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Russ Michna     

QB
Born: February 3, 1981
Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL
6' 2", 220
College: Western Illinois
Other Pro Experience: CFL UFL 

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SaberCats fall to Rattlers in conference final
San Jose Mercury News

Rattlers exact revenge on SaberCats, stamp ticket to fourth straight ArenaBowl
Arizona Sports

San Jose SaberCats rout Spokane Shock 55-28
Contra Costa Times

Shock, SaberCats line up again
The Spokesman Review

With Erik Meyer back, Shock confident ahead of playoff game at San Jose
The Spokesman Review

SaberCats Activate QB Russ Michna
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have activated quarterback Russ Michna from injured reserve, defensive back Kenny Okoro from inactive reserve, and been assigned rookie defensive back Demar Dorsey.

SaberCats charge past Shock 47-37, clinch playoff spot
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

SaberCats Place Michna on IR, Assigned Havrilla and Richards
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned quarterback Dennis Havrilla and offensive lineman Randy Richards. Correspondingly, defensive lineman Ernest Owusu was placed on league suspension, and quarterback Russ Michna was placed on injured reserve.

Shock wary of hungry Sharks
The Spokesman Review

Davila rescues Rattlers in win over SaberCats
azcentral.com

SaberCats fall to unbeaten Rattlers 51-42
San Jose Mercury News

Rattlers vs. SaberCats breakdown: analysis and prediction
azcentral

San Jose Take a Bite Out of the Shock
Sports and Weather Right Now

San Jose SaberCats down Spokane Shock 52-34
Vallejo Times-Herald

Shock stumble to third straight defeat in loss to San Jose
The Spokesman Review

San Jose SaberCats rout Portland Thunder 64-27
Vallejo Times-Herald

San Jose SaberCats vs. Portland Thunder matchup box
San Jose Mercury News

San Jose SaberCats flex defensive muscle
San Jose Mercury News

Portland Thunder at Jacksonville Sharks game preview
The Oregonian

Portland Thunder fall 38-32 to San Jose Sabercats
The Oregonian

San Jose SaberCats stop Portland Thunder 38-32
San Jose Mercury News

SaberCats rally past Thunder, 38-32
San Jose Mercury News

Thunder nearly capture first win
Portland Tribune

SaberCats-Portland Thunder preview
San Jose Mercury News

Portland Thunder vs. San Jose Sabercats game preview
The Oregonian

Rattlers-SaberCats analysis, prediction
Richard Obert, Arizona Central
This is only the fourth game for the Rattlers (3-0), but it's huge for home-field advantage in the playoffs, because next week the Rattlers play host to red-hot Pittsburgh Power, maybe the best team in the East. Then, after that, the Rattlers get San Antonio, arguably the league's worst team.

Shock notes: Brandon Thompkins makes impact on other side of ball
The Spokesman Review

Portland Thunder at Spokane Shock game preview
The Oregonian

SaberCats seek elusive win against Arizona Rattlers
San Jose Mercury News

Shock have way with SaberCats
The Spokesman Review

Shock visit San Jose looking to bounce back
The Spokesman Review

Portland Thunder at LA Kiss game preview
The Oregonian

SaberCats rally falls just short against Power
San Jose Mercury News

Portland Thunder lose to San Jose Sabercats 64-34 in franchise debut
The Oregonian

Sabercats provide lightning in Thunder debut
Portland Tribune

Arena Football: San Jose SaberCats step it up
Contra Costa Times

Arizona Rattlers tops rival San Jose to advance to National Conference Final
Tucson Citizen

San Jose SaberCats lose to Arizona Rattlers in AFL playoffs
San Jose Mercury News

San Jose SaberCats face defending Arena Bowl champions to open playoffs
San Jose Mercury News

SaberCats host Arena Bowl champion Arizona
San Jose Mercury News

Arena Football: San Jose SaberCats rout Chicago Rush 65-40
San Jose Mercury News

SaberCats end regular season on high note, beat Rush 65-40
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

