IFL Awards

Partially translated from the original Hebrew source on the IFL website.



Captain of the Jerusalem Lions, David Abel (דוד אבל) was awarded the MVP of the Kraft Family Football League (IFL) for the third time in a row. He has now tied Dani Eastman's record who won the previous three titles. However, this season led the Lions to a second successive championship. The MVP has also recently gotten married, so double congratulations to David Abel.


Congratulations to the other candidates: Yuval Fenta, Yehuda Mendlowitz, and Ohad Shmueli.


The title of Offensive Player of the Year goes to Yuval Fenta (יובל פנטה) for the third time in a row, running back of the Tel Aviv Pioneers. This is the second season in the row that Fenta broke the records for rushing attempts and rushing yards in a season.



Congratulations to the other candidates: Yehuda Mendlowitz, Gideon Reiz, Ohad Shmueli, and Avrahami Farkas.


The title of Defensive Player of the Year goes to Micah Alon (מיכה אלון), linebacker of the Haifa Underdogs. Alon led the league in tackles (81) even though he only played 8 games of the season. He also had 6 interceptions (3rd in the league).



Congratulations to the other candidates: Aryeh Leib Sackler, Chesky Tomor, and Rudy Ratner.


The title of Special Teams Player of the Year goes to the return specialist of the Be'er Sheva Black Storm - Roni Hayes. Hayes led the league with 3 kick returns for touchdowns.


Congratulations to the other candidates: Shachar Regev, Chris Davies, Amit Ben-Yosef, and Ohad Shmueli.


The Howie Austerre Sportsmanship Award was awarded to the wide receiver of the Petach Tikva Troopers, Gideon Reiz. This is a badge of honor for Riez designated by the rest of the league, and we are confident that the late Howie would be very proud of him.



Other players who received a significant amount of votes were: Almog Franco, Amitai Chobinsky, Asaf Katz, Jason Hess, Daniel Yerushalmi, and Micah Alon.


Offensive Rookie of the Year goes to the wide receiver of the Petach Tikva Troopers, Jessie Hartmon. Hartmon was second in the league in receiving yards, and greatly contributed to his team after injuries to Dani Michaelov and Yonatan Koren.



Congratulations to the other candidates: Daniel Yerushalmi, Netanel Barak, Nechemiah Kaplinski, and Shachar Regev.


Defensive Rookie of the Year goes to the safety of the Tel Aviv Pioneers, Nadav Eliraz. Eliraz, who came up from the IHFL from the Kfar Saba Hawks, led the league in interceptions, and was second on his team in tackles.



Congratulations to the other candidates: Shiko Zano, Rafi Friedman, Ben Rahamim, Yisrael Warful, and Chen Hillel.


ALL-PRO TEAMS

Congratulations to the First All-Pro Team


Congratulations to the Second All-Pro Team



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