WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Wichita Falls Nighthawks Quarterback Charles McCullum was named Indoor Football League Most Valuable Player on Tuesday.
McCullum led the league in passing yards, completions, and completion percentage, while throwing for 56 touchdowns in just 12 games, despite playing more than half of the season with a shoulder injury that will need off-season surgery.
He led the Nighthawks to and 11-6 record and their first-ever playoff berth in just their second season in the IFL, and his first with the team. The Nighthawks had the top-ranked offense in the IFL in terms of both total yards and scoring, becoming just the second team in IFL history to score over 1,000 points in a season. He is expected to return for the 2017 season, as well.
The United Bowl IFL championship game is set for Saturday night and will see the Spokane Empire visiting the Sioux Falls Storm at 7:05 p.m.