San Jose SaberCats no match for Philadelphia Soul
San Jose Mercury News

Philadelphia Soul earn convincing win over San Jose Sabercats, 65-43
Philly.com

San Jose SaberCats roll with record-setting AFL win
San Jose Mercury News

San Jose SaberCats singe Blaze, 57-49
San Jose Mercury News

Week of drama behind, Blaze shift focus to San Jose
Salt Lake Tribune

SaberCats host Arena Bowl champion Arizona
San Jose Mercury News

San Jose SaberCats fall 73-68 to Iowa Barnstormers
San Jose Mercury News

SaberCats drop heartbreaker to Barnstormers, 73-68
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Rattlers Stop Shock In Arizona
KHQ Right Now

Top Five All-Time Shock-Rattlers Games
KHQ Right Now

Former Shock QB Rowley Joins Jacksonville
SWX Right Now

Shock Smack Sharks
KHQ Right Now

San Jose SaberCats beat Pittsburgh Power 68-54
San Jose Mercury News

Shock crush San Jose 75-45
The Spokesman Review (blog)
t doesn’t seem to matter who San Jose has at quarterback when it faces the Spokane Shock. The last three meetings between the West Division rivals have produced one-sided outcomes in Spokane’s favor.

hock dominate San Jose, 75-45
The Spokesman Review (blog)

The SaberCats fall to the Shock 75-45, end winning streak
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Streaking San Jose out for revenge against Shock
The Spokesman Review

Showdown for Shock, SaberCats
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Physical Rematch With San Jose On Horizon For Shock
Sports and Weather Right Now

Physical Rematch With San Jose On Horizon For Shock
KHQ Right Now
When you include the Spokane Shock's previous game against the San Jose Sabercats into the mix, Saturday's 7:00 p.m. matchup at the Spokane Arena should an emotionally charged affair.

Blaze drop a 35-34 decision to Sabercats
StandardNet

San Jose SaberCats defeat Utah Blaze 35-34
San Jose Mercury News

Blaze defense gets riled up, but Utah falls by a point
StandardNet

San Jose SaberCats defeat Jacksonville Sharks 57-36
San Jose Mercury News

After fast start, Sharks try to snap two-game losing streak
Florida Times-Union

VooDoo to make Dome debut Saturday against SaberCats
SportsNOLA.com

New Orleans VooDoo and San Jose SaberCats both sporting new starting quarterbacks for Saturday match
NOLA.com

Aaron Garcia throws five interceptions in SaberCats loss
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

SaberCats Add Former Chicago Rush QB Russ Michna
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
The SaberCats today announced that they have been assigned former Chicago Rush quarterback Russ Michna on a two-year contract. San Jose also placed quarterback Aaron Garcia on recallable reassignment to make room on the 24-man roster.

Rush misses playoffs ... and future is uncertain
Chicago Daily Herald

Rush (10-8) drop season finale
Chicago Tribune

Rush playing for pride in season finale
Chicago Tribune

San Jose SaberCats preview capsule for game at Chicago Rush
San Jose Mercury News

Shock, Rattlers face another big rivalry game
The Spokesman Review

Rush again hope to straighten out road woes
Chicago Daily Herald

Rush players relieved by AFL labor accord
Chicago Tribune

Rush romp 62-27
Chicago Tribune

Rush offense gets rolling again in rout of Force
Chicago Sun-Times

Rush drop to 1-5 on the road after 68-28 loss
Chicago Tribune

Blaze take hold of playoff spot with win
StandardNet

Blaze drop Chicago in blowout win
ABC 4

Dominant defense lifts Blaze to win over Rush
Salt Lake Tribune

Dueling QBs when Rush meet Blaze
Chicago Tribune

Blaze take on Rush with playoff implications
StandardNet

Spokane Shock play at Chicago Sunday
The Spokesman Review

Shock hope to keep up momentum in Chicago
The Spokesman Review

Rush lose in OT after never trailing in regulation
Chicago Tribune

Sabercats Top Rush in Overtime
SportsPageMagazine.com

Rush lose in OT after never trailing in regulation
Chicago Tribune

Rush-Sabercats Preview
SportsPageMagazine.com

Rush looking to get back on track
Chicago Tribune

Arizona Rattlers defense faces task of stopping top QB
AZ Central.com

Breaking News: Michna Not in Arizona For Rush
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com
A source from the Chicago Rush has confirmed that starting quarterback Russ Michna has not made the trip to Arizona for the team’s match-up against the Rattlers this evening.

