Kansas City Renegades

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Kansas City Renegades
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Founded 2012
Folded 2013
League Champions Professional Indoor Football League
Team history Kansas City Renegades (2013)
Based in Kansas City, Missouri
Arena Kemper Arena
Colors Black, Navy, gold, white
                   
Owner(s) Jeremy Ploeger
Head coach Toderick Devoe
General Manager Victor Mann

The Kansas City Renegades were a charter member of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League based in Kansas City, Missouri. They played their home games at Kemper Arena.[1]

The Renegades were the second arena/indoor team based in Kansas City, following the Kansas City Command (previously known as the Kansas City Brigade) which played in the Arena Football League from 2006 until 2008 and then again from 2011 until 2012. The franchise abruptly folded in 2013 with no explanation.

Franchise history[edit]

2012[edit]

The Renegades came about when the team purchased the physical assests of the Command.[2] The Renegades are owned by Jeremy Ploeger; founder of sports management firm J&M Management, vice chairman of the Jackson County Board of Planning & Zoning Adjustments, and a former candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives in the 51st District. In addition, general manager Reggie Harris was the Brigade's general manager for their inaugural season.[1] On September 20, 2012, the franchise announced that it would be nicknamed the "Renegades," with spokesman, Darron Story stating, "The Renegades name comes from going against the grain and represents our effort to separate ourselves from the past unsuccessful franchises. You have to have a renegade attitude to come behind that and be excited and have energy."[2]

Roster[1][edit]

Kansas City Renegades roster
Quarterbacks
  • -- Chris Coffin

Running Backs

  • -- Keithen Valentine

Wide Receivers

  • -- Damond Berry
  • -- Jared Elmore
  • -- Charles Johnson
  • -- Anthony "AP" Parks
  • -- OJ Simpson
Offensive Linemen
  • -- Allen Stroud
  • -- Michael Wormley
  • -- Kimani Jones

Defensive Linemen

  • -- Brandon Russell
  • -- Jared Hernandez
  • -- Brandon Smith
  • -- Jamal Green

Linebackers

Defensive Backs
  • -- David Garrett
  • -- Brandon Henderson
  • -- Alphonso Hodge
  • -- Dorsey Golston III
  • -- William Griffin
  • -- Donta Moore

Kickers

  • -- Thomas Frevert


Injured Reserve
  • -- Marcus Boldon (DL)
  • -- Brandon Ford (OL)

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant


Rookies in italics
[ Roster] updated May 4, 2013
3 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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2013[edit]

The Renegades opened the season poorly with losses to Omaha and Sioux City to drop to 0-2, but bounced back in the following three weeks with wins over Oklahoma, Wichita and Kansas (Topeka). The first two wins over Oklahoma and Wichita came largely to the credit of both kick returner OJ Simpson (unrelated to the NFL running back) who earned CPIFL Special Teams player of the week honors after scoring two touchdowns on kick returns against Wichita,[3] and wide receiver Clinton Solomon who scored 4 touchdowns against Oklahoma and was named CPIFL Offensive player of the week on that day.[4] Solomon raised his season total to 6 against Wichita the following week. Xavier Lee also led the team to victory against Wichita despite setting foot in Kansas City for the first time only a few days before the game.[5] The Renegades defeated the Kansas Koyotes in week 6 to jump to their first time over .500 in franchise history. They finished the season 8-4. The team is not playing in the 2014 season, the team has chosen to take the season off to "reorganize". No announcements about future play have been made.

Season Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 Bye
2 March 17 (Sun) 4:30pm Omaha Beef 27-38 0-1
3 March 22 (Fri) 7:05pm @Sioux City Bandits 26-38 0-2
4 March 30 (Sat) 7:30pm Oklahoma Defenders 54-47 1-2
5 April 6 (Sat) 7:30pm Wichita Wild 40-36 2-2
6 April 12 (Fri) 7:30pm @Kansas Koyotes 56-28 3-2
7 April 20 (Sat) 7:30pm @Mid-Missouri Outlaws 38-24 4-2
8 April 27 (Sat) 7:30pm Salina Bombers 31-47 4-3
9 May 4 (Sat) 7:30pm Sioux City Bandits 42-51 4-4
10 May 10 (Fri) 7:05pm @Bloomington Edge 47-44 5-4
11 May 18 (Sat) 7:30pm @Oklahoma Defenders 65-28 6-4
12 May 25 (Sat) 7:30pm Kansas Koyotes 82-28 7-4
13 Bye
14 June 8 (Sat) 7:30pm @Omaha Beef 42-27 8-4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dornbrook, James (August 23, 2012). "Kansas City Command bows out; new team forms in new league". Kansas City Business Journal. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Autumn MorningSky (September 20, 2012). "New Kansas City indoor football team gets a name". Kansas City Business Journal. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.cpifl.org/newsDetail.cfm?id=95
  4. ^ http://kcrenegades.com/?p=1442
  5. ^ http://kcrenegades.com/?p=1454

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