DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Joshua Gordon (DL, Arizona Rattlers)
The Arizona Rattlers (1-0) put on a dominating defensive performance in Week 1, taking down the Green Bay Blizzard 51-21. Key to the performance was DL Joshua Gordon. A First Team All-IFL Defensive Lineman last season, Gordon picked up right where he left off last season. Gordon helped the Rattlers score their first points of the season as he sacked Blizzard QB Justin Billiot for a safety. He then added two more sacks later in the game, ending with three on the night. Currently leading the IFL in sacks, Gordon will look to up his total in Week 2 as the Arizona Rattlers travel to face the Cedar Rapids River Kings.