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Mr. Excitement named as af2 Ironman for 2003

August 19, 2003 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Greensboro Prowlers News Release

CHICAGO - Greensboro's four-time af2 Ironman of the Week award winner BOBBY SIPPIO (6-3, 215, Western Kentucky) was named arenafootball2 Ironman of the Year Tuesday.

The former Hilltopper led the Prowlers both offensively and defensively despite only playing 13 games. Sippio quickly established himself as a deep threat for Greensboro and averaged an af2 record 17.7 yards per reception. His 57 catches for 1,009 yards were team highs in 2003, as too were his 27 touchdown receptions.

Defensively, Sippio led the Prowlers in tackles (56.5), interceptions (5) and pass breakups (14) while also scoring a defensive touchdown. The Ironman also figured on special teams, racking up 907 kick-off return yards and two touchdowns.

Sippio earned an af2 record of four Ironman of the Week awards in 2003, including an unprecedented three in a row. The rookie helped the Prowlers to a 9-7 record and their first-ever winning season.

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