Former Firecats Standout Steve Gorrie Named League's Top Fullback Of All Time
March 4, 2009 - arenafootball2 (af2) News Release
CHICAGO - The arenafootball2 league (af2) announced today that FB/LB STEVE GORRIE has been named the league's top fullback of all-time, as selected by a group of af2 head coaches past and present, members of the media and fans throughout the country. Gorrie played two seasons for the Florida Firecats (2004-2005) and led the league in rushing yards each year. He tallied an af2 single-season record 500 rushing yards in 2004 en route to helping the Firecats claim the ArenaCup Championship. Gorrie rushed for 345 yards in 2005 before having his career cut short due to a neck injury. Gorrie currently ranks sixth in league history with 845 career rushing yards.
"Steve was an outstanding af2 player and is very deserving of this honor," said af2 President Jerry Kurz. "He was a fierce competitor who ran hard and played hard every time he took the field. His efforts were a big reason behind Florida's championship run in 2004."
TOP 10 af2 FULLBACKS OF ALL-TIME
1. Steve Gorrie
2. Jason Schule
3. Josh White
4. Marlon Moye-Moore
5. Demetrius Forney
6. Peter Lazare
7. Matt Huebner
8. Corky Martin
9. Wilmont Perry
10. Tim Murphy
Steve Gorrie at a glance
Steve Gorrie, despite playing less than two full seasons in the af2, continues to hold several all-time rushing records. During the 2004 season, Gorrie led the league in both rush attempts and yards, totaling 500 yards in 110 attempts. His 500 yards is the highest single-season rushing yard total in league history. He also tallied 17 rushing touchdowns, third best in the league that season. Gorrie averaged 31.2 rushing yards per game, a league-high, and was a significant factor behind the Firecats leading the league in rushing yards. His impressive statistics in 2004 earned him Ironman of the Week honors on two occasions (Weeks 5 and 16). Gorrie, who was also named to the American Conference All-af2 First Team, helped lead Florida to the ArenaCup title. In 2005, Gorrie continued to impress. He earned American Conference All-af2 First Team accolades for the second straight season on the strength of a league-best 345 rushing yards. He also led the league in rushing yards per game (28.8) while pacing the Firecats with eight rushing touchdowns. Gorrie's career was cut short prematurely in 2005 after suffering a neck injury.
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