McCullum, Williams earn IFL awards

Tyler Williams (3) and Charles McCullum (1) line up in the backfield in the Nighthawks' April win over Sioux Falls / Source: KAUZ
Tyler Williams (3) and Charles McCullum (1) line up in the backfield in the Nighthawks' April win over Sioux Falls / Source: KAUZ

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Two Wichita Falls Nighthawks stars earned special honors from the Indoor Football League, announced on Thursday.

Quarterback Charles McCullum, the 2016 IFL MVP, was named the 2017 Offensive Player of the Year. He threw for a league-record 75 touchdown passes, while also setting a new IFL mark with 311 pass completions. He also led the league in total passing yards.

Running back/wide receiver/kick returner Tyler Williams earned Special Teams Player of the Year on Thursday.

He smashed the league record for All-Purpose Yards in a season, totaling 2554 including 1600 return yards. He also led the league in scoring, by 36 points over the runner-up. He scored 17 rushing touchdowns, 10 more through the air, and two on returns, while also scoring three 2-point conversions.

The league MVP and Coach of the Year, both awards won last year by Nighthawks, will be announced Friday on the eve of the 2017 United Bowl between the Arizona Rattlers and the Sioux Falls Storm.

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