August 20, 2010

MESA, Ariz. – WR ROD WINDSOR, OL KYLE YOUNG and DL ANTTAJ HAWTHORNE have been named to the Arena Football League’s All-Arena teams for their efforts in the Rattlers outstanding 2010 season. Windsor, who was one of a select few … Continued


April 13, 2011

TULSA, OKLA. – The Arizona Rattlers (4-0) remain in the top spot of the Coaches’ Poll, receiving 18 first place votes following their Week 5 bye. The Rattlers are still one of only two undefeated teams left in the League. … Continued

Rattlers Snare a Victory in the Big Easy

May 20, 2011

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Arizona Rattlers prevailed in a shootout with the New Orleans VooDoo 61-53 on Friday night (May 20). QB NICK DAVILA completed 26-of-31 passes for 314 yards and seven touchdowns, finding WR TRANDON HARVEY four times … Continued

Rattlers Head to the East Coast to Take on Soul

June 22, 2011

MESA, Ariz. – The National Conference West Division Champion Arizona Rattlers (12-2) will make their furthest road trip this season as they head to Philadelphia to take on the Soul (5-9) on Saturday night (June 25) at the Wells Fargo … Continued

Top-Ranked Rattlers Earn Home-Field Playoff Advantage

July 16, 2011

The Arizona Rattlers (15-2) wrapped up home-field advantage in the National Conference playoffs, including Arena Bowl XXIV, with an impressive 68-34 victory over the Pittsburgh Power (8-8) on Sunday night (July 10) in the CONSOL Energy Center. With the top-ranking … Continued

Focused on the Post Season

August 6, 2011

Hello Rattlers, Let’s get fired up for Saturday night’s National Conference Championship game against the Chicago Rush (14-5)! Kickoff is at 7 p.m. in the Snake Pit! Thank you for all of your support during our 62-33 victory over the … Continued

Rattlers Sign Former New England Patriot

September 26, 2011

MESA, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announce the signing of QB MATT GUTIERREZ. Gutierrez spent time on the active rosters of the New England Patriots (2007-2008) and the Kansas City Chiefs (2009). He participated in the training camps and practice … Continued

Special Moments Kitchen Challenge – Sidewinders

June 13, 2012

. The challenge was for teams to design and bake their own custom medallions, a puff pastry filled with sweet or savory items. The teams were chosen in advance and created a special apron and theme for the occasion. After … Continued

The Wild, Wild, West…

July 6, 2012

– This meeting between the visiting Utah Blaze and Arizona Rattlers had the makings of a good old western showdown.  The Blaze showed up bolstering a team ranked number one in total offense, while the Rattlers sit just two spots … Continued

Scottsdale Street Fair

October 11, 2012

Virgil Gray and Da’mon Merkerson hosted a booth at the grand opening of the Scottsdale Street Fair on Sunday, October 7th for a meet & greet with fans. Stryker and the Sidewinders attended the function with them.

Rattlers visit MacDonald Ranch

October 23, 2012

On Sunday, October 21st Virgil Gray, Da’Mon Merkerson, the Sidewinders and Stryker spent their afternoon signing autographs and taking fan photos with the families at MacDonald’s Ranch in Scottsdale. MacDonald’s Ranch offers a wide range of events for the kids … Continued


November 13, 2012

For Immediate Release For More Information, contact Nykki Schele, Mesa, Ariz. – Two-year veteran offensive lineman Cornelius Dixon has been assigned to the Arizona Rattlers through 2014. Dixon, originally from Marianna, Florida, is 6’6″, 345 pounds. He spent the last … Continued


March 29, 2013

RATTLERS MAKE QUICK WORK OF BLAZE Arizona on fire in second half Salt Lake City, UT – The Arizona Rattlers (2-0) made their first road trip of the year to face off against division rival the Utah Blaze (1-1) in … Continued


May 25, 2013

RATTLERS SOAR PAST BARNSTORMERS Arizona routs Iowa 70-26 Phoenix, AZ – The Arizona Rattlers (9-1) proved why they have the best offense in the Arena Football League as they rolled past the League’s best defense in convincing fashion, defeating the … Continued


