Cincinnati Jungle Kats
Established 2007
Folded 2007
Played in U.S. Bank Arena
in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Jungle Kats logo
League/conference affiliations
AF2 (2007)
  • American Conference (2007)
    • Midwest Division (2007)
Team colorsBlack, gray, white
Owner(s)Sam Adams
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Dr. Timothy Kremchek
Scotty Gelt
Head coachTony Missick
Team history
*Cincinnati Jungle Kats (2007)
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)
*U.S. Bank Arena (2007)

The Cincinnati Jungle Kats were an arena football team based in Cincinnati. The Jungle Kats were members of the Midwest Division of the American Conference of AF2. The Jungle Kats played its home games at the U.S. Bank Arena. Their only year in existence was 2007. The team is not to be confused with the Marshals (formerly the Cincinnati Marshals), the NIFL club that was the arena's former tenant, who changed their name to "The Marshals" and moved to Hara Arena in nearby Dayton, Ohio for the 2007 season.

The team name was in reference to the city's NFL team, the Cincinnati Bengals and a tribute to the Cincinnati Zoo's tiger conservation efforts. Former Bengals defensive tackle Sam Adams, Cincinnati Reds right fielder Ken Griffey, Jr., and Cincinnati Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek were the principal owners.[1]

Tony Missick was the team's only head coach. The rest of the coaching staff included Ron Hill, Daniel James, Matt Braun, and Lamont Watson.

The team dissolved in November 2007 after completing one season.

Roster[edit | edit source]

Cincinnati Jungle Kats roster
  •  6 James Lewis
  •  9 Kelvin Robinson


  • 40 Nick Ayers
  • 45 Kamau Jackson
  • 23 Joe Johnsonbaugh

Wide receivers

  • 80 Hassan Brockman
  •  4 Derin Graham
  • 15 Deontrae Johnson
Offensive/Defensive linemen
  • 55 Darrell Brown
  • 50 Ike Clepper
  • 72 Jarvis Davis
  • 90 Tony Johnson
  • 99 Jerrod Sample
  • 77 Frank Straub
  • 32 Melvin Jenkins
  • 34 Jamar Neely
  • 30 Wesley Robertson

Defensive backs

  •  2 LeJuan Edwards
  •  5 Keon Mainor
  •  1 Demetrius McCray
  • 20 Reggie Perkins
  •  3 Desmond Washington


  • 19 Jesse Obert
Injured reserve
  • Currently vacant

Inactive reserve

  • Currently vacant

League suspension

  • Currently vacant

Other league exempt

  • Currently vacant

Refuse to report

  • Currently vacant

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in itlatics
Roster updated April 21, 2007
23 Active, 0 Inactive

Coaches of note[edit | edit source]

Head Coaches[edit | edit source]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2007 AF2 season.

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Tony Missick 2007 1 15 0 .063 0 0

Coaching staff[edit | edit source]

Cincinnati Jungle Kats staff
Front Office

Head Coach

  • Head Coach – Tony Missick

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Ron Hill

Defensive Coaches

  • Offensive/Defensive Line – Daniel James

Season-By-Season[edit | edit source]

ArenaCup Champions ArenaCup Appearances Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason Results
Finish Wins Losses
Cincinnati Jungle Kats
2007 AF2 American Midwest 5th 1 15

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Jungle Kats introduced in Cincinnati". OurSports Central. November 15, 2006. Retrieved November 2, 2016.

External links[edit | edit source]


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