Commanders’ Greg Ward Jr. named special teams player of the week

Commanders receiver Greg Ward Jr., returning a punt in practice Tuesday at the Alamodome, was named the AAF special teams player of the week. - photo by Joe Alexander
Commanders receiver Greg Ward Jr., returning a punt in practice Tuesday at the Alamodome, was named the AAF special teams player of the week. – photo by Joe Alexander
San Antonio Commanders wide receiver Greg Ward Jr. scored on a league-record 79-yard punt return Sunday. The explosive play came in a 37-6 road victory over the Atlanta Legends.

Ward was named the Alliance of American Football special teams player of the week.

Here are the other players of the week from an AAF news release:

Offensive player of the week:
Birmingham WR L’Damian Washington.

Washington had four receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns in The Iron’s 32-29 week six win. The performance marks team single-game records in receiving yards and touchdown catches, while Washington became the first player in Alliance history with at least 125 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions in the same game.

Defensive player of the week:
Salt Lake DE Karter Schult.

Schult tallied five total tackles, two sacks and four QB hits in The Stallions’ 22-9 victory last week. Schult, who leads The Alliance with seven sacks this season, anchored a Salt Lake defense that held Memphis to nine points and 239 total yards while racking up seven team sacks in the win.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.