May 8, 2007

Notes: Reis Continues To Shine In Europe; Former TE Boo Williams earns AFL honors

Reis In Europe: Last week Reis won defensive player of the week honors. This week, Reis started a strong safety, where he has all season, had 13 combined tackles on defense, 11 solo, a pass defensed, two special teams tackles, downed a punt inside the two, and recovered a fumble late in the fourth quarter that could have kept the Centurions on top of the Berlin Thunder.

But five plays later, RB AJ Harris fumbled it back to Berlin, who marched back down the field for the game-winning touchdown. Another Saint allocation, DT Boykin McKinley, played as a reserve and assisted on one tackle. In Amsterdam, the third active Saint allocation, DE Willie Evans, played and also recovered a fourth quarter fumble for the Admirals deep in his own territory. But Amsterdam QB Drew Olson threw an interception to the Frankfurt defense on the very next play. Former Saint QB J.T. O'Sullivan and the Galaxy kicked the game-winning field goal.

Congrats, Boo: Former Saint undrafted free agent and starter Boo Williams, now in the AFL as a receiver and linebacker. At 6'4, 250, Williams subbed at jack linebacker where he collected three tackles and recovered a key fumble on defense. But on offense, Williams caught eight passes for 68 yards and three touchdowns, two in the fourth quarter, for the victorious Kansas City Brigade, who beat Jon Bon Jovi's Philadelphia Soul. He was named the AFL Ironman of the Week for his efforts.

On the other hand, former Saint draft pick QB Adrian McPherson was cut from the Austin Wranglers. McPherson, once the AFL rookie of the year, had started the first nine weeks of this season. The Wranglers will go with Lang Campbell.

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