1997 Arizona Rattlers Roster

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 12-2
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's West Division of the American Conference
Postseason: 3-0 Won Championship
Coach: Danny White (12-2)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 111,858, Avg. 15,980 in 7 home dates
1997 Arizona Rattlers Statistics
1997 Arizona Rattlers Results

The Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 12 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in the Arena League's West Division of the American Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-0.

The Rattlers scored 713 points, and the rigid defensive squad allowed 540. Sherdrick Bonner directed the offense, passing for 3,331 yards. Calvin Schexnayder paced pass catchers, snagging 93 passes for 1,513 yards.

Brian Easter ran for a team-best 131 yards for Arizona, while Bo Kelly additionally buoyed the ground attack.

Randy Gatewood intercepted 5 errant tosses from the opposition. John Burch topped the defensive unit with 4 sacks.

Danny White coached the team. The 1997 Arizona Rattlers won the Championship.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP
Richard AsheOL/DLMarch 14, 19676'4"260Humboldt St.Chicago, IL USA3
Sherdrick BonnerQBOctober 19, 19686'4"240Cal State-NorthridgeAzusa, CA 14
Anthony BrennerKNovember 4, 19705'10"185East CarolinaHigh Point, NC 14
Keith BrownerOL/DLJanuary 24, 19626'6"245USCWarren, OH USA7
John BurchFB/LBJanuary 4, 19666'2"220Tennessee-MartinSt. Augustine, FL 10
Hunkie CooperWR/LBMay 17, 19695'9"190Nevada-Las VegasPalestine, TX 14
Donnie DavisQBDecember 16, 19726'2"205Georgia TechBurlington, NC 14
Cecil DoggetteDSNovember 15, 19705'8"180West VirginiaQueens, NY 4
Herb DuncanWR/DBDecember 18, 19676'0"190Northern ArizonaSan Diego, CA 4
Brian EasterFB/LBMay 14, 19726'2"260Arizona StateRadcliff, KY 12
Flint FlemingOL/DLMarch 17, 19656'4"265North Dakota StateMadison, WI 4
Randy GatewoodWR/DBJanuary 31, 19736'0"185Nevada-Las VegasWichita Falls, TX 14
Tom GibsonOL/DLDecember 20, 19636'7"257Northern ArizonaSan Fernando, CA USA2
Junior GreenWR/DBJuly 8, 19716'1"190PittsburghMiami, FL 11
Tony HendersonOL/DLJanuary 13, 19726'1"285MichiganIndianapolis, IN 12
Richard HoltWR/LBSeptember 10, 19696'2"210MemphisCarson, CA 4
Bryan HooksOL/DLSeptember 15, 19706'4"290Arizona StateTempe, AZ 2
Bo KellyFB/LBJune 27, 19726'2"235East Texas StateOverton, TX 13
Darrin KenneyOL/DLOctober 29, 19696'4"277Lycoming College (PA)South Hampton, PA 13
Bob McMillenFBOctober 28, 19706'2"254Illinois-BenedictineElmhurst, IL 13
Charles MillerOL/DL6'2"270Pacific2
Shawn ParnellDSApril 30, 19735'9"160ArizonaCarson, CA 6
Bruce PlummerWR/DBSeptember 1, 19646'0"197Mississippi St.Bogalusa, LA USA10
Craig RitterOL/DLNovember 10, 19706'4"300Arizona StateAnaheim Hills, CA 2
Calvin SchexnayderWR/LBNovember 11, 19696'0"190Washington StateFresno, CA 13
Warner SmithOL/DLMarch 30, 19736'2"290ArizonaSan Manual, AZ 2
Cedric TillmanWR/DBApril 22, 19706'0"190Northern ColoradoPueblo, CO 9
Mark TuckerOL/DLApril 29, 19686'3"290USCSpokane, WA USA14
Barry VoorheesOL/DLDecember 7, 19636'5"285Northridge State (CA)Dos Palos, CA 10
Cedric WalkerDSFebruary 16, 19716'0"205Stephen F AustinLufkin, TX 14
Jayme WashelOL/DLDecember 20, 19736'2"290PurdueGreenwood, IN 10
Sir Mawn WilsonWR/LBJune 4, 19736'2"230SyracuseTampa, FL 4