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 Streak Ends with Loss to SaberCats, 67-70

August 22, 2015

Stockton, Cali. – The World Champion Arizona Rattlers (15-5) fell one play short when they dropped their first postseason game in four years to the San Jose SaberCats (19-1) in Stockton, California by a score of 67-70. The Arizona Rattlers … Continued

AFL Sets Training Camp Schedule for 2016

November 17, 2015

LAS VEGAS – The Arena Football League announced today that training camps for the 2016 season have been scheduled to begin mid-February. The season will open in early March with the official schedule to be released shortly. Per League regulations, teams … Continued

Arizona Rattlers Announce the 2016 Arizona Sidewinders

January 27, 2016

Phoenix, Ariz. – After seven days, two rehearsals, two auditions, interviews, workouts and a photo-shoot, the Arizona Rattlers’ Sidewinders dance team proudly announced their 16 member squad for the 2016 season.  Seven of the members return from last year’s team. … Continued

W2W4 Week 2: Rattlers at KISS

April 8, 2016

The Arizona Rattlers (1-0) are coming off a dominating win over the Portland Steel (0-1) 80-28. The 80-point performance was the highest point total during Week 1. Also, the team made some history as the 52-point margin was the largest … Continued

Rattlers Defense Rocks the KISS, 47-34

May 21, 2016

Phoenix, Ariz. – The five time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (6-2) get back in the win column with a 47-34 victory over conference foe, LA KISS (3-4) at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona in front of 14,519 … 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 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

RATTLERS STOP THE SCREAMING EAGLES, 73-60

April 14, 2017

West Valley City, Utah – The five-time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (4-3) stay perfect in conference play with a win over the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles (1-6) by a score of 73-60 at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, … Continued

RATTLERS ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF

February 24, 2011

RATTLERS ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF General Manager and Head Coach Kevin Guy Returns for Third Season MESA, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers are pleased to announce its coaching staff for the 2011 season, which includes Hall of Fame Head Coach Kevin … Continued

SMOLDERING BLAZE LOOK TO COOL RED HOT RATTLERS

April 18, 2011

MESA, Ariz. – The Rattlers are sailing in uncharted waters, but the team is exactly where it hoped it would be.  Arizona is 5-0 for the first time in its history, and going forward it does not appear that the … Continued

Rattlers Rally Against Hunger

May 26, 2011

The Arizona Rattlers (8-2) have paired up with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance to put on a canned food drive prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff of the Rattlers’ May 28th game against the Cleveland Gladiators (6-3) at the US … Continued

Rattlers Face Off with Spokane

June 28, 2011

MESA, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers (13-2) head back to the US Airways Center (June 2) re-matched with a squad that gave the team one of its two losses in 2011, the Spokane Shock (7-7). Though Arizona has the National … Continued

Rattlers Dismantle Vigilantes in Regular Season Finale

July 23, 2011

DALLAS, TX. – The Arizona Rattlers (16-2) reached an Arena Football League milestone by beating the Dallas Vigilantes (11-7) 55-49 to notch their 16th win, most wins in AFL history, on Saturday night (July 23) in the American Airlines Center. … Continued

Arizona Rattlers Announce Rattlers Rally On Wednesday

August 9, 2011

The Arizona Rattlers will host Rattlers Rally at US Airways Center inside the Casino Arizona Pavilion tomorrow – Wednesday, August 10, at 8:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. celebrate the team’s advancement to the ArenaBowl XXIV with their fans.

