Santa Ana Bulldogs

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Bulldogs FA
FEFACRCosta Rica
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Team Bulldogs FA
Headquartered in Rio Oro, San Jose, Costa Rica
Foundation 2008
League FEFACR
Head Coach Jose Lopez
Offensive Coordinator Josh Ayers
Offensive Line Carlos Avila
Defensive Coordinator Dave Peck
Defensive Line Coach Ethan Kelley
Defensive Line Coach Lee Coleman
Special Teams Coach Danny Monney
Bulldogs FA Uniforms
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Championships (Costa Rica Super Bowl)
3 Costa Rica Super Bowls (II,III,IV)
"Cuty" Monge Stadium (5,500 Spectators)
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The Santa Ana Bulldogs FA, also known as the Dawgs, are a Costa Rican American Football team based in Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica. They are currently members of FEFACR (American Football Federation of Costa Rica) for its acronym in Spanish. They are currently The Four-time champion on the league. The team, joined the FEFACR in 2008 being one of the league founders. The dawgs just earned their 4th Costa Rica Super Bowl in a row (May 17, 2014[1]) and its currently the title holder on best defense and offense on the league.

Uniform[edit]

Home Uniform Logo
Away Uniform Logo

The Bulldogs wear 2 uniforms, their helmets are navy blue with a B on it (for Bulldogs), their home jersey is navy blue with white and gold numbers with white pants and navy blue socks.

For their away games, they usually wear their second uniform, which consists on the same navy blue helmet, but with a whole white uniform, with navy blue and gold numbers and navy blue socks.

Mascot[edit]

Big Papi II

As the team name, their mascot is a bulldog more often known as "Big Papi II".[2] A true bulldog that goes into the field with the team in every game.

Big Papi II is an original Bulldog, it has accompanied the team since the beginning of the Costa Rican Football League.

Regular Season Stats[edit]

Official FEFACR Stats[3]

2012 Season
Unique Group
Team Wins Losses Pct PF PA Net Points
Bulldogs 8 0 1.000 280 73 207
Toros 5 3 0.625 273 122 151
Raptors 4 4 0.500 227 112 115
Rhynos 3 5 0.375 207 283 -76
Dragons 0 8 0.000 22 419 -397
2011 Season
Group A
Team Wins Losses Pct PF PA Net Points
Bulldogs 7 1 0.875 272 88 184
Tiburones 3 4 0.428 156 145 11
Dragons 0 7 0.000 33 297 -264
Group B
Team Wins Losses Pct PF PA Net Points
Toros 7 1 0.875 337 123 214
Raptors 4 3 0.571 277 136 141
Rhynos 1 6 0.142 52 358 -306
2010 Season
Unique Group
Team Wins Losses Pct PF PA Net Points
Bulldogs 10 0 1.000 342 104 238
Toros 7 3 0.700 354 236 118
Raptors 3 6 0.333 224 278 -44
Tiburones 3 6 0.333 105 200 -95
Dragons 0 8 0.000 21 248 -227
2009 Season
Unique Group
Team Wins Losses Pct PF PA Net Points
Toros 9 0 1.000 428 56 372
Tiburones 7 2 0.375 167 109 58
Dragons 3 5 0.375 129 155 -26
Bulldogs 3 5 0.375 100 187 -87
Black Gators 1 6 0.142 63 230 -167
Mustangs 1 6 0.142 63 213 -150

Costa Rica Super Bowl Championships[edit]

The Bulldogs have won the last 3 Super Bowls, being the first American Football Team in Costa Rica to reach that record.

Year Coach Final Score MVP
2010 Jose Lopez Bulldogs 35 - 33 Toros* Reinhard Weiss
2011 Jose Lopez Bulldogs 35 - 17 Toros Dean Mooke
2012 Jose Lopez Bulldogs 30 - 07 Toros* Benjamin Chaverri

*2010 Season, the team went undefeated(11-0)

**2012 Season, the team went undefeated(9-0)

Bulldogs International Games[edit]

The Bulldogs have played against international teams representing their Country Costa Rica