Rush lose to Talons 56-55
WGN Radio

Rush beat Mustangs 62-61 on TD with :04 remaining
WSBT-TV

Receiving corps big boost for Rush
Chicago Tribune

Rush drop 1st game of the season, 70-49 to Georgia
WGNtv.com

Rush Improves To 5-0 With Win Over KC
MyFox Chicago
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Rush stays unbeaten with 69-40 victory against Command
Chicago Sun-Times

Rush have no trouble with Command
Chicago Tribune

Arena Football: Chicago Rush nip Iowa Barnstormers in OT
DesMoinesRegister.com

Arena football: Ex-Iowa State WR Hamilton hopes AFL leads to NFL
DesMoinesRegister.com

Rush open with 70-48 victory over Storm
RedEye Chicago (blog)
Collective bargaining talks between the Arena Football League and its players association broke down Friday, but the Rush opened their 11th league season as scheduled. They were rewarded with a 70-48 victory as Russ Michna broke a franchise record with eight touchdown passes, including four to wide receiver Reggie Gray and three to Marquis Hamilton.

Rush Game Day: Set to open 11th AFL season
WSBT-TV

Rush ready for Storm
WGNtv.com

Rush opens 11th AFL season Saturday
Chicago Tribune

Rush opens 11th AFL season Saturday
RedEye Chicago (blog)

Iowa vs. Chicago Arena Football Game In Moline
cbs4qc.com
The Iowa Barnstormers will battle the Chicago Rush in at the i wireless Center on Saturday, February 25 at 7 pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 28 at 10 am.

Tracy Belton Returns to Georgia Force for 2012
Yahoo! Sports
The Arena Football League announced on Jan. 24 that the Georgia Force have been assigned defensive back Tracy Belton for the 2012 season.

Rush welcome back QB Michna
WGNtv.com
"Re-signing Russ was a major objective for us this offseason,” Rush head coach Bob McMillen said. “He is an incredibly smart quarterback with excellent accuracy and decision making skills.”

Rush End Against Rattlers
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Rush End Hosting Playoffs
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Rush Step Up For 10th Straight Playoff Berth
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Rush beat Blaze 59-35
Chicago Tribune

QB JJ Raterink gets nod; Rush clinch playoff spot
Chicago Sun-Times

Quarterback throws 4 touchdowns in his first start
WGN Radio

Rush Clinches Playoff Spot With Win
MyFox Chicago

Brad Banks benched; Iowa Barnstormers lose against Chicago Rush
DesMoinesRegister.com

Barnstormers: Chicago eludes Iowa with two TDs on kickoff returns
DesMoinesRegister.com

Shock hang on in another thriller; Meyer hurt
The Spokesman Review

Rush lose QB Michna, come up short vs. Shock in Spokane
RedEye Chicago (blog)

Rush lose QB Michna, come up short vs. Shock in Spokane
WGN Radio

Shock hang on to beat Chicago Rush
The Spokesman Review

Chicago Rush QB Russ Michna loves playing here
Chicago Sun-Times

Rush rally for 49-48 win vs. Tulsa
Chicago Breaking Sports - Tribune

Talons Rush past Chicago 64-45.
Tulsa Today (blog)

Tulsa Talons crush Chicago, 64-45
Tulsa World

Bryant rushes experience to Talons
Tulsa World

Command to battle Chicago before national audience
Kansas City Star

Iowa Barnstormers: Road-weary Barnstormers home to face Chicago
DesMoinesRegister.com

Command QB eager to scratch win column
Kansas City Star

Rush rolls to 54-41 win
Chicago Daily Herald

Rush, Slaughter host home games Friday
Chicago Daily Herald

Rush beat the Soul, 62-28
Philadelphia Inquirer

Chicago spoils reunion by crushing Soul, 62-28
Philadelphia Inquirer

Soul to hit the road again for second game
Philadelphia Inquirer

Rush get better of former coach in blowout
Chicago Breaking Sports - Tribune

Rush ready for playoff rematch to open season
Chicago Sun-Times

Rush to Revolve Around Michna
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com
Since 2007, Michna has spent most of his time with the Chicago Rush. He backed up Matt D’Orazio in 2007 and then started the 2008 as the back-up to Sherdrick Bonner, who is now his offensive coordinator. After Bonner got injured during the 2008 season, Michna has taken over and has not looked back.