WR Andrae Thurman Joins the Rattlers

November 23, 2011

– The Arizona Rattlers announce the assignment of WR Andrae Thurman. Thurman entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2004 and spent time with the New York Giants and Houston Texans before making his regular season debut for … Continued

RATTLERS WIN HOME OPENER ON ST PATTY’S DAY

March 18, 2012

MESA, AZ – March 17, 2012 The ARIZONA RATTLERS home opener against the MILWAUKEE MUSTANGS was everything one expected and more. QB NICK DAVILA (25 of 36, 342 Yds, 9 TD) once again lit up the scoreboard, and showcased why … Continued

ARIZONA RATTLERS HIRE NEW DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, RONNY HENDERSON

May 8, 2012

The Arizona Rattlers organization welcomes new Director of Marketing, Ronny Henderson. Ronny comes to the Rattlers with 18 years of experience in the sports and marketing fields. He will be responsible for the comprehensive day-to-day Marketing Operations, Business Development, Corporate … Continued

Ryan House Appearance – Friday, 9/29

October 3, 2012

The Arizona Rattlers are proud to support the efforts of Ryan House http://ryanhouse.org/   “The mission of Ryan House is to provide essential care in a home-like setting where children with life-threatening conditions and their families may come for respite … Continued

Rattlers Shape Up

October 29, 2012

Chandler – Tumbleweed Park in Chandler, Arizona,  was the location of the Shape Up Arizona at Mayor Tibshraeny’s Day of Play.  The Day of Play is a state wide celebration recognizing the importance of fitness, health and wellness for kids of … Continued

Arizona Rattlers holding open tryouts

November 15, 2012

By: Brandon Hamilton MESA, AZ – Do you have what it takes to play Arena Football? The Arizona Rattlers are looking to fill a few spots on their roster and are holding open tryouts this Saturday, November 17, at the … Continued

FAITH & FAMILY NIGHT

April 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2013 Contact:  Jamie Morris LeVine, Jamie@slentertainment.com, 480.284.6033 Olivia Gentile, Olivia@slentertainment.com, 480.284.6033   ARIZONA RATTLERS TO HOST FAITH & FAMILY NIGHT Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers will host their annual “Faith & Family Night” which … Continued

RATTLERS SLIP PAST SOUL

June 1, 2013

RATTLERS SLIP PAST SOUL Fourth quarter comeback lifts Arizona to 64-57 win Philadelphia, PA – After going into halftime trailing for the first time all season, the Arizona Rattlers (10-1) put together a huge fourth quarter comeback to defeat the … Continued

WR Raymond Webber Assigned to the Rattlers

October 8, 2014

PHOENIX — The world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned wide receiver Raymond Webber for the 2015 Arena Football League season — the second time in his career that he has been assigned to Arizona

Sidewinders Perform at Super Bowl XLIX Half Time

February 2, 2015

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders dance team performed with Katy Perry, Missy Elliot and Lenny Kravitz on Sunday, February 1 during the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX halftime show at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Player Profile: Sherman Carter

June 30, 2015

Sherman Carter is a 6-foot-3 center who makes as big of an impact in the community as his stature does on the field. Sherman is takes every opportunity he is given to give back.  One example of this was on … Continued

Jeremy Kellem Earns GoRVing Defensive Back of the Year

August 24, 2015

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arena Football League (AFL) just announced that the Arizona Rattlers’ defensive back Jeremy Kellem has earned the 2015 GoRVing Defensive Back of the Year award.  This is the second consecutive season a Rattler has earned this … Continued

Rattlers Alumni Profile: Bo Kelly

November 19, 2015

When asked who their favorite Rattlers’ fullback is most in the Rattler Nation will instinctively answer, Bo Kelly, and it is easy to see why. Michael “Bo” Kelly spent 12 seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL), 11 of those … Continued

Arizona Rattlers Will Play Three Games on the ESPN2

February 3, 2016

Phoenix, Ariz. – The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers will play in three nationally televised regular season games, the AFL announced Wednesday afternoon.  The games will be broadcasted on ESPN2. The Rattlers’ second game of the season, which takes … Continued

Rattlers Dominate the KISS, 69 – 28

April 9, 2016

Anaheim, Cali. – The five time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (2-0) take sole possession of first place with a victory over the Los Angeles KISS (1-1) Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California by a score of 69-28 … Continued

Week 9 Preview: Arizona at Tampa Bay

May 26, 2016

The second half of the season begins on Sunday, and the Arizona Rattlers (6-2) will once again hit the road when they face the Tampa Bay Storm (0-7).  The game will be played at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, … Continued

