Silvers, Skipper and King Named OurSports Central XFL Players of the Week

by Fran Stuchbury
March 13, 2023 - XFL (XFL) - D.C. Defenders

Houston Roughnecks quarterback Brandon Silvers, Seattle Sea Dragons outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper and D.C Defenders quarterback D'Eriq King were named the OurSports Central XFL Offensive Player, Defensive Player and Unsung Hero of the Week, respectively, for week four of the XFL season.

Silvers completed 24 of 30 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns in the Roughnecks' 44-16 road victory over the Orlando Guardians.

Silvers previously saw action with the AAF's Memphis Express in 2019 and XFL's Seattle Dragons in 2020.

Silvers third touchdown pass of the game, 59 yards to Travel Harris in the fourth quarter, all but put the game out of reach.

St. Louis Battlehawks wide receiver Darrius Shepherd earns an honorable mention catching eight passes for 91 yards and one touchdown in St. Louis' 24-11 victory over the Arlington Renegades.

Shepherd's 27-yard touchdown reception became the first touchdown at home for the Battlehawks.

Skipper finished with two sacks, four total tackles and one forced fumble in the Sea Dragons' 15-6 victory over the San Antonio Brahmas.

Skipper played in six games with the New York Giants in 2019 and four games with the Tennessee Titans in 2020.

Honorable mention goes to Houston Roughnecks inside linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee who had eleven total tackles and half a sack in the Roughnecks victory over the Guardians.

King again proved to be a game changer for the D.C. Defenders as he was involved on all three scores on offense with two rushing touchdowns while passing for another in the Defenders' 32-18 victory over the Vegas Vipers.

King competed at the University of Houston from 2016 until 2019. In 2018 he was named Second Team All-American Athletic Conference. He finished his college career with Miami in 2019 and 2020 and briefly spent time on the Carolina Panthers practice squad in 2022.

King's 32-yard touchdown pass to Jequez Ezzard in the fourth quarter:

Previous Winners:

Week One

Week Two

Week Three

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