Offensive Rookie of the Year: Verlon Reed (QB, Salt Lake Screaming Eagles)
Salt Lake Screaming Eagles QB Verlon Reed has been named the 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year. Reed (6'1,200, Ohio State) quickly emerged as one of the most explosive playmakers in the IFL. The former Ohio State Buckeye provided a dual threat offensive weapon during the Screaming Eagles' inaugural IFL season.
Reed finished his rookie campaign completing 274 of 463 passes for 2,734 yards and 54 touchdowns. His 2,734 passing yards and 54 passing touchdowns both ranked third in the IFL. In addition, Reed finished the 2017 season as the IFL's leading rusher with 759 yards. He also rushed for 16 touchdowns, which ranked fifth in the IFL.
Reed was named IFL Offensive Player of the Week in Week 2 where his game-winning overtime drive gave the Screaming Eagles their first ever victory. Reed's offensive prowess helped the Screaming Eagles finish their season ranking third in offensive yards with 231.6 yards per game.