W2W4: Week 15 vs Jacksonville Sharks

July 9, 2016

The Arizona Rattlers (10-3) will start their three-game home stand this Saturday against the Jacksonville Sharks (5-7).  The game will be played at the Talking Stick Resort Arena and will be at 6:30 p.m. PDT. In Week 4, these two … 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 (11-4) TRAMPLE THE TITANS (1-14); 56-25

June 11, 2017

  Phoenix, Ariz.- The five-time champion Arizona Rattlers (11-4) take down the Cedar Rapids Titans (1-14) in their final home game of the 2017 regular season at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in front of 13,251 fans. With this victory, … Continued

Rattlers Announce Open Tryout

August 24, 2017

Competition begins Saturday, October 28, at 9 a.m. The Arizona Rattlers have scheduled an open tryout with registration beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at the Gene Autry Sports Complex, 4125 E. McKellips Road, Mesa. In the … Continued

Trandon Harvey re-signs with Rattlers

February 22, 2011

MESA, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers have re-signed WR TRANDON HARVEY for the 2011 Arena Football Season. Harvey, 5′ 11″ and 190 pounds, first joined the team in 2007 after standing out at the team’s open tryout. In three seasons … Continued

ARIZONA REMAINS IN TOP SPOT OF SHUFFLING POLL

April 20, 2011

TULSA, OKLA. – The Arizona Rattlers (5-0) remain in the top spot of the Week 6 Coaches’ Poll, receiving 16 first place votes following their road victory, 63-49, over the Kansas City Command (1-4). The Rattlers remain as the only … Continued

Rattlers Take Down the Gladiators

May 29, 2011

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers (9-2) defeated the Cleveland Gladiators (6-4) 63-42 Saturday at the US Airways Center. QB NICK DAVILA completed 25-of-30 passes for 263 yards and eight touchdowns, finding WR JASON GEATHERS four times (10 catches, 111 … Continued

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

June 29, 2011

MESA, Ariz. – Football players tend to get a bad rap. Not for play on the field, but for the off-field issues that tend to cloud up the media and the athletes’ reputations. A constant stream of mishaps by professional … Continued

Fans to Compete for Ultimate ArenaBowl Experience

July 25, 2011

TULSA, Okla. – The Arena Football League is offering fans the ultimate fan experience at ArenaBowl XXIV. Beginning Monday, July 25, 2011, fans can upload a 30 second video on YouTube explaining why they deserve the Ultimate ArenaBowl Experience. In … Continued

Hungry for a Championship

August 10, 2011

– It’s the moment the Arizona Rattlers (18-2) have been working toward all season – a chance to play in ArenaBowl XXIV. Now, the only team standing in their way is the formidable Jacksonville Sharks (16-4). The two teams will … Continued

Rattlers Sign a Pair of Linemen

September 30, 2011

MESA, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announce the signing of DL MARQUAY LOVE and OL GREG NILAND. Love participated on the practice squads of the Miami Dolphins (2007-2008) and the New Orleans Saints (2008). The defensive lineman most recently played … Continued

Rattlers Add Former Longhorn to the Roster

December 1, 2011

MESA, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announce the assignment of OL MICHAEL HUEY. Huey signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011. After being waived by the Seahawks, Huey was picked up by the San Diego … Continued

RATTLERS ROLL TO SECOND WIN IN A ROW

March 30, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The Arizona Rattlers raise their record to 2-1 after a convincing win over the Kansas City Command Thursday night at Sprint Center. The Rattlers got a precision performance from quarterback Nick Davila who threw for seven … Continued

The Rattlers Crush the Rush

May 13, 2012

– Seats inside the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona started to fill well before kick off for tonight’s game against the Chicago Rush.  The Arizona Rattlers left it all out on the field tonight with 7,280 people in attendance.  … Continued