August 8, 2013

  SIX NAMED TO ALL-ARENA OFFENSIVE TEAM Chicago, IL – The Arena Football League announced Thursday that six Arizona Rattlers have been selected to the 2013 All-Arena Offensive Teams. Kicker Garrett Lindholm has been named to the First Team, while … Continued


July 20, 2013

RATTLERS FALL TO RUSH Chicago defeat Arizona 63-42 Phoenix, AZ – The Arizona Rattlers (14-3) came out of the gate strong in their final regular season home game but couldn’t hold on as the Chicago Rush (10-7) handed them their … Continued

OL Andrew Miller Assigned to Arizona Rattlers

September 30, 2014

PHOENIX — The world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned offensive lineman Andrew Miller for the 2015 Arena Football League season. This will be Miller’s first season in the AFL. View Press Release

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

OL Mark Jackson Assigned to the Rattlers

August 20, 2015

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned offensive lineman Mark Jackson for the rest of the 2015 Arena Football League (AFL) season. This is Jackson’s second season in the AFL and first with the Arizona … Continued

Rattlers Retain OL Morris

January 13, 2016

Phoenix, Ariz. – The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned offensive lineman Darius Morris for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Wednesday.  This will be his second season with the Rattlers and in the AFL. Before … Continued

Week 8 Preview: Arizona vs Los Angeles

May 19, 2016

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers (5-2) dropped their second game in as many weeks on Saturday with the 65-58 loss to the Philadelphia Soul (6-1). Arizona now will return home to face conference rival LA KISS (3-3) this Saturday. … Continued

Davila, Kellem Earn Player of the Week Honors

August 16, 2016

  CONFERENCE FINALS: PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Davila, Kellem, Frevert Earn Honors With Standout Performances LAS VEGAS (August 16, 2016) – The Arena Football League has announced that Arizona’s Nick Davila, Arizona’s Jeremy Kellem and Philadelphia’s Tommy Frevert have been … 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


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


June 3, 2017

  The win guarantees Arizona has home field advantage for the Intense Conference Championship Spokane, Wash. – The Arizona Rattlers (10-4) have clinched home field advantage in the Intense Conference championship with a win over the Spokane Empire (8-6) by … Continued


July 19, 2017

Part 1: Entering a new league Phoenix, Ariz. –  The Indoor Football League champion Arizona Rattlers have now concluded their 25th season and it turned out to be a remarkable one.  With the Arena Football League contracting on only five … Continued

Rattlers Prepare for a Stout Defense

May 23, 2011

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers (8-2) head home to the US Airways Center on Saturday (May 28) to take on the American Conference East Division leading Cleveland Gladiators (6-3). Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and the game will be … Continued

Preparing for a Road Trip

June 24, 2011

June 24, 2011 Hey Rattler Nation! Wanted to say congratulations on the Division Championship! The players are fired up about having the opportunity to play in front of you guys in the first round of the playoffs at the US … Continued


July 21, 2011

TULSA, OKLA. – The Arizona Rattlers (15-2) remained in the top spot of Week 19 Coaches’ Poll for the third consecutive week, receiving 16 first place votes following their bye in Week 19. The Rattlers have won eight straight games, … Continued

GM/HEAD COACH KEVIN GUY Signs Coaching Contract for 2012

September 28, 2011

MESA, Ariz. – GM/HEAD COACH KEVIN GUY has re-signed his coaching contract with the Arizona Rattlers for the 2012 season. “I am very pleased to continue coaching with this organization,” said Guy. “We are trying to build something special here … Continued


March 15, 2012

Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers have selected Vince Marotta to be the team’s PA announcer for the 2012 Arizona Rattlers Arena Football League (AFL) season. Public auditions were held on Saturday, February 25 at US Airways Center where candidates … Continued

Rattlers & Cox 7 Pick-Up Extra Telecast

June 13, 2012

You asked & we delivered!!! The Rattlers and their broadcast partner Cox 7 have decided to telecast the June 22nd game to be played in the Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee.  Game time is 5pm Arizona time.  With only five … Continued


July 11, 2012

Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers will celebrate Military Appreciation Night for their last regular season home game as they face-off against the Kansas City Command on Saturday, July 21 at US Airways Center. Kick-off is set for 7:00 p.m. … Continued

