Rislov Signs with Sabercats
SAN JOSE - Former San Jose State University and record-setting arenafootball2 quarterback Scott Rislov signed a two-year free agent contract with the two-time ArenaBowl champion San Jose SaberCats, the club announced.
"A lot of teams wanted Scott and we are thrilled to have him join the SaberCats," San Jose head coach Darren Arbet said. "The kid can obviously play the indoor game and he has the talent to be a good player in the AFL."
Rislov (6-2, 220) tossed an arena football (AFL & af2) record 106 touchdown passes last season while playing with the Central Valley Coyotes of af2. Starting all 16 games for the Fresno-based team, Rislov completed 371-of-568 passes for 4,446 yards with just 11 interceptions. He also topped the circuit in pass completions and total offensive touchdowns (109) while placing in the top five in seven other statistical categories. Coyotes Head coach Fred Biletnikoff Jr. said of Rislov, "Scott, in the opinion of many, was the best quarterback in the league last year. He finished in the top 3 in every major statistical category and he finished the season with a better win/lose record than any other quarterback in the league that started in all 16 games," stated Coyote head coach Fred Biletnikoff Jr. "He lead he lead in total completions, total touchdowns responsible for, passing touchdowns and he was the number one quarterback in the league in the categories that mean the most in arena football, interception to touchdown ratio (11 to 106), and red zone offense scoring percentage (87.3).
A first-team all-league selection, Rislov helped the Coyotes to a franchise-best 12-4 regular season record and the first playoff appearance in team history. Coach Biletnikoff also said, "We were very fortunate to have such quality young man play for us last year. On the field, he was superb, and off the field he was even better. He helped this franchise more than he will ever know."
"I'm happy to finally be here," Rislov said after the signing. "It's been a while coming and I'm ready to get the season started."
During his two-year career at San Jose State (2002-03), Rislov became the only player in school history to pass for more than 3,000 yards twice. He threw for 3,251 yards as a junior and added 3,016 yards his senior season. He started all 24 games he played for the Spartans and had more than twice as many touchdown passes (40) as interceptions (19). He closed his college career by earning Blue team offensive MVP honors in the 2003 Blue-Gray All Star Classic.
Rislov signed with the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in April 2004 and attended training camp before joining the AFL's Nashville Kats for the 2005 season. He played in just two games throwing 14 passes while also spending time on the team's practice squad.
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