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Firecats News

2007-04-17

Firecats WR/LB McKinney named the US Army Ironman of the Week

Estero, FL- Florida Firecats receiver/linebacker Chris McKinney has been named the US Army Ironman of the week for his performance against the Tennessee Valley Vipers last Friday in Huntsville, AL.

In his fourth af2 season, McKinney showcased his all-around talents for Florida in their convincing, 61-34, road win against South Division rival Tennessee Valley. The veteran playmaker scored on offense, defense and special teams to take the venom out of the Vipers.

He recorded three catches for 54 yards and two touchdowns on offense, had a 23-yard fumble return for a touchdown on defense, and also had a 57-yard kick return for a touchdown.

To date McKinney has 10 receptions for 152 yards and 3 TD’s on offense. He is also averaging 27 yards per kick return with 1 score on the early season. Add in a run and fumble recovery for scores and he has 6 touchdowns for Florida this year, 2nd highest on the team behind Ethenic Sands (9).

This is McKinney’s second af2 weekly award of his career. He earned the Cutters Catch of the Week for Week 10 of 2006. Last season he earned the special teams spot on the American Conference All-af2 Second Team.

This is the 2nd time this season that a Firecat has been recognized league wide for their individual performance. QB Chris Wallace was named the Schutt Offensive Player of the Week in week 1.

The Florida Firecats host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers at Germain Arena this Saturday April 21st. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now. Call the Firecats box office at 390-CATS (2287). Fans can listen to the game online at www.FloridaFirecats.com, www.NBC-2.com & www.ABC-7.com.