2003 New York Dragons Roster

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Quarterfinal
Coach: Todd Shell (8-4)
Coach: John Gregory (0-4)
Location: New York, New York
Attendance: 83,700, Avg. 10,463 in 8 home dates
2003 New York Dragons Statistics
2003 New York Dragons Results

The New York Dragons of the Arena Football League ended the 2003 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing first in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

The Dragons racked up 857 points, and the defensive squad yielded 825. Aaron Garcia directed the offense, passing for 4,279 yards. Mike Furrey snagged 108 passes for 1,574 yards.

Rodney Filer ran for a team-best 87 yards for New York.

Donvetis Franklin snatched 4 errant tosses from the opposition. Eric England topped pass rushers with 5 sacks, leading the way for a team which created 21 sacks.

Todd Shell and John Gregory coached the team. The 2003 New York Dragons lost in the Quarterfinal.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP
Chin AchebeFB/LBSeptember 7, 19776'1"255Iowa StateSteubenville, OH 8
Chris AnthonyWR/LBJanuary 10, 19796'3"200Iowa StateBettendorf, IA 16
Nate BellOL/DLFebruary 15, 19776'6"285Southern UniversityGreenwich, CT 4
Kory BlackwellDSAugust 3, 19725'11"185MassachusettsNew York, NY USA6
Kerry BrownWR/LBFebruary 12, 19726'5"210PacificBoynton, FL 10
Walter ChurchQBJuly 23, 19786'2"230Eastern MichiganYpsilanti, MI 9
Chris CloptonDSMarch 23, 19785'6"170PurdueLynwood, IL 2
Todd DoxzonOSMarch 28, 19756'1"186Iowa St.Sioux City, IA USA7
Pete ElezovicKJune 28, 19715'11"188MichiganDetroit, MI 5
Eric EnglandOL/DLMarch 25, 19716'2"283Texas A&MFort Wayne, IN USA16
Rodney FilerFBJune 14, 19746'3"255IowaHouston, TX 16
Elliott FortuneOL/DLMay 28, 19746'4"275Georgia TechRoosevelt, NY USA
Donvetis FranklinDBJanuary 15, 19785'11"210Michigan StateFayetteville, NC 16
Mike FurreyWR/DBMay 12, 19776'0"185Ohio St.Grove City, OH USA13
Aaron GarciaQBOctober 20, 19706'1"195Sacramento StateSacramento, CA 14
Damien GroceWRNovember 14, 19785'10"180Iowa StateSan Bernadino, CA 15
Will HolderDBNovember 17, 19756'1"200MonmouthOrange, NJ 12
Ian HowfieldKJune 4, 19666'2"196TennesseeWatford, England
Anthony HutchOL/DLApril 21, 19736'3"295Murray StateSouth Fulton, TN 16
Carlos JamesWR/DBFebruary 5, 19726'0"180IowaPark Forest, IL 11
Corey JohnsonDSSeptember 23, 19735'9"188GeorgiaForest Park, GA 8
Jimmy KibbleKOctober 25, 19775'10"200Virginia TechManassas, VA 1
Jason MaxwellWR/DBJune 6, 19786'3"215HofstraWilmington, DE 5
Jermaine MilesOL/DLAugust 16, 19746'4"275Georgia TechNew York, NY 16
Mike MoserKDecember 16, 19786'1"210Taylor (IN)Wadsworth, OH 1
Marcus OwenDLMay 13, 19786'2"350KansasSt Louis, MO 15
Steve PapinWR/DBFebruary 28, 19725'10"190Portland StateSan Jose, CA 5
Brent PetrusQBMarch 30, 19756'4"212CincinnatiBrooklyn, NY 5
Clyde SandersOL/DLMarch 21, 19776'2"305Iowa StateSacramento, CA 2
Jerry SharpOL/DLOctober 8, 19696'3"325SyracuseRahway, NJ 6
Matt SteepleOL/DLApril 3, 19726'3"340Morgan StateBaltimore, MD 10
Kenny StuckerKJune 11, 19705'10"185Ball StateMiami, FL 4
John SummerdayOL/DLJune 28, 19736'3"290TempleCalifornia, MD
Ken TalanoaOL/DLDecember 14, 19726'4"305Arizona StateEl Segundo, CA 8
Kerry TaylorFB/LBJanuary 24, 19776'4"260MassachusettsMansfield, MA 12
Nian TaylorWR/DBMarch 20, 19776'1"195Washington StateRiverside, CA
Sean TremblayOL/DLApril 13, 19756'2"280ConnecticutPort Jefferson Station, NY 11