McMillen, Rush set to kick off AFL season
Chicago Tribune

Rush at Mustangs
Chicago Tribune

Rush ready for another reboot
Chicago Tribune

Iron topple Rush 64-54
Chicago Tribune

Rush eliminated from Arena playoffs
Chicago Breaking Sports - Tribune (blog)

After a bye week, Rush says hello to playoffs again
Chicago Daily Herald

Injury-riddled Rush hopeful for postseason
Chicago Tribune

Rush QB Russ Michna, two others lost for season
Chicago Rush Press Release
The Chicago Rush has placed starting quarterback Russ Michna on the team’s Injured Reserve list with a broken rib suffered in the first half of Saturday’s overtime loss to Dallas, the Rush announced today.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 11
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
The eleventh week of AFL action featured the road team winning a season-high five games. Four of the seven games were decided by six or fewer points, including two decided by a single point. All eight teams that would make the playoffs if the season ended today remained the same for the third straight week. More awaits you inside this week’s edition of Breaking it Down…

Rush QB Russ Michna named Russell offensive player of the week
Chicago Daily Herald

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week Four
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Week Four of the AFL season was the shortest in two decades and all four home teams won. Chicago and Milwaukee are the last unbeaten teams while Iowa won its first AFL game in almost a decade. This and much more are just a click away in your weekly addiction known to the kids on the street as Breaking it Down. Don’t worry; I’ve got your fix. Just click here..,

Rush ready to lead the way
Chicago Daily Herald

Rush QB Michna looking for job in UFL
Chicago Daily Herald

Passing Time: With Russ Michna, Conant High School and The Chicago ...
Examiner.com

Rush QB Michna to play with Slaughter
Chicago Daily Herald
The Chicago Slaughter aims to fill the indoor football void created by the absence of the Chicago Rush and the Arena League, and they're hoping that former Rush quarterback Russ Michna will help.

Members of Rush hit job-hunting trail
Chicago Tribune
With the future of the Arena Football League yet to be determined, key members of the Rush organization are going about the business of getting on with their professional lives.

Rush players scrambling to find jobs
Gary Post Tribune
There's never a good time to lose your livelihood, but for the 400-plus players in the Arena Football League, the news that the 2009 season was being canceled hit hard.

Rush players scrambling to find jobs
Gary Post Tribune
There's never a good time to lose your livelihood, but for the 400-plus players in the Arena Football League, the news that the 2009 season was being canceled hit hard.

As AFL wobbles, Rush left in limbo
Chicago Sun-Times
Although the Rush says it's in better financial shape than ever, its Arena Football League operations are on hold because of the league's financial difficulties.

A rapid retreat from playoffs
Chicago Sun-Times
The Rush had allowed a league-low 47.8 points per game going into its playoff game Sunday at Allstate Arena. It took the Grand Rapids Rampage three games against the Rush to finally figure out how to break through that defense.

One and done for Rush
Chicago Daily Herald
The Rush came in bearing the slogan, "One's Not Enough," referencing its 2006 ArenaBowl title.The Grand Rapids Rampage, winners of the 2001 Bowl, arrived sans slogan. They'll have time to conjure something catchy following Sunday's 58-41 win.

Over and out, Rush
Chicago Tribune
Grand Rapids quarterback James MacPherson tripped over one of his offensive linemen and, while still sitting on the turf, heaved a pass from near midfield toward the end zone.

Mistakes lead to quick exit from AFL playoffs
Chicago Tribune
Arena Football League's top secondaries resulted in two first-quarter touchdowns for the league's No. 2 scoring offense.Grand Rapids quarterback James MacPherson tripped over one of his offensive linemen

Rampage upset top seed Rush in AFL Playoffs
Daily Herald
Russ Michna went 19-for-32 for 252 yards and five touchdowns with one interception for top-seeded Chicago, the Central Division champions.

Season Over
The National Sports Review
The Chicago Rush had their season ended at home Sunday by the Grand Rapids Rampage, 58-41. No matter how hard the Rush worked or how many injuries they had, the Rush lost because the Grand Rapids Rampage wanted this game on this day more.

Rush to open ArenaBowl quest today
Chicago Daily Herald
It seems like a lifetime ago since the Chicago Rush and the Grand Rapids Rampage met in Rosemont in April for their second and final regular-season showdown.

