Former Lions Standouts Earn Arena Football League Player of the Week Recognition
Dolezel completed 25-of-35 passes for 320 yards and tied a Week 11-high eight touchdowns as the Dallas Desperados defeated the Grand Rapids Rampage, 65-54, on Saturday. Dolezel led Dallas on scoring drives during nine of the teams 11 total possessions, while his passer rating of 139.2 ranked third among all quarterbacks in Week 11. Dolezel became the first quarterback in professional football history to throw for 900 career touchdowns on his seventh of the game, a six-yard pass to Marcus Nash with 11:00 minutes remaining
Rachal registered a Week 11-high 12.5 tackles, one pass defensed and one interception as the Tampa Bay Storm defeated the New Orleans VooDoo (7-4), 41-37, on Friday. On fourth-and-goal from Tampa Bay's nine-yard line, with eight seconds remaining and the Storm leading by four, Rachal intercepted VooDoo QB Danny Wimprine to seal the victory and end the game. Tampa Bay's defense held New Orleans to season-lows in scoring with 16 first-half points and 37 for the game.