1997 Portland Forest Dragons Roster

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 2-12
Finishing 4th in the Arena League's Central Division of the American Conference
Coach: Stan Brock (2-12)
Location: Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 66,622, Avg. 9,517 in 7 home dates
1997 Portland Forest Dragons Statistics
1997 Portland Forest Dragons Results

The Portland Forest Dragons of the Arena Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 2 wins and 12 losses, finishing fourth in the Arena League's Central Division of the American Conference.

The Forest Dragons scored only 446 points, worst in the league, and the defensive squad allowed 701. Chad Davis tossed for 1,250 yards. Ryan Benjamin hauled in 61 balls for 713 yards, while Melvin Bonner provided receiving help, too.

Mose Phillips rushed for a team-leading 100 yards for Portland, while Travis McDonald additionally buoyed the ground attack.

Tom Holmes topped the defensive unit with 3 sacks.

Stan Brock coached the team.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP
Daron AlcornKMay 12, 19716'3"255AkronVancouver, WA 14
Chris BausOL/DLJuly 28, 19706'2"275PacificMenomanie, VA 7
Ryan BenjaminWR/DBApril 23, 19705'7"183PacificPixley, CA USA14
Ben BennettQBMay 5, 19626'1"200DukeGreensboro, NC USA4
Marcus BolivarFB/LBJuly 26, 19716'3"240Sacramento State4
Melvin BonnerWR/LBFebruary 18, 19706'3"207BaylorHempstead, TX USA14
Tom BriggsDLMay 12, 19706'4"270West VirginiaSyracuse, NY 9
Chris ButterfieldOL/DLJune 26, 19746'0"295Humboldt State (CA)Arcata, CA 6
Chad CarlsonWR/DBAugust 14, 19716'1"182Lewis and Clark (OR)3
Cletus CoffeyWR/DBJanuary 30, 19756'0"190Lewis and Clark (OR)Santa Rosa, CA 5
Rick CruzFB/LBOctober 16, 19696'4"250Portland StateBakersfield, CA 2
Chad DavisQBMay 22, 19736'2"200Washington State10
Akaba DelaneyOL/DLMarch 20, 19726'2"290Portland StateOakland, CA 13
Barry DillardDSFebruary 14, 19735'11"185MemphisMcMinnville, TN 3
Dee GrayerWR/LBNovember 20, 19716'1"200San Jose StateSanta Rosa, CA 14
Brian GreeneWR/DBFebruary 15, 19725'11"185Western Oregon StateRedmond, OR 14
Tony HildeQBApril 8, 19746'0"200Boise StatePendleton, OR 2
Tom HolmesFB/LBApril 7, 19726'1"270Oregon StateNorth Bend, OR 14
Larry JonesOL/DLMarch 3, 19676'5"330HawaiiLos Angeles, CA 12
John KrawczykOL/DLDecember 28, 19716'3"275East Carolina6
Dante LewisWR/DBJune 30, 19736'0"190OregonLong Beach, CA 13
Travis McDonaldFB/LBFebruary 4, 19736'3"255MissouriColumbia, MO 9
Brent NapierkowskiOL/DL6'6"280Portland State4
Billy OwensWR/LBDecember 2, 19656'1"207PittsburghSyracuse, NY USA14
Mose PhillipsFB/LBSeptember 22, 19726'0"250TennesseeNashville, TN 14
Chris PostonWR/DBOctober 4, 19665'10"180Gardner-WebbShelby, NC 9
Steve RobinsonFB/LBJuly 14, 19706'4"250Utah StateFremont, CA 14
Justin StarckOL/DLNovember 4, 19716'6"300OregonSalem, OR 14
Jason StilesQBJune 28, 19736'3"210Western WashingtonFederal Way, WA 9
Bob StockhamQBDecember 20, 19706'4"230Nevada-Las VegasSt. Petersburg, FL 3
Mike SweatFB/LBFebruary 21, 19726'3"250Western Washington1
LaMont WoodsDSMay 18, 19725'10"175OregonCorvallis, OR 6