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May 4, 2005 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - New York Dragons News Release

Quick Facts

Columbus Destroyers (1-12) at New York Dragons (8-5)
Date: Saturday ▪ May 7, 2005
Kickoff: 7:00 PM (EST)
Site: Nassau Coliseum (11,985)
Officials: Referee: Bill McCabe, Umpire: Mike Delaney, Head Linesman: Royce Cooley, Line Judge: Dirk Bell, Back Judge: Jimmy Buchanan
TV: AFL Net @ www.arenafootball.com
Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio WEPN: Peter Schwartz (play-by-play) and Wayne Morris (analyst)
Series Record: New York Lead 7 games to 4
Series Streak: New York +1
Last Regular Season Meeting:
New York 56, Columbus 55
Nationwide Arena ▪ Columbus, OH
March 26, 2005
Coaches Record:
New York ▪ Weylan Harding (All-Time: 8-5, 1st year)
Columbus ▪ Chris Spielman (All-Time: 1-12, 1st year)

DRAGONS 2005 SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT TIME/RESULT
January 26-28 BYE ---
February 6 DALLAS W 55-45
February 11 at Las Vegas L 41-37
February 19 NASHVILLE W 62-49
February 27 ARIZONA W 61-37
March 6 at Philadelphia W 61-54
March 12 GEORGIA W 53-51
March 19 at Austin L 57-47
March 26 at Columbus W 56-55
April 2 CHICAGO L 44-43
April 10 at Los Angeles L 66-35
April 15 at Orlando L 72-60
April 24 PHILADELPHIA W 51-37
April 29 at Dallas W 65-57
May 7 COLUMBUS 7:00 PM
May 15 at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM
May 21 COLORADO 7:00 PM



NATIONAL EASTERN STANDINGS

TEAM W -L-T PCT HOME AWAY DIV CONF
1. NYD 8-5-0 .615 5-1 3-4 5-0 6-2
2. DAL 7-5-1 .577 3-3-1 4-2 3-2 5-3
3. PHI 6-8-0 .428 4-3 2-5 1-3 4-4
4. CMB 1-12-0 .077 1-6 0-6 0-4 0-7

Game Preview

The Dragons head into this week’s game looking to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Columbus Destroyers. A win would give the Dragons a perfect divisional record for the first time since 1997 (as the Iowa Barnstormers) and would further boost their playoff aspirations.

Last Regular Season Meeting Recap

WR/DB DaShane Dennis intercepted a Matt D’Orazio pass with 30 seconds remaining in the game to seal a 56-55 victory for the Dragons. QB Aaron Garcia completed 27 of 35 passes for 326 yards and seven touchdowns. WR/LB Chris Anthony stared with 10 receptions for 93 yards and four touchdowns.

DRAGONS/COLUMBUS all-time

DATE H/A SCORE W/L
June 12, 1999 H 49-42 W
April 22, 2000 A 56-35 W
April 27, 2001 H 70-58 W
June 8, 2001 A 51-58 L
April 28, 2002 H 69-54 W
June 8, 2002 A 40-35 L
April 6, 2003 H 46-49 L
May 11, 2003 A 49-30 W
March 20, 2004 H 62-41 W
April 10, 2004 A 65-55 L
March 26, 2005 A 56-55 W

Last Week

The Dragons took back the top spot in the East by defeating the Dallas Desperados 65-57. QB Aaron Garcia became the first professional football player to throw for 700 career touchdowns. The Dragons swept the Desperados in the season series.

Next Week

The Dragons wrap up the road portion of their schedule with a meeting against the Tampa Bay Storm. Last season, the Dragons defeated the Storm 40-35 thanks to a last-second pass deflection by DS Terrance Joseph.

Dragons Practice Schedule

Wednesday (5/4): 10:30-12:30 at Practice Facility
Thursday (5/5): 10:30-12:30 at Nassau Coliseum
Friday (5/6): 10:15 Walk Through at Nassau Coliseum

To confirm the Dragons’ practice schedule/ time or to receive directions, please contact Corey Witt at 516-501-6841.

