|By: Matthew Hester
Professional Indoor Football League
KNOXVILLE, TN (June 19, 2012) – The Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) has named DB Ramon Broadway as the Defensive Player of the Week and K Trey Crum as the Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 13.
During the 2012 season, defense has been the major question mark for the Columbus Lions, but on Saturday they got a huge lift from DB Ramon Broadway (5’9 180, Arkansas) who did a little bit of everything in Saturday’s 76-63 victory over the Knoxville Nighthawks. Broadway reached the end-zone on two different occasions one of which by scooping up a fumble in the 2nd quarter returning it 45-yards for the score. Going into Saturday’s game, Columbus stood as the only team in the PIFL without a defensive score. Broadway didn’t stop there he also ran back the opening kickoff of the second half 47-yards while also picking up four tackles and recovered a blocked field goal earning him the Week 13 Defensive Player of the Week.
Columbus Lions K Trey Crum (5’7 180, Delta State) led all kickers in scoring in Week 13 going a perfect 10 for 10 in PAT attempts while also notching two field goals (22, 44). Despite playing in just five games this season, Crum managed to average 13 points per game with a PAT percentage of over 92%. Crum’s 16 points aided him in earning the PIFL Special Teams Player of the Week nod for a third time. He previously won the award in Week 5 and 8.
PIFL Conference Semi-Finals get underway this Saturday June 23rd at 7:30 PM when the 2012 Division Champion Albany Panthers (10-2) host their in-state rivals the Columbus Lions (6-6). Then on Monday beginning at 7:00 PM ET the Richmond Raiders (10-2) will play in their first ever playoff game when they host the Louisiana Swashbucklers (6-6), a squad that is looking at making their sixth consecutive championship game appearance.
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