Defensive Player of the Year: Bryce Enyard (DB, Iowa Barnstormers)
Iowa Barnstormers DB Bryce Enyard has been named the 2018 IFL Defensive Player of the Year. Enyard's stellar play helped fuel the Barnstormers dominant defense and propel the team to their first ever United Bowl appearance.
Building off a 2017 season in which he earned a roster spot as a tryout player, Enyard (6'0,195 Northwest Missouri St.) developed into one of the preeminent defensive backs in the IFL in 2018. Enyard finished his 2018 campaign with 78 tackles, two tackles for loss, eight interceptions and 13 pass breakups. Enyard's eight interceptions and 13 pass breakups both led the IFL.
Enyard's strong defensive play helped the Barnstormers lead the IFL in fewest points allowed per game (35.2), rank first in interceptions (18) and rank second in the IFL in yards allowed (211.8) At the conclusion of the regular season, Enyard was named First Team All-IFL Defensive Back.
This is the second year in a row in which an Iowa Barnstormer has been named IFL Defensive Player of the Year (LB Javicz Jones, 2017).