Dutton with the Colorado Crush
|No. 8, 17|
|Date of birth:September 20, 1975|
|Place of birth: Newport Beach, California|
|NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 6 / Pick: 172|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Miami Dolphins ( 1998)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* 2× ArenaBowl champion (XVI, XIX)
|Comp. / Att.||3,280 / 5,239|
|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]
Atlanta Falcons[edit | edit source]
Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]
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]
RiverCity Rage[edit | edit source]
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]
Stats from ArenaFan:
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. 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]
- "1998 NFL Draft results". www.nfl.com. National Football League. http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?season=1998. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- "John Dutton". www.westword.com. Denver Westword. 2004. http://www.westword.com/bestof/2004/award/best-crush-37573/. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- "John Dutton". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/players/2308/. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to John Dutton (quarterback).|
- Colorado Crush player page
- John Dutton at 'ArenaFan Online'
- John Dutton coach profile at College of the Siskiyous website
- Miam Dolphins 1998 Roster
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