Jourdan Wickliffe, Iowa Barnstormers, Defensive Player of the Week

Jourdan Wickliffe, Iowa Barnstormers, Defensive Player of the Week

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jourdan Wickliffe (DB, Iowa Barnstormers)

The Iowa Barnstormers moved into second place in the IFL standings after knocking off the Sioux Falls Storm 49-42 in Week 11. The Barnstormers earned their first ever victory against the Storm in part to a game-changing turnover by DB Jourdan Wickliffe. Midway through the fourth quarter, with the Barnstormers holding onto a thin four point lead, Wickliffe (6'1, Eastern Illinois Univ.) intercepted a tipped Storm ball and returned it for 14 yards. Taking over at the Sioux Falls eight yard line, the Barnstormers scored a touchdown two plays later, giving the team an 10 point lead. The ten point lead proved to be a lead the team would not relinquish. In his first game back from Short Term IR, Wickliffe finished the matchup with five tackles, one interception and one pass breakup. The Iowa Barnstormers host the Cedar Rapids Titans in Week 12.