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Memphis Showboats Running Back Darius Victor is named the 2024 UFL Athlete of the Year

By meerna Jun18,2024
Memphis Showboats Running Back Darius Victor is named the 2024 UFL Athlete of the Year

ST. LOUIS — The United Football League announced Sunday that Memphis Showboats running back Darius Victor has been named the 2024 UFL Athlete of the Year.

This unique honor recognizes the off-field contributions and on-field excellence of a UFL player who best exemplifies the league’s commitment to community service and excellence in athletic endeavors.

The Athlete of the Year Award is presented annually to one distinguished athlete who represents the highest standards of sports excellence and community involvement.

During the 2024 season, Victor regularly participated in UFL community initiatives, both in Dallas-Ft. Worth and Memphis.

“It’s truly an honor for me to represent the league as Athlete of the Year,” Victor said. “I’m truly grateful for the opportunity UFL provides to give back to the community and I don’t take it for granted. I was raised to believe that if you’re not doing something to make someone else’s life better, you’re not living well. If I can spread some light in the world, I will. At the end of the day, I just like to put a smile on other people’s faces.”

Victor is known throughout the league for his sportsmanship and leadership on the field. Before the season, he was recognized by his Showboats teammates as team captain. Victor started nine of the Showboats’ 10 games and led the team in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.

“The Athlete of the Year Award recognizes the incredible UFL athletes who go above and beyond to make an impact in their communities,” said Daryl Johnston, UFL executive vice president of football operations. “We are proud to have Darius representing the UFL as the inaugural Athlete of the Year award winner. Darius exemplifies all the best qualities of young men playing in the United Football League.

The 2024 UFL season will conclude with the United Football League Championship Game, presented by the U.S. Army, on June 16 at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis.

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