Former NFL WR Signs with Arizona Rattlers

June 20, 2012

Hardy attended Elmhurst High School, where he played football and basketball. As a senior, he posted 34 catches for 710 yards and 10 touchdowns and was a Class 4A all-state selection by the Indiana Football Coaches Association. As a basketball player, he was runner-up in the Mr. … Continued

AFL POSTSEASON MATCHUPS SET

July 22, 2012

CHICAGO – The Arena Football League’s 2012 regular season has come to a close. The AFL postseason is set to kickoff on Friday, July 27 featuring the #4 seeded Utah Blaze (12-5) at the  # 1 seeded Central Division champion San … Continued

Phoenix Childrens Hospital Battle of The Bands

October 3, 2012

Virgil Gray and Da’mon Merkerson attended the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Battle of the Bands fundraiser at Cityscape on Saturday, September 29th. PCH is one of several Rattler supported organizations that cater specifically to the needs of children.   The two competing … Continued

Rattlers Walk for Autism

October 29, 2012

Tempe  –  Rattlers spent a gorgeous Sunday morning at Tempe Town Lake to support the 2012 Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks and the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center use this walk to help change the future for … Continued

Arena League games to be broadcast on CBS

November 15, 2012

By Aaron Torres With the demand for live sports only increasing, CBS agreed to a deal on Tuesday to broadcast Arena League football, on both CBS and the CBS Sports Network. The deal will begin in March 2013 with 19 regular-season … Continued

BRITTNEY GRINER TO PERFORM COIN TOSS AT RATTLERS GAME

April 19, 2013

BRITTNEY GRINER TO PERFORM COIN TOSS AT RATTLERS GAME   Phoenix, AZ – The Phoenix Mercury’s #1 draft pick, Brittney Griner, will participate in the coin toss at the Arizona Rattlers home game this Saturday. The Rattlers are set to … Continued

RATTLERS DOMINATE TALONS

June 8, 2013

RATTLERS DOMINATE TALONS Arizona rolls past San Antonio, 70-21 San Antonio, TX – The Arizona Rattlers (11-1) held the San Antonio (5-6) Talons to their lowest point total of the season, allowing just three touchdowns, as they picked up the … Continued

RATTLERS LINDHOLM NAMED KICKER OF THE YEAR

August 13, 2013

RATTLERS LINDHOLM NAMED KICKER OF THE YEAR Chicago, IL – Arizona Rattlers kicker Garrett Lindholm has been named as the 2013 Arena Football League Kicker of the Year, as announced by the League office today. Lindholm (5-8, 190, Tarleton State) … Continued

Rattlers Assigned Three Rookie Free Agents

October 10, 2014

PHOENIX — The world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned cornerback Antonio Dennard, quarterback Bryn Renner and offensive lineman Joe Unga for the 2015 Arena Football League season.

Rattlers Acquire WR Summers in Trade

April 10, 2015

Phoenix, Ariz. – The world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned wide receiver Chris Summers for the 2015 Arena Football League (AFL) season. This will be Summers first season in the AFL. Summers was acquired through a trade with the … Continued

Player Profile: Fabrizio Scaccia

July 3, 2015

Born out of Oceanside, New York, Fabrizio Scaccia is in the process of finishing up a fresh new year with the Arizona Rattlers. The road most football players take is playing in high school, college, and finally professional, but Scaccia … Continued

Rattlers Lose to the SaberCats, 56-29

July 31, 2015

  San Jose, Cali. – The World Champion Arizona Rattlers (13-4) lost their fourth game this season in San Jose with a 56-29 loss over the San Jose SaberCats (16-1) Friday night in the SAP Center. With this loss, the … Continued

Coach Guy Selected for West Alabama Hall of Fame

August 25, 2015

  Phoenix, Ariz. – Arizona Rattlers’ General Manager and Head Coach Kevin Guy has been selected as an inductee into the University of West Alabama (UWA) Hall of Fame.  Guy joins Dr. James Andrews and Leo Wright for the 2015 … Continued

