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Clint Dolezel     

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Born: March 25, 1970
Hometown: Lorena, TX
6' 5", 205
College: East Texas State
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The Dynamic Duo
Philadelphia Soul Press Release
For the past three seasons, head coach Clint Dolezel and quarterback Dan Raudabaugh have been working side by side. The two Texas natives have a unique relationship on and off the field. Before becoming the Soul’s head coach in 2013, Dolezel served as the team’s offensive coordinator.

Dolezel Returns as Head Coach of Philadelphia Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release
The Philadelphia Soul announce that head coach Clint Dolezel has agreed to return to lead the team for the next two seasons. This decision comes on the heels of another playoff appearance for the Soul in 2014. The signing keeps the AFL Hall of Famer in Philadelphia through the 2016 season.

Soul coach Dolezel to be inducted into Arena Hall of Fame
Philly.com

Dolezel becomes Hall of Famer with Class of 2012
Philadelphia Soul Press Release
Philadelphia head coach Clint Dolezel will be inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame on April 13. The ceremony will take place before the Philadelphia Soul and Iowa Barnstormers game at 7 p.m. Along with Dolezel, five others, including Iowa head coach and former Philadelphia head coach Mike Hohensee, will be inducted as members of the Class of 2012.

Soul secure Head Coach Dolezel with two-year deal
Philadelphia Soul Press Release
The American Conference champion, Philadelphia Soul announce that Clint Dolezel has agreed to terms on a two-year deal that will keep him with the team through the 2014 season.

Soul name Clint Dolezel as head coach
Philadelphia Inquirer

Soul to promote assistant Dolezel to head coach
Philadelphia Daily News
The Soul will promote Clint Dolezel to head coach, according to an Arena Football League source. He will replace Doug Plank, who resigned last week.

Philadelphia Soul promote Dolezel to Head Coach
Philadelphia Soul Press Release
The American Conference champion, Philadelphia Soul announce that assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Clint Dolezel has been promoted to head coach for the team, effective immediately.

AFL announces 2012 AFL Hall of Fame class
AFL Press Release
During halftime of AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV in New Orleans, Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz announced the 2012 AFL Hall of Fame Class. The group consisting of four players, a coach and an at-large candidate will forever be enshrined in Arena Football League history.

Top 25 players in AFL history: #8 Clint Dolezel
AFL Press Release
Continuing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Players in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced its selection for the 8th Greatest Player in AFL History: Clint Dolezel.

Grieb grabs more history
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Mark Grieb padded his future Hall of Fame career with two new AFL records - most career 400-yard passing games and most 400-yard games in a season. Read more about the history of the AFL's 400-yard games by clicking through.

Thonn-Dolezel AFL Careers Have Crossed Paths Many Times
Randy Snow, ArenaFan.com
Sunday’s game in Cleveland between the Gladiators and the Philadelphia Soul was more than just a battle for control of the American Conference Eastern Division. It was yet another time when the AFL careers of Steve Thonn and Clint Dolezel have crossed paths.

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 15
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Week 15 was one of the biggest in determining the playoffs thus far. Four teams punched their tickets to the postseason, while another was punched out. One of these fantastic four wrapped up a division crown and another team moved into playoff position. This and some historic moments will be highlighted in this edition of Breaking it Down.

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…

Former Desperado Dolezel named new Stampede Express coach
San Angelo Standard Times

Wallace has record night in Firecats win
The News-Press

Firecats out to rebound
The News-Press

Firecats look for revenge
The News-Press

League president says af2 has right formula
The News-Press

Firecats' show their depth at wide receiver in second scrimmage
Naples Daily News
As the Florida Firecats’ preseason camp came to a close, the question of which wide receivers make the team is as up in the air as a 25-yard pass.