The IF’s

If the Dragons defeat Columbus it would give…

· The Dragons a 9-5 record for the season.
· The Dragons a 7-0 home record.
· The Dragons their 91st regular season victory.
· The team their 37th victory since moving to Long Island in 2001.
· QB Aaron Garcia his 47th victory with the team.
· The Dragons a perfect divisional record of 6-0 for the first time since 1997.
· The Dragons an all-time record of 8-4 versus the Columbus Destroyers.
· The Dragons a 6-0 record in games that OS Kevin Swayne has played in.

Dragons 2005 Record When/Versus

At the Home 5-1 Opponents Score First 3-3
On the Road 3-4 Ahead at Half 5-2
Friday 1-2 Tied at Half 3-0
Saturday 3-2 Behind at Half 1-2
Sunday 4-1 Ahead after 3 Quarters 6-1
February 3-1 Tied after 3 Quarters 2-0
March 3-2 Behind after 3 Quarters 0-4
April 2-3 Outcome 7 pts or less 0-1
May 0-0 Outcome 3 pts or less 2-1
National Conference 6-2 Outcome 7 pts or more 6-4
Eastern Division 5-0 Outcome 3 pts or more 0-0
Southern Division 1-2 Overtime 0-0
American Conference 2-3 Plus turnover margin 5-1
Central Division 1-1 Even turnover Margin 2-0
Western Division 1-2 Minus Turnover Margin 1-4
Score First 5-2 When Kevin Swayne Plays 5-0

Notes From the Dragons Lair

COLUMBUS CONNECTIONS:
Dragons’ head coach Weylan Harding was the Destroyers defensive coordinator from 2002 to 2004. In 2000, he was the team’s defensive backs coach when they were located in Buffalo. Assistant coach Chad L. Lindsey is a native of Columbus, OH. Lindsey along with fellow assistant coach Jerome Brown was on the same coaching staff as Harding when the Destroyers were in Buffalo in 2003. In 2004, DS Chris Angel played his rookie season with Columbus.

The Destroyers have a pair of former Dragons on their roster. DS Donvetis Franklin started his career on Long Island and was a member of the team from 2002 to 2004. OS Damien Groce was a Dragon for the 2002 and 2003 seasons.

THE BIG EAST:
With a victory over Dallas this past week, the Dragons have re-claimed the top spot in the Eastern Division. They currently hold a half-game lead over Dallas. The Dragons are also the only team in the East to have a perfect divisional record. They are currently at the end of a stretch that has them play three consecutive divisional games. So far, they are 2-0.

MR. 700:
QB Aaron Garcia threw five touchdown passes in Week 14 at Dallas to become the first player in professional football history to record 700-or-more career passing touchdowns. The score came on a 37-yard toss to OS Kevin Swayne in the first quarter. Garcia now has 704 touchdowns in his illustrious career.

GARCIA FIRST IN TD’S, SECOND IN COMPLETIONS AND YARDS:
Dragons QB Aaron Garcia enters his 11th AFL season as one of the league’s top passers. He remains first all-time with 704 touchdowns and has moved ahead of Arizona Rattlers’ QB Sherdrick Bonner to second in all-time passing yards with 33,812. Garcia is currently second all-time with 2,864 pass completions.

The All-Arena QB reached the 650 plateau vs. Arizona on February 27. Last year on April 18 vs. the Colorado Crush, Garcia became the first professional football player to throw for 600 career touchdowns.

AARON GARCIA ALL-TIME RANKINGS:
Rank Touchdowns Yardage Completions
1st Aaron Garcia704 Andy Kelly35,865 Andy Kelly3,244
2nd Andy Kelly697 Aaron Garcia 33,812 Aaron Garcia2,864
3rd Sherdrick Bonner 643 Sherdrick Bonner 32,267 Clint Dolezel2,635
4th Clint Dolezel628 Clint Dolezel 31,427 Sherdrick Bonner 2,611

HIGH RATINGS:
QB Aaron Garcia is quietly having a standout season. Entering Week Fifteen, Garcia is the fourth highest rated quarterback in the AFL with a QB Rating of 117.3. For the season, he has completed 269 of 416 passes for a 64.7 completion percentage.

