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1997 Nashville Kats Statistics

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 Roster
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.

The Kats moved the ball well, scoring 740 points, and 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 Nashville, 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 Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Andy Kelly49730962.238217.78216.5142.845863113.8
Totals49730962.238217.78216.5142.845 863


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Terry Samuels55941.7 8
Joe Campbell19753.9 1
Peter Tuffo36471.3 4
Andy Kelly8131.6 1
Darryl Hammond231.5 1
Guy Howard231.5 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Cory Fleming89110412.4 32
Darryl Hammond5060712.1 4
Bill Rutledge4452211.9 10
Khevin Pratt4359813.9 11
Lonnie Turner3548513.9 9
Joe Campbell161569.8 5
Terry Samuels911813.1 3
Charlie Davidson5357.0 2
James Baron45814.5 3
Nate Johnson45614.0 0
Peter Tuffo4348.5 1
Willie Harris3258.3 0
Joe March11515.0 1
Andy Kelly177.0 0
Fran Papasedero111.0 1


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jorge Cimadevilla968184.4321340.6120

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lonnie Turner2846016.4 1
Joe Campbell2036118.0 0
Darryl Hammond1722813.4 0
Bill Rutledge1217714.8 0
Khevin Pratt11616.0 0
Mark Ricks2115.5 0
Charlie Davidson177.0 0
Peter Tuffo100.0 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mark Ricks5387.6 0
Jamie Coleman4389.5 1
Cory Fleming34013.3 0
Darryl Hammond200.0 0
Joe March155.0 0
William Yarborough100.0 0
Charlie Davidson100.0 0


Player No. Yds Avg.
James Baron7.00.0
Fran Papasedero3.00.0
Peter Tuffo1.00.0
Robert Gaddy1.00.0
Terry Samuels1.00.0
Willie Fears1.00.0
John DeWitt1.00.0
Darryl Hammond1.00.0

Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF K Blk
Mark Ricks53481013110
Jamie Coleman42.5361312130
Darryl Hammond4133161100
Peter Tuffo262280211
Weyland Harding242085200
Fran Papasedero22.51892200
James Baron201843000
William Yarborough17.51552010
Joe Campbell17.51472000
Cory Fleming1813106000
Jorge Cimadevilla12.51210000
Derrick Atterberry121201010
John DeWitt131142200
Bill Rutledge121044000
Terry Samuels149102000
Robert Gaddy10840000
Nate Johnson8.5650010
Guy Howard4400000
Willie Fears6.5370200
Joe March4321001
Charlie Davidson3.5310000
Junior Ili3.5310000
Khevin Pratt2200000
Derek Jones1100000
Lonnie Turner1100000
Willie Harris0.5010000
Andy Kelly0.5010000

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Cory Fleming320000192
Jorge Cimadevilla013810120
Terry Samuels83000066
Khevin Pratt110000066
Lonnie Turner91000060
Bill Rutledge100000060
Joe Campbell150000036
Darryl Hammond140000030
Peter Tuffo410000030
James Baron3000018
Charlie Davidson20000012
Joe March100006
Andy Kelly1000006
Fran Papasedero100006
Jamie Coleman10006