Richmond Raiders

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Richmond Raiders
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Founded 2008
League AIFA (2010)
SIFL (2011)
PIFL (2012-present)
Conference Eastern (2011)
National (2014)
Division Eastern (2010)
Mid-Atlantic (2011)
Team history Richmond Raiders (2010-present)
Based in Richmond, Virginia
Arena Richmond Coliseum
Colors Blue, Black, Silver, White
                   
Owner(s) Richmond Raiders, LLC
(Mike & Elizabeth Fraizer)
Head coach James Fuller
Championships (0)
Conference titles (0)
Division titles (1)
SIFL Mid-Atlantic: 2011
Playoff berths (2)
PIFL: 2012, 2013
Dancers Lady Raiders
Mascot Risky the Horse
Website www.RichmondRaidersProFootball.com

The Richmond Raiders are a professional indoor football team located in Richmond, Virginia. The team belongs to the National Conference of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL). The team's home arena is the Richmond Coliseum. The Raiders began play in the 2010 as an expansion team of the American Indoor Football Association (AIFA). The Raiders moved to the Southern Indoor Football League (SIFL) when the Eastern Division of the AIFA merged with the SIFL in the winter of 2010, beginning SIFL play in the 2011 season. After just a single season in the SIFL the Raiders, along with four other members of the SIFL, became the charter members of the PIFL.

History[edit]

The Raiders' first game was the 2010 AIFA Kickoff Classic; on January 23, 2010, where they played an exhibition game against the AIFA All-Stars at the Richmond Coliseum. On August 4, the Raiders officially announced their nickname, which was the winner of a name-the-team contest previously held.[1]

On May 6, 2010, defensive coordinator Charles Gunnings replaced Mike Siani as the head coach.[2][3]

Chris Simpson became the head coach of the Raiders for the 2011 season, coming over from the defunct Baltimore Mariners. Simpson didn't make it to opening day, though, as he "relocated to Texas to pursue family business opportunities".[4] He was replaced by James Fuller, who was the interim head coach for the AFL Dallas Vigilantes in 2010.

Former Richmond Revolution head coach Steve Criswell signed with the Raiders as a senior consultant for the 2011 season. Criswell brought several former Revolution players along, including QB Bryan Randall and DL Lawrence Lewis.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Richmond Raiders roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers
  • Currently vacant

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

Suspended

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated October 30, 2014
27 Active, 1 Inactive

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Awards and honors[edit]

The following is a list of all Raiders players who have won league awards:

Season Player Position Award
2012 Antwon Young Quarterback Most Valuable Player
2014 Devin Jones Defensive Lineman Defensive Rookie of the Year
2014 Devin Jones Defensive Lineman Defensive Player of the Year

Head coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2014 PIFL season.

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Charlie Gunnings 2010 6 8 0 .429 0 0
James Fuller 2011-present 28 20 0 .583 2 2 2012 PIFL Coach of the Year

Statistics and records[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Note: The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play.

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth League Leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason Results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2010 2010 AIFA Eastern 5th 6 8 0
2011 2011 SIFL Eastern Mid-Atlantic 1st 6 6 0
2012 2012 PIFL 1st 10 2 0 Won Semifinals (Louisiana) 56-50
Lost PIFL Cup I (Albany) 56-60
2013 2013 PIFL 3rd 7 5 0 Won Semifinals (Lehigh Valley) 44-40
Lost PIFL Cup II (Alabama) 44-70
2014 2014 PIFL American 3rd 5 7 0
Totals 34 28 0 All-time regular season record (2010–2014)
2 2 - All-time postseason record (2010–2014)
36 30 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2010–2014)

