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The 2007 Chicago Rush season is the seventh season for the franchise. They look to win the ArenaBowl again after winning it in 2006 with an 7-9 record. They won the American Conference Central division with a 12-4 record and qualified for the playoffs the #2 playoff seed in the American Conference, earning them a divisional round matchup with the Los Angeles Avengers.


2007 Chicago Rush season
Head Coach Mike Hohensee
Home Field Allstate Arena
Results
Record 12-4
Place 1st
Playoff Finish Qualified
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2006 2008

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Home/Away Game Result
1 March 4 Kansas City Brigade Away L 54-41
2 March 9 San Jose SaberCats Home W 48-45
3 March 18 New York Dragons Home W 61-40
4 March 24 Columbus Destroyers Away W 55-47
5 April 1 Los Angeles Avengers Home W 66-31
6 April 7 Nashville Kats Away W 66-54
7 Bye Week
8 April 21 Grand Rapids Rampage Away W 75-54
9 April 30 Philadelphia Soul Home W 54-43
10 May 7 Colorado Crush Home W 59-48
11 May 14 Dallas Desperados Away L 52-48
12 May 19 Nashville Kats Home L 44-27
13 May 26 Arizona Rattlers Away W 53-47
14 June 2 Los Angeles Avengers Away L 50-47
15 June 9 Grand Rapids Rampage Home W 55-32
16 June 18 Colorado Crush Away W 66-57
17 June 23 Kansas City Brigade Home W 48-21

CoachingEdit

Mike Hohensee started his seventh season as head coach of the Rush.

Personnel movesEdit

AcquiredEdit

DeparturesEdit

2007 RosterEdit

Uniform # Player Position Height Weight (lb)
23 DeJuan Alfonzo DS 6'0" 205
13 Kevin Beard WR 6'1" 192
88 D.J. Bleisath OL/DL 6'2" 280
94 Robert Boss OL/DL 6'5" 296
96 E.J. Burt OL/DL 6'2" 265
1 Woody Dantzler WR/DB 6'0" 205
10 Matt D'Orazio QB 6'4" 215
55 Curtis Eason OL/DL 6'2" 290
4 Dan Frantz K 6'1" 200
0 Pete McMahon OL 6'8" 330
44 Bob McMillen FB/LB 6'3" 260
85 Andy McCullough WR 6'4" 216
81 Ahmad Merritt WR 5'10" 195
8 Russ Michna QB 6'2" 220
66 Frank Moore OL/DL 6'2" 315
99 John Moyer OL/DL 6'3" 265
5 Nick Myers OL/DL 6'3" 285
20 Jonathan Ordway DB 5'10" 178
93 Joe Peters OL/DL 6'5" 275
21 Dennison Robinson WR/DB 6'0" 195
7 James Sadler WR/DB 6'0" 205
3 Russell Shaw WR/DB 5'10" 190
98 John Sikora OL/DL 6'4" 280
3 Bobby Sippio OS 6'3" 220
58 Khreem Smith OL/DL 6'4" 270
37 Jeremy Unertl WR/DB 6'2" 220
97 Demetrios Walker DL 6'3" 260

StatsEdit

OffenseEdit

PassingEdit

Player Comp. Att. Comp% Yards TD's INT's Long Rating
Matt D'Orazio35150669.43789821048122.4

RushingEdit

Player Car. Yards Avg. TD's Long
Matt D'Orazio611342.21218
Bob McMillen35912.6514
DeJuan Alfonzo13574.4738
Rob Mager5275.4211
Etu Molden4143.516
Bobby Sippio4112.808
Ahmad Merritt48204
Joe Peters24213
Russ Michna33112
Buchie Ibeh1-2-20-2

ReceivingEdit

Player Rec. Yards Avg. TD's Long
Bobby Sippio125173913.95348
Etu Molden8197712.11344
Rob Mager7581110.81345
DeJuan Alfonzo2724519.1731
Ahmad Merritt2020310.2233
Bob McMillen9849.3131
Buchie Ibeh77110.1016
Kevin Beard7476.709
Robert Boss2199.5214
Woody Dantzler11515015
John Moyer16616

TouchdownsEdit

Player TD's Rush Rec Ret Pts
Bobby Sippio530530318
DeJuan Alfonzo15771120
Etu Molden15213090
Rob Mager14212084
Matt D'Orazio12120074
Bob McMillen651036
Jonathan Ordway300318
Robert Boss202014
Ahmad Merritt202012
John Moyer101012
Russ Michna11006
Joe Peters11006

