Florida Marine Raiders

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Florida Marine Raiders
Founded 2011
Folded 2015
League UIFL (2012–2013)
X-League (2014–2015)
Team history Lakeland Raiders (2012–2013)
Florida Marine Raiders (2014–2015)
Based in Lakeland, Florida
Arena Lakeland Center
Colors Black, Carolina Blue, White, Gold
Owner(s) Michael Mink
Robert Tannenbaum
Head coach Keith Evans
General Manager Neva Green
Championships (1) X-League (2014)
Playoff berths (4) UIFL (2012, 2013)
X-League (2014, 2015)
Dancers Marinettes
Mascot Gunny
Website http://www.marineraiders.com/

The Florida Marine Raiders (formerly the Lakeland Raiders) were a professional indoor football team; though they began play in 2012 as a member of the Ultimate Indoor Football League, for 2014 they became a charter member of the X-League Indoor Football (X-League). The Raiders were based in Lakeland, Florida, with home games played at the Lakeland Center. The Lakeland Raiders were founded by Michael Mink in his mother's vision of helping players get a second chance.

The Raiders were the second indoor football team to play in Lakeland, after the Lakeland Thunderbolts which played in the National Indoor Football League for the 2005 and 2006 seasons, then joined the American Indoor Football Association for the 2007 season, winning the league championship before folding that offseason.

At the conclusion of the 2013 UIFL season, the Raiders announced that they would be joining the newly formed X-League. On July 11, 2013, the franchise announced that they would be changing their name to the Florida Marine Raiders.[1] In August 2015, the Marine Raiders announced they would not be returning in 2016.[2]



2014 season[edit]

Players of note[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Florida Marine Raiders Roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs


Injured Reserve

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics
Roster updated April 1, 2015
25 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

More rosters

All-League selections[edit]

  • RB Levi Raines, Jr. (1)
  • WR Reggie Ellis (1)
  • OL Adam Duckett (1)
  • DL Kendrick Stewart (1)
  • LB Prince Hall (1)
  • DB Maurice Francois (1)

Awards and honors[edit]

The following is a list of all Predators/Timberwolves/Raptors players who have won league Awards

Season Player Position Award
2014 Levi Raines, Jr. Running back Most Valuable Player
2014 Prince Hall Linebacker Co-Defensive Player 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
2012 2012 UIFL South 3rd 6 6 Lost South Conference Finals (Florida) 29-60
2013 2013 UIFL 3rd 6 3 Lost UIFL Semifinals (Corpus Christi) 58-68[3]
2014 2014 X-League 2nd 5 3 Won X-Bowl I (St. Louis) 60-48[4]
2015 2015 X-League 4th 5 3 Lost X-Bowl II (Florida) 23-65
Totals 22 15 All-time regular season record (2012-2015)
1 3 - All-time postseason record (2012-2015)
23 18 All-time regular season and postseason record (2012-2015)

* Season currently in progress


  1. ^ Brad Frederickson (July 11, 2013). "Name Change, Same Game: Lakeland Raiders Are Now Florida Marine Raiders". www.theledger.com. Ledger Media Group. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Brady Fredericksen (August 31, 2015). "New Lakeland team hopes to find success in 2016". www.theledger.com. The Lakeland Ledger. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ Bill Kemp (June 3, 2013). "Raiders' Year Comes to End, But Mink Says They'll Be Back". ww.theledger.com. Ledger Media Group. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ Brady Fredericksen (June 15, 2014). "Marine Raiders Top St. Louis, Win X-Bowl". ww.theledger.com. Ledger Media Group. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 

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