Carlese Franklin and Gabe Nyenhuis were selected by the Arena Football League as the JLS Ironman and Riddell Defensive player of the week for week 7 of the 2010 AFL season.
Franklin (5-11, 190, McNeese State) got the game rolling for the Talons as he rushed for the first touchdown of the game on the Talon’s first drive. Franklin kept the offense going throughout the game, scoring in every quarter. Franklin ended the night with three carries for 17 yards and two touchdowns and had five receptions for 62 yards and three touchdowns. On the defensive side, Franklin also had one unassisted tackle.
Nyenhuis (6-4, 260, Colorado) looked as though he housebroke the Yard Dawgz offense, breaking his forced fumbles, unasissted tackles and tackle for loss yards season records. Nyenhuis had five unassisted tackles with three tackles for a total loss of 17 yards. Nyenhuis also added four sacks, giving him seven total sacks, the most in the league. Most of his contribution was in turnovers, forcing the Yard Dawgz to three forced fumbles and one pass deflection.
The Talons travel to Bossier City, Louisiana to take on the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings at 7pm in the CenturyTel Center on Saturday night and return home on June 5th to take on the Orlando Predators in the amazin BOK Center.
Tickets are available at the BOK Center box office, tulsatalons.com or by calling 294-1000. Catch the game live on AM740 and FM102.3 KRMG with Rick Couri providing the exciting play-by-play call. You can also watch the game for free by visiting the Talons website and clicking the Nifty TV button.