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Rage Ink Deal With Quarterback John Dutton

June 8, 2009 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - RiverCity Rage News Release

ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI: The RiverCity Rage professional indoor football team is pleased to announce the signing of two-time Arena Bowl champion quarterback, John Dutton. He will arrive in town today and will be in uniform for the Rage's next game, this Saturday night on the road against the Bloomington Extreme. Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m.

Dutton (6'4", 225 lbs) was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 6th round in the 1998 NFL Draft but the Arena Football League is where he made his name. He has been a standout quarterback in the AFL since 2000, playing for the San Jose SaberCats from 2000-02 and the Colorado Crush from 2003-08. As a starter, he led his respective teams to wins in Arena Bowl's XVI and XIX.

The Fallbrook, California native had been a starter for seven of his nine seasons in the Arena Football League. His career numbers are startling; completing 2419 of 3872 passes (62.5%) for 28,206 yards. He threw 564 touchdown passes to just 101 interceptions for a staggering 110.04 quarterback rating. For Colorado, Dutton had four straight years with over 84 touchdown passes, and twice topped the 90 touchdown mark in a season (96 in 2006 and 94 in 2008).

In 2006, Dutton was on the cover of the first Arena Football video game, produced by EA Sports, making him one of the game's most recognizable stars. He is no stranger to winning wherever he has played as in college he lead the Nevada Wolf Pack to two Big West Championships and the 1996 Las Vegas Bowl.

"This is a huge day for RiverCity," said head coach Rik Richards. "John (Dutton) is one of the best to play the indoor game and is one of the game's most recognizable stars. We have signed some amazing players this year and he will certainly be a big part of our quest for a (IFL) championship this season."

The Rage is coming off an impressive 43-20 win on the road over Muskegon on Saturday and will wrap up their two-game road trip next Saturday when they battle the Bloomington Extreme on June 13th. The Rage will return home for the final time during the regular season on June 20th to battle El Paso, kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.

The RiverCity Rage is a member of the Indoor Football League. All Rage home games are played at The Family Arena in St. Charles, MO. For information contact the Rage at (636) 946-RAGE or log on to www.ragefootball.com.

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