Hippeard, Stephens Claim AFL Weekly Honors

The Storm swept the Arena Football League's weekly awards, as announced by the league on Tuesday. Paul Stephens did so in his first game in a Storm uniform. 

From the Storm PR Department

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Hippeard (6-foot-3, 205 lbs., UVA-Wise) was once again instrumental in engineering the game-winning drive versus the Baltimore Brigade.  With 5.0 seconds left in regulation, he found LaMark Brown in the back of the end zone for the go-ahead score.  Hippeard finished the night having completed 31-of-40 passes (77.5%) for 285 yards, eight touchdowns and no interceptions.

This is Hippeard’s second consecutive weekly award and he is the League’s first multi-Player of the Week recipient this season.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Stephens (5-foot-9, 180 lbs., Central Missouri), who joined the team last week, played a pivotal role in the Storm’s week five victory over the Brigade.  He led all Storm defenders with 6.5 tackles, a pass breakup and he recovered two fumbles.  In the second quarter, Stephens scooped up a Justin Wilson fumble and returned it 46 yards for the score.  Also, with the game tied at 48 in the fourth, Stephens picked up another Wilson fumble, leading to a Storm touchdown.


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