Sippio first team All-af2
In a season of many firsts for the Greensboro Prowlers, another accolade will be added to the list--the team's first All-af2 selection in the form of Bobby Sippio. The arenafootball2 league office announced the selections for the first and second All-af2 team, where Sippio was named as the only Prowler.
The 2003 season marked a franchise turnabout, led by the efforts of Head Coach Steven Jerry, quarterback Caleb Slover, a solid offensive line, and Bobby Sippio. Greensboro finished 9-7, just one game behind divisional champion Cape Fear, and was in the playoff hunt mainly because of the two-way play of Sippio. Leading the team in several categories, he was named as the af2 Ironman of the Week a record four times, and three consecutive weeks, yet another league mark.
Sippio's gridiron performances in 2003 ranked him first in several team categories, as well as amongst the af2 leaders. On offense Sippio ranked first with 57 receptions accumulating 1,009 yards, the second receiver in team history (Antoine Calloway) to attain such a feat, along with 27 receiving touchdowns; 38 kickoff returns for 907 yards and 2 TDs; 186 points; and 2,032 all-purpose yards. His defensive prowess earned him first place honors with five interceptions for 53 return yards and a touchdown; and 56.5 total tackles (47 solo).
The former Western Kentucky Hilltopper, Sippio is currently working out for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs. He is a leading candidate to earn the arenafootball2 honor as Ironman of the Year, following his earning the award on four separate occasions during the season. Amongst league leaders, Sippio finished ranked tied for ninth in the af2 in scoring (186 pts.); tied for eighth in touchdowns (31), and tied for seventh with a kickoff return average (23.9 YPG).
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