TOUCHDOWN MACHINE:
Just because QB Aaron Garcia is getting older it doesn’t mean he’s slowing down. Going back to the 2004 season, Garcia has thrown the second highest amount of the touchdowns in the AFL with 160. He trails only Philadelphia Soul QB Tony Graziani who has 179 over the past two seasons.

Player Touchdowns
Tony Graziani 179
Aaron Garcia 160
Andy Kelly 150
John Kaleo 142
Clint Dolezel 132

THE WINNING EDGE:
The Third Quarter: For the Dragons, taking a lead into the third quarter is one of three keys to victory. Entering Week Fifteen, the Dragons are 6-1 when leading after the third quarter and are 0-4 when trailing. When tied after the third, the Dragons are 2-0.

50-Points: The second key to a Dragons’ victory in 2005 is scoring 50 points. The team has scored at least 51 points in each of their eight wins, including four games of 60-plus points.

Turnovers: The third key to a Dragons’ victory is the turnover margin. When the team has a plus or even turnover margin against their opponents, their record is 6-1 compared to 1-4 when it’s a negative margin.

“ZEUS” IS RUNNING STRONG:
Second year FB/LB Josh “Zeus” White is running through the AFL. He is currently tied for second in the league in rushing scores with 12 and is tied for third in yards with 175. The Dragons record for rushing touchdowns is 15, set by QB Aaron Garcia in 1999.

DRAGONS KEEP TAKING, BUT DON’T GIVE:
The Dragons’ offense hasn’t turned the ball over much this season and the defense has forced 24 turnovers. That makes for a fire breathin’ combination in terms of the giveaway-takeaway differential. Entering Week Fifteen, the Dragons are fifth in the league with a plus-five ratio, 24 to 19.

A RETURN ENGAGEMENT:
The Dragons’ special teams have been tops in the league when it comes to returning kicks. Through thirteen games, the Dragons have returned ten for touchdowns. In Week Fourteen versus Dallas, WR/DB’s DaShane Dennis and Will Holder each returned kicks for scores. Holder is tied with San Jose’s WR Rashid Davis for the league lead in return touchdowns with four. WR/DB Corey Johnson is tied for second in the league with three. Dennis has a total of two for the season while OS Markeith Cooper has one. As a team, the Dragons lead the league in this category with a total of ten.

ANGEL IN THE BACKFIELD:
DS Chris Angel isn’t letting too many receivers get past him in the backfield. The second year veteran is currently fourth in the league with 82.5 tackles, 71 of which were solo, and tied for fourteenth with ten passes defended. In Week Fourteen at Dallas, Angel recorded 5.0 tackles and one breakup.

QUARTERBACKS GETTING BURNED:
The Dragons’ defense has been outstanding in 2005. They currently lead the league in team interceptions with 21. In Week Fourteen versus Dallas, DS Bill Parker added his league-leading seventh pickoff of the season. All but three of the Dragons’ defensive turnovers have come from interceptions.

WR/DB Corey Johnson is currently in a five-way tie for second place in the AFL with six interceptions. DS Chris Angel and WR/LB/OS Mike Horacek are tied for 32nd with two each. WR/DBs DaShane Dennis and Will Holder along with WR/LB Chris Anthony and FB/LB Josh “Zeus” White each have one.

BILLY THE KID:
DS Billy Parker is certainly making waves throughout the AFL. In his first two AFL games, Parker recorded three interceptions and was named ADT Defensive Player of the Game in both contests. He has also won that honor in each of the last two games. Through Week Fourteen, the former William & Mary standout has retaken the league lead in interceptions with seven. He has recorded 74.5 tackles, the most for any rookie and seventh highest in the league. Parker is also tied for fifth in the league with 15 passes defended. In Week Fourteen at Dallas, Parker recorded a game-high 6.0 tackles. His stellar play earned him Defensive Player of the Game honors.

KICKIN’ IT:
The Dragons know K Rob Bironas has a strong leg and it’s paying off. Entering Week Fifteen, Bironas is second in the league with 39 touchbacks.

