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ALBANY’S MALACHI JONES NAMED ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Courtesy: AFL Communications

Jones surpasses 1,000 yard reception mark in his rookie year

 LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League has announced that Albany Empire wide receiver Malachi Jones has been named 2018 AFL Rookie of the Year. Jones becomes the second straight Rookie of the Year to come from an expansion team.

Jones (6’3, 215, Appalachian State) appeared in all 12 games for the Empire this season and led the League in reception yards (1,156), receiving yards per game (96.3), and yards per catch (15.0). The rookie ranks second in receiving touchdowns (29) and all-purpose yards (1,196). Jones was also named the 2018 AFL Receiver of the Year and lead Albany in rushing touchdowns (5). 

AFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

YEAR

PLAYER

TEAM

2018

Malachi Jones

Albany

2017

Shane Carden

Baltimore

2016

Marvin Ross

Cleveland

2015

Greg Reid

Jacksonville

2014

Greg Carr

Orlando

2013

Mario Urrutia

Utah

2012

Jared Perry

Chicago

2011

Maurice Purify

Georgia

2010

Rod Windsor

Arizona

2008

Donovan Morgan

Chicago

2007

Brett Dietz

Tampa Bay

2007

Charles Frederick

Kansas City

2006

Ben Nelson

San Jose

2005

Troy Bergeron

Georgia

2004

Adrian McPherson

Indiana

2003

Travis McGriff

Orlando

2002

Clevan Thomas

San Jose

2001

R-Kal Truluck

Detroit

2000

Chris Jackson

Los Angeles

1999

Charles Wilson

Tampa Bay

1998

Oronde Gadsden

Portland

1997

Cory Fleming

Nashville

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