Rattlers Acquire DT Tyson

December 7, 2015

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned defensive lineman Dimetrio Tyson for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Monday. Prior to joining the Rattlers, Tyson attended camp for the National Football League’s … Continued

Rattlers Defeat the Sharks in Overtime, 75 – 68

April 23, 2016

Jacksonville, Fla. – The five time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (4-0) triumphed over the Sharks in overtime Saturday night at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida by a score of 75-68 in front of 8,354 fans. The Rattlers … Continued

W2W4: Week 10 at Cleveland Gladiators

June 2, 2016

The Arizona Rattlers (6-3) take on conference foe the Cleveland Gladiators (5-4) in what will be a crucial National Conference battle.  The winner of this game will be in first place in the conference.  The Rattlers are coming off a … Continued

OL Mudge Earns Spaulding Offensive Lineman of the Year

August 17, 2016

  Arizona Rattlers center Jordan Mudge has been named the Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year for the 2016 AFL season. Mudge is in his fourth season in the Arena Football League, his first with the Rattlers.  Mudge has also … Continued

Rattlers Bolster Secondary with Three New DBs

October 26, 2016

  Smith spent time with the Arizona Cardinals; Kansas City Chiefs Lindsey spent time with the Detroit Lions Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced today that they have signed three defensive backs their inaugural season in the Indoor Football … Continued

Arizona Rattlers Announce the 2017 Sidewinders Dance Team

January 21, 2017

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers’ Sidewinders dance team proudly announced their 18 member team for the 2017 season.  Eight of the members return from last year’s team. The dancers had to endure three auditions, two rehearsals, panel interviews, … Continued

FOUR MORE RATTLERS RETURN FOR 2018

September 13, 2017

    Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced Wednesday that they have re-signed defensive back Allen Chapman, defensive lineman Josh Gordon, defensive lineman Justin Martin, and quarterback Darron Thomas for the 2018 Indoor Football League (IFL) season.  All four … Continued

Rattlers (4-1) Rock the Kiss (0-5), 68-30

April 25, 2015

Los Angeles, Cali. – The World Champion Arizona Rattlers roll to their 4th win of the season with a strong performance at the Honda Center in Anaheim Saturday night against the Los Angeles KISS, defeating them by a score of … Continued

Rattlers Lose to Spokane, 52-45

July 17, 2015

  Spokane, Wash. – The World Champion Arizona Rattlers (12-3) dropped their third game this season in Spokane with a 52-45 loss over the Spokane Shock (5-10) Friday night in the Veterans Memorial Arena. This is the Rattlers first loss … Continued

DB Brown Assigned to the Rattlers

September 4, 2015

Phoenix, Ariz. – The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned defensive back Arkeith Brown for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season. This will be Brown’s fifth season with the Arizona Rattlers, and in the AFL. Brown … Continued

Rattlers Add DL Borel, OL Simons

December 9, 2015

Phoenix, Ariz. – The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned offensive lineman Michael Simons and defensive end Damien Borel for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Wednesday. Damien Borel (6-4, 290, Butte College) was picked up … Continued

Veteran Lineman Dukes and Hawthorne Return to the Rattlers

March 9, 2016

The five-time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned both defensive linemen Anttaj Hawthorne and Cliff Dukes for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Wednesday. Cliff Dukes (6-foot-3, 300, Michigan State) has been a mainstay in the defensive line … Continued

W2W4: Week 5 vs. Portland Steel

April 29, 2016

Saturday’s contest between the Arizona Rattlers and the Portland Steel will be their second of three meetings on the season.  In their Week one match-up, the Rattlers earned a team record 52-point victory.  The game will be televised nationally on … Continued

Rattlers Win Big in Cleveland, 77 – 62

June 3, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio – The five time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (7-3) extended their National Conference lead with the victory over the Cleveland Gladiators (5-5) by a score of 77-62 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio in front of … Continued

Rattlers Announce 2016 Postseason Schedule

July 12, 2016

Phoenix, Ariz. – The five-time world champion Arizona Rattlers will host the first two rounds of the Arena Football League playoffs. The Rattlers won the National Conference championship with their 69-67 win over the Jacksonville Sharks on Saturday night. This … Continued

THE DYNASTY IN THE DESERT

August 20, 2016

Rattlers Seek Record Sixth ArenaBowl Championship By Adam Markowitz Special to arenafootball.com LAS VEGAS (August 20, 2016) – The Detroit Drive went to six consecutive ArenaBowls from 1988 through 1993, capturing four titles in that span. The Tampa Bay Storm … Continued

Rattlers Sign Son of Former Rattler; OL Glen Haisley Jr.

