Everett Raptors

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Everett Raptors
Established 2009
Folded 2012
Played in Comcast Arena at Everett
in Everett, Washington
Everett Raptors helmet
Everett Raptors logo
Helmet Logo
League/conference affiliations

Indoor Football League (20102012)

  • Intense Conference (2010–2012)
    • Pacific North (2010)
    • Pacific (2011)
Team colors Midnight blue, gold, red, white
                   
Personnel
Owner(s) Tom Dowling
General manager Mike Barry
Head coach Sean Ponder
Team history
  • Kent Predators (2010–2011)
  • Seattle Timberwolves (2011)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The Everett Raptors were a professional indoor football team based in Everett, Washington. The Raptors were member of the Intense Conference of the Indoor Football League (IFL). They played their home games at the Comcast Arena at Everett in Everett.

The Raptors franchise was the relocated team previously known as the Kent Predators and later the Seattle Timberwolves.[1]

As of 2012, the Everett Raptors are out of the IFL. The parent company filed for bankruptcy, and the team was not in the league in 2012-2013.

History[edit]

The franchise was originally going to play in Wasilla, Alaska as the Arctic Predators, but complications between the ownership and the would-be head coach led to difficulty in obtaining a lease, so the IFL and the Arctic Predators split ways.[2] However, the A-Preds did not fold immediately; they played that season in the American Indoor Football Association.

On January 10, 2011, the Kent Predators were sold to Jeffery Scott,[3] who hired new head coach Keith Evans, just two days later.[4] On April 13, the team was sold again, this time to Tom Dowling, changed the team's name to the Seattle Timberwovles while naming Mike Berry the team general manager, and Sean Ponder the team's new head coach.[5]

On October 18, 2011, it was announced that the Timberwolves were moving to Everett, adopting the new Everett Raptors identity.[6]

The Raptors were the second indoor football team to play in Everett, following the Everett Hawks of the National Indoor Football League and later the af2 which played from 2005 until 2007. A team called the Everett Destroyers was proposed for the IFL's inaugural 2009 season, but folded before ever playing a single down.

On July 30, 2012, the parent company, Northwest Pro Sports LLC, filed For Bankruptcy. The Everett Raptors are now out of IFL and did not play 2012-2013.[7]

Logos[edit]

Players of note[edit]

Final roster[edit]

Everett Raptors Roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve

Exempt List

Refused to Report

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 5, 2012
25 Active, 8 Inactive

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All-IFL players[edit]

The following Predators/Timberwolves/Raptors players have been named to All-IFL Teams:

  • WR Andre Piper-Jordan (2)
  • OL Vaughn Lesuma
  • DL John Fields
  • KR Mike Tatum

Awards and honors[edit]

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

Season Player Position Award
2010 John Fields Defensive lineman Defensive Player of the Year
2012 Mike Tatum Kickoff returner Special Teams Player of the Year

Head coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2012 Indoor Football League season.

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
William McCarthy 2010 5 9 0 .357 0 0
Keith Evans 2011 1 5 0 .167 0 0
Sean Ponder 2011-2012 9 13 0 .409 0 0

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 IFL Intense Pacific North 4th 5 9 0
2011 2011 IFL Intense Pacific 3rd 5 9 0
2012 2012 IFL Intense 5th 5 9 0
Totals 15 27 0 All-time regular season record (2010-2012)
0 0 - All-time postseason record (2010-2012)
15 27 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2010-2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.king5.com/news/cities/everett/Indoor-football-returning-to-Everett-132051858.html
  2. ^ Richard Larson (December 8, 2009). "Indoor football won't go to Valley". www.adn.com. Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kent Predators Under New Ownership". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. January 10, 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kent Predators Announce New Head Coach". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. January 12, 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ Steve Hunter (April 13, 2011). "Indoor Football League: Kent team changes name, owners and coach in middle of season". www.seattlepi.com. Kent Reporter. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ Myhre, Rich. "Indoor football is back in Everett". The Herald. 
  7. ^ Dart, Leland. "Everett Raptors Out of IFL, Parent Co. Files For Bankruptcy". My Everett News. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 

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