1997 Iowa Barnstormers Statistics

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 Roster
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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Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Kurt Warner49832264.741498.37915.9142.846118.5
Jarrod DeGeorgia18738.91075.900.015.61936.1
Totals51632963.842568.27915.3152.946 

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Motton331324.0 8
Andre Allen251144.6 4
Willis Jacox12332.8 4
Kurt Warner12221.8 5
Leonard Conley3103.3 1
Lamart Cooper331.0 0
Jarrod DeGeorgia122.0 0
Ron Moran122.0 0
Shawn Collins111.0 1
Totals913193.523

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lamart Cooper83118614.3 21
Willis Jacox7087912.6 16
Leonard Conley5863611.0 16
Chris Spencer5065713.1 13
Carlos James3654615.2 10
John Motton99810.9 1
Toney Catchings55911.8 1
Andre Allen55811.6 0
Shawn Collins55210.4 0
Mike Horacek4297.2 1
John Anderson12020.0 0
Steve Houghton11919.0 0
Hiawatha Phifer11414.0 0
Vernon Broughton133.0 0
Totals329425612.979

Kicking:

Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Mike Black1069690.6251352.0135
Totals1069690.6251352.0135

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lamart Cooper3770819.1 3
Willis Jacox3760716.4 0
Leonard Conley1317913.8 0
Chris Spencer34214.0 0
Shawn Collins166.0 0
Carlos James252.5 0
Hiawatha Phifer100.0 0
Todd Harrington200.0 0
Totals96154716.13

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Todd Harrington8344.2 1
Carlos James461.5 0
Hiawatha Phifer22412.0 0
Leonard Conley13232.0 1
John Anderson13131.0 0
Chris Spencer122.0 0
John Motton100.0 0
Totals181297.22

Sacks:

Player No. Yds Avg.
Andre Allen5.00.0
Steve Houghton4.00.0
Vernon Broughton2.00.0
Toney Catchings2.00.0
John Motton2.00.0
Dave Witthum1.00.0
Matt Eller1.00.0
Totals17.000.0

Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF K Blk
Todd Harrington91831622020
Hiawatha Phifer5347128000
Carlos James52471013000
John Motton33.52990300
Leonard Conley252181000
John Anderson221961010
Lamart Cooper20.51934000
Chris Spencer221883212
Greg Eaglin19.51832100
Andre Allen24.517152310
Toney Catchings2217104100
Steve Houghton1812124000
Vernon Broughton13980000
David Bush9740000
Ron Moran8.5650000
Dave Witthum7540000
Mike Sunvold6.5530110
Garry Howe6.5450100
Shawn Collins4321210
Anthony Hutch3.5311000
Larry Blue2.5210110
Matt Eller2200000
Rossie Johnson1100000
Willis Jacox1100000
Mike Black1100000
Kurt Warner1100000
Jarrod DeGeorgia1100000
Mike Horacek1020200
Totals471.5398147660170082

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Lamart Cooper02130000144
Mike Black013960135
Willis Jacox41600000120
Leonard Conley11601000108
Chris Spencer130000078
Carlos James100000060
John Motton81000054
Kurt Warner5000030
Andre Allen40000024
Todd Harrington010006
Mike Horacek100006
Shawn Collins10000006
Toney Catchings100006
Totals23790302001396000777