Firecats go right to work
The News-Press
It was about 4:40 p.m. Sunday afternoon, and the arenafootball2's Florida Firecats had already been on the practice field at Estero High School for more than three hours.

af2: Florida Firecats name Dolezel as offensive coordinator
Naples Daily News
The arenafootball2 (af2) Florida Firecats named Clint Dolezel as their offensive coordinator for the 2009 season today.

Desperados face off-season changes after early exit
Fort Worth Star Telegram
It’s hard to imagine changing a team that reached the Arena Football League playoffs each of the past three seasons, twice going in as the top seed.

Desperados bow out again
Monitor
Aaron Garcia threw nine touchdown passes, leading the New York Dragons to a 77-63 upset victory over the Dallas Desperados on Friday night in the opening round of the Arena Football League playoffs.

Desperados extend postseason jinx with loss
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Whatever it’s called, whether it be a Dallas curse or Dallas jinx, it lives on for another day.

Chattanooga: Sanders happy in AFL playoffs
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Odds are, Chris Sanders won’t get in the game tonight when his Dallas Desperados host the New York Dragons in the wild-card round of the Arena Football League playoffs.

With different seed, Desperados hope for different result
Dallas Morning News
The Desperados find themselves in an unfamiliar position as the Arena Football League playoffs begin tonight.

This game is like any other, only different
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Just as quickly as Dallas Desperados players and coaches said tonight’s game is just another game, they also acknowledge that the wild-card playoff against the New York Dragons is different.

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.

Win keeps top seed within 'Rados' reach
Fort Worth Star Telegram
There are few times in the Arena Football League when a lead is considered safe, the exceptions usually coming in the final minutes.

D'Orazio, Smith lead Soul past Desperados
Philadelphia Inquirer
Matt D'Orazio's near-perfect effort off the bench is likely to be the one everyone remembers from the Soul's 71-64 win over the Dallas Desperados last night in the Arena Football League.

No replay, no win, but plenty of points
Fort Worth Star Telegram
If the Dallas Desperados were to make the case for instant replay to be a part of Arena Football League regular season, the fourth quarter might have given them some video evidence.

Gladiators making playoff berth difficult
News-Herald.com
If the Gladiators are shut out of the Arena Football League playoffs in their first year in Cleveland, they might trace their disappointment to a holding penalty Saturday night in the fourth quarter of their game against the Desperados.

Cleveland Gladiators lose to Dallas Desperados, 68-52
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Dolezel, playing through hip pain, lived up to the billing Saturday night in The Q. The Arena Football League legend went 28-of-38 for 252 yards and eight touchdowns as the Dallas Desperados defeated the Gladiators, 68-52.

Dallas cranks offense, makes playoffs
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Dolezel tossed eight touchdown passes and Pettis accounted for six scores as the Desperados (11-2) clinched a playoff berth with a 68-52 win over the Cleveland Gladiators at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday.

AFL's Clint Dolezel is the most prolific passer in professional football
Orlando Sentinel
"You cannot give him time, because he is such a strong quarterback," Gruden said. "We have to make sure our pass rush is strong, or we're in trouble."

Rattlers face tall task with QB out for season
East Valley Tribune
Last week’s loss to San Jose was a “game of inches,” Rattlers coach Kevin Guy said. This week, Arizona will need to go to much greater lengths when it visits the top team in the Arena Football League, the Dallas Desperados, on Saturday.

Gladiators' absence barely leaves mark on Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review - Journal
Maddux was part of the solid fan base, but said by phone he believed Las Vegas was used by owner Jim Ferraro and the AFL. Maddux said he has "written them all off."

Dolezel sets record in close shave
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The night Clint Dolezel's right arm achieved Arena Football League immortality might be more remembered for Mark Lewis' right foot.

Destroyers fade out again
Columbus Dispatch
Clint Dolezel threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Will Pettis with 15 seconds left to give the Dallas Desperados a 48-45 victory over the Destroyers in front of an announced crowd of 14,310 at Nationwide Arena.

