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.
|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).
|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.
|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.