Corpus Christi Rage
Established 2016
Folded 2017
Played in Corpus Christi, Texas
at the American Bank Center
League/conference affiliations
National Arena League (2017)
Team colorsBlack, Red, White
Owner(s)Eric Smith
PresidentEric Smith
General managerLeonard Harris
Head coachSteven Fillmore
Team history
*Corpus Christi Rage (2017)
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)
*American Bank Center (2017)

The Corpus Christi Rage was a professional indoor football team and a charter member of the National Arena League (NAL) that began play in its inaugural 2017 season. Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Rage played their home games at the American Bank Center.

The Rage were the third arena/indoor football team to call Corpus Christi home, following the Corpus Christi Hammerheads/Fury, which played in eight different leagues from 2004 until 2016, and the Corpus Christi Sharks, which played in the af2 from 2007 until 2009.

History[edit | edit source]

On October 17, 2016, the Rage announced they had joined the new Arena Developmental League (which then became the National Arena League) in an introductory press conference, with their logo and color scheme unveiled that day.[1] The Rage were owned by Corpus Christi-area businessman Eric Dee Smith, who is an Army veteran and a former corrections officer, with Leonard Harris serving as the team's general manager. The ADL officially confirmed the Rage's membership on October 28.[2]

After the team's fourth game of their inaugural 2017 season, the Rage's operations were apparently taken over by the league from owner Eric Smith.[3] Afterwards, the Rage had two home games cancelled during the season by the league: the first being the May 20 game against the Georgia Firebirds, which was cancelled as a cost-cutting measure as the league had also taken control of the Firebirds franchise the week before,[4] and their final June 16 game against the High Country Grizzlies as both teams had already been eliminated from playoff contention.[5] Neither game was considered a forfeit; they were simply erased from the league schedules as a no contest. The Rage folded during the last week of the season.

Statistics and records[edit | edit source]

Season-by-season results[edit | edit source]

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff Berth League Leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2017 2017 NAL 8th 0 9 0

Head coach[edit | edit source]

Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Steven Fillmore 2017 0 9 0 .000

2017 roster[edit | edit source]

2017 Corpus Christi Rage roster


Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Rookies in italics
Roster updated May 26, 2017
20 Active, 8 Inactive

Coaching staff[edit | edit source]

Corpus Christi Rage staff
Front office
  • Majority owner and president – Eric Dee Smith
  • Executive vice president of football operations – Bennie King
  • Minority owner and general manager – Leonard Harris

Head coach

  • Head coach – Steven Fillmore

Assistant coaches

  • Assistant coach and director of football personnel – Gerald Dockery

2017 season[edit | edit source]

2017 Corpus Christi Rage season
Head Coach Steven Filmore
Home Field American Bank Center
Record 0–9
Place {{{division_place}}}
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Previous season Next season
2016 2018

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Key:       Win       Tie       Loss       Bye

All start times are local time

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 Monday March 20 6:00pm at Monterrey Steel L 12–55 0–1 Arena Monterrey
2 Sunday March 26 6:00pm Columbus Lions L 18–85 0–2 American Bank Center
3 Monday April 3 6:00pm at Monterrey Steel L 28–57 0–3 Arena Monterrey
4 Saturday April 8 7:00pm at Georgia Firebirds L 26–76 0–4 Albany Civic Center
5 Sunday April 16 7:00pm at Dayton Wolfpack Cancelled[lower-alpha 1]
7 Saturday April 29 7:00pm at Lehigh Valley Steelhawks L 28–95 0–5 PPL Center
8 Saturday May 6 7:00pm at Jacksonville Sharks L 6–71 0–6 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
9 Monday May 15 6:00pm Monterrey Steel L 30–33 0–7 American Bank Center
10 Saturday May 20 6:00pm Georgia Firebirds Cancelled[lower-alpha 2] American Bank Center
11 Sunday May 28 6:00pm Jacksonville Sharks L 6–71 0–8 American Bank Center
12 Saturday June 3 7:00pm at Columbus Lions L 12–81 0–9 Columbus Civic Center
13 BYE
14 Friday June 16 6:00pm High Country Grizzlies Cancelled[lower-alpha 3] American Bank Center

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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