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Jackson Wins af2 Defensive Award

May 29, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Everett Hawks News Release

EVERETT - The Everett Hawks and the arenafootball2 league office have announced that Hawks DL Johnny Jackson has been named the af2 ADT Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding defensive effort last Sunday, May 27, against the Bakersfield Blitz.

Jackson (6-3, 270, Arizona), who came into this weekend's action with only one sack on the season, put together one of the best defensive efforts in Hawks' history last weekend. His four sacks and five tackles for loss set single-game franchise records in those respective categories. He finished Sunday with 6.5 tackles, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, as well. Jackson led a strong defensive effort for the Hawks, who sacked QB Chad Elliott seven times in their 66-61 victory over the Blitz.

"Johnny had a great game," said Hawks Head Coach Cedric Walker. "He's a hard worker and he's going to do what's needed. Now that we know what we can get out of him, we're going to be expecting nothing else each week."

Jackson, who takes home his first career af2 weekly award, becomes the second Everett player in as many weeks to be honored by the league, as WR Josh Richey was named af2 Schutt Offensive Player of the Week in week eight. Jackson is currently tied for the team lead in tackles for loss (6.0) and sacks (5.0).

Don't miss a minute of the exciting 2007 Everett Hawks season! The Hawks travel to eastern Washington to take on the Spokane Shock (5-3) Saturday at 5 p.m. The Hawks will return home to the Everett Events Center next Saturday, June 9, to take on the Boise Burn (4-4) at 7:30 p.m. Fans can listen to all the action live by clicking on the Listen Live! Link on or by logging in to B2 Networks will provide a video feed of the game - also available through the Hawks web site - for just $6. Season and group tickets are still on sale and single game seats for all remaining home games can be purchased at the Everett Events Center box office.

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