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John Dutton     

QB
Born: September 20, 1975
Hometown: Fallbrook, CA
6' 4", 235
College: Nevada-Reno

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Pittsburgh Power Quick Take: Battle Of Attrition Awaits Power, San Antonio
CBS Local

Talons to replace Dutton with Hill
mysanantonio.com
The San Antonio Talons are expected to announce Wednesday that Nick Hill, an Arena Football League standout for the Orlando Predators and Tampa Bay Storm, will be signed to replace injured starter John Dutton.

The San Antonio Talons sign Quarterback Nate Davis
San Antonio Talons Press Release
The San Antonio Talons signed quarterback Nate Davis to replace injured starter John Dutton who was placed on injured reserve.

Defense keys Rush victory in San Antonio
Chicago Tribune

SaberCats 47, Talons 42: Aaron Garcia throws 5 scoring passes
San Jose Mercury News

Return of QB Garcia spices Talons-SaberCats tilt
San Antonio Express

Arena Bowl MVP signed by Talons
San Antonio Express

Talons pick up QB John Dutton - One of league's best All-Time
San Antonio Talons Press Release
The San Antonio Talons have been assigned one of the league’s all-time great quarterbacks, who will be competing to run the offense in the Talon’s second season. John Dutton, 37, comes in time for the 2013 season.

San Antonio Talons sign veteran Arena Football League quarterback to team
San Antonio Business Journal (blog)

Talons sign former Arena Bowl MVP Dutton at QB
San Antonio Express

Hyland, Dutton awarded for excellence in community service
AFL Press Release
Utah Blaze DB DAVID HYLAND has been named the National Guard Community MVP of the Year, the League Office announced today.

Rush playing for pride in season finale
Chicago Tribune

VooDoo Move Into Tie For First; Showdown Set For Saturday Night
SportsNOLA.com

Gladiators players return to work
Plain Dealer

Cleveland Gladiators chasing a much-needed win Friday vs. Pittsburgh
Plain Dealer

Cleveland Gladiators thumped by Philadelphia Soul
Plain Dealer

Arena Football: Soul at Gladiators
Philadelphia Inquirer

Rivalry renewed for Gladiators, Soul
The Morning Journal

Jeramie Richardson leads Cleveland Gladiators to AFL victory at Milwaukee
Plain Dealer

Turnovers help Cleveland Gladiators get win over Pittsburgh Power
Plain Dealer

Dutton becomes AFL 6th all time leading passer in 58-43 win over the Power in Pittsburgh
NewsNet5.com (blog)

Gladiators QB John Dutton throws 700th TD pass, but Cleveland loses to Jacksonville
Plain Dealer

Top 25 QBs in AFL history: NO. 1-5
AFL Press Release
Completing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Quarterbacks in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced the five greatest quarterbacks in Arena Football history.

Tampa Bay Storm beats Cleveland Gladiators 69-48
Tampabay.com

Gladiators fall to Storm, 69-48, in Tampa
Plain Dealer

Tampa Bay Storm has better offense thanks to quarterback Stephen Wasil
Tampabay.com

Gladiators improve to 3-1 after beating Orlando
Fox Sports Ohio

Woeful Predators remain winless after penalty-filled loss to Cleveland
Orlando Sentinel

Cleveland Gladiators ride sterling defensive effort to 41-24 Arena League ...
Plain Dealer

Gladiators John Dutton named Arena Football Player of the Week
19 Action News

Cleveland Gladiators drop Arena League season opener to Georgia, 41-39
Plain Dealer

Force rides momentum to playoff win over Cleveland
Gwinnettdailypost.com

Costly error leads to playoff exit for Cleveland Gladiators
Plain Dealer

Gladiators wild ride continues in playoffs
News-Herald.com

Gladiators catch a break, get Bergeron back for playoffs
NewsNet5.com (blog)

Blaze 76, Gladiators 69: Gladiators fall in tuneup for playoffs
News-Herald.com

Gladiators light up the night with win over SJ
The Morning Journal

Penalty-prone Cleveland Gladiators upset in Kansas City, 50-41
Plain Dealer

An angry Cleveland Gladiators team eager to get back on turf, find a way to win
Plain Dealer

Ex-Mount Union star bursts onto scene for Gladiators
Ravenna Record Courier

Cleveland Gladiators botch final play, suffer first loss of season, 34-33, to ...
Plain Dealer

Cleveland Gladiators decide to go with Kurt Rocco at quarterback
Plain Dealer

Cleveland Gladiators Big Win Marred by Loss of Star Quarterback for the Season
Cleveland Leader

Arena football: South grad Dan Whalen back with Gladiators
News-Herald.com

Cleveland Gladiators QB John Dutton ruptures Achilles tendon, will miss remainder of season
Plain Dealer

Spokane Shock fall to Cleveland Gladiators in AFL home opener
The Spokesman Review (subscription)

Cleveland Gladiators defeat Spokane Shock, 61-55, but lose QB John Dutton
Plain Dealer

Cleveland Gladiators to start season at week 2 Saturday with confidence in new receivers strengths
Plain Dealer