Soul's depth a key to staying perfect
Philadelphia Inquirer
The Soul tore apart the Dallas Desperados in every phase of the game Monday, scoring 57 points against the Arena Football League's top-ranked defense and intercepting Dallas quarterback Clint Dolezel four times.

Loss leaves Desperados looking for answers
Fort Worth Star Telegram
They are no longer undefeated and no longer an unstoppable team in the regular season. Now, they are trying to recover after flopping in a big-game situation much like they did in last year's playoffs as the No. 1 seed.

Soul sink Desperados in battle of unbeatens
Philadelphia Inquirer
Last night's game between the unbeaten Soul and Dallas Desperados was billed as a Broad Street Brawl.

Soul crushes Desperados in AFL battle of unbeatens
Philadelphia Daily News
It doesn't matter the time of year, if a professional football team comes to this town sporting a big, blue star on its helmets, you're gonna have some excitement.

Soul, Dallas put perfect marks on line in matchup
Cherry Hill Courier Post
When the Soul host the Dallas Desperados at the Wachovia Spectrum at 8 tonight, it will be the first time in league history that two undefeated teams have met this late in the season.

Soul out to win battle of unbeatens
Philadelphia Inquirer
The quarterbacks for the Soul and the Dallas Desperados took some friendly jabs at each other last week during a teleconference in advance of tonight's clash of the Arena Football League's two unbeatens.

AFL Monday Night Football preview: Dallas at Philadelphia
Covers
I don’t make many comparisons between the NFL and Arena Football, but this is one time where comparisons make perfect sense. This will mark the first time in 22 years of the AFL in which two undefeated teams will meet this late in the season (ironically, also in Week 9).

Jon Bon Jovi ... You had me from hello
ESPN
I hadn't lived until I answered my phone to be greeted by the unidentified caller's dreamlike salute: "Mary, hey. Jon Bon Jovi."

AFL brawl: Undefeated Dallas, Philly set to tango
USA Today
Jon Bon Jovi gave the Philadelphia Soul worldwide recognition. Tony Graziani, Matt D'Orazio and Chris "Money" Jackson made them perfect.

Dallas Desperados loses for first time this season
Dallas Morning News
The Desperados' regular-season winning streak came to a screeching halt Monday night as they fell, 57-28, to the Philadelphia Soul in a matchup of Arena Football League unbeatens.

The Soul overruns the Dallas Desperados, 57-28
Dallas Morning News
The Desperados' regular-season winning streak came to a screeching halt Monday night as they fell, 57-28, to the Philadelphia Soul in a matchup of Arena Football League unbeatens.

Dallas gets demolished by Soul
Philadelphia Inquirer
Tonight's game between the unbeaten Soul and Dallas Desperados was billed as a Broad Street Brawl.

Arena Football Preview: Monday Night Match-Up of Unbeatens
Bleacher Report
Dorthy, this ain't Kansas anymore. It, is appropriately dubbed, the Broad Street Brawl. This isn't your normal mid-season clash of unbeatens, like the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts match-up always has potential to be.

Smash hit: Philadelphia Soul a success
Helena Independent Record
Jon Bon Jovi gave the Philadelphia Soul worldwide recognition. Tony Graziani, Matt D’Orazio and Chris “Money” Jackson made them perfect.

Dallas win sets up battle of the titans
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The Dallas Desperados did their part in setting up the biggest regular-season game in the Arena Football League this year.

Desperados present tall order for Gladiators
Akron Beacon Journal
The undefeated Dallas Desperados (5-0) will welcome the Cleveland Gladiators (3-1) to American Airlines Center sporting the league's best defense and an offense that has put up points without its starting quarterback.

Injured Dallas QB expects start vs. Gladiators
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
The Dallas Desperados were expected to sputter without quarterback Clint Dolezel, who separated his right shoulder in Week¤1. Dolezel is, after all, the Arena Football League's all-time leader with 872 touchdown passes.

