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Brett Dietz     

QB
Born: October 8, 1981
Hometown: Covington, KY
6' 3", 230
College: Hanover

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10 Questions with former Storm quarterback Brett Dietz
Connor Akeman, ArenaFan.com
It’s been nearly five years since former Tampa Bay Storm quarterback Brett Dietz took off the pads for the final time. Of course, most Storm fans will remember Dietz’s time with the team during the 2007 season, and later returning for the successful 2010 campaign.

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.

Lower pay to play leads veteran Dietz to leave AFL for coaching
Madison Courier

Tampa Bay Storm coach Tim Marcum already looking toward 2011
Tampabay.com

Breaking it Down – ArenaBowl XXIII
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Spokane became the first team to win titles in the af2 and AFL in grand fashion by beating the most storied franchise, the Tampa Bay Storm, in Arena Football history in ArenaBowl XXIII. Shock QB Kyle Rowley was responsible for all ten of the team's touchdowns en route to being named MVP. Over twenty ArenaBowl records were either set or tied in the first AFL championship game since 2008. Check out the only breakdown of the stats, history and significance of this game anywhere in the world right in the ArenaBowl XXIII edition of Breaking it Down.

Shock are AFL champs with ArenaBowl win
KXLY Spokane

Shock Capture ArenaBowl with 69-57 Win Over Tampa Bay
Sports and Weather Right Now

Champions! Shock beat Storm in ArenaBowl XXIII
Northwest Cable News

Spokane Shock are AFL champions
The Spokesman Review

Shock, Storm Ready For ArenaBowl XXIII
KXLY Spokane

Tampa Bay Storm falls in ArenaBowl title game 69-57 to Spokane Shock
Tampabay.com

Rowley, Dietz Take Rocky Road
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
One started in Finland and stopped in Cincinnati, Louisville, and Kansas City. The other spent time in South Carolina, Columbus, Wilkes-Barre, Manchester, and Arkansas. However, on Friday night, both Tampa Bay Storm QB Brett Dietz and Spokane Shock QB Kyle Rowley will take to the field for ArenaBowl XXIII.

Storm one win from sixth AFL crown
Tbo.com
The Arena Football League's most successful franchise is headed back to the ArenaBowl. The Tampa Bay Storm knocked off the Orlando Predators 63-62 in a wild American Conference Championship game Saturday night at the Forum, securing their first trip to the AFL title game in seven years.

Tampa Bay Storm beats Tulsa 68-38 in Arena Football playoff opener
Tampabay.com

Talons Lose First Round Game
KTUL (blog)

Talons trounced by Tampa Bay
Tulsa World

Storm ready to make run
Tbo.com

Talons receiver Carlese Franklin learning from veterans
Tulsa World

Tampa Bay Storm seeks revenge in playoff opener
Tampabay.com

Talons fall to Tampa Bay in AFL playoffs
Tulsa World

Now an AFL team, Talons continue postseason tradition
Tulsa World

Tampa Bay guns for Talons in playoffs
Tulsa World

TDs no longer pay the bills
Tampabay.com
Most Storm fans know Brett Dietz from his work on the field. Arguably the face of the franchise, Dietz can be seen on the weekends standing tall in the pocket and tossing touchdowns. But on weekdays, he might be responsible for depositing your money.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 16
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Seven of the eight playoff teams have been decided as well as two division titles. Three total teams clinched playoff berths, while two were eliminated. Jacksonville and Tampa Bay swapped places despite losing AFL all-time leading passer Aaron Garcia and Spokane's road until ArenaBowl XXIII will be at home. This and my top offensive player of the year await you in the Week 16 edition of Breaking it Down.

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.

Playoff Picture Breakdown - After July 9
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
With playoff fever at a frenzy, I decided to bring you a some early Breaking it Down tidbits in this postseason update. There were three Arena games Friday night, all of which Sunshine State teams won and right now all three would be in the playoffs. Let's look at those three games and the playoff implications heading into the rest of Week 15.

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 13
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
This was one of the most lopsided weeks in recent league history with six of the seven games being decided by at least 12 points. Home teams continued their unprecedented domination this year and Utah became the first team mathematically eliminated from playoff contention (though the Blaze hasn’t contended in its last six games). This and more AFL stuff than you can shake a stick at are in this week’s Breaking it Down.

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…

Dietz back in pro football at Tampa Bay in AF1
Madison Courier

Dietz keeping options open both on and off football field
Madison Courier

Dietz released by Redwoods
Madison Courier

Dietz set for first camp with UFL Redwoods
Madison Courier

Dietz among those selected in UFL's inaugural draft
Madison Courier

Doghouse Boxing Sits Down With Tampa Bay Storm QB Brett Dietz
Doghouse Boxing

Tampa Bay Storm's Tim Marcum ponders next move
Tampabay.com
When the now-defunct United States Football League suspended operations in the mid 1980s, Tim Marcum, then an assistant coach in the league, didn't know which way to turn. To make ends meet, he briefly left the profession and turned to another line of work.

Arena Football Players Still Uneasy About League
Tampa Tribune
While Wednesday's developments regarding the Arena Football Leauge's future was hailed by Storm principal owner Dr. Bob Nucci as a step in the right direction, it did very little to ease the minds of one very important group in the league – the players.

