Florida Marine Raiders
|Team history||Lakeland Raiders (2012–2013)
Florida Marine Raiders (2014–2015)
|Based in||Lakeland, Florida|
|Colors||Black, Carolina Blue, White, Gold|
|Head coach||Keith Evans|
|General manager||Neva Green|
|Championships||(1) X-League (2014)|
|Playoff berths||(4) UIFL (2012, 2013)
X-League (2014, 2015)
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. In August 2015, the Marine Raiders announced they would not be returning in 2016.
Players of note
|Florida Marine Raiders Roster|
Rookies in italics
- 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
The following is a list of all Predators/Timberwolves/Raptors players who have won league Awards
|2014||Levi Raines, Jr.||Running back||Most Valuable Player|
|2014||Prince Hall||Linebacker||Co-Defensive Player of the Year|
Statistics and records
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|
|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|
|2014||2014||X-League||2nd||5||3||Won X-Bowl I (St. Louis) 60-48|
|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
- 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.
- Brady Fredericksen (August 31, 2015). "New Lakeland team hopes to find success in 2016". www.theledger.com. The Lakeland Ledger. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
- 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.
- 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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