Brigade QB Hippeard earns weekly offensive honor
Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard was named the Arena Football League’s Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Albany Empire on Saturday. Hippeard threw for 270 yards and eight touchdowns in a 59-56 win that gave Baltimore sole possession of first place in the AFL standings. Hippeard’s eight touchdowns are a season high for the 2017 league Most Valuable Player and set an all-time Brigade single-game record. Hippeard led a consistent Brigade attack, throwing four touchdowns in each half and scoring on nine of 11 of the team’s offensive drives. The seven-year AFLveteran threw six of his eight touchdowns to wideouts Brandon Thompkins and Quentin Sims, who each caught three. The Brigade return to action Friday at 7 p.m., taking on the Washington Valor at Royal Farms Arena. The game will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network. Baltimore is 2-0 against Washington this season. ROSTERADDITION: The Brigade signed AFL Hall of Fame defensive back Clevan Thomas on Wednesday. The 11-year AFL veteran last played for the LA KISS in 2016. Thomas has been on four AFL championship teams and won the league’s Defensive Player of the Year award three times. The Florida State alumnus ranks ranks second all-time in the AFL in interceptions (81), is third in pass breakups (161) and is tied for ninth in total tackles (538).