The China Arena Football League has awarded four players different awards. The four awards include offensive MVP, defensive MVP, Steel-man, which is given to the player who’s excelled at different positions, and the Judge Spirit Award, which is given to the player that showed special contribution to the league.
Offensive MVP: Shanghai Skywalkers quarterback Shane Austin: despite struggling early in just about every game, he did bounce back in each game. Austin deserves more credit than he’s been getting. He finished by leading the CAFL in passing yards.
Defensive MVP: Beijing Lions defensive back Torez Jones: Jones was the last player selected to a CAFL roster. He made the most of it, stealing the show with a one-handed interception in the regular season finale against the Guangzhou Power. Now, he is a Defensive MVP and a CAFL All-Star.
Steel-man: Beijing Lions defensive back James Romain: Romain has been the most versatile player in the league. He has recorded four interceptions on defense, he caught nine touchdown passes on offense and returned a couple of kickoffs for touchdowns on special teams. There is nothing Romain can’t do.
Judge Spirit Award: Shanghai Skywalkers wide receiver Mike Washington: Washington is a special wide receiver. He is the best at getting wide open for passes from Austin. He caught 12 touchdowns, most of which were of 25 yards or more, which is big in the CAFL.