CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) - Gladiators wide receiver and kick returner Maurice Williams has been awarded the Spalding Highlight of the Week.
Williams returned a kickoff 53-yards for a touchdown during the first quarter of Saturday night’s loss to the Jacksonville Sharks.
“Mo has the athletic ability to play multiple positions, and it has paid off for us,” coach Steve Thonn said. “Because of our receiving corps, his offensive touches have been limited. It’s nice to see him be able make his impact in other areas. He really deserves this honor.”
Williams becomes the fourth Gladiators player to be recognized for on-field performance during the 2012 season.
Williams’ return was the first kick return score of the season for the Gladiators, and the first since June 11, 2011 when Quorey Payne did so versus the Georgia Force.
Williams, in his first season in the AFL, has seen action on offense, defense and special teams thus far. A natural receiver, he has assisted on kick returns, as well as action at the jack linebacker position.
In a week 15 loss to the New Orleans VooDoo, Williams intercepted a pass and returned it 17-yards for a touchdown.