Rattler Strikes 300

October 2, 2012

Carol La Valley chats with Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila about his three consecutive 100-touchdown seasons “When you play the game, you want to be the best of the best.” Nick Davila, quarterback for the Arizona Rattlers, threw over 100 touchdowns in … Continued


April 6, 2013

RATTLERS DOMINATE SABERCATS Arizona remains undefeated at 3-0 Phoenix, AZ – In a much anticipated matchup that not only pitted two long standing rivals against each other, but two undefeated teams, the Arizona Rattlers (3-0) rolled past the San Jose … Continued

First Responders Night

May 29, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2013 Contact:  Jamie Morris LeVine,, 480.284.6033 Taylor Carlson,, 480.284.6033 ARIZONA RATTLERS CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY AND FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT Game-day raffle on June 15 will go to families of the fallen Phoenix police officer … Continued


August 11, 2013

RATTLERS CLINCH CONFERENCE TITLE Second half powers Arizona past Spokane; 65-57   Phoenix, AZ – The Arizona Rattlers captured their third-straight National Conference Championship with an exciting second half, in which they held the Spokane Shock scoreless, that lifted them … Continued


August 4, 2013

  RATTLERS FINISH OFF SABERCATS Arizona advances to National Conference Final Phoenix, AZ – The Arizona Rattlers (16-3) defeated their division rival the San Jose SaberCats (13-6) by a score of 59-49, Sunday night on Ak-Chin Field at the US … Continued

Rattlers, Guy Agree on Two-Year Contract Extension

September 30, 2014

PHOENIX — The Arizona Rattlers have announced the signing of Kevin Guy to a two-year contract extension, which would keep the general manager and head coach at the helm of the world champions through the 2016 season.

January 26, 2015

Thousands of fans visited the Rattlers Den for fun and prizes!

Rattlers (1-1) Lose to the Outlaws (1-1) 70-53

April 4, 2015

Las Vegas, Nev. – The Arizona Rattlers drop their first game of the season to the Las Vegas Outlaws on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The game, which was nationally televised on ESPN2, was the … 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

Ron Shurts donates $11,000 to St. Vincent de Paul

November 10, 2015

The Arizona Rattlers are proud to have a leader like Ron Shurts! This morning he stopped by to visit Ben and Matt at KNIX 102.5 and  donated $11,000 to St. Vincent de Paul for the Million Can Crusade on behalf … Continued

W2W4: Week 8 vs LA KISS

May 20, 2016

The Arizona Rattlers (5-1) and LA KISS (3-3) will have their only regular season meeting in the Snake-Pit this Saturday night.  The first meeting between these two teams this season occurred in week two in the Honda Center where the … Continued

Rattlers Announce Open Tryout

June 27, 2016

The Arizona Rattlers have scheduled an open tryout from 9 a.m.- noon on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Gene Autry Sports Complex, 4125 E. McKellips Road, Mesa. In the last two seasons, nine participants in the tryouts earned 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 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


August 23, 2017

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced Wednesday that they have re-signed wide receiver Anthony Amos, wide receiver Jamal Miles, defensive lineman Edward Mosley, and wide receiver Antonio Vaughan for the 2018 season.  All four players were members of … Continued

Your AZ Rattlers News

July 22, 2012

Rattlers PRSS an Arizona Rattlers focused web, desktop and mobile Personalized RSS (PRSS) reader. Designed to keep you up to date with all the latest news and views on Arizona Rattlers, by instantly connecting you to the best Arizona Rattlers … Continued

Rattlers take Command of the League

April 16, 2011

The Arizona Rattlers defeated the Kansas City Command 63-49 at the Sprint Center (April 16) to open the season at 5-0 – the best start in franchise history. WR ROD WINDSOR was a spark in the victory, catching 16 passes … Continued

Harvey Earns NiFTy Playmaker of the Week

May 24, 2011

WR TRANDON HARVEY (6-11, 190, Washington State) posted six receptions for 86-yards and four touchdowns in Arizona’s, 61-53, victory against New Orleans on May 20. Harvey was also on the receiving end of one kickoff and returned it 45-yards for … Continued