Spokane thrives on just-enough mentality
The Spokesman Review

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 14
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Aaron Garcia became the league’s all-time leader in passing yards, Rod Windsor became the fourth AFL player to reach 150 catches in a single-season and the playoff picture is starting to shape out. This and the most AFL recap coverage anywhere in the known universe is just a click away…

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 12
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
The dirty dozen edition of Breaking it Down featured three division leaders losing, the home team winning six of seven contests, numerous players went over season stat thresholds and Kenny McEntyre’s Week 11 rant apparently paid off big time for his Preds. This and much more interesting, mind-blowing and totally useless nuggets of AFL history are just a click away…

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week Six
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Week Six was one of the most eventful weeks thus far. It offered the indoor football world the highest scoring game in league history and no team is winless or unbeaten any more. The stats software still has more bugs than any exterminator could handle and of course, the league hasn’t published a record book. This and more AFL information you’ll ever find anywhere awaits you in your Week Six fix…

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week Five
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
After three ten-point games on Friday, Week Five blessed us with four exciting contests on Saturday night that all came down to the final minute of play. Three previously winless teams earned their first victories and Milwaukee suffered its first loss of the year. Home teams still keep on winning, as does Tim Marcum. This and more AFL information than anywhere else await you in this week's edition of Breaking it Down.

Opening of training camp a long-awaited blast for Cleveland Gladiators QB John Dutton
Plain Dealer

Gladiators sign two-time ArenaBowl Champion quarterback
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release
The Cleveland Gladiators have agreed to terms with two-time ArenaBowl champion quarterback JOHN DUTTON, the team announced.

Cleveland Gladiators Sign Arena League Legend to Start at QB
Cleveland Leader
It looks like Cleveland will have at least one winning football team in the city after all.

Market may sack arena football
Denver Post
The Arena Football League, which includes the Colorado Crush, faces possible dissolution unless it secures an infusion of money by Dec. 19, according to two sources with knowledge of the league's troubles.

SaberCats advance to conference final
San Jose Mercury News
For the second straight year San Jose opened the playoffs by holding off the Colorado Crush, this time breaking open a close game in the fourth quarter to win 64-51 on Saturday at HP Pavilion.

Playoffs - time to shine for SaberCats
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
The defending ArenaBowl champion San Jose SaberCats begin their postseason run to become the first team since the 1996 Tampa Bay Storm to win back-to-back titles with a rare afternoon tilt against the Colorado Crush in the divisional round of the AFL playoffs today.

QB Dutton finds a way to San Jose
Denver Post
His territory has been the Colorado Crush for all six years of the franchise's existence. This season, he set an Arena Football League record by passing for at least 4,100 yards in five consecutive seasons. The Crush won a league championship in 2005 with Dutton at the helm.

Second-half drives keep 7-10 Crush in it
Denver Post
History did not favor Colorado as it faced the task of beating the Utah Blaze in its home arena.

Playoff mode nothing new for Blaze
Deseret News
Nine games into the Arena Football League season, with his team 0-9, even the ever-optimistic Danny White knew it was highly unlikely his Utah Blaze would be playing during the final days of June. To do so, Utah would have to qualify for the playoffs.

Blaze aim to keep fire burning vs. Crush
Daily Herald
Nine weeks ago, the Utah Blaze looked about as playoff-bound as the Miami Dolphins did the entire 2007 NFL season, as the Blaze got off to an 0-9 start in the 2008 AFL season.

Dutton still pulls into AFL playoffs despite obstacles
Rocky Mountain News
For lack of a better description, this has been a strange season for Crush quarterback John Dutton and his teammates.

Crush glad 6-10 year not over
Denver Post
The luck of the draw wasn't kind to the Colorado Crush for the Arena Football League playoffs, but after surviving a 6-10 regular season, coach Mike Dailey and his team are just happy to be involved.

Colorado captures spot in playoffs
Denver Post
Colorado Crush quarterback John Dutton called it "crazy," but it's true: He and his teammates are going to the Arena Football League playoffs.

Crush stays in hunt for playoff berth
Rocky Mountain News
The Colorado Crush ended a five-game losing streak and improved its chances of making the Arena Football League playoffs with a 62-55 victory Monday night against the Arizona Rattlers at U.S. Airways Arena in Phoenix.

Sloppy Rattlers crushed by Colorado
AZ Sports Hub
You can stick a fork in the Arizona Rattlers’ 4-game winning streak, and there wasn’t much intrigue about it.

Turnovers put Rattlers in hole they can't escape
East Valley Tribune
The Rattlers, with a No. 3 playoff seed assured, had nothing much to play for Monday night.

Crush wins to keep Blaze from clinching
Deseret News
The Utah Blaze had an off weekend, but still had a chance to clinch a third-straight Arena Football League playoff spot on Monday night. All Utah had to have was a loss by the Colorado Crush during at ESPN2-televised game on the road against the Arizona Rattlers.

