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AAF Announces Its Week 1 Players Of The Week

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The inaugural weekend of the Alliance of American Football is officially in the books, as the newest football league in the country has hit the ground running. Similar to the NFL, the AAF awards its players of the week for their stellar production.

Several notable faces took the stage in first week of action, including Christian Hackenberg and Trent Richardson. Although some contests ended in blowout fashion, the overall product was quite pleasing to watch.

Out of all the players that participated over the weekend, only three were able to take home the honors for player of the week.

John Wolford won Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Arizona Hotshots' victory over the Salt Lake Stallions. The Wake Forest product threw for 275 yards and four touchdowns.

Terence Garvin was the top defensive player of the week due to his dominant outing against the Atlanta Legends. The former NFL linebacker was tremendous for the Orlando Apollos, registering 11 tackles and two interceptions.

The final honor went to Nick Novak , who left Week 1 with the special teams player award because of his perfect performance for the Birmingham Iron. He connected on all four of his field-goal attempts, and clearly the veteran kicker has enough years left in the tank.

Week 2 of the AAF season kicks off on Saturday with two games. Salt Lake will face Birmingham in the first matchup, and the following game will be between Arizona and Memphis.

On Sunday, Orlando meets San Antonio, and Atlanta will face San Diego to conclude this weekend's action.