Most Valuable Player: Drew Powell (QB, Iowa Barnstormers)
Iowa Barnstormers QB Drew Powell has been named the 2018 IFL Most Valuable Player. In his first season at quarterback for the Barnstormers, Powell led the team to their first playoff victory since 2009 and their first-ever United Bowl appearance.
Powell (6'3,220 Livingstone College) finished his season completing 154 of 226 passes for 1,604 yards and 34 touchdowns against just four interceptions. A threat running the ball, Powell rushed for an IFL leading 945 yards and 23 touchdowns. Powell's 945 single season rushing yards were second most IFL history.
Missing two games during season due to a stint in the CFL, Powell was named IFL Offensive Player of the Week three times during the season and topped 90 yards rushing in six games.
Following the season, Powell was named First Team All-IFL QB.