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Marshall Named AFL Ironman of the Week

July 13, 2010 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz News Release


OKLAHOMA CITY- The OKC Yard Dawgz are proud to announce that the Arena Football League has named WR Timon Marshall JLS Ironman of the Week. Marshall was awarded the JLS Ironman of the Week for his outstanding efforts both as a wide receiver and kick returner. This is Marshall's second league award on the season.

Marshall battled the Barnstormers last weekend, leading Oklahoma City to its third straight victory. The wide receiver caught the Dawgz first touchdown of the night with a 14-yard reception from QB Tommy Grady. Marshall's heroic moment came in the dying seconds of the game with a 26-yard catch to squeeze out the win over Iowa. The 52-42 victory was a record night for Marshall, with a season-high 151 receiving yards. Marshall ended the game with three touchdowns from 13 receptions, plus six kick-off returns for 70 yards.

Yard Dawgz Head Coach Sparky McEwen said "Timon Marshall exemplifies what arena football is all about in that he can play multiple positions and effect the game in many different ways. Timon has been a big part of the turnaround of the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz as we try to keep ourselves in playoff contention."

Earlier this season, Marshall was awarded the Spalding Highlight of the Week for his game winning touchdown against the Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings with :33 left in the fourth quarter. In the same game against the BattleWings, Marshall ran back a missed field goal for a score to put Oklahoma City ahead 82-79 with only :04 remaining on the clock. Marshall's return clinched the victory for the Dawgz.

Marshall has 70 receptions for 792 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. His return game is equally as impressive with 66 returns for 1,062 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Yard Dawgz travel to Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday, July 17, to take on the Cleveland Gladiators. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CST. The Dawgz host the Tulsa Talons on Friday, July 30, at the Cox Convention Center. Single game tickets are on sale, starting at only $10! The Yard Dawgz Block Party will begin at 5 p.m. on Reno and kickoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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