LIVING YOUNG:
In the off-season the Dragons hired a defensive-minded head coach, who also happens to be the youngest in professional football. Weylan Harding enters the 2005 season at 33 years old, 23 months and four days younger than the second-youngest head coach – New Orleans’s Mike Neu. However, Harding does not hold the distinction of being the youngest coach in league history. That honor goes to Kevin Guy of the 2000 New Jersey Red Dogs, who was 27 years old.

TEAM COACH DOB AGE
NYD Harding 1/5/1972 33
NOV Neu 12/9/1970 34
LAA Hodgkiss 10/23/1970 34
PHI Fuller 8/5/1969 35
GRR McEwen 4/28/1968 36

ARENA-BRED COACHES:
The Dragons are one of two teams in the league this season to have their entire coaching staff comprised of former AFL players. They share the distinction with the Philadelphia Soul. In total, the Dragons’ coaching staff has a combined 22 years of AFL playing experience and another combined 14-plus years as coaches.

COLISEUM MADNESS:
For the second consecutive season the Dragons set a new single-game franchise attendance record. The organization started off the 2005 season on February 6, 2005 with a packed house of 14,925, which is the complete Arena Football capacity for the Nassau Coliseum. Through five home games, the Dragons attendance figure for this season is 71,698.

IRON DRAGONS:
Two Dragons have been honored with the US Army Ironman of the Week award in 2005. WR/LB Mike Horacek was given the honor in Week Five in the Dragons’ 61-36 victory over the Arizona Rattlers when he recorded five receptions for 50 yards and two touchdowns. However, his biggest contribution came on defense when he intercepted a fourth quarter pass from Rattlers' QB Sherdrick Bonner and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown.

Two weeks later in Week Seven, WR/DB Corey Johnson was honored with the award for his stellar play versus the Georgia Force. He had three touchdowns along with an interception and played in every offensive and defensive series. Johnson returned two kicks for scores from 55 and 57 yards, respectively, and caught another for a total of three. He was also a playmaker defensively, by recording 4.0 tackles with one interception. He finished with game-high 258 total yards.

DEFENSE GOT IT DONE VS. ARIZONA:
The Dragons’ defense tied an AFL record in their game versus the Arizona Rattlers by recording six interceptions. WR/DB Corey Johnson hauled in a pair in the first half while DS Chris Angel, WR/LB Mike Horacek, DS Billy Parker and FB/LB Josh White all added one a piece. The defense recorded eight defensive stops including a turnover on downs on the Rattlers’ first drive of the game.

ORIGINAL DRAGONS:
FB/LB Chin Achebe and QB Aaron Garcia are New York Dragons through thick and thin. The duo consists of the only two that have played with the team for each of its first five seasons on Long Island. Both Achebe and Garcia made the move when the Iowa Barnstormers relocated to New York prior to the 2001 season.

Achebe has spent each of his six AFL seasons with the franchise as he made his league debut as a Barnstormer in 2000. Garcia was traded to Iowa from New Jersey on June 2, 1998 for WR/DB Chris Spencer and OL/DL John Dixon. This is Garcia’s 11th AFL season and eighth with the franchise.

OS Kevin Swayne has been the property of the Dragons for all five seasons, however he spent two seasons on the exempt list from 2002-2004. After a successful 2001 campaign, he was signed by the NFL’s New York Jets and stayed there for three seasons. He returned to the Dragons mid-way through the 2004 season. Swayne also suited up for the Barnstormers from 1998-1999.

WR/LB Mike Horacek is the only other player to have played for both the Barnstormers and the Dragons. From 1997 to 2000, Horacek split time as a WR/DB and an OS with Iowa. He was the AFL’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2000, his last with the team until he was selected in 2004 Dispersal Draft. The 2005 season is his first with the Dragons, but fifth with the franchise.

WR/DB Todd Doxzon was also a member of the 2001 Dragons. He spent three seasons with the Dragons from 2001 to 2003 before leaving via free
agency in 2004. The veteran Ironman resigned with the Dragons on April 19.

Players to Watch

THREE FIRE BREATHIN’ DRAGONS:
QB Aaron Garcia: One of the most prolific passers in the history of the AFL always gives his team a chance to win. In Week Fourteen’s win over Dallas, Garcia threw for 206 yards and five touchdowns, including the 700th of his illustrious career.