October 26, 2016

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced Wednesday that they have signed offensive lineman Glen Haisley Jr. for the 2017 Indoor Football League (IFL). Haisley’s father, Glen Haisley Sr., was a member of the of the Arizona Rattlers’ inaugural … Continued

Rattlers Re-Sign DB Brown

February 7, 2017

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced Tuesday that they have signed defensive back Arkeith Brown for the 2017 season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Brown has been with the Rattlers since 2011.  In that time he earned … Continued

RATTLERS LOSE TO NIGHTHAWKS, 60-53

April 1, 2017

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The five-time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (2-3) lost to the Wichita Falls Nighthawks (5-1) by a score of 60-53 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona in front of 10,879 fans. The Rattlers went toe-to-toe … Continued

RATTLERS SOAR OVER THE SCREAMING EAGLES, 63-33

May 20, 2017

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers (8-4) extended their conference lead tonight with a victory over the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles (3-9) by a score of 63-33 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix in front of the … Continued

SIX RATTLERS HONORED ON 2017 ALL-IFL TEAM

June 28, 2017

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The Indoor Football League (IFL) has just announced that the Intense Conference Champion Arizona Rattlers had six players selected for the 2017 All-IFL team, four of whom were on first team, two were on second team. … Continued

QB Shane Boyd Assigned to the Rattlers

April 30, 2015

Phoenix, Ariz. – The world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned quarterback Shane Boyd for the 2015 Arena Football League (AFL) season. This is Boyd’s fourth season in the AFL, his first season with the Arizona Rattlers. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound … Continued

AZ Sidewinders to Perform on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

September 10, 2015

Cat’s out of the bag! Your AZ Sidewinders and Oscar, the dancing player, will be on the Ellen DeGeneres Show tomorrow, September 11! Tune in at 3pm Friday to see the New York City special in Rockefeller Plaza ‪#‎GoRattlers‬

Arizona Rattlers Announce 2016 Schedule

December 10, 2015

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers announce the 16-game regular season schedule for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season. The Rattlers will look to return to the ArenaBowl this season and will open the … Continued

Arizona Rattlers to Host Fan Fest on March 26

March 15, 2016

Training Camp wraps up with a fan celebration at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers 2016 training camp, presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community, will conclude with a Fan Fest celebration on Saturday, March … Continued

Rattlers Break the Steel, 68 – 21

April 30, 2016

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The five time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (5-0) stayed undefeated with a win over conference foe, Portland Steel (0-4) at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona in front of 11,510 fans. The Rattlers were … Continued

Key Additions Play Big Part in Championship Run

August 21, 2016

The Arizona Rattlers have been here before, and having a strong veteran core will do that. The team, centered around the likes of Nick Davila, Rod Windsor, Anttaj Hawthorne, and Tyre Glasper have taken them to their fifth Arena Bowl … Continued

Rattlers Strengthen Secondary; Sign Two DBs

October 27, 2016

  Ackel was First Team All-IFL in 2015, spent time with the Colts in 2013 Atkinson competed in the 2012 NCAA National Championship for Notre Dame Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced Wednesday that they have signed defensive backs … Continued

Rattlers Announce Open Tryout for March 18

February 9, 2017

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers have scheduled an open tryout beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Gene Autry Sports Complex, 4125 E. McKellips Road, Mesa. In the last two seasons, ten participants in … Continued

2017 UNITED BOWL MEDIA DAY ANNOUNCED

July 3, 2017

United Bowl Media Day To Be Held On Fri. July 7 at 3:00 PM CT The Indoor Football League (IFL), in conjunction with the Arizona Rattlers and Sioux Falls Storm, will be holding a joint media day at 3:00 PM … Continued

RATTLERS PICK UP TWO D-LINEMAN FOR 2018

October 9, 2017

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced Monday that they have signed defensive linemen Terrance Surratt and Edward Vinson for the 2018 Indoor Football League (IFL) season. Surratt (6-2, 290, South Carolina) played last season for the Colorado Crush. While … Continued

Rattlers (4-2) Lose to the SaberCats (6-0), 56-34

May 2, 2015

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers suffered their second loss of the season to the San Jose Sabercats at the US Airways Center Saturday night by a score of 56-34. A few streaks ended Saturday night. The 2014 MVP and … Continued

Arizona Rattlers Announce Open Tryout

September 28, 2015

The Arizona Rattlers have scheduled an open tryout from 9 a.m.- noon on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Gene Autry Sports Complex, 4125 E. McKellips Road, Mesa. Last season, eight participants in the tryouts earned a contract to participate in training … Continued

