July 19, 2006 - Omaha, NE – The United Indoor Football (UIF) Association would like to congratulate and announce the First and Second team All-Stars from the 2006 United Indoor Football season. All-Stars were selected by one coach and one media personality from each of the 10 teams. The twenty ballots were then tallied and each vote was counted using a point system. The players with the most points at the end of the balloting were named the UIF All-Stars.
First team All-Stars include one quarterback, one running back, three wide receivers, three offensive lineman, three defensive lineman, one linebacker, two safeties, two cornerbacks, one kicker, one kick returner and one special teams specialists to bring a total of 19 players on the first team. Second team had one of each of the previous positions mentioned, for 11 total players. The following 30 players listed have been voted as the best in all of the UIF from the 2006 season for their respective position.
Quarterback: Eddie Eviston, Lexington Horsemen – Eddie threw for 2,460 yards this season and a league leading 59 touchdowns from 200 of 306 pass attempts. He broke UIF single season records with touchdown passes (59), pass completion (65.4%) and pass efficiency (108.6). Eviston led his team to a East Division title with a 13-2 regular season record and a first round bye in the 2006 playoffs.
Running Back: RJ Rollins, Omaha Beef – Rollins was the heart of the Beef offense all season long and led them to a number four seed in the 2006 playoffs. RJ led the league in rushing with 829 yards from 230 carries. His 26 touchdowns (17 rushing) was the most in the UIF this season. Rollins also received the UIF’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
Harry Lewis, Lexington Horsemen – Lewis broke UIF single season records with receiving yards (1002), receptions (78) and receptions per game (5.20). Lewis averaged 12.8 yards per catch in 2006 and totaled 1224 all-purpose yards (6th in the UIF).
Chad Spencer, Lexington Horsemen – Spencer broke UIF single season records with 22 receiving touchdowns and with 68.8 yards receiving per game. Chad average the most points per game in the UIF this season with 11.7 per contest. Spencer was also First Team last season as well.
James Taylor, Ohio Valley Greyhounds – Taylor totaled 822 yards receiving from 67 catches and recorded 12 touchdowns in the process. He had 12.3 yards per catch and 5.15 catches per game (2nd in the UIF).
John Semchenko, Sioux Falls Storm
Dan Potsmesil, Omaha Beef (2005 First Team)
Mike Madrazzo, Lexington Horsemen
Nate Fluit, Sioux Falls Storm – Fluit broke UIF single season records with 15.5 sacks this season, 13 unassisted sacks and with 89 yards for a loss due to sacks as well. On the year, Fluit totaled 46 solo tackles and 24 assisted for 58.0 in 2006. He led the league in tackles for a loss with 23.5 for 103 yards. Nate was also named the UIF Defensive Player of the Year.
Leif Murphy, Omaha Beef – Murphy has 9.5 sacks and 20 total tackles for a loss for 78 yards this season. Leif totaled 43.5 tackles on the season. He was also First Team last season as well.
Fernandez Shaw, Rock River Raptors – Fernandez was second in the UIF with 14.0 sacks and 21.5 tackles for a loss that totaled a league leading 109 yards. Shaw totaled 46.0 tackles this season to help lead the Raptors to a 11-4 regular season record and a number three seed. Shaw was Second Team last season.
Linebacker: John Winchester, Evansville BlueCats – Winchester was second in the league with 112.5 total tackles this season in 14 games. During the 2006 regular season, John totaled 87 solo tackles, 51 assisted, 19 tackles for a loss for 58-yards, 3.5 sacks for 24 yards, two interceptions, seven break-ups, and one forced fumble. Winchester also received the UIF Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
Mark Blackburn, Sioux Falls Storm – A versatile player, Blackburn went back and forth from linebacker and safety throughout the season and is the Storm’s all time leader in tackles. This season he fourth in total tackles with 94.5 by having 69 solos and 51 assisted. Blackburn was First Team last season as a linebacker.
Anthony “Champ” Kelly, Lexington Horsemen – Champ was ninth in the league with 5.4 tackles per game and totaled 76.0 on the year. Kelly led the Horsemen defense this season with tackles and also totaled three interceptions and seven pass break-ups. Champ also received First Team last season.
William “Agent” Mulder, Lexington Horsemen – Mulder led the UIF this season with 12 interceptions, which is also a new UIF record. He also broke UIF single season records with 228 return yards from interceptions, 0.92 interceptions per game, 2.08 passes defended per game and 27 total interceptions/break-ups. This is Mulder’s second year in a row as First Team cornerback.
Corvin Amos, Ohio Valley Greyhounds – Amos was third on the Greyhounds with 46.5 tackles from 14 games this season. Corvin also has six interceptions (6th in the UIF) for 57 yards and 6 pass break-ups.
Kicker: Ton-Ton Luzayadio, Evansville BlueCats – Ton-Ton broke single season records in the UIF with points by kick (174), field goals made (40), field goals per game (2.67) and field goal attempts (89).
Kick Returner: William “Agent” Mulder, Lexington Horsemen – Mulder broke a league record with a 26.6-yards kick return average that he had already currently had as he averaged 23.9 last season. He also returned three kicks for a touchdown, which also led the UIF. For the season he returned 26 kicks for 691-yards and had one that he went 55-yards for a score. Mulder also returned seven missed field goals this season for 237 total yards and one touchdown. His 33.9-yards returned average on missed field goals also led the league. Mulder also received the UIF’s Special Teams Player of the Year. Mulder was Second Team kick returner last season.
Special Teams Specialist: Randy Stella, Omaha Beef – Stella only played in ten games this season for the Beef and totaled 39.0 total tackles on the season. Randy has been quoted as the fastest linebacker to ever come out of the University of Nebraska and the only linebacker to ever return kicks. Stella was normally the first one down the field on kick-offs to make the big stick and several game changing hits on the field.
Quarterback: Terrance Bryant, Sioux Falls Storm (UIF MVP)
Running Back: Marques Smith, Sioux Falls Storm (UIF Most Improved)
Wide Receiver: Willie Austin, Ohio Valley Greyhounds (2005 First Team)
Offensive Lineman: Nate Scheuer, Sioux Falls Storm
Defensive Lineman: Austin Flyger, Sioux Falls Storm
Linebacker: Chris Eads, Omaha Beef
Safety: Clint Brown, Omaha Beef
Cornerback: Harold Clewis, Omaha Beef
Kicker: Peter Christofilakos, Bloomington Extreme
Kick Returner: RJ Rollins, Omaha Beef
Sp. Teams Specialists: JT Haskins, Lexington Horsemen
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