* Season currently in progress

2010 Season Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
Jan 23 (Sat) 7:00 PM AIFA All-Stars 49-45 0-0

Regular Season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 March 13 (Sat) 7:00 PM Reading Express 42-56 0-1
2 March 20 (Sat) 7:00 pm New Jersey Revolution 51-38 1-1
3 March 28 (Sun) TBD @Baltimore Mariners 45-49 1-2
4 April 3 (Sat) 7:00 PM Fayetteville Guard 55-39 2-2
5 April 10 (Sat) TBD @Reading Express 46-49 2-3
6 April 16 (Fri) TBD @Erie Storm 35-44 2-4
7 Bye
8 April 30 (Fri) 7:00 PM Erie Storm 39-53 2-5
9 May 8 (Sat) 7:00 PM Fayetteville Guard 55-28 3-5
10 May 14 (Fri) TBD @Reading Express 40-39 4-5
11 May 22 (Sat) TBD @New Jersey Revolution 76-40 5-5
12 May 29 (Sat) 7:00 PM Baltimore Mariners 39-57 5-6
13 June 5 (Sat) TBD @Harrisburg Stampede 68-74 (3OT) 5-7
14 Bye
15 June 19 (Sat) 7:00 pm Harrisburg Stampede 32-46 5-8
16 June 26 (Sat) TBD @Fayetteville Guard 56-33 6-8

2011 Season Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
March 11 (Fri) 7:00 PM Harrisburg Stampede 52-7 0-0

Regular Season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 March 19 (Sat) 7:00 PM Trenton Steel 59-56 1-0
2 March 27 (Sun) TBD @Columbus Lions 30-44 1-1
3 April 2 (Sat) TBD @Harrisburg Stampede 59-41 2-1
4 April 9 (Sat) 7:00 PM Alabama Hammers 54-29 3-1
5 April 16 (Sat) 7:00 PM Fayetteville Force 61-43 4-1
6 April 23 (Sat) TBD @Erie Explosion 54-74 4-2
7 April 30 (Sat) TBD @Albany Panthers 46-61 4-3
8 May 7 (Sat) 7:00 PM Erie Explosion 50-65 4-4
9 Bye
10 May 20 (Fri) TBD @Carolina Speed 48-50 4-5
11 May 28 (Sat) 7:00 PM Albany Panthers 42-48 4-6
12 June 4 (Sat) 7:00 PM Carolina Speed 37-36 5-6
13 June 11 (Sat) TBD @Fayetteville Force 88-6 6-6

2012 Season Schedule[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 March 10 (Sat) 7:00 PM Columbus Lions 64-58 1-0
2 March 17 (Sat) 7:30 PM @Albany Panthers 28-40 1-1
3 March 24 (Sat) 7:00 PM Knoxville Nighthawks 70-42 2-1
4 March 31 (Sat) 7:00 PM @Knoxville Nighthawks 80-29 3-1
5 Bye
6 April 14 (Sat) 7:00 PM Alabama Hammers 62-44 4-1
7 April 21 (Sat) 8:00 PM @Louisiana Swashbucklers 45-47 4-2
8 Bye
9 May 5 (Sat) 7:00 PM Louisiana Swashbucklers 50-43 5-2
10 May 11 (Fri) 7:00 PM @Alabama Hammers 65-59 6-2
11 May 19 (Sat) 7:00 PM Columbus Lions 74-64 7-2
12 Bye
13 June 2 (Sat) 7:00 PM @Alabama Hammers 57-40 8-2
14 June 9 (Sat) 7:00 PM @Knoxville Nighthawks 60-57 9-2
15 June 16 (Sat) 7:00 PM Albany Panthers 67-66 10-2

Postseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
Semifinal June 25 (Mon) 7:00 PM Louisiana Swashbucklers 56-50 1-0
PIFL Cup I June 30 (Sat) 7:30 PM @Albany Panthers 56-60 1-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raiders chosen as name for Richmond’s AIFA team". Richmond Times-Dispatch. August 5, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ "The Raiders Announce New Head Coach Charles Gunnings". May 6, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Raiders Announce New Head Coach Charles Gunnings". May 6, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ "AFL Veteran Takes Over For Promising 2011 Season". Retrieved February 21, 2011. 

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