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Florida Marine Raiders
Established 2011
Folded 2015
Played in Lakeland, Florida
at the Lakeland Center
League/conference affiliations
Ultimate Indoor Football League (2012–2013) X-League (2014–2015)
Team colorsBlack, Carolina Blue, White, Gold                    
MascotGunny
CheerleadersMarinettes
Personnel
General managerNeva Green
Head coachKeith Evans
Team history
* Lakeland Raiders (2012–2013)
  • 'Florida Marine Raiders' (2014–2015)
Championships
League championships (1)
  • 2014
  • Conference championships (0)
    Division championships (0)
    Playoff appearances (4)
    * 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
    Home arena(s)
    * Lakeland Center (2012–2015)

    The Florida Marine Raiders (formerly the Lakeland Raiders) were a professional indoor football team; though they began play in 2012 as a member of the Ultimate Indoor Football League, for 2014 they became a charter member of the X-League Indoor Football (X-League). The Raiders were based in Lakeland, Florida, with home games played at the Lakeland Center. The Lakeland Raiders were founded by Michael Mink in his mother's vision of helping players get a second chance.

    The Raiders were the second indoor football team to play in Lakeland, after the Lakeland Thunderbolts which played in the National Indoor Football League for the 2005 and 2006 seasons, then joined the American Indoor Football Association for the 2007 season, winning the league championship before folding that offseason.

    At the conclusion of the 2013 UIFL season, the Raiders announced that they would be joining the newly formed X-League. On July 11, 2013, the franchise announced that they would be changing their name to the Florida Marine Raiders.[1] In August 2015, the Marine Raiders announced they would not be returning in 2016.[2]

    2012 seasonEdit

    2013 seasonEdit

    2014 seasonEdit

    Players of noteEdit

    RosterEdit

    Florida Marine Raiders roster
    Quarterbacks
    • 12 Matt Parsons

    Running backs

    • 24 Chris Perry
    •  8 Yolandus Pratt

    Wide receivers

    •  6 Reggie Ellis
    •  3 Julius McClellan
    • 25 Lonnie Oxendine
    • 10 Adrian Smith
    •  1 Josh Smith
    • 21 Randy Windmon
    Offensive linemen
    • 76 Adam Duckett
    • 55 Garrett Gibbons
    • 99 Marvin Rutledge

    Defensive linemen

    • 56 Ramon Azular
    • 96 Sam Chester
    • 44 Deaubrey Devine
    • 27 Kawan Pivatto
    •  5 Kendrick Stewart
    • 53 Andrei Vargas
    Linebackers
    • 15 James Lovett, Jr.
    •  2 Mikell Mair
    • 32 Darius Wilder

    Defensive backs

    •  7 Maurice Francois
    •  9 Rod Jenratte
    • 23 Darrell Young

    Kickers

    • 19 Jesus Cortez
    Injured reserve

    Exempt list

    • Currently vacant

    Practice squad

    Rookies in italics
    Roster updated April 1, 2015
    25 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

    All-League selectionsEdit

    • RB Levi Raines, Jr. (1)
    • WR Reggie Ellis (1)
    • OL Adam Duckett (1)
    • DL Kendrick Stewart (1)
    • LB Prince Hall (1)
    • DB Maurice Francois (1)

    Awards and honorsEdit

    The following is a list of all Raiders/Marine Raiders players who won league Awards

    Season Player Position Award
    2014 Levi Raines, Jr. Running back Most Valuable Player
    2014 Prince Hall Linebacker Co-Defensive Player of the Year

    Season-by-season resultsEdit

    League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth League Leader
    Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
    Finish Wins Losses Ties
    2012 2012 UIFL South 3rd 6 6 Lost South Conference Finals (Florida) 29-60
    2013 2013 UIFL 3rd 6 3 Lost UIFL Semifinals (Corpus Christi) 58-68[3]
    2014 2014 X-League 2nd 5 3 Won X-Bowl I (St. Louis) 60-48[4]
    2015 2015 X-League 4th 5 3 Lost X-Bowl II (Florida) 23-65
    Totals 22 15 All-time regular season record (2012–2015)
    1 3 - All-time postseason record (2012–2015)
    23 18 All-time regular season and postseason record (2012–2015)

    ReferencesEdit

    External linksEdit

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