Rush want to extend success against Grand Rapids in playoffs
Chicago Tribune
The Rush has defeated the Grand Rapids Rampage twice this season and will try to make it three in a row in its divisional-round game Sunday in the Arena Football League playoffs.

Dangerous foe lies in wait for Rush
Chicago Tribune
The Rush has defeated the Grand Rapids Rampage twice this season and will try to make it three in a row in its divisional-round game Sunday in the Arena Football League playoffs.

In playoffs, quarterback has no margin for error
Chicago Tribune
Russ Michna knew this season would be a learning experience even before he succeeded Arena Football League legend Sherdrick Bonner as the Rush's starting quarterback in April.

Hohensee puts team in minicamp mode
Chicago Sun-Times
Just before the Arena Football League playoffs kick off tonight with the Dallas Desperados (12-4) hosting the New York Dragons (8-8), the Rush will be finishing its second bye-week practice.

Rush clinches homefield advantage
Chicago Daily Herald
Using one of its best offensive performances of the year, the Chicago Rush clinched homefield advantage throughout the Arena League playoffs with a 75-63 win over the Dallas Desperados at the Allstate Arena on Sunday.

Rush Finally Clinch Top Seed
The National Sports Review
Despite injuries, questionable focus and even problems finding a kicker, the Chicago Rush clinched the one seed in the American Conference for the first time in their eightyear history after defeating the Dallas Desperados 75-63.

Rush Continue To Struggle
The National Sports Review
The Chicago Rush continued to falter with yet another loss, this time to the Georgia Force 50-47. It forces the Rush to try and clinch homefield advantage for the third straight week in the season finale at home against Dallas this Sunday.

Rush fall to Cleveland
Chicago Tribune
Former Rush quarterback Raymond Philyaw passed for five touchdowns Saturday night as the Cleveland Gladiators beat the Rush 65-44 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Michna completes dramatic comeback for Rush
Chicago Tribune
The Rush completed a two-point conversion and added a safety when defensive lineman James Baron forced a fumble on Kansas City's final snap for a 52-47 win. Wideout Travis LaTendresse pinned the Brigade on its 4-yard line on kickoff coverage.

Rush knocks off Brigade
Kansas City Star
Fresh off an upset of one of the Arena Football League’s top teams, the Kansas City Brigade attempted to make it two in a row in a visit to the Chicago Rush on Saturday night.

Pool of quality QBs running thin
ESPN
GMs looking to the Arena Football League for the next Kurt Warner will have to pick him out of a lineup featuring current AFL passing leaders Matt D'Orazio, Joe Germaine, Russ Michna, Tony Graziani, Chris Greisen, Aaron Garcia, Raymond Philyaw, Matt Nagy, Shane Stafford and, well, best of luck to ya.

Blaze: Easy as 1, 2, 3
Salt Lake Tribune
Conventional wisdom would suggest that the last team in the Arena Football League that the Utah Blaze want to play right now is the Chicago Rush. The 2006 ArenaBowl champions are 9-2, have won five straight games and are coming off Monday night's 72-28 thrashing of the Los Angeles Avengers on national television.

Michna proof you can't rush success
Rolling Meadows Review
As the backup quarterback for the Chicago Rush, Michna has spent countless hours wearing a headset and clutching a clipboard on the sidelines while biding his time behind Sherdrick Bonner, one of the greatest players in Arena Football League history.

Men in black deliver beatdown
Chicago Tribune
The uniform of the day was indeed fitting. The Rush rolled out an all-black ensemble for the first time Monday night that foreshadowed escorting the Los Angeles Avengers into the very heart of Arena Football League darkness.

Michna Masters Avengers
WVVA TV
Former Western Illinois quarterback Russ Michna threw six touchdown passes to lead the Chicago Rush to its second straight Central Division title with a 72-28 win over the Los Angeles Avengers on Monday night.

Rush Clinch Division
The National Sports Review
The Chicago Rush accomplished a great deal in their 72-28 victory over the Los Angeles Avengers. They clinched the Central Division with five weeks to go, clinched a bye and home playoff game, set three team records, broke out new uniforms which they should consider never taking off and proved that the best team in the Arena Football League may be in the American Conference.

