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Rio Grande Valley Dorados

Rio Grande Valley Dorados
Rio Grande Valley Dorados
Founded 2004
League AF2
Conference National
Division Southwest
Based in Hidalgo, Texas
Arena Dodge Arena
Division titles 2007
Playoff berths 2005, 2007, 2009

The Rio Grande Valley Dorados were a professional arena football team. They began play in 2004 as an expansion member of af2, the minor league to the Arena Football League. They played their home games at Obra Homes Field at Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.

They have been fairly successful in their existence, having put together a 15 - 1 regular season in 2007 yet fell to Bossier-Shreveport in the American Conference Semifinals.

The team folded in 2009 after af2 folded. The now-defunct Arena Football League owned the rights to the Dorados name and logo as well.[1] They now belong to the new Arena Football 1 league.

Contents

  • Season-by-season 1
  • Notable Players, Past and Present 2
  • 2009 RGV Dorados Roster 3
  • Rivalry Between RGV and Corpus Christi 4
    • 2007 4.1
    • 2008 4.2
    • 2009 4.3
  • Past and Present Coaches 5
    • 2004 5.1
    • 2005 5.2
    • 2006-present 5.3
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Season-by-season

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2004 6 10 0 4th NC Southwest --
2005 10 6 0 2nd NC West Won NC Quarterfinal (Quad City)
Won NC Semifinal (Tulsa)
Lost NC Championship (Memphis)
2006 7 9 0 4th NC Midwest --
2007 15 1 0 1st NC Southwest Won Round 1 (Alabama)
Lost AC Semifinals (Bossier-Shreveport)
2008 7 9 0 3rd NC Southwest --
*2009 9 7 0 3rd NC Southwest Lost NC Round 1 (Bossier-Shreveport)
Totals 57 45 0 (including playoffs)
The team is now defunct.

Notable Players, Past and Present

  • Mike Duncan - WR/DB
  • Eddie Moten - DS - 2012 member of the Orlando Predators
  • Dustin Bell - K
  • Chris Canty - WR/DB
  • Torry Joubert - WR/DB
  • Dontae Saulter - WR
  • Quincy Carter - QB
  • Ramonce Taylor - WR-left Dorados in 2009 for the CFL. Came back to play the rest of the season with Dorados.

2009 RGV Dorados Roster

Alan TurnerWR 6'0 200 Southern Illinois R
Uniform # Player Position Height Weight College Experience
1 Rod Windsor WR/LB 6'2 208 Western New Mexico R
2 Travis McAlpine WR/LB 6'2 210 Saginaw Valley St. 5
3 Anthony Chambers WR/DB 6'1 200 Purdue 3
5 Donnell August FB/LB 6'3 240 Western St. R
6 Marcus Harris FB/LB 6'2 270 East Central Oklahoma 1
7 Derrick Harris WR/DB 5'10 185 Sam Houston St. 2
8 Rubio Radamez K 6'0 225 Iberodamericana (Intl.-Mexico) R
9 Bret Smith WR/DB 6'3 195 Tennessee R
12 Tiger Lyon QB 6'2 190 Middlebury College 1
17 Nick Hill QB 6'3 215 Southern Illinois R
22 Dahnel Singfield DB 6'1 190 Buffalo 3
23 Craig Turner WR/DB 5'9 197 SIU Carbondale R
24 Riley Swanson WR/DB 5'11 185 Wake Forest R
34 Alvertis Gatlin FB/LB 6'2 255 Harding 2
51 Valentine Chude FB/LB 6'2 250 Western New Mexico R
66 Raushan Rowser OL/DL 6'4 300 Tennessee St. 2
71 Darren Marquez OL/DL 6'4 295 Southern Illinois R
72 Garrett Mason OL/DL 6'5 315 Duke 1
77 Walter Thomas OL/DL 6'5 350 Oklahoma St. R
79 Robert Nelson OL/DL 6'10 350 Oklahoma St. R
90 Christopher Eccles OL/DL 5'11 285 Delta St. R
99 David Miller LB/DL 6'4 260 UAB R

Rivalry Between RGV and Corpus Christi

This rivalry started heating up when Corpus Christi became a team in the af2, in 2007. The Inaugural game for Corpus Christi was on April 7, 2007. They hosted the heavily favored Rio Grande Valley Dorados. The Dorados romped the Sharks 66-28 in the first game ever for the Corpus Christi Sharks.

  • The Dorados lead the series (9-1)against the Sharks

2007

  • RGV won 66-28 April 7, 2007
  • RGV won 45-20 May 11, 2007
  • RGV won 78-17 June 30, 2007

2008

  • CC won 61-54 April 12, 2008
  • RGV won 53-52 May 3, 2008
  • RGV won 48-26 July 14, 2008

2009

  • RGV won 40-33 March 28, 2009
  • RGV won 77-50 April 25, 2009
  • RGV won 51-48 June 13, 2009
  • RGV won 78-51 July 25, 2009

Past and Present Coaches

2004

  • Gary Gussman (6-10)REG.Season (0-0)Playoffs----All time Records

2005

  • Kevin Guy (10-6)REG.Season (2-1)Playoffs----All time Records

2006-present

  • Marty Hammond (38-26)REG.Season (1-1)Playoffs---All time Records

References

  1. ^ "Statement Regarding Future of Dorados". Rio Grande Dorados, 2009-09-15

External links

  • Official Website
  • Rio Grande Valley Dorados on ArenaFan
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