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Kelly and Ficklin Named to 2011 All-IFL First Team, Extreme Announce Team Awards

June 24, 2011 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Bloomington Extreme News Release

BLOOMINGTON (Ill.) - The Bloomington Extreme are proud to announce that Defensive Linemen, Sean Kelly and Antonio Ficklin have been named as members to the 2011 All-IFL First Team.

Sean Kelly, in his first season with the Extreme organization, recorded 52 tackles, 14 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 4 passes broken up, and a blocked kick in 15 games played during the 2011 season.

Antonio Ficklin, a day after being named the IFL Defensive Player of the Year was also named to the First Team All-IFL Defensive Unit. In his 3rd season with the Extreme organization Ficklin recorded 15.5 sacks (leading the IFL) in 15 games this season to go along with 17.5 tackles for loss, 42 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 safeties.

The Bloomington Extreme are also pleased to announce the 2011 Team awards, as voted on by the Extreme players.

Extreme Team MVP - Antonio Ficklin, Defensive Lineman

Offensive Player of the Year - Rocky Hinds, Quarterback

Defensive Player of the Year - Antonio Ficklin, Defensive Lineman

Special Teams Player of the Year - Brandon Walker-Roby, Wide Receiver/Kick Returner

IFL 1st Team recipients are as follows:

QB-Chris Dixon, Sioux Falls Storm

RB-Romandre Gibbs, Fairbanks

WR-Joey Hew Len, Tri-Cities Fever

WR-James Terry, Sioux Falls Storm

WR-Andre Piper-Jordan, Seattle Timberwolves

OL-Myniya Smith, Sioux Falls Storm

OL-Jeff Baksas, Chicago Slaughter

OL-Charlie Sanders, Sioux Falls Storm

DL-Sean Kelly, Bloomington Extreme

DL-Antonio Ficklin, Bloomington Extreme

DL-Xzavie Jackson, La Crosse Spartans

LB-James Lancaster, Allen Wranglers

LB-Lenny Radtke, Chicago Slaughter

DB-Travonti Johnson, Omaha Beef

DB-Arkeith Brown, Green Bay Blizzard

DB-James Romain, Fairbanks Grizzlies

K-Travis Atter, Wyoming Cavalry

KR-BJ Hill, Green Bay Blizzard

For more information on the Bloomington Extreme, visit or contact the Extreme Office at 309.663.8280.

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