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Wildcats Sweep OurSports Central XFL Player of the Week Honors

by Fran Stuchbury
March 9, 2020 - XFL (XFL) - Los Angeles Wildcats

Los Angeles Wildcats quarterback Josh Johnson, Wildcats defensive end Cedric Reed and Los Angeles safety Jack Tocho were named the OurSports Central XFL Offensive Player, Defensive Player and Unsung Hero of the Week, respectively, for week five of the XFL season.

Johnson completed 20 of 36 passes for 288 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in the Los Angeles Wildcats' 41-34 victory over the Tampa Bay Vipers. Johnson also added 19 rushing yards on seven carries. The Wildcats were the first XFL team to score over 40 points in a game this season.

Johnson, 33, played college football at San Diego. He was a journeyman backup NFL quarterback, playing for 13 different teams before he was taken by the Wildcats in the XFL Supplemental Draft.

Johnson's fourth touchdown pass of the game came in the fourth quarter to Saeed Blacknall:

Cedric Reed had six combined tackles, one sack, two quarterback hits and one forced fumble in the Wildcats victory.

Reed, 27, played college football at Texas where he had 172 total tackles and 17.5 sacks in four seasons from 2011 to 2014. He spent the 2015 season on the NFL Buffalo Bills practice squad. Reed was taken by the Wildcats in the Open Phase of the XFL Draft.

His sack and forced fumble against Vipers quarterback Taylor Cornelius was recovered by Wildcats Boggie Roberts and returned 23 yards for a touchdown.

With the Tampa Bay Vipers driving down the field to either tie or win the game, Wildcats safety Jack Tocho intercepted a Taylor Cornelius pass to seal the victory for them.

Tocho, 24, played college football at North Carolina State where he contributed 123 tackles and six interceptions in four seasons. He was taken in the seventh round, 245th overall, by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2017 NFL Draft. Last season he played with the Alliance of American Football's Birmingham Iron. Tocho was selected by the Wildcats in the first round, fifth overall, in the XFL Defensive Players Draft.

His game-clinching interception improved the Wildcats record to 2-3:


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