Rattlers Assigned Former Wildcat DE Usman

February 9, 2016

Phoenix, Ariz. – The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned defensive end Mohammed Usman for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Tuesday.  This will be his first season with the Rattlers and in the AFL. The … Continued

W2W4: Week 9 at Tampa Bay Storm

May 28, 2016

The Arizona Rattlers (6-2) are making another east coast road trip when they travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Storm (0-7).  The Rattlers are coming off of an inter-conference matchup against rival LA KISS (3-4), which the Rattlers … 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

RATTLERS LOSE TO THE EMPIRE, 60-51

April 22, 2017

  Phoenix, Ariz. –  The five-time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (4-4) lost to the Spokane Empire (6-3) at Talking Stick Resort Arena by a final score of 60-51 in front of 12,725 fans. Arizona was in a tight battle with … Continued

RATTLERS CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE TELEVISED LIVE

June 12, 2017

  FOX Sports Arizona Rattlers channel will carry the game on DirecTV and DISH Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced Monday that the Indoor Football League’s (IFL) Intense Conference Championship will be broadcast live on a special “FOX Sports … Continued

SIX MORE RATTLERS RE-SIGN FOR 2018

August 28, 2017

  Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announced Monday that they have re-signed running back Ketrich Harmon, offensive lineman Lamar Mady, defensive lineman Chris McAllister, defensive back Adam Sauder, defensive back Markus Smith, and defensive back Dillion Winfrey for the … Continued

2011 Arizona Rattlers Season Preview

March 11, 2011

2011 Arizona Rattlers Season Preview By: Krisanne Ryther The Arizona Rattlers open the 2011 Arena Football season at the US Airways Center against the Jacksonville Sharks on Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. With the hope of starting the season … Continued

Q&A with Rod Windsor

April 22, 2011

Rod Windsor hauled in 16 catches for 217 yards and five touchdowns in Week Six against the Kansas City Command on his way to becoming the Arena Football League’s Offensive Player of the Week. Yet, beyond Windsor’s standout performances so … Continued

Gray Earns Spalding Highlight of the Week

June 1, 2011

DB VIRGIL GRAY received Spalding Highlight of the Week honors for his 52-yard missed field goal return for a touchdown in a Week 12 victory (63-42) over the Cleveland Gladiators. The play put the Rattlers up 21-7 with 12:28 remaining … Continued

Quarterfinal Playoff Tickets On Sale Now

July 1, 2011

Tickets for the Arizona Rattlers’ Quarterfinal Playoff Game are on sale today, Friday, July 1st. The game will be played on Friday, July 29th at the US Airways Center, game time TBA. You can purchase your tickets by calling 1-800-745-3000, … Continued

Black Out at US Airways Center

July 26, 2011

MESA, ARIZ. – Fans will receive teal “Rattler-Rally” towels at the US Airways Center doors upon arrival to the Arizona Rattlers (16-2) Quarterfinal playoff game against the Spokane Shock (9-9) on Friday, July 29. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Fans … Continued

Arizona’s Guy Named NFL Network Coach of the Year

August 10, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 10, 2011 TULSA – Arizona Rattlers GM/HEAD COACH KEVIN GUY has been named the 2011 NFL Network Head Coach of the Year, the AFL League Office announced today. Guy led the Rattlers to an unprecedented … Continued

Rattlers Sign Two SEC Linemen

October 3, 2011

MESA, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announce the signing of DL GERALD WILLIAMS and DL VICTOR THOMAS. Williams played collegiately at Tennessee, collecting 72 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, five pass deflections … Continued

Rattlers Announce Pre-Season Open Tryout Date

December 1, 2011

MESA, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announce an open tryout date for Saturday, January 28, 2012. The tryout will run from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cost to participate is $80.00. Payment must come in form of cash or money … Continued

RATTLERS SHOCK SPOKANE

April 7, 2012

– This game had a little of everything. There were fumbles, interceptions, safeties, blocked kicks, as well as a dramatic last minute drive for the win in the rattlers 57-53 win over the Spokane Shock. The Rattlers started out like … Continued