Ings logs most all-purpose yards in an AFL game since 2014
LAS VEGAS (April 15, 2017) – The Tampa Bay Storm might have been dealt their first loss of the season by the Philadelphia Soul on Saturday night, but it sure wasn't Kendrick Ings' fault. The speedy dual threat was a monster both as a kick returner and a wide receiver, amassing 346 all-purpose yards, the most in the storied history of the Storm franchise.
Ings was a threat virtually immediately. The first time he touched the ball, he picked up 20 yards on a kick return, and his third return attempt came all the way back for a TD. Ings also had a 45-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
Ings' 209 return yards tied the fourth most in Storm franchise history. It was the most in a Tampa Bay game since Michael Lindsey had 209 return yards against New Orleans in 2012.
The previous Storm record for all-purpose yardage in a single game was held by James Bowden, who had 345 combined yards against Florida back in 2000. This was the seventh game in Tampa Bay franchise history in which someone had at least 300 all-purpose yards. Bowden had five of the previous seven.
The 346 all-purpose yards was the most in a game since 2014 when D.J. Stephens had 347 all-purpose yards while playing for San Antonio against Iowa.
Most All-Purpose Yards in a Single Game in Storm History
Kendrick Ings – 346, April 15, 2017 vs. Philadelphia
James Bowden – 345, June 3, 2000 vs. Florida
James Bowden – 336, April 14, 2001 vs. Florida
James Bowden – 318, June 10, 2001 at Orlando
T.T. Toliver – 317, July 20, 2002 vs. Georgia (OT)