FB/LB Josh “Zeus” White: The second-year pro is proving to the league that he is one of the better players at his position. He leads the Dragons in rushing and is tied for third in the league with 175 yards and 12 touchdowns. Last week in a win over Dallas, White rushed four times for 44 yards and two scores.

OS Kevin Swayne: Swayne made his return to the Dragons lineup two weeks ago after missing six weeks with a shoulder injury. He has slowly been worked into the lineup and recorded six receptions for 103 yards and two touchdowns. The Dragons have not lost with Swayne in the lineup.

Inside the Headset

Every Monday, Dragons head coach Weylan Harding lets the fans get inside his headset in an open question and answer forum. Here’s a compilation of this seasons’ journal.

Coach, what are your thoughts on Josh White's recent strong play? He has rushed for at least 20 yards and 2 TDs in the last 3 games!
Harding: Josh White has been consistently productive over the course of the season. He has been presented with an opportunity to be a contributor to the offense and has taken full advantage of it. I am most appreciative of his response to his role.

Coach, what are your feelings going into the last three weeks of the season. Do you feel like you have your destiny in your own hands?

Harding: It may sound cliché, but we are only living one game at a time. I have no feelings or thoughts beyond Columbus right now. Winning this game is the only thing that matters.

The Dragons' kick returns have been amazing this season. What's the secret to the team's success in this category?

Harding: I believe we have a great stable of kick returners and two very talented special teams' coaches, Jerome Brown and Chad Lindsey, who come up with the blocking schemes.

Coach, do you or your assistant coaches have any pre-game superstitions?

Harding: No, not that I know of anyway. I try to stay away from those things. I would hate to think our success or failure relies on whether someone forgot to wash their socks. I don't even like the word superstition.

Game Award Winners

Week 2:
Offensive POG: WR/LB Mike Horacek
US Army Ironman: WR/LB Mike Horacek
ADT Defensive POG: DS Billy Parker
Week 3:
ADT Defensive POG: DS Billy Parker
Week 4:
Offensive POG: OS Kevin Swayne
US Army Ironman: FB/LB Josh “Zeus” White
ADT Defensive POG: WR/LB Mike Horacek
Week 5:
Offensive POG: OS Kevin Swayne
US Army Ironman: WR/LB Mike Horacek
ADT Defensive POG: WR/DB Corey Johnson
Week 6:
Offensive POG: OS Mike Horacek
ADT Defensive POG: DS Chris Angel
Week 7:
US Army Ironman: WR/DB Corey Johnson
ADT Defensive POG: DS Chris Angel
Week 9:
Offensive POG: QB Aaron Garcia
US Army Ironman: WR/LB Chris Anthony
Week 10:
US Army Ironman: FB/LB Josh “Zeus” White
Week 13:
Offensive POG: QB Aaron Garcia
US Army Ironman: WR/LB Chris Anthony
ADT Defensive POG: DS Billy Parker
Week 14:
Offensive POG: QB Aaron Garcia
US Army Ironman: WR/DB DaShane Dennis
ADT Defensive POG: DS Billy Parker

AFL Weekly Award Winners

Week 5:
US Army Ironman: WR/LB Mike Horacek
Week 7:
US Army Ironman: WR/DB Corey Johnson


