Conner completed his seventh season with the Rattlers, his fourth as equipment manager and the team’s quality control department.

Conner earned back-to-back Arena Football League’s Equipment Manager of the Year awards in 2015 and 2016.

Conner joined the Rattlers as a football operations intern in 2010. He had been the general manager of Barro’s Pizza in Mesa for 30 years.

Conner was a wide receiver on Fullerton College’s team that won the South Coast Conference championship in 1981. He attended Esperanza High School in Anaheim, Ca., and was a part of the school’s first state championship in 1979.

Conner resides in Gilbert with his wife, Audrey. He and his wife have two children, Kara and Brianna. Conner also has two granddaughters, Kaydence and Abigail.