Rush can clinch Central with win
Chicago Daily Herald
The Chicago Rush (8-2) can clinch its second-consecutive Arena Football League Central Division title --- and fourth overall -- with a win tonight over the Los Angeles Avengers (4-7) at Allstate Arena.

'WIU Night' at May 19 Chicago Rush game, featuring alumnus QB Russ Michna
Western Illinois University Athletics
Western Illinois University students looking for the perfect summer evening activity are invited to the Chicago Rush's "WIU Night" Monday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at Allstate Arena in Chicago. The Rush, featuring Western graduate Russ Michna, will take on the Los Angeles Avengers.

Quite a 'Rush' for Michna
WVVA TV
Russ Michna refuses to give up on what is turning into be a successful professional football career.

Alfonzo doing it all for injury-plagued Rush
Chicago Sun-Times
Despite a rash of injuries, the Rush goes into tonight’s game at Tampa Bay with a 7-2 record and a three-game lead in the Arena Football League’s Central Division.

Rush rides hot hand
Chicago Tribune
For once, Chicago is the scene of a quarterback shuffle that is ending well. Very well, in fact.

Rush surge too much to bear for Crush
Rocky Mountain News
There are no exhibition games in the Arena Football League but Friday night's game between the Colorado Crush and Chicago Rush sure looked like one.

Arena Football News and Notes
Sports Memo
We can add the Chicago Rush to the ‘teams that don’t have backup quarterback issues’ list after watching Russ Michna play for the past two weeks.

Rush come from behind to beat Grand Rapids
Chicago Tribune
The Rush may have had more artful performances this season, but no one's about to complain after Sunday's 55-52 Arena Football League victory over Grand Rapids left it with six wins at the season's halfway mark. That equals the franchise's second-best start.

An All Around Black Eye
The National Sports Review
The best thing that can be said about the Chicago Rush and Kansas City Brigade game as far as Rush fans are concerned is that the Rush won. Much like the mafia, don’t ask how it was done. Just know the final score was 49-42 Rush and quickly move on.

Defense holds down Arizona as Rush improves to 4-1
Chicago Tribune
Less than a week after coach Mike Hohensee complained about missed assignments in a big victory over Colorado, the defense bottled up visiting Arizona much of the way to a 59-35 Arena Football League victory at Allstate Arena.

Bonner leads Rush in rout of Rattlers
Arizona Republic
Sherdrick Bonner threw five touchdown passes to help the Chicago Rush beat the Arizona Rattlers 59-35 on Friday night in the Arena Football League.

Rush's Bonner focused on game
Chicago Tribune
Rush quarterback Sherdrick Bonner says there's no emotional tug as he approaches Friday's Arena League home game with Arizona—a team he spent nearly his entire career with.

Rush Continue To Roll
Chicago Sports Review
After a little history, a poor defensive half, two blocked kicks, and the discovering of a new star receiver, the Chicago Rush improved their record to 3-1 with a 70-35 victory over the Colorado Crush.

Harrell Sets AFL TD Record; Rush Dominate Crush 70-35
Bleacher Report
Receiver Damian Harrell made Arena Football League History on Saturday night against his former team the Colorado Crush, whom he had played for the last five seasons.

Rush's Harrell sets Arena TD reception mark in victory over Crush
Chicago Tribune
Damian Harrell wasn't thinking about records on Saturday, he was more worried about facing former Colorado teammates he played with for five seasons.

Big crowd, big loss for Grand Rapids Rampage
MLive.com
The Chicago Rush entered Friday night's matchup against the Grand Rapids Rampage minus starting quarterback Sherdrick Bonner, one of the most prolific passers in Arena Football League history.

Michna leads Rush past Rampage, 64-35
WJZ
Russ Michna threw five touchdown passes two to Damian Harrell to help the Chicago Rush rout the Grand Rapids Rampage 64-35 on Friday night in the Arena Football League.

Rampage lose to Chicago Rush, fall to 0-2
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
The visiting Chicago Rush raced out to a 22-0 lead just six-and-a-half minutes into game and cruised to 64-35 win over the Grand Rapids Rampage in front of 10,594 fans at Van Andel Arena on Friday night.

Newcomers deliver eye-opening victory for Rush
Chicago Tribune
So much for concerns that the revamped Rush offense might get off to a sluggish start.