J. J. Raterink

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J.J. Raterink
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Raterink in 2013.
No. 9 – Baltimore Brigade
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1981-08-04) August 4, 1981 (age 36)
Longmont, Colorado
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Longmont (CO) Skyline
College: Wyoming
Undrafted: 2005
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.: 1,689 / 2,771
Passing yards: 19,904
TDINT: 361–78
QB rating: 103.65
Rushing TD: 41
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Jason J. Raterink (born August 4, 1981) is an arena football quarterback for the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League (AFL). He went undrafted during the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wyoming.

Raterink attended Skyline High School in Longmont, Colorado, where he participated in baseball, basketball and football. Raterink was a captain in football, basketball and baseball. He graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was a Co-Valedictorian of his class. Raterink was named the Class 4A Academic Athlete of the Year for the state of Colorado during his senior season. After his senior season, he moved on to the University of Wyoming where he redshirted in 2000.

Early life[edit]

Born the son of Ginger and George Raterink, J.J. attended Skyline High School in Longmont, Colorado.[1]

College career[edit]

After high school, Raterink attended the University of Wyoming, where he was awarded a football scholarship. After taking a redshirt year in 2000, Raterink played very sparingly throughout his first three seasons of eligibility. He served mostly as the team's holder, while backing up brothers Casey and Corey Bramlet. Raterink saw more playing time as a senior. He was selected as the Co-Mountain West Player of the Week during his four touchdown performance in a triple overtime victory over UNLV which also made the Cowboys Bowl eligible for the first time in 11 years. In the 2004 Las Vegas Bowl against UCLA, Raterink caught a 22-yard touchdown on a reverse pass that helped the Cowboys upset the heavily favored Bruins 24–21. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in the spring of 2005 with a perfect 4.0 GPA and was a finalist to be selected as a Rhodes Scholar.

Statistics[edit]

  Passing Rushing
Season Team Comp Att Pct Yds TD INT Rating Att Yds TD
2001 Wyoming 3 5 60.0 37 0 0 122.2 1 1 0
2002 Wyoming 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2003 Wyoming 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2004 Wyoming 37 64 57.8 373 4 3 118.0 27 33 0
Totals[2] 40 69 58.0 410 4 3 118.3 28 34 0

Professional career[edit]

Spokane Shock[edit]

In 2006, Raterink was in training camp with the Spokane Shock of the af2.[3]

Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings[edit]

In 2006, he was traded to the Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings in Shreveport, Louisiana. He played in all 16 games for the Battlewings and started 15 games at quarterback. He threw for 2,936 yards and 43 touchdowns.[4]

Quad City Steamwheelers[edit]

Raterink was assigned to the Quad City Steamwheelers in November 2006.[4] He played for the Steamwheelers for three seasons from 2007 to 2009 and held almost all offensive records for a quarterback. In 2009, Raterink asked for his release from the Steamwheelers. He had been placed on the four-week injury reserve with concussionary symptoms, but said he felt fine and that he wanted to play.[5]

Fairbanks Grizzlies[edit]

After his release from the Steamwheelers, Raterink joined several former Steamwheelers' players and coaches on the Fairbanks Grizzlies of the Indoor Football League. Raterink appeared in two games, completing 11 of 18 passes for 125-yards and 2 touchdowns and no interceptions.[6]

Chicago Rush[edit]

Upon the completion of the 2009 season, Raterink considered retiring from professional football. He had begun working for the Quad City Mallards hockey team as well as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, when Mike Hohensee approached Raterink about becoming a backup quarterback for the Chicago Rush in the newly re-organized Arena Football League.[7] Raterink spent the season as Russ Michna's backup, until Michna was lost for the season during a July game with the Dallas Vigilantes. Raterink started the final game for the Rush during the 2010 season, as well as the playoff game where they lost 64–54 to the Milwaukee Iron.

Kansas City Command[edit]

Raterink with the Iowa Barnstormers in 2013.

Raterink was assigned to the expansion Kansas City Command in 2011, where he was named the starting quarterback. After 13 games Raterink was traded back to Chicago.

Return to the Chicago Rush[edit]

Raterink returned to the Rush in 2011 when the Command traded Raterink for Todd Devoe and future considerations.[8]

Iowa Barnstormers[edit]

Raterink was assigned to the Iowa Barnstormers in 2012. Raterink was named the starter for the Barnstormers out of training camp. Raterink was off to a great start of the season, when he was injured during a May 19 loss to the Jacksonville Sharks. Raterink sustained an AC contusion in this throwing shoulder, but returned to the lineup the following week playing with extra padding on is shoulder.[9] He went on to set franchise records for passing yards in a single season (4,870) and passing touchdowns (93), passing Kurt Warner and Aaron Garcia respectively.[10] The Barnstormers re-signed Raterink after the season to a two-year deal through the 2014 season.[10]

Los Angeles Kiss[edit]