Rattlers Acquire WR Vaughan

December 14, 2015

Phoenix, Ariz. – The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned wide receiver Antonio Vaughan for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Monday. Prior to joining the Rattlers, Vaughan attended camp for the National Football League’s Jacksonville … Continued

The Arizona Rattlers to Host Media Day on Tuesday, March 29

March 23, 2016

WHAT:        The five-time ArenaBowl champion Arizona Rattlers will host their annual media day, prior to the kick-off of the 2016                ArenaFootball League (AFL) season. The team will announce its fan initiatives as well as unveil new uniforms and helmets. … Continued

Week 6 Preview: Arizona at Orlando

May 4, 2016

The fifth week of the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season is in the books, and there are only two undefeated teams left standing.  By week six, there will only be one, when the Arizona Rattlers (5-0) travel to Florida … Continued

W2W4: Week 16 vs Orlando Predators

July 16, 2016

The Arizona Rattlers (11-3) are playing in the second of three straight home games to end the regular season on Monday night.  The Orlando Predators (12-2) are coming to town defending the number one seed in the playoffs.  The Rattlers … Continued

Conner Honored by AFL for Equipment Manager of the Year

August 22, 2016

  Conner has now won this award in back-to-back seasons Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arena Football League (AFL) announced that the Arizona Rattlers’ equipment manager Todd Conner has been honored with the AFL Equipment Manager of the Year.  This is … Continued

Rattlers Go on the Offensive with Two New Signings

October 28, 2016

Thomas led Oregon to 2011 BCS National Championship game Borel played wide receiver for three NFL teams Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced today that they have signed wide receiver Diondre Borel and quarterback Darron Thomas for their inaugural … Continued

RATTLERS TAKE DOWN DANGER, 39-36

April 7, 2017

  Arizona stays perfect in conference play Grand Island, Neb. – The five-time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (3-3) defeated the first-place Nebraska Danger (4-3) by a score of 39-36 with a last second field goal at the Heartland Events Center … Continued

RATTLERS ADD VERSATILITY WITH LATEST SIGNING

November 2, 2017

Nic Marshall competed in BCS National Championship as the Quarterback for Auburn, Defensive Back in NFL Antonio Marshall played Defensive Back for the Crush last season Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced Thursday that they have signed brothers Antonio … Continued

Rattlers (5-2) Victorious Over VooDoo (2-5), 47-39

May 9, 2015

New Orleans, La. – The World Champion Arizona Rattlers earn their 5th win of the season at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans Saturday night against the New Orleans VooDoo, defeating them by a score of 47-39. Arizona started … Continued

Big First Half Propels Rattlers Past KISS, 68-55

July 26, 2015

Phoenix, Ariz. – The World Champion Arizona Rattlers (13-3) returned to the win column with a victory over the Los Angeles KISS (4-12) Sunday night at the US Airways Center by a score of 68-55 in front of 11,106 fans. … Continued

DE Dukes Assigned to the Rattlers

October 9, 2015

Phoenix, Ariz. – The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned defensive end Cliff Dukes for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season. This will be Dukes’ fifth season with the Arizona Rattlers, his eighth in the AFL. … Continued

Rattlers Announce Open Tryout

January 7, 2016

The Arizona Rattlers have scheduled an open tryout from 9 a.m.- noon on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Gene Autry Sports Complex, 4125 E. McKellips Road, Mesa. Last season, eight participants in the tryouts earned a contract to participate in … Continued

Former Rattler Receiver Purify Returns Home

March 24, 2016

The five-time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned wide receiver Maurice Purify for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Thursday.  This will be his fourth season with the Rattlers, his sixth in the AFL. Purify was an integral … Continued

W2W4: Week 6 at Orlando Predators

May 6, 2016

Saturday night’s meeting will be a battle of the only two undefeated teams in the Arena Football League when the Arizona Rattlers and Orlando Predators meet at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.  Both teams head into the game leading … Continued

W2W4 Week 11 vs Portland Steel

June 11, 2016

The Arizona Rattlers (7-3) take on another conference foe in the Portland Steel (1-8) for the third time this season.  This will be the final regular season meeting between these two teams.  The Rattlers are coming off of a big … Continued

Rattlers Take Down Top Seed Predators, 62-45

July 18, 2016

Phoenix, Ariz. – The five-time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (12-3) extend their league leading win streak to six with a win over the Orlando Predators (12-3) by a score of 62-45 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, in front of … Continued

RATTLERS DEFEAT THE DANGER; 43-33

May 28, 2017

  Arizona gets season sweep over Nebraska with win Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers (9-4) took one step closer to clinching a playoff spot with a win over the Nebraska Danger (7-6) by a score of 43-33 at the … Continued

