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Former Rose Bowl MVP Recognized For His Outstanding Performance SALT LAKE CITY – The Arena Football League Office announced Utah Blaze QB JOE GERMAINE (6-2, 238, Ohio State) as Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in last Saturday's 67-50 victory over the Kansas City Brigade. “Joe has been a true leader on and off the field,“ said Blaze head coach/general manager DANNY WHITE. “He has been everything that we expected him to be and is truly deserving of this recognition.” Germaine, who is in his third season with the Blaze, finished the game by completing 24-of-30 (80.0%) of his passes for 337 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception. He also recorded a nine-yard touchdown run. So far this season, Germaine has completed 272-of-395 passes (68.9%) for a league-leading 3,148 yards and 64 touchdowns. Other Offensive Player of the Week candidates included: Cleveland QB RAYMOND PHILYAW, FB MARLION JACKSON and WR OTIS AMEY, Chicago QB RUSS MICHNA and WR TRAVIS LATENDRESSE, Colorado QB JOHN DUTTON and WR AARON HOSACK, Dallas WR MARCUS NASH, Georgia QB CHRIS GREISEN and WR TORY BERGERON, Orlando WR T.T. TOLIVER and Utah WR HUEY WHITTAKER. The Blaze will host the JOHN ELWAY-owned Colorado Crush at the EnergySolutions Arena this Saturday, May 10 at 7 p.m. The game will be shown locally on KJZZ-14 with DAVE FOX and ALEMA HARRINGTON serving as talent, while the game can be heard on 1320 KFAN with SCOTT GARRARD and KEITH EMBRAY calling the action.
ABOUT THE UTAH BLAZE
The Utah Blaze were recipients of the Best Support Staff Award for the 2006 and 2007 seasons as recognized by the Arena Football League. The Blaze take on the Colorado Crush at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at EnergySolutions Arena. Tickets are available by logging onto www.utahblaze.com or by calling (801) 257-3111. The Blaze are owned and operated by the Ken Garff Automotive Group – www.kengarff.com.