DefenseEdit

Player Tackles Solo Assisted Sack Solo Assisted INT Yards TD's Long
Dennison Robinson 102 88 28 0 0 0 7 45 0 22
DeJuan Alfonzo 93 66 54 0 0 0 6 147 3 47
Jeremy Unertl 72.5 64 17 0 0 0 6 75 0 26
James Sadler 40 31 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Jonathan Ordway 39 35 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
D.J. Bleisath 32.5 24 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
John Moyer 30.5 19 23 3 3 0 1 39 1 39
Joe Peters 25.5 14 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
E.J. Burt 21.5 15 11 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
Curtis Eason 16.5 8 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Russell Shaw 14.5 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Frantz 12.5 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bob McMillen 5 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ahmad Merritt 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Etu Molden 5 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
John Sikora 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robert Boss 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bobby Sippio 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt D'Orazio 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rob Mager 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Special TeamsEdit

Kick ReturnEdit

Player Ret Yards TD's Long Avg Ret Yards TD's Long Avg
Jonathan Ordway 40 812 3 57 20.3 1 13 0 13 13
Russell Shaw 16 321 0 43 20.1 2 47 0 25 23.5
Etu Molden 12 126 0 16 10.5 0 0 0 0 0
Woody Dantzler 6 101 0 27 16.8 0 0 0 0 0
Rob Mager 3 46 0 16 15.3 0 0 0 0 0
DeJuan Alfonzo 4 35 0 19 8.8 2 20 1 12 10
Bobby Sippio 1 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0
Bob McMillen 1 5 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
James Sadler 1 2 0 2 2 1 23 0 23 23
Ahmad Merritt 0 0 0 0 0 1 32 0 32 32
Dennison Robinson 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 24 24 12
John Sikora 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

KickingEdit

Player Extra pt. Extra pt. Att. FG FGA Long Pct. Pts
Dan Frantz 104 115 11 27 56 0.407 137

Playoff StatsEdit

OffenseEdit

QuarterbackEdit

Player Comp. Att. Comp% Yards TD's INT's

Running BacksEdit

Player Car. Yards Avg. TD's Long

Wide ReceiversEdit

Player Rec. Yards Avg. TD's Long

Special TeamsEdit

Kick ReturnEdit

Player Ret Yards Avg Long

KickingEdit

Player Extra pt. Extra pt. Att. FG FGA Long Pts

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1: at Kansas City BrigadeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
CHI 13 6 7 15 41
KC 7 16 12 19 54



at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri

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Week 2: vs San Jose SabercatsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
SJS 14 3 7 21 45
CHI 17 10 7 14 48



at Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois

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Week 3: vs New York DragonsEdit

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NYD 14 16 3 7 40
CHI 7 20 14 20 61



at Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois

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Week 4: at Columbus DestroyersEdit

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CHI 14 24 7 10 55
CLB 14 14 6 13 47



at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

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Week 5: vs Los Angeles AvengersEdit

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LA 0 10 7 14 31
CHI 7 35 14 10 66



at Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois

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Week 6: at Nashville KatsEdit

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CHI 21 10 14 21 66
NSH 14 7 7 26 54



at Nashville Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

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Week 8: at Grand Rapids RampageEdit

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CHI 7 20 20 28 75
GR 19 14 14 7 54



at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Week 9: vs Philadelphia SoulEdit

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PHI 14 20 3 6 43
CHI 7 13 14 20 54



at Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois

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Week 10: vs Colorado CrushEdit

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COL 13 20 7 8 48
CHI 0 28 21 10 59



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Week 11: at Dallas DesperadosEdit

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CHI 7 14 6 21 48
DAL 14 17 7 14 52



at the American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

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Week 12: vs Nashville KatsEdit

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NSH 7 9 14 14 44
CHI 7 14 6 0 27



at Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois

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Week 13: at Arizona RattlersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
CHI 3 21 14 15 53
ARI 14 0 13 20 47



at the US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

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Week 14: at Los Angeles AvengersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
CHI 7 13 7 20 47
LA 9 21 7 13 50



at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

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The Rush on defense prior to a play vs. the LA Avengers.

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Attendance: 13,142

Week 15: vs Grand Rapids RampageEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
GR 0 17 0 15 32
CHI 14 34 0 7 55



at Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois

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Week 16: at Colorado CrushEdit

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CHI 7 28 10 21 66
COL 10 14 7 26 57



at the Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

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Week 17: vs Kansas City BrigadeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
KC 14 7 0 0 21
CHI 14 14 17 3 48



at Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois

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PlayoffsEdit

Round 2: vs (4) Los Angeles AvengersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
(4) LA 7 13 0 0 20
(2) CHI 10 21 7 14 52



at Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois

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Conference Championship: at (1) San Jose SaberCatsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
(2) CHI 7 7 14 21 49
(1) SJS 7 21 6 27 61



at HP Pavilion, San Jose, California

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