1997 Iowa Barnstormers Roster

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 11-3
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's Central Division of the American Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Championship
Coach: John Gregory (11-3)
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Attendance: 85,232, Avg. 10,654 in 8 home dates
1997 Iowa Barnstormers Statistics
1997 Iowa Barnstormers Results

The Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 11 wins and 3 losses, finishing first in the Arena League's Central Division of the American Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.

On offense, the Barnstormers topped the league with 803 points. On the other side of the ball, the defensive squad yielded 645 points. Kurt Warner directed the offense, passing for 4,149 yards. Lamart Cooper led all receivers, snagging 83 receptions for 1,186 yards. Willis Jacox provided receiving help, too.

John Motton carried the pigskin for a team-high 132 yards, while Andre Allen also buoyed the ground attack.

Todd Harrington intercepted 8 opponent throws. Andre Allen paced pass rushers with 5 sacks, topping a defense credited with 17 sacks.

John Gregory coached the team. The 1997 Iowa Barnstormers lost in the Championship.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP
Andre AllenFB/LBJune 24, 19736'3"245Northern IowaItta Bena, MS 14
John AndersonWR/DBNovember 30, 19715'11"190OklahomaSugarland, TX 4
Mike BlackKJuly 25, 19695'6"145Boise StateBelleview, WA 14
Larry BlueFB/LBMay 15, 19716'3"250IowaHempstead, NY 2
Vernon BroughtonOL/DLFebruary 26, 19716'5"295Fayetteville State (NC)Hugar, SC 13
David BushOL/DLJanuary 12, 19736'1"280South DakotaTemecula, CA 10
Toney CatchingsOL/DLAugust 11, 19656'3"236CincinnatiJackson, MS USA13
Shawn CollinsWR/LBFebruary 20, 19676'2"207Northern ArizonaSan Diego, CA USA4
Leonard ConleyWR/LBOctober 16, 19685'8"190Miami (FL)Tarpon Springs, FL 13
Lamart CooperOSDecember 2, 19735'7"170Wayne State (NE)Miami, FL 14
Jarrod DeGeorgiaQBDecember 23, 19746'2"210Wayne State (NE)Lompoc, CA 8
Greg EaglinWR/LBNovember 14, 19676'2"190Arkansas-Pine BluffCleveland, TX 4
Matt EllerOL/DLJanuary 30, 19706'6"280Bethel College (MN)Ames, IA 5
Todd HarringtonWR/DBFebruary 7, 19735'11"180Northern IowaDavenport, IA 14
Mike HoracekWR/LBJuly 7, 19736'2"200Iowa StateOmaha, NE 6
Steve HoughtonOL/DLMay 18, 19716'3"270Ferris State (MI)Grand Rapids, MI 14
Garry HoweOL/DLJune 20, 19686'1"298ColoradoSpencer, IA USA6
Anthony HutchOL/DLApril 21, 19736'3"295Murray StateSouth Fulton, TN 4
Willis JacoxWR/DBMarch 25, 19665'8"165North DakotaBloomington, MN 11
Carlos JamesWR/DBFebruary 5, 19726'0"180IowaPark Forest, IL 14
Rossie JohnsonOL/DLJanuary 10, 19736'4"260Nevada-Las VegasDallas, TX 1
Evan MatautiaOL/DL6'7"350Wayne State (Ne.)1
Ron MoranFB/LBMay 16, 19706'3"250Southern IllinoisOttawa, IL 6
John MottonFB/LBJune 20, 19676'1"235AkronColumbus, OH 14
Hiawatha PhiferWR/DBFebruary 16, 19735'11"185Western IllinoisPhoenix, AZ 13
Charles PuleriQBMarch 1, 19696'2"205New Mexico StateNew York, NY 6
Chris SpencerWR/LBAugust 31, 19706'4"235Iowa StateOmaha, NE 14
Mike SunvoldOL/DLSeptember 21, 19676'4"270MinnesotaNew Hope, MN 10
Kurt WarnerQBJune 22, 19716'2"220Northern IowaBurlington, IA USA14
Dave WitthumOL/DLJuly 8, 19696'3"310Portland StateFairfield, CA 14