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Raterink Nominated Most Valuable Player

06/17/2014 12:45 PM -

Raterink Nominated Most Valuable Player
Iowa Quarterback J.J. Raterink Recognized by AFL for Week 14 Honors

DES MOINES – The Iowa Barnstormers quarterback J.J. Raterink has been nominated the Arena Football League’s Most Valuable Player for Week 14, the League announced today.

Raterink (6-2, 210, Wyoming) led an outstanding game last Saturday night versus the Tampa Bay Storm while breaking Iowa Barnstormers franchise records. Completing 34 passes out of 56 attempts, Raterink surpassed his previous single-game franchise record for passing attempts (49). His third start for the Barnstormers this season, the quarterback collected six touchdown passes and did not allow for any interceptions. His 398 passing yards broke the team’s record for single-game passing yards, previously set by Brad Banks in 2011 (397). The performance placed Raterink atop several Arena Football League single-game categories including total offense yards, total offense plays, and passing completions and attempts.

Additional candidates for this award include Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila and Cleveland Gladiators quarterback Shane Austin.

Fans will have 24 hours to cast their vote for the AFL’s Week 14 Most Valuable Player beginning at 12:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday June 18, 2014.

To cast your vote for Raterink, visit www.arenafootball.com.

The Iowa Barnstormers return home on Saturday, June 28 for Military Appreciation Night! Come join the Barnstormers in honoring our local troops and for a divisional matchup versus the Philadelphia Soul. Tickets are still available for this event. Purchase yours today by calling the Barnstormers at 515-633-2255, or log onto www.theiowabarnstormers.com.



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