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Third Times a Charm

August 16, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Tulsa Talons News Release

Talons WR/DB Jeff Hughley, was named the U.S. Army Ironman Player of the week, for Week 20 of the 2007 af2 season.

Hughley (5-8, 165, Averett), in his first af2 season, had an impressive all-around effort for Tulsa in the team's 65-27 second round playoff victory against South Georgia. The rookie from Averett made his presence felt on offense with nine catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Hughley was also a factor on special teams with 51 kick return yards for a total of 167 all-purpose yards. He also made an impact on kick coverage by recording a crucial net recovery late in the third quarter. The recovery led to a Tulsa score two plays later to give the team a 14-point lead, 42-28, less than a minute into the final quarter of play.

This is the second Ironman of the Week Award of Hughley's career and his third league honor in as many weeks. He was named the Schutt Offensive Player of the Week last week and earned his first Ironman of the Week honor for his play in Week 18.

Offensively, Hughley was the Talons' top overall performer in 2007, leading the squad in scoring (198 points), total touchdowns (33 - 26 receiving, 3 rushing, 3 kick return, 1 INT return), receptions (84), receiving yards (1,069), receiving TDs (26), kick return touchdowns (3 - T1st in af2), kick return yards (1,363 - 4th in af2) and all-purpose yards (2,515 - 6th in af2).

Hughley has also contributed on defense with 20.5 total tackles and one interception return for a score.

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