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Panthers RB Reggie Corbin Wins USFL Offensive Player of the Week, First Panther To Win

There hasn’t been much to be happy about recently, if you’re a Michigan Panthers fan. The Panthers have had anemic offensive attack for the first four weeks of the season however, the past two games have shown an extreme commitment to the running game and Reggie Corbin has been a huge benefactor of that.

Former Illinois RB Reggie Corbin wins week 4 Offensive Player of the Week

Corbin was able to edge out Alonzo Moore (Generals), Victor Bolden Jr. (Stallions) and Jonathan Adams (Breakers) with a 152 rushing performance that included an 88 yard TD rush. He also returned a kick for 45 yards amassing 197 all purpose yards during the Panthers week 4 defeat to the Philadelphia Stars.

Corbin a former running out of the University of Illinois has amassed 306 yards on 40 carries and 2 touchdowns. He has also added 12 yards on 2 receptions, and last week returned a kickoff for 45, accounting for 363 yards total throughout 3 games so far.

Corbin’s most recent breakout should come as no surprise as prior to his week 4 performance he rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers Week 3 victory vs the Pittsburgh Maulers.

The Panthers offense, though inept through the air has been extremely consist with their rushing attack. Led by Corbin, Panthers running backs Cam Scarlett, and Stevie Scott have amassed over 190 rushing yards in three out of the four games the so far this season.

As the Panthers begin their “win now” mode in hopes of making a playoff push it is clear that they will need to lean on their three headed rushing attack. With Corbin running all over the league, and the recent signings of Josh Love, Cole Murphy, and Ishamel Hyman, the Panthers look to be in a much better place to unseat the Stars for a possible playoff push in the final six weeks of the season especially with Corbin in the backfield.

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Pat Rifino is a former Security Contractor turned writer. He began his writing career talking about geo-politics, and the defense industry. Now Pat writes about alt-league football, while hanging out with his dogs in his off time.

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