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Arizona Rattlers QB Drew Powell named IFL MVP

Sep 12, 2021, 6:59 AM
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Arizona Rattlers quarterback Drew Powell won the 2021 Indoor Football League MVP on Saturday, the league announced.

This is Powell’s second-career MVP award, his first since joining Arizona in 2019.

Powell led the Rattlers to a 14-2 record this season and a trip to the United Bowl, which will be played Sunday.

He made his strongest impact on the ground, as he led the league and broke franchise records in both rushing yards with 902 and touchdown runs with 35.

He finished second in the IFL in yards per carry behind fellow Rattler Jar Harrington.

At 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Powell has a combination of speed and strength that allows him to burst through holes as well as pick up yards after contact.

With his arm, the left-handed Powell finished as the IFL’s leader in completion percentage and was third in touchdown passes.

He edged Duke City Gladiators wide receiver Dello Davis for the most points scored in the league, and Arizona was the second-highest scoring team in the IFL in 2021.

Powell is the first Rattler to win MVP since quarterback Nick Davila in 2016, when they still played in the Arena Football League.

Powell is looking for his first championship since arriving in the Valley, as Arizona came up three points short of winning in 2019.

The Rattlers take on the Massachusetts Pirates in the United Bowl at Footprint Center in Downtown Phoenix on Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 3:10 p.m. MST.

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