Offensive Rookie of the Year: Jeff Ziemba (QB, Arizona Rattlers)
Arizona Rattlers QB Jeff Ziemba has been named the 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year. Taking over the starting position after 2017 IFL Rookie of the Year Verlon Reed was injured, Ziemba (6'2,210,Shepard University) proved to not only be a steady hand for the Rattlers but an explosive one.
Ziemba finished his rookie campaign completing 166 of 271 passes for 1,745 yards and 39 touchdowns. His 39 passing touchdowns ranked second in the IFL while his 1,745 passing yards ranked third. In addition, Ziemba rushed for 257 yards and nine touchdowns.
Ziemba was named the IFL's Offensive Player of the Week during Week 6 as his seven passing touchdowns that week were the most thrown in the IFL this season. In addition, Ziemba's offensive prowess helped the Arizona Rattlers not only lead the IFL in points per game (53.3), but helped Arizona advance to the playoffs for a second consecutive season.