Dragons 2005 Transactions

4/27/05: Waived OL/DL John Thomas.
4/26/05: Signed FB/LB Michael Blair to the Practice Squad.
4/22/05: Signed WR/LB Latrez Harrison the from Practice Squad. Activated OS Kevin Swayne from the Injured Reserve list. Placed DS Angel Estrada and WR/LB Sir Mawn Wilson on the Injured Reserve list.
4/19:05: Signed WR/DB Todd Doxzon. Activated OL/DL Ufuoma Pela from the Injured Reserve list. Aived OL/DL Ufuoma Pela.
4/14/05: Placed WR/DB Corey Johnson on the Injured Reserve list.
4/13/05: Activated OL/DL Richard Harris from the Injured Reserve list. Waived OL/DL Clyde Sanders.
4/12/05: Signed WR/DB Angel Estrada from the Practice Squad. Placed OS Markeith Cooper on the Injured Reserve list. Signed OL/DL Tyronn Johnson to the Practice Squad.
4/08/05: Signed QB David Corley to the Practice Squad.
4/07/05: Signed OL/DL Clyde Sanders from the Practice Squad. Placed FB/LB Jamaal Cherry on the Injured Reserve list.
4/04/05: Signed DS Angel Estrada to the Practice Squad.
4/01/05: Activated OL/DL John Thomas from the Injured Reserve list. Placed OL/DL Ufuoma Pela on the Injured Reserve list.
3/30/05: Signed OL/DL Clyde Sanders to the Practice Squad.
3/24/05: Placed OL/DL Richard Harris on the Injured Reserve list. Signed OL/DL Ufuoma Pela from the Practice Squad. Activated and waived QB Ronnie Gordon and OL/DL Clyde Sanders from the Injured Reserve list.
3/17/05: Activated WR/DB DaShane Dennis from the Injured Reserve list. Placed OL/DL John Thomas on the Injured Reserve list.
3/10/05: Placed QB Ronnie Gordon on the Injured Reserve list. Activated FB/LB Chin Achebe off the Injured Reserve list.
3/8/05: Signed QB Ronnie Gordon from the Practice Squad.
3/7/05: Activated and waived WR/DB Lamont Webb from the Injured Reserve list. Placed OS Kevin Swayne on the Injured Reserve list.
2/22/05: Signed OL/DL Chad Pegues. Released OL/DL Will Burnett.

Transactions Continued…

2/17/05: Activated OS Kevin Swayne from the Injured Reserve list. Placed WR/DB DaShane Dennis on the Injured Reserve list.
2/16/05: Signed WR/LB Sir Mawn Wilson. Placed FB/LB Chin Achebe on the Injured Reserve list.
2/15/05: Announced DS Chuck Wesley was signed off the Practice Squad by Grand Rapids.
2/8/05: Signed DS Chuck Wesley to the practice squad.
2/05/05: Placed OS Kevin Swayne on the Injured Reserve list.
2/01/05: Signed OL/DL Ufuoma Pela to the Practice Squad.
1/31/05: Signed WR/LB Latrez Harrison to the Practice Squad.
1/28/05: Signed QB Ronnie Gordon to the Practice Squad.
1/27/05: Waived FB/LB Jeremiah Pharms from the Practice Squad.
1/26/05: Signed WR/DB Yuichi Watanabe to the International Practice Squad.
1/25/05: Awarded FB/LB Jamaal Cherry off waivers. Placed OL/DL Clyde Sanders on the Injured Reserve list. Signed FB/LB Jeremiah Pharms to the Practice Squad.
1/24/05: Placed WR/DB Lamont Webb on the Injured Reserve list.
1/23/05: Waived DS Jerald Brown.
1/22/05: Waived OL/DL Andre Arnold, OL/DL David Ashkinaz, QB Kane Claunch, WR/DB Scott Cloman, DS Nate Coggins, QB Ronnie Gordon, WR/LB Latrez Harrison, OL/DL Kerry Linnear, OL/DL John McDermott, FB/LB Chris McIver and OL/DL Charles Missant.
1/21/05: Signed OL/DL Kerry Linnear, OL/DL Steve Scifres and WR/DB Lamont Webb.
1/20/05: Waived WR/DB Kenny Johnson and OL/DL Ufuoma Pela.
1/19/05: Signed WR/DB Kenny Johnson. Waived FB/LB Laurence Nolen.
1/18/05: Signed WR/DB Mutsumi Takahashi to the International Practice Squad.
1/13/05: Signed QB Ronnie Gordon, OL/DL Joe Laudano and FB/LB Chris McIver.
1/12/05: Signed OL/DL Charles Missant.
1/11/05: Signed OS Markeith Cooper. Waived OL/DL Jerry Turner.
1/09/05: Waived DS John Barnes, FB/LB Rashon Burns and FB/LB Derric Coackley.
1/05/05: Signed WR/DB Corey Johnson.
1/04/05: Placed WR/DB Lincoln Dupree and OL/DL Eric England on the Refused-to-Report list.



