Sugar Skulls LB Jajuan Harley named IFL Defensive Player of the Week


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Jajuan Harley had 11 tackles in Tucson’s 34-27 win against Bismark on Saturday. (IFL/Tucson Sugar Skulls photo)

The Indoor Football League announced on Wednesday that Tucson Sugar Skulls linebacker Jajuan Harley, a Tallahassee native who played for the Florida State Seminoles for part of his college career, was awarded Week 14 Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts in Tucson’s 34-27 win over the Bismarck Bucks on Saturday.

Harley, who had recently switched positions from defensive back to linebacker, finished last Saturday’s game with 11 total tackles (10 solo), with 4.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, and a fumble recovery. Late in the first half, Harley recovered a fumble in the Bucks’ territory that set up the Sugar Skulls offense for a touchdown on the ensuing possesion.

Harley is also the first member of the Sugar Skulls to earn Defensive Player of the Week honors in 2021. Quarterback Demry Croft was awarded Week 6 Offensive Player of the Week honors earlier this season.

ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com writing intern Kevin Murphy was born and raised in Tucson, and has followed Arizona Wildcats athletics since childhood.  He is currently attending Pima Community College where he writes for the Aztec Press. Next semester he will be attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU where he will work towards a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies.