Arizona Adrenaline

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Arizona Adrenaline
Established 2008
Folded 2011
Played in Tim's Toyota Center
in Prescott Valley, Arizona
Arizona Adrenaline helmet
Arizona Adrenaline logo
HelmetLogo
League/conference affiliations
American Indoor Football Association (2008)
  • Western Conference (2008)
    • West Division (2008)

Indoor Football League (2011)

  • Intense Conference (2011)
    • Mountain West Division (2011)
Team colorsBlack, blue, silver
              
MascotRocket the Roadrunner
CheerleadersThe Rush
Personnel
Owner(s)Mitch Simpson
Kurt Dembuagh
PresidentDark Clark
Head coachAndrew Moore
Team history
  • Arizona Adrenaline (2008, 2011)
Championships
League championships (0)
0
Conference championships (0)
0
Division championships (0)
0
Home arena(s)

The Arizona Adrenaline were a professional indoor American football team based in Prescott Valley, Arizona. They were members of the Mountain West division of the Intense Conference of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Adrenaline were founded in 2008 as an expansion member of the American Indoor Football Association (AIFA). After two years of dormancy, the Adrenaline returned for 2011 in the IFL. The team played its home games at the Tim's Toyota Center.

History[edit]

Expansion (2008)[edit]

In October 2007, it was announced that the American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) was expanding into Prescott Valley, Arizona.[1] After a two-week name the team contest, it was announced that the team's nickname would be the Adrenaline.[2] In December 2007, the Adrenaline announced that Andrew Moore was named the team's head coach.[3]

The Adrenaline opened their first ever season with a 66-21 victory over the New Mexico Wildcats.[4] The following week the Adrenaline received their first loss in franchise history with a 69-30 loss to the Wyoming Cavalry.[5] The Adrenaline were able to clinch a playoff berth in their first season, after a 52-27 victory of the Utah Saints.[6] The Adrenaline finished the regular season 11-3, tying for first place in the West Division of the Western Conference. They faced the Cavalry in the Divisional Playoff game, where they were defeated 51-26.[7]

After a successful first season, the team announced that it was suspending operations for the 2009 season due to lack of sponsorship funding.[8]

Rebirth and fall (2011)[edit]

In October 2010, the Adrenaline announced they would be returning in the spring of 2011 as a member of the Indoor Football League (IFL).[9]

In 2011, Nicole Joy became the first female to score a point in an IFL game.[10]

Notable players[edit]

Final roster[edit]

Arizona Adrenaline roster
Quarterbacks
  • 19 Robert Jones

Running Backs

  • 24 Chris Chaney

Wide Receivers

  • 44 Karl Pope
Offensive Linemen
  • 79 Larry Brady
  • 66 Glendon Brown

Defensive Linemen

  • 60 Matt Mason
  • 58 Luther Robinson
  • 93 Earnest Rogers Jr.
Linebackers
  • Currently vacant

Defensive Backs

  •  1 Chris Faulkner
  • 21 Dan McEwen
  • 11 Tony Norman
  • 13 Ray Warren

Kickers

  •  3 Nicole Joy

86 Jake Bauer

Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Inactive Roster

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant
  • Rookies in italics
  • Roster updated June 10, 2011
  • 13 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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All-league selections[edit]

  • WR Quincy Jackson
  • OL Dorsey Mitchell
  • DL Fernandez Shaw
  • DB Nick Hannah

Head coaches[edit]

Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Andrew Moore 2008, 2011 12 17 0 .414 0 1

Season-by-season results[edit]

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth League Leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2008 2008 AIFA Western West 2nd 11 3 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Cavalry) 26-51
2011 2011 IFL Intense Mountain West 3rd 1 13 0
Totals 12 17 0 All-time regular season record (2008, 2011)
0 1 - All-time postseason record (2008, 2011)
12 18 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2008, 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jo. L. Keener (October 17, 2007). "Arena football league hits paydirt in PV". www.dcourier.com. The Daily Courier. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "It's The Arizona Adrenaline". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. November 20, 2007. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Adrenaline have their man". www.dcourier.com. The Daily Courier. December 4, 2007. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "STRONG START". www.dcourier.com. The Daily Courier. March 30, 2008. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "Wyoming hands Adrenaline first loss". www.dcourier.com. The Daily Courier. April 4, 2008. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "Arizona struggles but clinches playoff berth". www.dcourier.com. The Daily Courier. May 24, 2008. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "Cavalry closes out Adrenaline season". www.dcourier.com. The Daily Courier. July 4, 2008. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  8. ^ Steve Stockmar (January 23, 2009). "Adrenaline cancel 2009 season". www.dcourier.com. The Daily Courier. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  9. ^ Doug Cook (October 5, 2010). "Adrenaline football is back". www.dcourier.com. The Daily Courier. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  10. ^ "Sports Desk Photo of the Week: Arizona Adrenaline". www.dcourier.com. The Daily Courier. May 8, 2011. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.

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