Revolution Named 2010 IFL Franchise of the Year, Bryan Randall Wins IFL MVP
RICHMOND, VA.: The Richmond Revolution, along with the Indoor Football League today announced their end of the year awards for the 2010 season. The Revolution, nominated for a league high 12 awards, walked away with 4, the most in the league.
To kick things off, the Revolution were named the 2010 IFL Franchise of the Year. On the ballot for the award, the description says: "Which team was overall, the best this season including attendance, sales, public relations, marketing performance on the field, community involvement, and representing the IFL?" In 7 home games during the regular season, the Revolution sold out 5, including opening night, which saw 1,000 people over capacity flood into the Arthur Ashe Center. The team's 13-1 record, the best in the league, coupled with many local star players, an experienced coaching staff and a great fan base, led to the Revolution being voted the Franchise of the Year by a large margin.
The Revolution also announced that the team's QB, Virginia Tech alumni Bryan Randall, was chosen as the league's Most Valuable Player through an online vote available to all fans. Randall finished his rookie season third in the league with 58 touchdown passes, and 8th in the league with 2033 yards. Randall also led the Revolution on the ground with 374 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns, leading the team to a league best 13-1 record. Bryan was also one of the finalists for IFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, finishing in the top 3 in voting.
Revolution Head Coach *Steve Criswell* was also named the IFL's Coach of the Year, for leading the team to their 13-1 record in their first ever season. Criswell, a first time head coach, was named the team's first Head Coach on September 15, has been an assistant coach for various teams for over 8 seasons, helping to lead his team's to a cumulative record of 97-33 (.746) and qualify for post season play 7 of 8 seasons. Some highlights of his first season as coach include winning the team's first ever game against Bloomington 49-37, scoring on the team's first ever play from scrimmage, and winning a game 74-14, which at the time was the 2nd more points ever scored in one game.
In addition, The Revolution's Asst. General Manager Charlie Hildbold was nominated for, and won the league's Media Relations of the Year award. The award, which was voted on by the member teams of the IFL was given to the team that did the best job of getting the media involved, writing press releases, hosting press conferences, and gaining coverage.
"We're very proud of the Richmond Revolution for everything they have accomplished this season" said SportsQuest President Phil Evans "It has been very exciting to see SportsQuest's first professional team exceed all of the expectations we set forth at the beginning of the season."
The Revolution begin post-season play this upcoming Monday evening, against the Rochester Raiders. Due to the league best 13-1 record, the Revolution will have home field advantage throughout the entire playoffs. League MVP Bryan Randall and rest of the Revolution will take the field Monday, June 28th at 7:05 to begin the team's run to the United Bowl.
Kickoff in Richmond is scheduled for 7:05 pm on Monday, June 28th. Revolution fan unable to attend the game will be able to view it live online through www.b2livetv.com. Tickets are available by calling the SportsQuest membership center at (804)595-theQ (8437) or by visiting the Revolution website at www.richmondrevolution.com. 2011 Season Tickets are now available.
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