Submitted by samhovan on Mon, 07/10/2017 - 11:41am
YUMA, Ariz. – Great players shine through in big games. Former Arizona Western running back Darrell Monroe did it while at AWC, and now he can add in the Indoor Football League Championship to his resume. Monroe scored twice as the Arizona Rattlers claimed the IFL Championship over the weekend.
The Rattlers beat the six-time defending champion Sioux Fall Storm 50-41. Monroe carried the ball 12 times for 34 yards in addition to his two touchdowns. He helped the team build up a 27-point first half lead.
He was honored as a 1st Team All-IFL selection near the end of June in his first season of professional football. He led the league with 755 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns while averaging a shade more than five yards per carry.
Monroe was an NJCAA All-American at Arizona Western and served as a rock for the Matador offense. He gained more than 1,000 yards as a sophomore and was the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year twice.
Arizona Western College is one of the top community colleges in Arizona. The college boasts partnerships with all three state universities that include face-to-face classes in Yuma. AWC leads the state in enrollment growth over the past 10 years and handed out more than 2,400 certificates and degrees in 2015-16.