MILESTONES WITHIN REACH

Chris Anthony 75 receiving yards shy of 2,000 for his career
Will Holder 2 total touchdowns shy of 50 for his career
Will Holder 87 receiving yards shy of 2,000 for his career
Mike Horacek 9.5 tackles shy of 100.0 for his career
Marcus Owen 8.0 tackles shy of 50.0 for his career
Chad Pegues 7.0 shy of 50.0 for his career
Kevin Swayne 43 receiving yards shy of 5,000 for his career
Josh White 7.0 tackles shy of 50.0 for his career.


MILESTONES REACHED in 2005

Weylan Harding Recorded his 1st win as a head coach vs. Dallas (2/6)
Corey Johnson Recorded his 250th career tackle vs. Dallas (2/6)
Billy Parker Played in his 1st AFL game vs. Dallas (2/6)
Billy Parker Recorded his 1st AFL interception vs. Dallas (2/6)
Joe Laudano Played in his 1st AFL game vs. Dallas (2/6)
Jamaal Cherry Played in his 1st AFL game at Las Vegas (2/11)
Kevin Swayne Recorded his 5,000 career receiving yard vs. Nashville (2/19)
Kevin Swayne Recorded his 100th AFL touchdown vs. Nashville (2/19)
Chris Angel Recorded his 1st career interception vs. Arizona (2/27)
Aaron Garcia Recorded his 650th passing touchdown of his career vs. Arizona (2/27)
Corey Johnson Recorded his 20th career interception vs. Arizona (2/27)
Josh White Recorded his 1st career interception vs. Arizona (2/27)
Aaron Garcia Recorded his 700th total career touchdown vs. Philadelphia (3/6)
Kevin Clemens Rushed for his 100th career yard vs. Philadelphia (3/6)
Mike Horacek Recorded his 150th total career touchdown vs. Philadelphia (3/6)
Josh White Rushed for his 100th career yard vs. Philadelphia (3/6)
Chris Anthony Registered his 47th career receiving yard vs. Georgia (3/12)
Jamaal Cherry Recorded his 1st career solo tackle vs. Georgia (3/12)
Jamaal Cherry Recorded his 1st career sack vs. Georgia (3/12)
Mike Horacek Recorded his 150th career receiving touchdowns vs. Georgia (3/12)
Joe Laudano Recorded his 1st career tackle (solo) vs. Georgia (3/12)
Markeith Cooper Recorded his 2,000th receiving yard at Austin (3/19)
DaShane Dennis Recorded his 1st career fumble recovery at Austin (3/19)
DaShane Dennis Recorded his 1st career touchdown (defense) at Austin (3/19)
Aaron Garcia Recorded his 4,000th pass completion at Austin (3/19)
Jermaine Miles Recorded his 50th career tackle at Austin (3/19)
Jamaal Cherry Recorded his 1st career forced fumble at Columbus (3/26)
DaShane Dennis Recorded his 1st career interception at Columbus (3/26)
Stacey Evans Recorded his 100th career tackle at Columbus (3/26)
Mike Horacek Recorded his 7,000th career receiving yard at Columbus (3/26)
Ufoma Pela Played in his 1st career AFL game at Columbus (3/26)
Billy Parker Recorded his 50th career tackle vs. Chicago (4/2)
Chad Pegues Recorded his 1st career forced fumble vs. Chicago (4/2)
Josh White Recorded his 1st career pass breakup vs. Chicago (4/2)
Sir Mawn Wilson Recorded his 100th career tackle vs. Chicago (4/2)
DaShane Dennis Recorded his 1st career touchdown reception at Los Angles (4/10)
Josh White Recorded his 1st touchdown reception at Los Angeles (4/10)
Chris Angel Recorded his 100th career tackle at Orlando (4/15)
John Thomas Recorded his 1st career fumble recovery at Orlando (4/15)
Latrez Harrison Played in his 1st AFL game vs. Philadelphia (4/24)
Will Holder Recorded his 50th career touchdown vs. Philadelphia (4/24)
Kevin Swayne Recorded his 5,000th career receiving yard vs. Philadelphia (4/24)
Aaron Garcia Threw for his 700th career passing touchdown vs. Dallas (4/29)

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