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February 8, 2005 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) News Release

NEW YORK – Philadelphia Soul wide receiver/linebacker SEAN SCOTT, New Orleans VooDoo quarterback ANDY KELLY and Tampa Bay Storm defensive specialist JONATHAN ORDWAY have been named U.S. Army Ironman, Offensive Player and ADT Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, for Week 2 of the 2005 season.

U.S. ARMY IRONMAN: Scott (6-2, 200, Millersville) led the Philadelphia Soul (1-1) in a losing effort in last week’s 51-41 loss to the Chicago Rush (1-1) on Sunday. The former Marauder recorded eight receptions for 81 yards and five touchdowns, including 1-, 2-, 4-, 11- and 17-yard scoring strikes from 2004 All-Arena QB TONY GRAZIANI. Scott added three solo tackles and two assists on defense. This marks the second straight week that the second-year veteran has earned an AFL weekly honor.

OFFENSIVE: Kelly (6-3, 220, Tennessee), who is in his 12th AFL season, earned Offensive Player of the Week honors by leading the New Orleans VooDoo (1-1) to a 59-34 victory over his former team, the Nashville Kats (1-1), on Friday. Kelly completed 29-of-33 passes (87.9%) for 277 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions. The win was the VooDoo’s first of the season and improved the team’s record to 3-0 all time against Central Division foes. This marks the ninth time that the former Volunteer has earned an AFL weekly honor.

ADT DEFENSIVE: Ordway (5-11, 180, Boston College), who is in his second AFL season, helped lead the Tampa Bay Storm (2-0) to a 62-45 victory over the Austin Wranglers (0-2) in a Southern Division showdown on Sunday. Ordway recorded five solo tackles, one assist and two interceptions, including a 49-yard return for a touchdown. This marks the first time that the former Eagle has earned an AFL weekly honor.

U.S. Army Ironman of the Week candidates included: Chicago’s John Moyer, Colorado’s Kevin McKenzie, Los Angeles’ Brian Sump, New Orleans’ Thabiti Davis, New York’s Mike Horacek, Orlando’s Cory Fleming, San Jose’s Matt Kinsinger and Tampa Bay’s Lawrence Samuels.

Offensive Player of the Week candidates included: Chicago’s Raymond Philyaw, Colorado’s John Dutton, Los Angeles’ Remy Hamilton, New York’s Mike Horacek, Orlando’s Joe Hamilton, San Jose’s Calvin Schexnayder and Tampa Bay’s Clif Dell.

ADT Defensive Player of the Week candidates included: Chicago’s Russell Shaw, Colorado’s Rashad Floyd, Los Angeles’ Antuan Simmons, New Orleans’ B.J. Cohen, New York’s Billy Parker, Orlando’s Damon Mason and San Jose’s Omarr Smith.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

Week 1, Philadelphia’s Sean Scott (Ironman), Tampa Bay’s Shane Stafford (Offensive), Orlando’s Damon Mason (Defensive)

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