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ALBANY'S TOMMY GRADY NAMED OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Grady earns award for second-time in his career

LAS VEGAS - The Arena Football League has announced that Albany Empire quarterback Tommy Grady has been named 2018 Offensive Player of the Year. Grady becomes the fifth player to win the award twice in his career (Eddie Brown, Damian Harrell, Chris Jackson, and Aaron Garcia) 

Grady (6’7, 245, Utah) finished the 2018 regular season completing 228-of-341 passes for 2,960 yards, 81 passing touchdowns, and six interceptions. Grady led the League in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and passer rating (126.2). 

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
YEAR PLAYER TEAM
2018 Tommy Grady Albany
2017 Randy Hippeard Tampa Bay
2016 Joe Hills Jacksonville
2015 Dan Raudabaugh Philadelphia
2014 Nick Davila Arizona
2013 Erik Meyer Spokane
2012 Tommy Grady Utah
2011 Aaron Garcia Jacksonville
2010 Chris Greisen Milwaukee
2008 Chris Jackson Philadelphia
2007 Siaha Burley Utah
2006 Damian Harrell Colorado
2005 Damian Harrell Colorado
2004 Marcus Nash Las Vegas
2003 Chris Jackson Los Angeles
2002 Mark Grieb San Jose
2001 Aaron Garcia New York
2000 Mike Horacek Iowa
1999 Eddie Brown Albany
1998 Calvin Shexnayder Arizona
1997 Barry Wagner Orlando
1996 Eddie Brown Albany

ABOUT THE AFL

The Arena Football League will enter its 31st Season in 2018. Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. Teams slated for 2018 include: Albany, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. CBS Sports Network nationally broadcasts AFL games each week, culminating with the ArenaBowl. The AFL launched AFLNow, the League’s streaming “Over-the-Top” network to give fans even more access to the League on arenafootball.com. For all the latest news and discussion on the Arena Football League follow the AFL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@aflarenaball).

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