Javicz Jones, Iowa Barnstormers, Defensive Player of the Week

Javicz Jones, Iowa Barnstormers, Defensive Player of the Week

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Javicz Jones (LB, Iowa Barnstormers)

After defeating the Green Bay Blizzard 49-30 in Week 4, the Iowa Barnstormers are off to a 2-1 start and sport one of the top offenses in the IFL. However, it was the defense that came up big against the Blizzard. Veteran LB Javicz Jones 'dominating performance  helped shut down a potent Green Bay offense. Late in the second quarter as the Blizzard were looking to potentially tie the game, Jones jumped in front of Blizzard QB Matt Behrendt's pass and returned it 38 yards to give the Barnstormers a 13 point lead going into the locker room. Jones finished the game tied for the team lead with eight tackles, had 1.5 tackles for loss, and an interception return for a touchdown. Iowa travels to face the Sioux Falls Storm in Week 5 action on Monday, March 20.