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Dietz Sets af2 Record

June 19, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

Louisville Fire quarterback Brett Dietz has caught fire lately and Saturday night at Albany Dietz established a new arenafootball2 league record with 12 touchdown passes. Dietz's 12 touchdown passes breaks a six year old mark set by Jon Nielsen of Arkansas on June 3, 2000.

Dietz was originally credited with 11 touchdowns, but after the league reviewed the tape a rushing touchdown by Lance Taylor in the first quarter was found to have been a shovel pass. Dietz also completed 23-31 passes for 314 yards and zero interceptions in Albany. Dietz now leads the af2 in passing touchdowns with 71 and has topped the 3,000 yard mark in passing becoming the second player in af2 to accomplish that mark this season.

"Brett is starting to come into his own. It took some time for him to learn the system, but now he is having fun and the game slowing down," said head coach Tommy Johnson.

Dietz and the rest of the Fire will head back to the northeast this Friday against the Manchester Wolves at 7:30 P.M. The game can be heard on 1080-AM or louisvillefirefootball.com.

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