1998 Houston ThunderBears Statistics

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 8-6
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's Central Division of the American Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Quarterfinal
Coach: Steve Thonn (8-6)
Location: Houston, Texas
Attendance: 32,883, Avg. 4,698 in 7 home dates
1998 Houston ThunderBears Roster
1998 Houston ThunderBears Results

The Houston ThunderBears of the Arena Football League ended the 1998 season with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses, finishing first in the Arena League's Central Division of the American Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The ThunderBears chalked up 734 points, while the shaky defensive squad allowed 732. Clint Dolezel directed the offense, throwing for 4,228 yards. Robert Hall led pass catchers, catching 95 balls for 1,208 yards.

Shawn Washington rushed for a team-high 81 yards for Houston.

Rodney Blackshear snatched 4 opponent throws. Junior Soli topped the defensive unit with 3 sacks.

Steve Thonn coached the team. The 1998 Houston ThunderBears lost in the Quarterfinal.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Clint Dolezel55834361.542287.68114.5173.047111.8
Mike Hold221463.61366.2313.600.025120.5


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Shawn Washington29812.8 7
Jeff Mitchell12332.8 1
Deryl Lane13272.1 1
Clint Dolezel17160.9 5
Mike Hold3-2-0.7 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Robert Hall95120812.7 17
Rodney Blackshear6987112.6 17
Bernard Holmes4664013.9 14
Ben Bronson4558012.9 8
Lloyd Hill3741211.1 8
Chris Ford3133010.6 9
Terence Davis10949.4 4
Shawn Washington8648.0 2
Murray Garrett7659.3 3
Deryl Lane33411.3 1
Edwin Howard24020.0 0
Mitchell Benson22010.0 1
Clint Dolezel144.0 0
Dwayne Ware122.0 0


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Richard DeFelice15960.016850.033
Kyle Bryant433479.110440.046
Rich Fall201890.05120.021

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rodney Blackshear3449214.5 0
Bernard Holmes1329322.5 1
Ben Bronson1626016.2 0
Dwayne Ware1723914.1 0
Robert Hall99110.1 0
Mike Hold12121.0 0
Joe Carollo11515.0 0
Thomas McGaughey11010.0 0
Carlos Fowler100.0 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rodney Blackshear410426.0 1
Thomas McGaughey300.0 0
Lloyd Hill2157.5 0
Maurice Smith199.0 0
Dwayne Ware166.0 0
Chris Ford122.0 0
Bernard Holmes00 1


Player No. Yds Avg.
Junior Soli3.00.0
Deryl Lane2.00.0
Jeff Mitchell2.00.0
Murray Garrett1.00.0
Chris Ford1.00.0
Dwayne Ware1.00.0
Shawn Washington1.00.0

Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF K Blk
Thomas McGaughey45.5381510130
Lance Thomas3630121000
Maurice Smith27.52392200
Rodney Blackshear262365000
Rodney Ray24.52098030
Deryl Lane22.51891301
Fernando Thomas19.51754010
Jeff Mitchell18.51651100
Dwayne Ware17.51632020
Junior Soli1712102101
Shawn Washington15.51271000
Chris Ford131142000
Verone McKinley101002000
Luke Yarnell11.5950000
Lloyd Hill16.58170300
Bernard Holmes9.5831210
Murray Garrett9.5752120
Michael Harrison8720000
Carlos Fowler10680000
Mitchell Benson8642010
Ben Bronson7620000
Carlos Timmons3.5310000
Joe Carollo2200100
Mike Hold2120000
Richard DeFelice1.5110000
Robert Hall1.5110000
Kyle Bryant1.5110000
Rich Fall1100000
Clint Dolezel1100000
Edwin Howard0.5010100
Terence Davis0.5010000
Lawann Latson0.5011000
Walter Shelton0.5010000

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Rodney Blackshear1701000108
Robert Hall1700000102
Bernard Holmes141100096
Shawn Washington72000054
Chris Ford9000054
Ben Bronson80000048
Lloyd Hill8000048
Kyle Bryant0434046
Richard DeFelice089033
Clint Dolezel50000030
Terence Davis4000024
Rich Fall0118021
Murray Garrett3000018
Deryl Lane11000012
Jeff Mitchell100006
Mitchell Benson100006