Jim Arellanes

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Jim Arellanes
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Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1974-01-30) January 30, 1974 (age 48)
Pico Rivera, California
Career information
College: Fresno State
Undrafted: 1997
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

James Arellanes (born January 30, 1974) is a former professional American football player who was a quarterback in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL), the Arena Football League (AFL), and the XFL. He played for the Rhein Fire of the NFLEL, the Carolina Cobras and Florida Bobcats of the AFL, and the Orlando Rage of the XFL. Arellanes played collegiately at Los Angeles Valley College before transferring to Fresno State. [1]

Professional career

Arellanes was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks following the 1997 NFL Draft. After spending training camp with the team, he was released during the preseason on August 16. Later that year, he was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad. Following the 1997 season, Arellanes was allocated to the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe, where he was the back-up to Mike Quinn. Rhein finished the regular season in second place with a record of 7–3 and qualified for the championship game, World Bowl '98. Due to an injury to Quinn, Arellanes started the game and led the Rhein Fire to a 34–10 victory over the Frankfurt Galaxy, the first championship in team history. He completed 12 of 18 passes for 263 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, a performance which earned him Most Valuable Player honors. [2]

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References

  1. Fernando Dominguez (December 10, 1994). "Valley Quarterback Arellanes Says He'll Play for Fresno State". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  2. Andrews, Edmund L. (June 15, 1998). "Rhein Fire Beats Frankfurt Galaxy". The New York Times . Retrieved June 24, 2012.