the Las Vegas Outlaw's defensive line in a shutout win over the Hitmen.

Fan Comments:

"Two sacks and helped Las Vegas to shut down the NY/NJ running game."

"Two sacks, three tackles. Great start for the new league."

"QB cruncher!"

"Kinney was a solid."

Runner Ups:
Scott Adams - San Francisco Demons - OT - 12% of Fan Vote
Casey Dailey - Chicago Enforcers - LB - 9% of Fan Vote.

XFL Special Teams Player of the Week

Mike Panasuk
San Francisco Demons
50% of Fan Vote

Mike Panasuk showed courage under pressure by kicking the winning field goal without the benefit of a time out and with virtually no time remaining and on the clock.

Fan Comments:

"Clutch field goal to beat the favored Xtreme."

"Booted the winning FG without the assist of a time-out. That was effective special teams work. "

"$2500 field goal!!!!!!"

"Mayhem, Field Goal WIN!"

Runner Ups:
Kirby Dar Dar - NY/NJ Hitmen - Kick/Punt Returner - 7% of Fan Vote
Roell Preston - Chicago Enforcers - Kick/Punt Returner - 7% of Fan Vote

XFLBoard.com will be announcing the fan's choice for the XFL Players of the Week every Tuesday @ 1400 EST. Voting will normally commence immediately after the end of the final XFL game in any given week. The XFLBoard.com Players of the Week are based on votes collected by XFL fans worldwide.