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Shane Stafford     

QB
Born: March 14, 1976
Hometown: Sinking Spring, PA
6' 3", 220
College: Connecticut

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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.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week Two
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
The second week of AFL action featured just as many games as teams on that had bye weeks – just five games and five byes. It’s also the largest number of byes in AFL history and the lowest number of total AFL games in a single week since 1994 when there were 11 teams. Let’s take a look back at the short, but pretty eventful five-game Week Two.

CT History: Hartford Familiar With Arena Football Flops
Hartford Courant
The state was awarded an AFL expansion franchise in 1994 and settled on the name Connecticut Coyotes. They chose Merv Mosley with the first pick in the expansion draft, who played at Waterford High and was in the league from 1990 to '92 as a defensive back and receiver.

The Glove is not going anywhere.
Central Florida News 13|
The Glove is not going anywhere. One of the greatest players to ever play in arena football is Kenny McEntyre, also known as The Glove.

Shane Stafford named to Al Lucas team
Orlando Predators Press Release
On Monday Orlando Predators quarterback Shane Stafford was named to the Arena Football League’s Al Lucas Team. To be a member of this team the player must be an active member in his community and Stafford has been a staple in the Orlando and Tampa Bay communities during his AFL career.

AFL: Gladiators looking for upset in Georgia
Chronicle-Telegram
The devil may have gone down to Georgia in search of a soul, but the Cleveland Gladiators are looking for an upset. The Gladiators (10-7) visit the Georgia Force (10-6) tonight in the quarterfinals of the Arena Football League playoffs.

Gladiators' wild ride continues
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
The upstart Gladiators, one season removed from misery in Las Vegas, defeated the Orlando Predators, 69-66, Monday night in a National Conference wild-card game.

UPDATE: Cleveland ousts Orlando from AFL playoffs
The Morning Journal
including four to Robert Redd, and the Cleveland Gladiators defeated the Orlando Predators 69-66 in the Arena Football League playoffs Monday night. ...

Preds' season ends
Orlando Sentinel
The Predators fell to the Cleveland Gladiators 69-66 in the wild-card round of the Arena Football League playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.

3 reasons the Preds will win
Orlando Sentinel
It's crunch time for the Orlando Predators. The fifth-seeded Preds (9-7) play at fourth-seeded Cleveland (9-7) tonight in the first round of the Arena Football League playoffs.

TT Tolliver's fumble stops late drive in Orlando Predators' loss
Orlando Sentinel
Wide receiver T.T. Toliver fumbled the potential go-ahead touchdown with just more than two minutes left, as the Orlando Predators fell to the Cleveland Gladiators 69-66 on Monday night in the wild-card round of the Arena Football League playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.

Storm rides first-quarter shutout to 72-47 win over Los Angeles
Tampabay.com
Storm quarterback Brett Dietz had mixed emotions after helping his team throttle Los Angeles 72-47 in its season finale before an announced crowd of 17,891 at the St. Pete Times Forum on Saturday.

Preds fall apart in loss to Storm
Orlando Sentinel
The Predators (8-7) lost for the fourth time in the past five games, 71-61, in the "War on I-4" against the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday. The Predators moved the ball almost at will, but were only able to stop the Storm from a touchdown on one drive.

Rattlers top Predators, make playoffs
East Valley Tribune
Matt Sauk’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Siaha Burley with five seconds remaining lifted the Arizona Rattlers past the Orlando Predators 60-53, clinching an Arena Football League playoff spot for the Rattlers.

Predators starting quarterback benched for Saturday's game
Orlando Sentinel
Predators Coach Jay Gruden is benching starting quarterback Shane Stafford and tapping backup Jake Eaton to lead Orlando (8-5) when it hosts Arizona (6-6) Saturday.

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.

Sloppy play dooms Preds
Orlando Sentinel
Everything that could go wrong did go wrong for the Orlando Predators Friday night against the Dallas Desperados.

Injury bug strikes Orlando Predators
Orlando Sentinel
A rash of injuries forces Orlando to fill several holes before taking on the Brigade.