On September 10, 2013, Raterink was traded by the Barnstormers to the Los Angeles Kiss in exchange for Carson Coffman.[11] He was awarded the Al Lucas AFL Pulse Hero Award for his philanthropic efforts during the 2014 season.[12]

Return to the Iowa Barnstormers[edit]

On Monday May 12, Raterink was traded by the Los Angeles Kiss to the Jacksonville Sharks and then subsequently traded back to the Iowa Barnstormers.[13][14][15]

Return to the KISS[edit]

On June 30, 2014, the Barnstormers traded Raterink to the Philadelphia Soul for future considerations.[15] On the same day, the Soul traded Raterink back to the KISS for future considerations.[16]

Las Vegas Outlaws[edit]

On October 28, 2014, Raterink and former Los Angeles Kiss teammate Donovan Morgan were announced as the first signings by the Las Vegas Outlaws.[17]

Guangzhou Power[edit]

Raterink was selected by the Guangzhou Power of the China Arena Football League (CAFL) in the 12th round of the 2016 CAFL Draft,[18][19] and was the starting quarterback for the Power during the 2016 season.[20] He completed 82 of 144 passes for 1,152 yards, 20 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.[21] He is listed on the Power's roster for the 2018 season.[22]

Baltimore Brigade[edit]

Raterink was assigned to the Baltimore Brigade on August 2, 2017.[23]

AFL statistics[edit]

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
2010 Chicago 65 102 63.7 767 14 2 112.66 8 9 2
2011 Chicago 64 105 61.0 888 16 2 118.27 4 8 2
2011 Kansas City 311 500 62.2 3,723 65 17 103.28 48 138 5
2012 Iowa 413 618 66.8 4,870 93 10 121.49 37 110 8
2013 Iowa 346 575 60.2 4,015 78 18 102.19 32 10 8
2014 Los Angeles 211 383 55.1 2,335 38 19 77.53 6 5 1
2014 Iowa 101 163 62.0 1,320 22 1 118.65 37 111 9
2015 Las Vegas 178 325 54.8 1,986 35 9 88.57 32 19 6
Career 1,689 2,771 61.0 19,904 361 78 103.65 204 410 41

Stats from ArenaFan:[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "11 J.J. Raterink". www.gowyo.com. University of Wyoming. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "J.J. Raterink Stats". www.sports-reference.com. College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Casey Hansen (May 27, 2011). "Another scary "underdog" for Shock". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Quad City Steamwheelers Assigned First Three Players for 2007". arenafan.com. November 8, 2006. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  5. ^ Craig DeVrieze (June 25, 2009). "Wheelers' Raterink requests release, heads to Alaska". Quad-City Times. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2009 Fairbanks Grizzlies Stats". www.qkstats.net. Indoor Football League. July 15, 2009. Archived from the original on January 17, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ Steve Tappa (February 24, 2012). "Wheelers great Raterink celebrates `homecoming' tonight". www.qconline.com. Quad-Cites Online. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Raterink Lead Rush to Victory of Utah to Clinch Playoff Position". www.kcarenafootball.blogspot.com. July 3, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ Tommy Birch (May 23, 2012). "Barnstormers quarterback J.J. Raterink to play on Friday". Des Moines Register. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Tommy Birch (November 5, 2012). "Iowa Barnstormers re-sign QB Raterink to two-year deal". Des Moines Register. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Barnstormers Trade Raterink in Exchange for Coffman". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ "AFL Announces Smitty USA Kicker of the Year, Al Lucas AFL Pulse Hero Award". arenafootball.com. August 21, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2016. 
  13. ^ "J.J. Raterink traded back to injury-laden Barnstormers". www.desmoineregister.com. Des Moines Register. May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  14. ^ "SHARKS ADD DEFENSIVE LINEMAN JAMES MCCLINTON". jaxsharks.com. May 12, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on November 18, 2016. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on November 18, 2016. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 
  17. ^ W. G. Ramirez (March 25, 2015). "Journeyman QB Raterink hopes he has found home with Outlaws". www.reviewjournal.com. GateHouse Media, Inc. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  18. ^ "CAFL DRAFT RESULTS – SEE IT AGAIN – FULL RESULTS HERE". caflfootball.com. June 11, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Ex-Steamwheelers QB Raterink picked in China draft". qctimes.com. June 12, 2016. Archived from the original on September 6, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016. 
  20. ^ Neumann, Thomas (November 18, 2016). "Arena football vets never saw anything like new Chinese league". espn.com. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 
  21. ^ Moninghoff, Mick (November 6, 2016). "Series Final: One for the Record Books". caflfootball.com. Retrieved July 22, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Guangzhou Power 2017 Roster". caflfootball.com. August 14, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Transactions". afldigital.com. Retrieved August 3, 2017. 
  24. ^ "JJ Raterink". arenafan.com. Retrieved July 16, 2017. 

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