Hills Tops Off Phenomenal Season with Award


LAS VEGAS (August 19, 2016) – The Arena Football League Office announces that Jacksonville Sharks wide receiver Joe Hills has been named Cutters Receiver of the Year.


Hills (6-4, 220, Tennessee State) set two single-season receiving records in Jacksonville history, totaling 161 receptions for 2,020 yards and a League-high 58 touchdowns in 2016. The three-time All-Arena selection, Hills raised his game to a new level in his sixth AFL season, leading all receivers in all major receiving categories. This is Hills’ first Cutters Receiver of the Year selection and the first time a Jacksonville Shark has won the award.


Hills had one of the best games in his AFL career in a Week 9 matchup against the Orlando Predators. He hauled in 15 receptions for 173 yards and eight touchdowns helping the Sharks beat the Predators, 59-56. Those game statistics helped Hills rank second in most receiving touchdowns (8) and most points scored (48) in a game in AFL history.


Receiver of the Year
2016 Joe Hills Jacksonville
2015 Reggie Gray San Jose
2014 Marco Thomas Iowa
2013 Adron Tennell Spokane
2012 Jesse Schmidt Iowa
2011 Tiger Jones Dallas

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