Predators deny QB controversy despite last week's benching of Shane Stafford
Orlando Sentinel
Gruden shook up his roster last week, benching starting quarterback Shane Stafford during Orlando's game against the San Jose Sabercats. Backup Jake Eaton took over the offense and steered the Predators to a 61-35 victory.

Toliver: No place like Preds
Orlando Sentinel
When the Orlando Predators host San Jose at 7:30 tonight at Amway Arena, SaberCats Coach Darren Arbet said it will be no secret what the top priority of his defense will be.

Storm holds on for 48-41 win over Orlando
Tampabay.com
Tampa Bay didn't end its five-game losing streak Saturday night with a runaway victory, but that was just fine with the Storm.

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.

Predators take 6th in a row
Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Predators wide receiver Chas Gessner caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Shane Stafford with 5 seconds remaining in the game to extend the Predators' (6-2) Arena Football League winning streak to six games Saturday night as they defeated the Georgia Force (3-4) 65-62.

Improved defense, timely offense spur Predators' streak
Orlando Sentinel
Early this season, things weren't looking good for the Orlando Predators. They were fielding their most inexperienced roster in years. The secondary was porous and the offense struggled with protecting the quarterback, leading to the team's first 0-2 start since 2004.

Rampage offense stalls in loss to Predators
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
Since shattering Arena Football League and team scoring records in Weeks 4 and 5, the high-powered Grand Rapids Rampage offense has all but disappeared in the first half of a pair of stunning defeats. It happened again Sunday.

Predators Iron Man Marlon Moye-Moore makes his mark in Orlando
Orlando Sentinel
Moye-Moore's latest heroics include salvaging a broken play and rushing for a game-winning two-point conversation against Chicago on March 6 to extend Orlando's four-game winning streak.

Rush lose in OT
Chicago Daily Herald

Rookie kicker comes through for Orlando
Orlando Sentinel
John Vaughn kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to give the Orlando Predators a 47-44 victory over the Columbus Destroyers on Saturday night in the Arena Football League.

Defense comes up big
Orlando Sentinel
The Orlando Predators were one yard away from starting the Arena Football League season 1-3, but Georgia receiver Chris Pauley stepped out of bounds as time expired and Orlando came away with a 50-45 victory Saturday night at Amway Arena.

Gruden pushes Predators, tinkers lineup, in preparation for game against rival Georgia
Orlando Sentinel
It's only the fourth week of the season, but Orlando Predators Coach Jay Gruden is heaping extra pressure on his team's showdown with rival Georgia.

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.

Blaze lose to Predators, drop to 0-3
Deseret News
For the third consecutive week to start out the 2008 Arena Football League season, the Utah Blaze found a way to lose on Friday night.

2 teams without a victory square off
Deseret News
After two frustrating losses to open the Arena Football League season, a win tonight could do wonders for the Utah Blaze.

Deflected 2-point conversion dooms Orlando Predators
Orlando Sentinel
A deflected pass on the last play of regulation gave the Orlando Predators a chance at their first Arena Football League victory this season.

Preds ready for VooDoo
Orlando Sentinel
Growing pains were inevitable. The Orlando Predators added 17 fresh faces to their roster and started 10 Arena Football League rookies on the road against a seasoned Philadelphia Soul team last week. The Preds fell 77-56 in their season opener March 1. Orlando Coach Jay Gruden responded to the loss with a week's worth of grueling practices and fire-and-brimstone speeches.

Week 1 Power Poll Rankings
Bleacher Report
Here is the first power rankings going into week 1 of the Arena Football season.

Soul season ready to kick off
Cherry Hill Courier Post
The Soul begins its fifth Arena Football League season Saturday night amid high hopes that the team is equipped to make a strong run for an Arena Bowl championship.

Orlando Predators quarterback Shane Stafford works with cancer patients
Orlando Sentinel
Stafford is entering his second season leading the Predators after blossoming into an Arena Football League standout for the Tampa Bay Storm. He still lives in Tampa during the offseason but is starting to do more volunteer work in Orlando.

Biography
Led af2 with 85 TD passes in 2000 for the Tallahassee Thunder and became first af2 QB to record two 400+yd, 9-score games. In 2006, he became the first AFL QB to pass for 400+ yards in consecutive games.