E.J Hilliard, Quad City Steamwheelers, Offensive Player of the Year

E.J Hilliard, Quad City Steamwheelers, Offensive Player of the Year

Offensive Player of the Year: E.J Hilliard (QB, Quad City Steamwheelers)

Quad City Steamwheelers QB E.J Hilliard has been named the 2019 IFL Offensive Player of the Year.

Hilliard (6'3, 210, Valdosta State) led the IFL in passing yards (2,739) and was second in passing touchdowns (57) as he led one of the most explosive offenses in the IFL this season. In addition, Hilliard added 462 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. He finished his stellar season completing 205 of 330 passes for 2,739 yards, 57 touchdowns against just three interceptions. His three interceptions tied for fewest in the IFL.

Hilliard connected with First Team All-IFL Wide Receivers Keyvan Rudd and Quinton Pedroza to help the Steamwheelers lead the IFL in passing yards per game (194.9) and rank third in total yards per game (265.4).

At the end of the season, Hilliard was named the Second Team All-IFL QB