Dallas rallies to win on safety near end
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Fittingly, the defense scored the winning points as former Dallas Cowboys lineman Colston Weatherington blocked Chris Onorato's field-goal attempt, and the ball rolled out of the end zone for a safety with 2:01 remaining as Dallas defeated the New York Dragons 33-31 in an Arena Football League game Sunday.

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.

Former Cowboys CB Catching On With Desperados
DallasCowboys.com
Pete Hunter has been in professional football just as long as the Dallas Desperados have - since 2002. But unlike Hunter's new team, he hasn't spent all that time playing arena football.

Rampage get offensive in win: 92 points worth
MLive.com
In the aftermath of a disappointing 0-2 start, the Grand Rapids Rampage shattered the franchise record for points scored in a game in a staggering 92-52 victory Monday night against the Kansas City Brigade at the Sprint Center.

Desperados snap SaberCats' streak
Dallas Morning News
The San Jose SaberCats are one of the best home teams in the Arena Football League, but that didn't much matter against one of the strongest road teams in recent years.

Desperados get big road win
Fort Worth Star Telegram
From practically the opening kickoff, quarterbacks Chris Sanders and Mark Grieb took turns firing touchdown passes.

Dallas Desperados get a test of their road success
Dallas Morning News
The Desperados have the best road record in the Arena Football League since 2005 at 19-6.

ArenaBowl 21.5 Tonight
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Tonight in San Jose, arguably the the best team from each conference will battle in what could very well be a preview of ArenaBowl XXII. It will feature the defending ArenaBowl champion (San Jose) and the best regular season team in the league since 2006 (Dallas).

Dallas Desperados poised to go on the defensive
Dallas Morning News
Will McClay played in the Arena Football League from 1989-92. In all but three years since, he has been a coach, including the last five as the Desperados' head coach.

Thonn's goal as coach? Reverse the Rampage
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
Steve Thonn recalls the pulse-pounding atmosphere that rippled through Van Andel Arena while watching the Grand Rapids Rampage defeat the Nashville Kats, 64-42, in ArenaBowl XV on Aug. 19, 2001.

Desperados Place Dolezel on Injured Reserve
Dallas Desperados Press Release
The Dallas Desperados placed QB Clint Dolezel (6-5, 205) on the Reserve/Injured List today and activated DL Daleroy Stewart (6-4, 327) from the Reserve/Left Squad List.

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

Desperados eager to solve playoff curse
Fort Worth Star Telegram
A year after the Dallas Desperados posted the best regular-season record in the Arena Football League only to fall in the first round of the playoffs, the team begins the season looking to buck a trend plaguing most of the area's franchises.

Passing under the radar
Inside Bay Area
While the Arena League — with its short field and touchdown-a-minute pace — may not be Foxborough 2007, it did produce Kurt Warner. And he didn't even win one indoor title back in his Iowa Barnstormer days.

Georgia offensive coordinator to lead Rampage
The Grand Rapids Press
The architect of one of the Arena Football League's most-prolific offenses will design plays for the Grand Rapids Rampage next season. The Rampage plan today to introduce Georgia Force offensive coordinator Steve Thonn as its new coach at a news conferenc

Rampage hire offensive force in Thonn
The Grand Rapids Press
The architect of one of the Arena Football League's most prolific offenses will design plays for the Grand Rapids Rampage next season. The Rampage were to introduce Georgia Force offensive coordinator Steve Thonn as its new coach at a news conference this

Robinson's Dolezel earns AFL honors on record day
Waco Tribune Herald
Former Robinson standout Clint Dolezel was named the Arena Football League’s Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after throwing for an AFL-record 11 touchdowns in the Dallas Desperados’ 80-79 win over the New Orleans VooDoo on Saturday.

Desperados' Dolezel rings up No. 800
Dallas Morning News
Clint Dolezel became the first Arena Football League quarterback to throw 800 career touchdown passes, tossing five scores in the Dallas Desperados' 57-41 victory over the Philadelphia Soul on Monday night.