Dezmon Epps, Arizona Rattlers, Special Teams Player of the Week

Dezmon Epps, Arizona Rattlers, Special Teams Player of the Week

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Dezmon Epps (KR, Arizona Rattlers)

The Arizona Rattlers had a day like no other in the team's 84-83 last-second victory over the Cedar Rapids Titans. In addition to team's 300th franchise victory, a record breaking performance by RB Darrell Monroe and and IFL record 16,742 fans in attendance, KR Dezmon Epps also broke the IFL record for kick return yards in a game with 263. Epps (5'9, Univ. of Idaho) helped set an early offensive tone for the Rattlers as he took the team's opening kickoff 51 yards for a touchdown as well. Epps finished his night with eight kick returns for 263 yards for an astounding 32.9 yards per return average. He also added two receptions for 16 yards, pulling his all-purpose yardage total to 279 yards. Epps and the Rattlers face a rematch with the Cedar Rapids Titans in Week 11.