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Fontenot Named NFL Europe Defensive Player Of The Week


Running back ROGER ROBINSON of the Arizona Cardinals and cornerbacks THERRIAN FONTENOT of the Green Bay Packers and JUSTIN PERKINS of the Kansas City Chiefs are the NFL Europe League Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the second week of the season (March 25-26), the league announced today.

Robinson carried 23 times for 150 yards and scored on a 34-yard run to help the Frankfurt Galaxy defeat the Hamburg Sea Devils 31-14. Robinson averaged 6.3 yards per carry and added three receptions for 23 yards. Through two weeks of action, the Northern Arizona product has rushed for 253 yards and totaled 279 yards from scrimmage, leading NFL Europe in both categories.

"It feels good to be leading the league in rushing, but it's early," said Robinson. "We're only two games into the season and we have eight to go. If I'm on top after Week 10, then I'll feel really good."

Fontenot, allocated by the Packers, played a major role in the Rhein Fire's 22-0 victory over the Berlin Thunder. Fontenot intercepted two passes, including one in the end zone, to thwart a Berlin scoring threat, adding three tackles and three passes defensed.

Perkins returned a blocked field goal 72 yards for a touchdown, giving the Amsterdam Admirals a 10-point lead en route to a 20-15 victory over the Cologne Centurions. The Chiefs' cornerback also added two special teams tackles, five defensive tackles and two passes defensed as the Admirals evened their record at 1-1.

Hamburg's English wide receiver SCOTT MC CREADY was named National Player of the Week after posting eight receptions for 95 yards. McCready improved his career reception total to 151, joining Frankfurt's MARIO BAILEY (252, 1995-00) and former Barcelona Dragons tight end DEMETRIUS DAVIS (151, 1991-92, 1995-96) as the only players in league history with 150.

McCready won National Player of the Week honors three times last year.

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