XFLBoard.com: Players of the Week

Week 8... The Fans Have Spoken!

In the past 42 hours XFLboard.com has received 3,966 counting 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
45.2% of Fan Vote

Avery exploded on the Birmingham defense for an XFL-record 180 yards on 20 carries, including touchdown runs of 73 and nine yards. Through this Week 8 effort Avery is now averaging a league-best 105 rushing yards per game, and also leads the XFL in rushing yards (733) and yards-per-carry (5.5).

Fan Comments:

"Singlehandedly won this game for his team and may propel them to the playoffs if healthy."

"Just plain amazing. Let's hope we don't lose him to the NFL."

"By far, an NFL caliber player."


Runner Ups:
Tommy Maddox -
NY/NJ Hitmen - QB - 16.1% of fan vote.
Rickey Brady - Las Vegas Outlaws- TE - 14.1% of fan vote.

XFL Defensive Player of the Week

Corey Ivy
Defensive Back
Chicago Enforcers
44.1% of Fan Vote

Corey Ivy had two interceptions in leading the Enforcers in a decisive win over Birmingham. Ivy had six tackles in the game.

Fan Comments:

"2 interception in a shut out victory"

"Really tore up the backfield. Always a threat.."

Runner Ups:
Ron Merkerson - NY/NJ Hitmen - 15.1% of Fan Vote

XFL Lineman of the Week

Sedric Clark
Defensive End
Orlando Rage
24.2% of Fan Vote

Clark's five tackles and two sacks kept the Hitmen's offense in check.

Fan Comments:

"Sackmaster over the Hitmen!!!"

"Two big sacks kept the Bolts at bay."

Runner Ups:
Israel Raybon - NY/NJ Hitmen - 14.1% of Fan Vote

XFL Special Teams Player of the Week

Brian Shay
Kick Returner
Orlando Rage
51.1% of Fan Vote

Brian Shay's game-opening 95-yard kickoff return set up a one-yard TD run by Derrick Clark just 40 seconds into the game.

Fan Comments:

"His 96 yard return to start the game electrified the Rage and ended up being the difference in the game."

"His 96 yard kick return on the opening kick-off set the tone for the entire game"

"Offensive weapon on special teams!"

Runner Ups:
Jose Cortez - LA Xtreme - Kicker - 22.9% of Fan Vote

XFLBoard.com will be announcing the fan's choice for the XFL Players of the Week every Tuesday @ 1900 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.