Date Coach Home Team Final Score Away Team Field Location
June 2010 Jose Lopez Costa Rica Bulldogs 19 - 13 (OT) Nicaragua Guerreros Cuty Monge Stadium San Jose Costa Rica
May 2012 Jose Lopez Costa Rica Bulldogs 6 - 14 Panama Saints Perez Zeledon Sports Center Pérez Zeledón Costa Rica

Records[edit]

  • Longest Winning Streak : 14 Games (From Game 4 Season 2011 to IV Costa Rica Super Bowl 2012)
  • Longest Losing Streak : 3 Games (From Game 6 Season 2009 to Semifinal Game 2009)
  • Most Points Scored on a Game : 70 Points (Game 4 Season 2012 / Bulldogs 70 - 8 Dragons)
  • Most Points Granted on a Game : 54 Points (Semifinal Game 2009 / Toros 54 - 0 Bulldogs)
  • Biggest Winning Difference : 62 Points (Game 4 Season 2012 / Bulldogs 70 - 8 Dragons)
  • Smallest Winning Difference : 1 Point (Game 5 Season 2009 / Bulldogs 9 - 8 Dragons)
  • Biggest Losing Difference : 54 Points (Semifinal Game 2009 / Toros 54 - 0 Bulldogs)
  • Smallest Losing Difference : 13 Points (Game 1 Season 2009 / Bulldogs 6 - 19 Dragons)
  • Longest Game Played : II Costa Rica Super Bowl (Toros 36 - 39 Bulldogs 3(OT))
  • Shortest Game Played: Game 2 Season 2010 (Tiburones 0 - Bulldogs 17 / The game was called off at the 28th minute due to a misconduct of the whole Tiburones Team)

Roster[edit]

Bulldogs FA
Quarterbacks
  • 15 Gabriel Mena
  •  12 Jeff Elizondo

Running Back

  • 32 Reinhard Weiss Captain sports.svg
  • 33 Jose Leiton
  • 34 Manuel Loria
  • 44 Jeffry Herrera

Wide Receivers

  • 13 Benjamin Chaverri
  • 16 Derrick Fadell
  • 22 Stefano Incer
  • 81 Luis Aguilar
  • 83 Luis Miguel Rivera

Tight End

  • 88 Jorge Luis Porras
  • 80 Jason Jenkins
Offensive Lineman
  • 50 Maikel Hernandez
  • 60 Carlos Avila Captain sports.svg
  • 61 Diego Peña
  • 63 Francisco Leon
  • 65 Warner Johnson
  • 71 Jeffrey Alfaro
  • 73 Rolando Alpizar
  • 74 Christopher Navarro
  • 75 Rodrigo Mora
  • 78 Jose Miguel Mora
  • 84 Robert Brooker

Defensive Lineman

  • 52 Carlos Barberena
  • 54 Daniel Barberena
  • 66 Josue Ugalde
  • 69 Christian Sanchez
  • 70 Felipe "Yipi" Gonzalez
  • 76 Alex Calvo
  • 77 Jairo Sandoval
  • 82 Juan Pablo Herrera
  • 91 Ricardo Corrales
  • 95 Daniel Vindas
  • 98 Alonso Chavarría
  • 99 Roberto Fields
Linebacker
  • 2 David Munoz
  • 23 'Eduardo Duran
  • 30 Dean Mooke Captain sports.svg
  • 43 Randall Orellana
  • 53 Johan Martinez
  • 55 Jose "Chingy" Gomez
  • 56 Danny Monney
  • 58 Nick Derion Captain sports.svg
  • 33 Danny Herrera
  • 2 David Munoz

Defensive Back

  •  8 Egebert Emile
  •  9 Ray Rodriguez
  • 14 Fabio Barrantes
  • 85 Kevin Ocampo
  •  87 Jean Karlo Vera
  • 89 Darriken Gordon

Special Teams

  • 25 Eloy Chacon (Kicker)
  • Captain sports.svg Captain
  • Injury icon 2.svg Injured

Links and References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] IV Costa Rica Super Bowl
  2. ^ [2] Brief review of The Bulldogs Mascot
  3. ^ [3] Official FEFACR Website Stats

External links[edit]

  • [4] – Official Santa Ana Bulldogs Site
  • [5] - Official Santa Ana Bulldogs Facebook