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Bob Bees
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-09-05) September 5, 1972 (age 47)
Career information
College: Rocky Mountain (MT)
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* San Jose SaberCats (1999)*
 As coach:
* Billings Outlaws (2006) (OC)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Comp. / Att.     75 / 137
Passing yards     922
TDINT     16–6
QB rating     86.69
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Robert Bees (born September 5, 1972) is a former American football quarterback who played two seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL) with the Oklahoma Wranglers, San Jose SaberCats and Buffalo Destroyers. He played college football at Rocky Mountain. He was also a member of the Richmond Speed, Billings Outlaws/Mavericks, Las Vegas Gladiators and Tulsa Talons.

Early years and college careerEdit

Bees attended Cajon High School in San Bernardino, California.[1]

He redshirted a year for the Weber State Wildcats of Weber State University.[2] He transferred and played a year for the San Bernardino Valley College Indians.[2] He was part of two teams that went 20-1-1, and won the So. Cal. Bowl against El Camino and Potato Bowl against Bakersfield.[1] Bees played for the Ohio Bobcats of Ohio University in 1994.[2][3]

He played for the Rocky Mountain Battlin' Bears of Rocky Mountain College in 1996 after a year off from football.[2][4] He helped Rocky Mountain open the season with a victory and the team finished 6-4. Bees recorded seven touchdown passes and a NAIA record 685 yards passing in a game against the Carroll Fighting Saints.[2][5] He received first-team All-America recognition after throwing for 4,315 yards and 36 touchdowns in ten games.[5]

Professional careerEdit

San Jose SaberCatsEdit

Bees was a member of the San Jose SaberCats of the AFL in 1999.[6]

Oklahoma WranglersEdit

Bees was selected by the AFL's Oklahoma Wranglers in the 2000 Expansion Draft.[6] He was released by the Wranglers on May 17, 2000.[7]

Richmond SpeedEdit

Bees played for the Richmond Speed of the af2 from 2000 to 2002. He completed 262 of 502 pass attempts for 3,579 yards and 73 touchdowns while helping the Speed to ArenaCup II. He joined Richmond midway through the 2000 season and guided team to a 7-2 record after the Speed had gone 0-7. Bees started all 34 wins in Speed history and owned a 34-13 record as Richmond's starter.[6]

Billings OutlawsEdit

Bees was signed by the Billings Outlaws of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) in December 2002.[5][8]

San Jose SaberCatsEdit

Bees signed with the San Jose SaberCats on January 16, 2003. He was released by the SaberCats on April 16 and signed to the team's practice squad on April 18, 2003.[9]

Buffalo DestroyersEdit

Bees was signed by the Buffalo Destroyers off the San Jose SaberCats' practice squad on April 25, 2003.[10] He started the Destroyers' final four games of the 2003 season.[4]

Las Vegas GladiatorsEdit

Bees was traded to the Las Vegas Gladiators on November 19, 2003. He was released by the Gladiators on January 27, 2004.[11]

Tulsa TalonsEdit

Bees played for the Tulsa Talons of the af2 in 2004. He made the National Conference All-af2 Second Team. He played first game with the Talons on May 8 against the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings. Since then, the Talons recorded 12 wins, 11 consecutive, and one loss. He became a member of the 200/10,000 Club for af2 with 227 touchdown passes and 11,688 yards on August 4, 2004. As of August 6, 2004, Bees was ranked second in pass rating with a 118.7 rating.[12]

Billings MavericksEdit

Bees was offensive coordinator and starting quarterback for the Billings Mavericks of the NIFL, helping them to the first round of the playoffs.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

Bees continued as offensive coordinator of the Billings Outlaws in 2006, helping them to a NIFL Championship win.[1] He was head coach of the San Diego Shockwave of the National Indoor Football League in 2007.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Bob Bees- Head Coach". zoominfo.com. http://www.zoominfo.com/CachedPage/?archive_id=0&page_id=-2017018297&page_url=//www.sandiegoshockwave.com/coachbios.php&page_last_updated=2011-10-25T12:46:54&firstName=Bob&lastName=Bees. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Indoor football kicks off again in S.D.". utsandiego.com. March 31, 2007. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228203453/http://www.utsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070331/news_1s31shock.html. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  3. "Bob Bees". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228230901/http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/bob-bees-1.html. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bighaus, Bill (October 30, 2003). "Bighaus Column: Bees packs AFL pads for Ohio". billingsgazette.com/. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://www.webcitation.org/6VAKF0ofd?url=http://billingsgazette.com/sports/bighaus-column-bees-packs-afl-pads-for-ohio/article_49c3395b-9b83-5ef3-83d7-45354cdbb4bf.html. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Outlaws sign ex-Rocky star Bob Bees". billingsgazette.com/. December 13, 2002. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://www.webcitation.org/6VAMlchTY?url=http://billingsgazette.com/sports/outlaws-sign-ex-rocky-star-bob-bees/article_1e06fec4-b471-5baa-a843-3792fbbbf67e.html. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Maciejczak meets old team". oursportscentral.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228193120/http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3181733. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  7. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=47. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  8. "Frontier Roundup". helenair.com. January 17, 2003. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://www.webcitation.org/6VAKlZhX8?url=http://helenair.com/sports/frontier-roundup/article_d9fc7e04-a7ee-5c7a-97d1-21828b4a5a70.html. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  9. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160219040358/http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=25. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  10. "TRANSACTIONS". nytimes.com. April 26, 2003. https://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/26/sports/transactions-436143.html. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  11. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=102. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  12. "Talons Players Win af2 League Awards for 2004". oursportscentral.com. August 17, 2004. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228234232/http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3075845. Retrieved December 28, 2014.

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