Four Vipers Receive All-af2 Honors

From WAFF-48 Sports

Four Tennessee Valley Vipers have made the all-AF2 First and Second Team squads.

Vipers defensive lineman Eric Scott was named to the American Conference First Team, while wide receiver Maurice Brown, nose tackle Terrance Ford, and kicker Nick Hayes made the Second Team.

Scott, from Southern Miss, finished the regular season with 33.5 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, and 17.5 sacks, a Vipers single-season record. In addition, he had 22 quarterback hits. Scott played last season with the Birmingham Steeldogs and had 27.5 tackles.

Brown played for Iowa, where he ranks 13th all-time in yards receiving (1,515). He finished the 2008 season with 1,306 yards, 5th best in a single-season for the Vipers.

Brown also caught 26 touchdowns, 4th best in Vipers history, and averaged almost 109 yards receiving per game. He missed the Vipers last three regular season games with an ankle injury.

Ford, a college teammate of Scott at Southern Miss, anchored the nose-guard position for the Vipers in 2008 and finished the regular season with 20 total tackles, 11 for a loss, and 9 sacks.

He also played a vital role in the Vipers 48-33 playoff victory last week over Florida, collecting three sacks. Hayes, who played for UAB, led all af2 kickers with 141 points scored.

The Vipers road to the ArenaCup continues this Saturday at 6:30 pm as the Vipers travel to take on the Wilkes-Barre Pioneers.