Arizona Narrowly Defeats Philadelphia

June 25, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – The Arizona Rattlers (13-2) prevailed once again, defeating the Philadelphia Soul (5-10) 55-54. Trailing in the fourth quarter, the Rattlers held steadfast, making a key stop they so desperately needed and scoring on the ensuing offensive possession … Continued

Rattlers Sign Former Kicker Jason Witczak

July 21, 2011

MESA, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers signed former kicker JASON WITCZAK (July 20). In 2010, Witczak connected on 2-of-3 field goals and was good on 93% (39-of-42) of his extra points for the Rattlers. Witczak has spent five seasons in … Continued

Championship Aspirations

August 9, 2011

It’s the goal of every team, every player, and every coach – to win. The Arizona Rattlers have done just that in 2011, steamrolling their way to an AFL record 16 regular season wins. Yet, the job is not finished, … Continued

Rattlers Assign Two Fullbacks

November 22, 2011

MESA, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announce the assignment of FB ODIE ARMSTRONG and FB VAN STUMON. “The fullback position is very critical in terms of protection,” said GM/HEAD COACH KEVIN GUY. “The center and fullback work together to develop … Continued


March 17, 2012

Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers are asking fans to help with the naming of their new mascot that was unveiled tonight during their home opener against the Milwaukee Mustangs at US Airways Center. Fans can participate in the “Name the … Continued

Battle for Best in the West

May 6, 2012

– The intensity before the game was building as the field started to fill with the practicing players.  The rivalry between the Arizona Rattlers (5-2) and the San Jose SaberCats (5-2) is huge.  This game means a lot to the … Continued


July 14, 2012

San Antonio – The Talons (14-3) proclaimed their dominance in the League and beat the Rattlers (12-5), 62-61 to extend their winning streak to 11 consecutive victories on Saturday night in the Alamodome. The two teams first match up this … Continued


October 2, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, October 2, 2012   AFL COACHES’ MEETINGS COME TO A CLOSE   CHICAGO – Arena Football League head coaches met in Elk Grove, Illinois on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the upcoming 2013 season.   Among … Continued

Korn’s football dream revived by AFL offer

November 15, 2012

By John Clayton, Staff Reporter This past week, the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers were assigned Korn’s rights as a free agent. After a phone interview with Rattlers’ Head Coach and General Manager Kevin Guy, the former Byrnes/Clemson/almost Marshall/North Greenville quarterback was offered … Continued


April 12, 2013

SHOCK HAND RATTLERS FIRST LOSS OF THE YEAR Spokane defeats Arizona 66-49 Spokane, WA – For three straight weeks the Arizona Rattlers (3-1) have handed their opponent its first loss of the season but they were unable to make it … Continued


May 30, 2013

  RATTLERS ADD DEFENSIVE LINEMAN Dwayne Hendricks joins Arizona Mesa, AZ – The Arena Football League has assigned defensive lineman Dwayne Hendricks to the Arizona Rattlers. Hendricks (6-3, 297, Miami) spent three seasons on the New York Giants practice squad, … Continued


August 12, 2013

RATTLERS EISENHARDT NAMED LINEMAN OF THE YEAR Chicago, IL – The Arena Football League announced today that Arizona Rattlers center Billy Eisenhardt has been named as the Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year. Eisenhardt (6-3, 305, Grand Valley State) started … Continued


September 6, 2013

RATTLERS ADD FOUR TO ROSTER Mesa, AZ – The Arizona Rattlers and the Arena Football League announced that the team has been assigned four players in the Offseason Assignment Process. The Rattlers have added former Chicago Rush defensive linemen Darrell … Continued

Rattlers Name Chris Presson President

October 7, 2014

Phoenix, Ariz. – The five-time ArenaBowl champion Arizona Rattlers announce today that Chris Presson has been named president of the organization.

Rattlers Activate OL Derek Dennis

April 7, 2015

Phoenix, Ariz. – The world champion Arizona Rattlers have reactivated offensive lineman Derek Dennis for the 2015 Arena Football League (AFL) season. This will be Dennis’ first season in the AFL. The 6-foot-3, 340-pound Dennis spent the entire 2014 season … 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