1997 San Jose SaberCats Statistics

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 8-6
Finishing 2nd in the Arena League's West Division of the American Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Quarterfinal
Coach: Todd Shell (8-6)
Location: San Jose, California
Attendance: 101,631, Avg. 14,519 in 7 home dates
1997 San Jose SaberCats Roster
1997 San Jose SaberCats Results

The San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses, finishing second in the Arena League's West Division of the American Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

San Jose netted 548 points, while the defensive squad surrendered 563. Scott Wood passed for 1,442 yards, and John Kaleo spent time under center, too. Titus Dixon grabbed 57 passes, while Willie Culpepper accumulated 732 receiving yards.

Derrick Chachere carried the ball for a team-best 145 yards for the SaberCats.

Herschel Currie intercepted 8 opponent throws. Al Noga sacked quarterbacks 8 times, leading the way for a team which created 20 sacks.

Todd Shell coached the team. The 1997 San Jose SaberCats lost in the Quarterfinal.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Scott Wood20810651.014426.92210.662.94696.7
John Kaleo21511553.513856.4209.3104.73585.1
Cree Morris301860.01866.2310.000.027111.3


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Derrick Chachere441453.3 7
Leonard Nelson311033.3 0
John Kaleo16573.6 4
Steve Papin19321.7 7
Scott Wood10131.3 1
Daryl Rogers155.0 0
William Pollard144.0 0
Titus Dixon540.8 0
Melvin Phillips111.0 1
Howard Butler1-2-2.0 0
Cree Morris3-15-5.0 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Titus Dixon5757110.0 11
Willie Culpepper4873215.2 11
Steve Papin3748213.0 7
Bret Cooper2740815.1 4
Jai Hill201879.4 2
Daryl Rogers1622313.9 4
Henry Milton1619111.9 2
Melvin Phillips67212.0 2
William Pollard56312.6 2
Derrick Chachere5183.6 0
Ed Berry47719.2 0
Leonard Nelson44310.8 1
Lance Thomas22110.5 0
Michael Williams177.0 0
Al Noga100.0 0


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Billy Stoyanovich1919100.015746.740
Scott Winters292379.318527.838
Terry Belden151280.010110.015
Eric Abrams33100.0200.03

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Titus Dixon5398218.5 2
Steve Papin2861321.9 2
Lance Thomas4369.0 0
Henry Milton22412.0 0
Willie Culpepper3124.0 0
Daryl Rogers2115.5 0
Al Noga155.0 0
Jai Hill133.0 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Herschel Currie8243.0 0
Jai Hill36622.0 0
Bret Cooper3165.3 0
Pat McGuirk341.3 0
Henry Milton24924.5 0
Willie Culpepper14747.0 0
Daryl Rogers188.0 0
Lance Thomas100.0 0


Player No. Yds Avg.
Al Noga8.00.0
Ramon Luster3.00.0
Rob Presbury2.00.0
Jai Hill2.00.0
Howard Butler2.00.0
Leonard Nelson2.00.0
Marlin Brown1.00.0

Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF K Blk
Pat McGuirk52.545155010
Herschel Currie44.5381315000
Lance Thomas39.532152000
Ed Berry35.527175100
Jai Hill2921163000
Henry Milton22.514171110
Daryl Rogers1913121210
Al Noga161360000
Willie Culpepper15.51271100
Leonard Nelson16.510136310
Ramon Luster1510103000
Bret Cooper121043100
Theo Adams10841010
Marlin Brown127100000
Howard Butler11783100
Melvin Phillips9660000
Rob Presbury9.5590100
Michael Williams4400000
Derrick Chachere9.53131010
Charles Wright4.5330000
William Pollard3220100
Jeff Russell3220000
Billy Stoyanovich2200000
Titus Dixon2200000
Ryan Jones2.5130000
Paul Micklebart1.5110000
Scott Winters1100000
Scott Wood1100000
Terry Belden1100000
David Webb1100001
Jim Spencer0.5010000

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Steve Papin77200096
Titus Dixon0112000078
Willie Culpepper110000066
Derrick Chachere70000042
Billy Stoyanovich0719040
Scott Winters0523038
Bret Cooper4000024
John Kaleo400024
Daryl Rogers040000024
Melvin Phillips12000018
Jai Hill21000018
Terry Belden0112015
William Pollard02000012
Henry Milton20000012
Leonard Nelson0100006
Scott Wood100006
Eric Abrams0303