Early hole dooms Rattlers at home
Arizona Republic
The Rattlers will return to work today and try to figure out how they allowed themselves to fall into a 35-7 hole Monday night against a 4-10 team, and needed a desperate final minute to make a 62-55 loss to Colorado look at least respectable.

Elway voices solid support
Denver Post
With his team reeling from a five-game losing streak and down in the Arena Football League standings with a 4-10 record, co-owner John Elway gave the Colorado Crush a vote of confidence Thursday.

Rampage don't crumble against Crush
MLive.com
Quarterback James MacPherson tossed a franchise-record 10 touchdown passes and the Rampage erupted for 37 points in the second quarter to pulverize the Colorado Crush 84-65 in front of a crowd of 7,766.

Dragons thrive on Crush's miscues
Rocky Mountain News
Turnovers usually are deciding factors in football games, whether the contests are played outside or indoors.

Veteran QB keeps Crush on the ropes
Denver Post
Veteran quarterback Aaron Garcia called on all his experience to stare down the Colorado Crush defense in a bristling second half, enabling the New York Dragons to escape the Pepsi Center with a 73-65 Arena Football League victory Monday night.

Colorado's Dutton goes for 27,000 on Russell Athletic ESPN Arena Football Monday
AFL Press Release
Colorado Crush QB JOHN DUTTON can continue his ascension up the career passing yards ladder when the Crush (4-8) host the New York Dragons (6-6) on Russell Athletic ESPN Arena Football Monday June 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2 HD, ESPN360.com).

Crush braces for SaberCats
Denver Post
Crush coach Mike Dailey has issued the double-E demand to his team as the best way to solidify shaky hopes to make the Arena Football League postseason.

Where are they now?: AFA grad now protects Crush QB
Colorado Springs Gazette
The goal for most athletes is to play their sport professionally. Former Air Force football player Brett Huyser does that in Denver with the Colorado Crush.

Dutton gives nod to defense
Denver Post
"Our defense stepped up," Dutton said of a group whose previous best low-point total was 47 against Columbus in the season's first game. "Grand Rapids (has) scored 92 points before, and to hold them to 28 is spectacular. Our defensive line got after them, and our secondary made it tough on them."

Colorado's 'D' stops Rampage
Rocky Mountain News
Grand Rapids came into the game as the second-highest scoring team in the Arena Football League, averaging 60.4 points per game, but the Crush stopped the Rampage four times on downs, totaled five sacks and recovered two fumbles for touchdowns.

Dutton, defense put on a display
Denver Post
The offense wasn't the only story. As Dutton said, the Crush's defensive line got after the Rampage, and specifically quarterback James MacPherson.

Original member of Crush released
Denver Post
Another shoe dropped for a Colorado Crush veteran Wednesday, as the Arena Football League team announced that lineman Dustin Barno had been released.

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.

Winning streak along for the ride
Denver Post
When the Crush (3-3) plays Saturday at Kansas City against the Brigade (0-6), it will be riding a two-game winning streak. The victories, 67-54 over Los Angeles at the Pepsi Center and 69-66 at Cleveland, speak for the upturn on the field.

Gladiators promptly Crushed by Colorado
The Morning Journal
Arena football is an acquired taste, particularly in a city where the Browns have always played on real grass with no cheerleaders and not even a helmet logo.

Cleveland Gladiators let lead slip late on turnovers
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
For those who can't let go, John Elway continued to torment Bernie Kosar on Friday night at The Q.

Gladiators Crushed by Colorado
Akron Beacon Journal
The Cleveland Gladiators returned home to Quicken Loans Arena on Friday night, taking on the Colorado Crush. The Gladiators, fresh off a loss at Dallas, and riding a two game losing streak, really needed this home win, as the upcoming schedule was not easy to say the least.

Crush's Dailey enters 100 club
Rocky Mountain News
The Crush used four second- half turnovers and got key contributions from backup players in securing a 67-54 victory against the Los Angeles Avengers in their Arena Football League game.

Crush's third loss tough one to take
Rocky Mountain News
Crush quarterback John Dutton threw seven touchdown passes Sunday. But an attempt at his eighth wasn't good enough.

Dailey calls for greater intensity
Denver Post
Coach Mike Dailey is calling on a solid nucleus of players from the Colorado Crush's ArenaBowl championship team of 2005 to lead this year's team out of an early-season slump in the Arena Football League.

AFL QB has rooting interest in 'American Idol'
MLive.com
Colorado Crush quarterback John Dutton has a special rooting interest in the outcome of the seventh season of Fox's "American Idol" series.

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.

Breaking it down - 2008 Week Three
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
With Week Three of the 2008 Arena Football League season in the books, here are some breakdowns of this past week’s AFL action based on interesting statistical and historical notes, weekly leaders and other things from each game.

New season, new look
Rocky Mountain News
The Crush roster will have a new look this season, but coach Mike Dailey prefers to focus on the players he has instead of the ones who got away.

Dutton adopts Ethiopian orphan
Village News Network
Fallbrook High School graduate John Dutton and his wife have adopted a ten-year-old boy from Ethiopia. John and Terina Dutton returned from Ethiopia June 12 with Miki. The adoption was finalized June 7.