2017 Arizona Rattlers season

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2017 Arizona Rattlers season
OwnerRon Shurts
Head coach Kevin Guy
General managerKevin Guy
Home field Talking Stick Resort Arena
Results
Record12–4
Conference place1st
Playoff finishWon Intense Conference Championship 36–62 (Danger)
Won 2017 United Bowl 50–41 (Storm)

The 2017 Arizona Rattlers season was the twenty-fifth season for the professional indoor football franchise and first in the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Rattlers were one of ten teams that competed in the IFL for the 2017 season, the Rattlers were members of the Intense Conference.

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Led by head coach Kevin Guy, the Rattlers played their home games at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

Staff

2017 Arizona Rattlers staff
Front office
  • CEO / majority owner – Ron Shurts
  • General manager - Kevin Guy
  • President - Chris Presson
  • Assistant general manager - Jeff Jarnigan
  • Director of team operations – J. T. Thompson
  • Director of business operations – Ashley Stovall
  • Director of Media / community relations – Peter Garbow
  • Operations assistant – Karra Labombarde
  • Sidewinders Dancers Director – Angie Baker
 

Head Coach

Offensive Coaches

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Line Coach - Jeff Jarnigan

Schedule

Key:   Win  Tie  Loss   Bye

Regular season

All start times are local time

WeekDayDateKickoffOpponentResultsLocationAttendance
ScoreRecord
1FridayFebruary 177:05pmat Sioux Falls Storm L 29–40 [1] 0–1 Denny Sanford Premier Center 8,963
2SundayFebruary 264:00 PM Iowa Barnstormers L 47–51 [2] 0–2 Talking Stick Resort Arena 11,438
3 BYE
4SaturdayMarch 116:00 PM Colorado Crush W 71–27 [3] 1–2Talking Stick Resort Arena14,962
5 BYE
6SundayMarch 263:05 PMat Green Bay Blizzard W 30–29 [4] 2–2 Resch Center
7SaturdayApril 16:00 PM Wichita Falls Nighthawks L 53–60 [5] 2–3Talking Stick Resort Arena10,879
8FridayApril 77:05 PMat Nebraska Danger W 39–36 [6] 3–3 Eihusen Arena
9FridayApril 147:00 PMat Salt Lake Screaming Eagles W 73–604–3 Maverik Center 3,785
10SaturdayApril 227:00 PM Spokane Empire L 51–604–4Talking Stick Resort Arena12,275
11SaturdayApril 297:05 PMGreen Bay BlizzardW 64–295–4Talking Stick Resort Arena
12FridayMay 56:05 PMat Cedar Rapids Titans W 34–326–4 U.S. Cellular Center 2,612
13FridayMay 127:00 PMat Spokane EmpireW 49–357–4 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
14SaturdayMay 207:00 PMSalt Lake Screaming EaglesW 63–338-4Talking Stick Resort Arena
15SundayMay 284:00 PMNebraska DangerW 43–339–4Talking Stick Resort Arena11,384
16SaturdayJune 37:00 PMat Spokane EmpireW 33–1610–4Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
17SundayJune 113:00 PMCedar Rapids TitansW 56–2511–4Talking Stick Resort Arena13,251
18FridayJune 166:00 PMat Colorado CrushW 47–44 (OT)12–4 Budweiser Events Center

Standings

2017 Intense Conference
WLTPCTPFPACONGBSTK
y - Arizona Rattlers 1240.7507826108–1W8
x - Nebraska Danger 970.5637176605–23.0W1
Spokane Empire 880.5006546777–54.0L3
Salt Lake Screaming Eagles 5110.3136757624–87.0W1
Colorado Crush 3130.1886298212–108.0L4

Postseason

RoundDayDateKickoffOpponentResultsLocation
ScoreRecord
United Conference ChampionshipSaturdayJune 247:05pmNebraska DangerW 62–361–0 Talking Stick Resort Arena
2017 United Bowl SaturdayJuly 87:05pmat Sioux Falls StormW 50–412–0 Denny Sanford Premier Center

Roster

2017 Arizona Rattlers roster
Quarterbacks
  • 19 Cody Sokol
  • 17 Jon Wolf

Running backs

  • 42 Ketrich Harmon
  • 14Derrell Monroe

Wide receivers

  •  5 Anthony Amos
  •  9 Antonio Vaughan
  • 15 Dillion Winfrey
Offensive linemen
  • 50 Glen Haisley
  • 58 Damian Love

Defensive linemen

  • 95 Joshua Gordon
  • 91 Justin Martin
  • 49 Edward Mosley
Linebackers
  • 30 Justin Shirk

Defensive backs

  •  4 Nathan Lindsey
  •  6Adam Sauder
  •  1 Markus Smith

Kickers

  • 22Sawyer Petre
Reserve list
  • 53 Kevin Ashak OL (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 21Josh Atkinson DB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • --DeWayne Boston WR (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 74 DeShawn Byrd OL (Did Not Report)
  • -- Jared Dangerfield WR (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 47 Cody Galea DL (Did Not Report)
  • --Frederick Gammage WR (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • --Luke Hayes OL (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • --Ian Joseph OL (Exempt)
  • --Vernon Sainvil DL (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  •  1 Tee Shepard DB (Did Not Report)
  • 25LaVance Taylor RB (IR-DFR) Injury icon 2.svg

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 20, 2017
25 Active, 14 Inactive

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