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Barnstormers Schmidt Recognized as AFL’s Top Wide Receiver

08/07/2012 3:29 PM -
 
NEW ORLEANS, LA – The post-season awards keep coming for Iowa Barnstormers WR Jesse Schmidt as Tuesday he was named the Cutters Wide Receiver of the Year by the Arena Football League. This follows the announcement last week that Schmidt had been named to the all AFL first team offense.  
 
Schmidt, who led the League in scoring, receptions, and receiving yards during his 2012 campaign, became the first receiver in AFL history to accumulate 150 receptions and 2,000 receiving yards in consecutive seasons. The League’s scoring leader finished with 172 receptions for 2,218 yards and 59 total touchdowns. Schmidt’s record setting season was so dominant that he accounted for nearly 40% of the entire Barnstormers offense. The Buena Vista University alumni has spent six years playing arena football, having spent time with the Quad City Steamwheelers from 2007-09, before joining the Barnstormers in 2010.
 
Also receiving awards on Tuesday were Philadelphia Soul DB Kent Richardson whowas selected the RevHoney Defensive Back of the Year and Spokane Shock K Kenny Spencer whoearned AVITAE Kicker of the Year honors.
 
The 2012 Barnstormers season has been completed, however season tickets for the 2013 season are already on sale. Here’s your chance to get the same great seat all-season long for as low as $99.00. To reserve your season tickets for the 2013 season call the Barnstormers at 515.633.2255 and don’t miss a minute of the action this season. Fans don’t forget to tune in this Friday night, August 10 for AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV, featuring the Philadelphia Soul and the Arizona Rattlers. Kick off is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. live on NFL Network.


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