| March 13, 2001
STAMFORD, CONN. – The XFL today named
Memphis Maniax QB Jim Druckenmiller as its Offensive
Player of the Week and New York/New Jersey Hitmen
S Brad Trout as its Defensive Player of the
Week for week six.
Trout keyed a Hitmen defense which held the
Demons aerial attack under 200 yards passing
en route to a 20-12 win at San Francisco’s “Hell
Hole.” Trout had a key interception to ice the
game, and led the Hitmen in tackles with six
" We had our backs
against the wall facing such an explosive offense
and on their home turf, but the whole team rose
to the challenge,” said Trout. “I'm glad that
the hard work in practice paid off. I played
a sound, fundamental game but was able to make
the plays because my teammates did also."
Druckenmiller completed 26 of 40 passes for
413 yards and three touchdowns in Memphis' 29-23
win over Chicago Saturday night. "Druck"
engineered the winning drive in the game's final
1:55, including the game-winning TD strike in
the dying seconds. Druckenmiller also led the
team in rushing with 54 yards on six carries
after the Maniax lost both starting running
back Rashaan Salaam and backup Rafael Cooper
to injuries in the first half.
everybody stepped up and got the job done. Our
offensive line just gets better and better.
They picked up a lot of the blitzes and gave
me plenty of time to throw,” said Druckenmiller.
“We lost Rashaan and Rafael and Beau (Morgan)
showed his versatility by coming in and playing
well at running back in the second half. Our
entire offense is becoming a more cohesive unit
each and every week.”
Runner-up for offensive honors was Orlando QB
Jeff Brohm, who came back one week after suffering
a concussion to throw for two touchdowns and
lead the Rage to its sixth straight win. Runner-up
for defensive honors was Orlando DT Bill Duff,
who had four tackles and two sacks in the win.