John Dutton
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Dutton with the Colorado Crush
No. 8, 17     
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-09-20) September 20, 1975 (age 45)
Place of birth: Newport Beach, California
Career information
College: Nevada
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 6 / Pick: 172
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Miami Dolphins ( 1998)*
Career highlights and awards
* 2× ArenaBowl champion (XVI, XIX)
  • ArenaBowl MVP (XVI)
  • 2× Al Lucas Hero Award (2007 & 2012)
Comp. / Att.     3,280 / 5,239
Passing yards     37,981
TDINT     752–145
QB rating     108.82
Rushing TD     22
Stats at ArenaFan.com

John Dutton (born September 20, 1975) is a former Arena Football League quarterback. He was drafted out of University of Nevada, Reno in the 6th round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. In 2005, he led the Crush to the ArenaBowl XIX title. In 2006, he was on the cover of the EA Sports first AFL video game, Arena Football, making him the first player to pose for the cover. He had been the backup quarterback for the San Jose SaberCats behind Mark Grieb. After Grieb's suffered a season-ending injury earlier in the year, Dutton quarterbacked the SaberCats to a 52–14 victory over the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XVI. He was named Offensive Player of the Game for his performance. In June 2009, Dutton was signed by the RiverCity Rage of the Indoor Football League. On February 12, 2010, it was announced that Dutton had been signed by the Cleveland Gladiators.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Dutton attended Fallbrook Union High School in Fallbrook, California, and was a letterman in basketball and football. In football, he passed for 2,056 yards and ten touchdowns as a senior. Dutton then played college football for the Texas Longhorns, but was only a backup to starting quarterback James Brown. He later transferred to Nevada, and played for the Nevada Wolf Pack. Dutton helped the Wolf Pack win two Big West championships, and the 1996 Las Vegas Bowl.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Miami Dolphins[edit | edit source]

Dutton was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 6th round of the 1998 NFL Draft.[1] He was released during the Dolphins' training camp.[2]

Atlanta Falcons[edit | edit source]

Dutton was picked up in training camp by the Atlanta Falcons, but never played in a game.[2]

Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]

In 1999, Dutton was signed by the Cleveland Browns, but was placed on injured reserve after breaking his ankle. .[2]

San Jose SaberCats[edit | edit source]

After being placed on the IR, Dutton signed to play in the Arena Football League where he was the backup quarterback for the San Jose SaberCats behind Mark Grieb. After Grieb suffered a season-ending injury earlier in the year, Dutton quarterbacked the SaberCats to a 52–14 victory over the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XVI. He was named Offensive Player of the Game for his performance.

Colorado Crush[edit | edit source]

In 2005, he led the Crush to the ArenaBowl XIX title. In 2006, he was on the cover of the EA Sports AFL video game, Arena Football.

RiverCity Rage[edit | edit source]

When the Arena Football League suspended play in 2009, Dutton was signed by the RiverCity Rage of the Indoor Football League.

Cleveland Gladiators[edit | edit source]

On February 12, 2010 it was announced that Dutton had been signed by the Cleveland Gladiators.

San Antonio Talons[edit | edit source]

In March 2013, Dutton was assigned to the San Antonio Talons. One game into the season, he tore his tendon forcing him out of action and finally retired at season's end.

AFL statistics[edit | edit source]

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
2000 San Jose 28 46 60.9 369 9 0 125.82 2 -8 0
2001 San Jose 127 212 59.9 1,810 31 7 110.38 5 -13 0
2002 San Jose 34 58 58.6 391 8 2 99.14 2 3 1
2003 Colorado 289 495 58.4 3,964 77 19 107.00 13 -39 2
2004 Colorado 340 535 63.6 4,189 76 8 116.95 22 3 1
2005 Colorado 367 586 62.6 4,143 89 14 111.75 7 3 1
2006 Colorado 390 614 63.5 4,421 95 16 112.84 15 -8 5
2007 Colorado 395 645 61.2 4,371 84 18 102.28 8 44 1
2008 Colorado 449 681 65.9 4,548 94 17 108.96 12 19 5
2010 Cleveland 446 696 64.1 5,104 100 19 110.58 10 -8 1
2011 Cleveland 20 30 66.7 257 6 0 132.92 1 1 1
2012 Cleveland 364 580 62.8 4,044 78 22 101.25 17 -3 4
2013 San Antonio 31 61 50.8 370 5 3 69.71 4 6 0
Career 3,280 5,239 62.6 37,981 752 145 108.82 118 0 22

Stats from ArenaFan:[3]

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

Dutton coached high school football at Linfield Christian School in Temecula, California during the 2004–2005 season. As the quarterback and wide receiver coach, Dutton helped lead Linfield Christian on to a 10–2–1 overall record.[citation needed] He served as quarterback and running backs coach at College of the Siskiyous in Weed, California in 2015. Starting in 2017, Dutton became head coach at Mt. Shasta High School in Mt. Shasta, California, where he coached the team to a 1-9 record in his first season. In 2018, he was named the new head coach at McCloud High School in McCloud, California, coaching 8-man football, their first program in 17 years.

Missions work[edit | edit source]

Dutton, his wife Terina and their children serve as missionaries in Africa. They founded The Dutton Foundation.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1998 NFL Draft results". www.nfl.com. National Football League. http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?season=1998. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "John Dutton". www.westword.com. Denver Westword. 2004. http://www.westword.com/bestof/2004/award/best-crush-37573/. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  3. "John Dutton". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/players/2308/. Retrieved July 22, 2017.

External links[edit | edit source]

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