|By: Matthew Hester
Columbus Lions Indoor Football
Media Relations Director
KNOXVILLE, TN (June 12, 2012) – The Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) has named Columbus Lions WR London Crawford as the Week 12 Offensive Player of the Week.
Going into Saturday’s game versus the first-place Albany Panthers, the Columbus Lions coaching staff knew one player in particular was due for a break-out performance and that player happened to be WR London Crawford (6’2 205, Arkansas). In Week 12’s near defeat of the Panthers, Crawford hauled in 15 receptions for 174 yards and four touchdowns. His 15 receptions vaulted him over teammate Maurice Dupree for the league-lead in receptions (93) as well as broke the PIFL single-game high for receptions in a game breaking his own record earning him the Offensive Player of the Week for Week 12.
The PIFL regular season will conclude this Saturday with all six teams in action beginning at 7:00 PM with a potential championship preview between the league’s top two clubs with the Albany Panthers (10-1) paying a visit to the Richmond Raiders (9-2). At 7:30 PM, the Columbus Lions (5-6) will look to put an end to the club’s first ever three-game losing streak when they host the Knoxville Nighthawks (1-10) and then 30-minutes later the Louisiana Swashbucklers (5-6) and Alabama Hammers (3-8) will meet in Lake Charles for the book-end of a home-and-home series.
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