1997 Nashville Kats Roster

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 10-4
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Quarterfinal
Coach: Ed Khayat (10-4)
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 85,984, Avg. 12,283 in 7 home dates
1997 Nashville Kats Statistics
1997 Nashville Kats Results

The Nashville Kats of the Arena Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 10 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Nashville moved the ball well, scoring 740 points, while the defensive squad allowed 660. Andy Kelly led the charge, passing for 3,821 yards. Cory Fleming topped pass catchers, hauling in 89 balls for 1,104 yards.

Terry Samuels ran for a team-leading 94 yards for the Kats, while Joe Campbell also contributed to the rushing attack.

Mark Ricks picked off 5 opponent throws. James Baron blasted opposing passers 7 times.

Ed Khayat coached the team. The 1997 Nashville Kats lost in the Quarterfinal.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP
Derrick AtterberryWR/DBNovember 1, 19726'0"190VanderbiltDayton, OH 4
James BaronDLJune 8, 19736'4"260Virginia TechHammond, IN 14
Joe CampbellWR/DBJanuary 14, 19705'9"190Middle Tennessee StateNashville, TN 10
Jorge CimadevillaKNovember 11, 19656'0"200East Tennessee StateDecatur, GA 14
Jamie ColemanDSJune 16, 19755'9"180Appalachian StateLaurinburg, NC 13
Charlie DavidsonWR/DBJanuary 19, 19725'11"195Mississippi StateAustin, TX 4
John DeWittOL/DLNovember 13, 19706'4"287VanderbiltFort Smith, AR 11
Willie FearsOL/DLJune 4, 19646'3"278NW State (LA)Chicago, IL USA7
Cory FlemingWR/LBMarch 19, 19716'1"216TennesseeNashville, TN USA13
Robert GaddyOL/DLJune 22, 19716'4"295Alcorn StateCaila, MS 14
Darryl HammondWR/LBSeptember 24, 19676'4"225VirginiaTappannock, VA 14
Weyland HardingDSJanuary 5, 19725'10"180Iowa StateSpring, TX 10
Willie HarrisWR/LBNovember 8, 19716'2"205Mississippi StateMoss Point, MS 2
Guy HowardOL/DLNovember 16, 19706'4"280KansasDetroit, MI 7
Junior IliOL/DLSeptember 24, 19636'2"280ColoradoLePuente, CA 10
Nate JohnsonFB/LBApril 26, 19706'3"250South DakotaLincoln, NE 10
Derek JonesWR/DB5'9"180Mississippi1
Andy KellyQBJune 6, 19686'3"220TennesseeDayton, TN 14
Joe MarchOL/DLJune 18, 19676'3"270Murray StateRidgely, TN 10
Bronzell MillerDEOctober 12, 19716'4"247UtahFederal Way, WA USA1
Mike NeuQBDecember 29, 19706'5"220Ball StateIndianapolis, IN 10
Fran PapasederoOL/DLMarch 21, 19696'3"285SpringfieldBoston, MA 14
Khevin PrattWR/DBMay 16, 19705'11"185Chico State (CA)Los Angeles, CA 6
Mark RicksDSDecember 16, 19705'10"175Western MichiganLos Angeles, CA 12
Bill RutledgeWR/DBDecember 3, 19715'11"185MemphisMcMinnville, TN 11
Terry SamuelsFB/LBSeptember 27, 19706'2"254KentuckyLouisville, KY USA14
Aaron SparrowQBJanuary 27, 19726'1"200Norfolk StatePortsmouth, VA 4
Peter TuffoFB/LBSeptember 29, 19726'1"245Western MichiganRochester, NY 14
Lonnie TurnerWR/DBAugust 31, 19605'7"165Cal Poly-PonomaCompton, CA 7
William YarboroughDSApril 8, 19736'1"190Virginia TechNewport News, VA 5