2017 UNITED BOWL EXCLUSIVELY BROADCAST ON YOUTUBE

July 5, 2017

Arizona Rattlers fans will be able to see the 2017 Indoor Football League United Bowl this Saturday, June 8th at 3:00 p.m. PDT on YouTube. The broadcast will feature play-by-play from Kevin Ray, color commentary by Dale Hellestrae, and will … Continued

ARIZONA RATTLERS ANNOUNCE IFL 2018 SEASON SCHEDULE

November 14, 2017

Rattlers to Play Eight Home Games, Six Away Phoenix, Ariz. – The World Champion Arizona Rattlers have announced the 14-game 2018 regular season schedule as they begin to defend their title in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Season tickets are … Continued

DT Anthony McCloud Assigned to the Rattlers

May 13, 2015

Phoenix, Ariz. – The world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned defensive tackle Anthony McCloud for the 2015 Arena Football League (AFL) season. This is McCloud’s first season in the AFL and with the Arizona Rattlers. The 6-foot-2, 315-pound McCloud … Continued

Windsor Voted Week 18 AFL MVP

July 30, 2015

LAS VEGAS – Arizona Rattlers wide receiver Rod Windsor has been voted AFL MVP for Week 18 of the 2015 Arena Football League season. Windsor (6-2, 205, Western New Mexico) caught seven passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns the … Continued

Rattlers Alumni Profile: Hunkie Cooper

October 22, 2015

When talking to longtime fans of the Arizona Rattlers, the first name that always comes up is Hunkie (Hernandez) Cooper, and it is easy to see why.  He spent 13 seasons with the Rattlers, won two championships, and has more … Continued

Rattlers Lose to the Predators, 77 – 59

May 7, 2016

  Orlando, Fla. – The five time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (5-1) dropped their first game of the season against the undefeated Orlando Predators (6-0) by a score of 77-59 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida in front of … Continued

Rattlers Vanquish the Steel, 76 – 49

June 11, 2016

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The five time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (8-3) swept the three game regular season series with a win over conference foe, Portland Steel (1-9) by a score of 76-49 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in … Continued

ARIZONA RATTLERS POSTSEASON KICKS OFF AUGUST 6

July 22, 2016

    Rattlers host Steel at Talking Stick Resort Arena   Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announce its 2016 playoff schedule beginning August 6 against the Portland Steel at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. … Continued

Presson wins AFL Executive of the Year

August 25, 2016

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arena Football League (AFL) announced that Arizona Rattlers’ president Chris Presson has been honored with the AFL Executive of the Year award. Presson is only in his second season with the team. In that time, the … Continued

Three Rattlers Re-sign for 2017

November 1, 2016

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced Monday that they have signed three players who have played previously for the Rattlers in their inaugural season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Wide receiver Antonio Vaughan played for the Rattlers last … Continued

Rattlers Lose to Storm, 40-29

February 17, 2017

  Sioux Falls, S.D. – The five-time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (0-1) lose their first game of the season to the Sioux Falls Storm (1-0) by a score of 40-29 at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls. The … Continued

RATTLERS SINGLE GAME TICKETS ON SALE DEC. 4TH

November 30, 2017

  Single-Game tickets for Arizona Rattlers games start at $10  Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced Thursday that single-game tickets for their upcoming 2018 season will go on sale Monday, December 4th, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets to see the … Continued

BJ Coleman Earns Week 7 MVP

May 14, 2015

Phoenix, Ariz. – The world champion Arizona Rattlers’ rookie quarterback BJ Coleman has been voted the Arena Football League(AFL) MVP for the 7th week of the 2015 season. Coleman earned the award for his performance against the New Orleans VooDoo … Continued

Player Profile: Anttaj Hawthorne

August 4, 2015

Anttaj Hawthorne, who has been with the Rattlers since 2008, began his professional career in the National Football League as a member of the active roster for the Oakland Raiders from 2005-2006. He is the Rattlers’ all-time leader in sacks … Continued

Rattlers Acquire WR Julian Williams

February 23, 2016

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned wide receiver Julian Williams for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Tuesday.  This will be his first season with the Rattlers, his third in the … Continued

W2W4: Week 1 Rattlers at Steel

March 31, 2016

Friday’s opening day matchup between the Arizona Rattlers and the Portland Steel will be the nightcap to the Arena Football League’s (AFL) triple header.  Both teams will have new pieces on display at the Moda Center in Portland.  Portland will … Continued

Week 7 Preview: Arizona at Philadelphia

May 12, 2016

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers (5-1) and the Philadelphia Soul (5-1) may have similar records, but they will come into Saturday’s game from very different mindsets. The Rattlers are coming off there first loss of the season at the … Continued