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Jim Arellanes
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-01-30) January 30, 1974 (age 47)
Place of birth: Pico Rivera, California
Career information
College: Fresno State
Undrafted in 1997
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Seattle Seahawks ( 1997) *
Career highlights and awards
* World Bowl champion (1998)
  • World Bowl MVP (1998)
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James Arellanes (born January 30, 1974) is a former American professional football player who was a quarterback in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL), the Arena Football League (AFL), and the XFL. He played for the Rhein Fire of the NFLEL, the Carolina Cobras and Florida Bobcats of the AFL, and the Orlando Rage of the XFL. Arellanes played collegiately at Los Angeles Valley College before transferring to Fresno State.[1]

Professional career

Arellanes was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks following the 1997 NFL Draft. After spending training camp with the team, he was released during the preseason on August 16. Later that year, he was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad. Following the 1997 season, Arellanes was allocated to the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe, where he was the back-up to Mike Quinn. Rhein finished the regular season in second place with a record of 7–3 and qualified for the championship game, World Bowl '98. Due to an injury to Quinn, Arellanes started the game and led the Rhein Fire to a 34–10 victory over the Frankfurt Galaxy, the first championship in team history. He completed 12 of 18 passes for 263 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, a performance which earned him Most Valuable Player honors.[2]


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