Tyler Williams, Wichita Falls Nighthawks, Special Teams Player of the Year

Tyler Williams, Wichita Falls Nighthawks, Special Teams Player of the Year

Special Teams Player of the Year: Tyler Williams (KR, Wichita Falls)

Wichita Falls Nighthawks KR Tyler Williams has been named the 2017 IFL Special Teams Player of the Year after a record breaking season. 

Williams (5'7,175, Akron) became the IFL's new single season all-purpose yard record holder after accounting for 2,554 yards on the season. En route to his record, Williams became the first player to top 2,000 all-purpose yards since 2009. 

Williams finished the season with 549 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns, 55 receptions for 405 yards and 10 touchdowns and 1,600 kick return yards. He returned two kickoffs for touchdown. Williams' 1,600 kick return yards are the second most in IFL history (DeMarcus James). The Wichita Falls playmaker led the IFL in scoring by a convincing margin as well. Williams accounted for 180 total points on the season. Sioux Falls Storm QB Lorenzo Brown scored the second most with 146.

Following the season, Williams was named First Team All-IFL KR and Second Team All-IFL RB.