Dietz talks to students about the danger of drugs
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release
Tampa Bay Storm quarterback, Brett Dietz spoke to the students of Raymond B. Stewart Middle School in Zephyrhills Tuesday, October 28th, about the importance of being drug-free, especially as an athlete.

Storm Players Shower Kids At Tampa Hospital With Gifts
Tampa Tribune
Lucas Neves and his twin brother, Sergio, have been coming to the Shriners hospital in Tampa for four years but today was the first time they were greeted by a professional football player.

Storm's O'Hara headed to LA
Tampabay.com
On Friday, the Storm offensive coordinator was named head coach of the Los Angeles Avengers, the Arena Football League team located just a few miles from where he went to high school and not far from where he later played college football.

Avengers' postseason hopes erased
Daily Breeze
The Avengers' slim Arena Football League playoff hopes were severely damaged by a Storm early Saturday. Later that night, they went out in a Blaze.

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.

Drained Storm reaches season finale
Tampabay.com
Not making the playoffs is such an unusual thing for Storm coach Tim Marcum (he will be home for only the second time in 14 seasons here) that this week has felt a bit surreal. "It has been totally weird," Marcum said. "I keep replaying the whole season. We were four calls and a couple plays away from being 11-5."

Storm Eliminated From Playoff Race
Tampa Tribune
For just the second time in franchise history, the Tampa Bay Storm won't be playing in the Arena Football League's postseason.

Grieb helps SaberCats edge Storm
CBS 2
for 274 yards and nine touchdowns in the San Jose SaberCats' 73-70 victory over the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday night in the Arena Football League. ...

Loss knocks Storm out of Arena League playoffs
Tampabay.com
Shortly after Saturday's crushing 73-70 loss at San Jose, Storm coach Tim Marcum said he believed there remained a sliver of hope to make the playoffs.

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.

Storm lose on game's final play
Tampa Tribune
Quarterback Chris Greisen snuck in from 2 yards out for the tying touchdown as time expired, and Carlos Martinez added the extra point to give the Georgia Force a 56-55 win against the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday night.

Dietz Throws 6 TD Passes In Key Storm Victory
Tampa Tribune
Their backs against the wall and their Arena Football playoff hopes on the line, the Tampa Bay Storm rose to the occasion Friday night.

Turnover costly as Gladiators fall
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
The Gladia tors had Tampa Bay right where they wanted them, but a fumble on a kickoff turned the tide in Tampa Bay's favor in the fourth quarter as the Storm prevailed, 58-48, Friday night.

Storm improves playoff hopes with victory
Tampabay.com
If there's a sense of urgency for the Tampa Bay Storm, the response has been impressive.

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.

Victory Slips Through Storm's Fingers In Final Seconds
Tampa Tribune
Storm coach Tim Marcum has endured plenty of losses in his days, but none has stung as bad as Sunday's.

No worry - yet
Madison Courier
The Tampa Bay Storm have lost three straight games, but quarterback Brett Dietz isn't worried - yet.

Storm edged by Columbus
Tampabay.com
The Storm finished its three-game road trip winless, falling 51-49 to the Destroyers on Saturday night.

Storm Come Up Short Vs. Columbus
Tampa Tribune
With two minutes left and Tampa Bay on the verge of regaining the lead, Coggins tipped a pass in the end zone by Storm quarterback Brett Dietz. Neal caught the deflection for the game's only turnover.

Soul wants to bring ArenaBowl to Wachovia Center
Philadelphia Daily News
The ownership group of the Soul has talked about bringing a championship to Philadelphia ever since the first padded wall went up at the Wachovia Center.

Soul beat Storm with offense and defense
Philadelphia Inquirer
The Soul's offense has propelled the team all season. That unit didn't falter yesterday against the Tampa Bay Storm, but the defense should be credited for the Soul's 59-51 Arena Football League win at the Wachovia Center.

Unbeaten Soul praise unsung defense
Cherry Hill Courier Post
The Soul have scored more than 60 points in each of their four games this season, and that makes it easy to downplay the defense's role in the team's 4-0 start.

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.

Jinx, Schminx - Storm Sophomore Ready for Year Two
Adam J Locascio, ArenaFan.com
It’s the most deadly disease for an athlete. It strikes a lot of player. Cadillac Williams, Vince Young, and Mike Anderson all suffered from it. It can derail careers. You can’t see it. You can’t fight it. It’s not an injury that can be taped up. It’s not something that can be “scoped” or iced. Unfortunately, there’s no vaccine for the sophomore jinx.

Storm Make Most Of Big Plays, Win Home Opener
Tampa Tribune
Two big plays turned the game in the favor of the Tampa Bay Storm during their home opener Friday night. The first was a bit wacky and one only the Arena Football League could provide. The second was a heads-up play turned into a one-man athletic display.

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

Storm Defense Turns In Strong Effort
Tampa Tribune
In the Arena Football League, a few stops a game is all a defense needs to lead the team to victory. So there was a reason for Storm coach Tim Marcum to feel pretty good after watching his defense Saturday morning.

Awakening the Storm: The Brett Dietz story
Tom Ando, ArenaFan.com
Donna and Mike Dietz can recall the early days of their son Brett’s quarterbacking, which started before he even took his first step. It’s somewhat symbolic to the season that the young quarterback is having with the Tampa Bay Storm, where without taking