Storm's T.T. Toliver making case for All-Arena candidacy

Jul 19, 2016 Tampa Bay Storm

TAMPA BAY – The end of the 2016 regular season is fast approaching and with that comes the end of season Arena Football League awards.  Although the season has not gone the way it planned, the Storm has had several bright spots to look at.  One of those bright spots is 13-year veteran, and future Hall of Famer, T.T. Toliver. 

Throughout the season, Toliver has placed himself among the top receivers in the League and has put himself in prime position to earn his second All-Arena selection.  This season has seen Toliver record 100+ receiving yards in eight games, including a five-game stretch where he averaged 143.8 yards per game.

Toliver has always produced at a high level and for the second season in a row the Daytona native leads the team in all receiving categories.  He currently sits with 105 receptions for 1,456 yards and 21 touchdowns.  This is his eighth season with 100+ receptions and ninth with over 1,000 receiving yards.

While he is a star for the Storm, Toliver continues to star in the League, finding himself in the top-five of several statistical categories. 

He is ranked third in the League with 104.0 receiving yards per game.

Name Team Games Receptions Yards Avg./G
1. Hills, Joe JAX 14 146 1,859 132.8
2. Windsor, Rod ARI 15 138 1,592 106.1
3. Toliver, T.T.  TB 14 105 1,456 104.0

Toliver ranks fourth in the League in receiving yards (1,456), and is ranked fifth in the League in yards per catch (13.9).

Name Team Games Receptions Yards
1. Hills, Joe JAX 14 146 1,859
2. Windsor, Rod ARI 15 138 1,592
3. Thompkins, Brandon ORL 15 129 1,492
4. Toliver, T.T. TB 14 105 1,456

Toliver is tied with Philadelphia’s Darius Reynolds for fifth in the League with 105 receptions.

Name Team Games Receptions
1. Hills, Joe JAX 14 146
2. Windsor, Rod ARI 15 138
3. Thompkins, Brandon ORL 15 129
4. Gilson, Tom PDX 14 120
5 (tie). Toliver, T.T. TB 14 105
5 (tie).  Reynolds, Darius PHI 14 105

However, Toliver’s immediate impact is felt on the scoreboard, accounting for 126 of the Storm’s 492 total points. His 126 points account for 25.6% of the team’s scoring; good for sixth in the League in Player’s Scoring Impact Percentage. 

Name Team Total Points Team Points % of Team's Points
1. Hills, Joe JAX 306 735 41.6%
2. Morgan, Donovan LA 246 658 38.0%
3. Thompkins, Brandon ORL 266 834 31.9%
4. Windsor, Rod ARI 270 1,000 27.0%
5. Reynolds, Darius PHI 240 916 26.2%
6. Toliver, T.T. TB 126 492 25.6%

What’s amazing is that Toliver is performing at a high level at the age of 39 years old.  He has continued to make an impact throughout his entire career.  This past season saw him become the League’s all-time leader in career receptions (1,194), career receiving yards (15,647) and career all-purpose yards (21,298).

With two games left in the season, look for Toliver to continue to tear up the field.  A second All-Arena selection would add to a resume that includes an All-Ironman Team selection (2004) and an ArenaBowl Championship with the Storm in 2003.