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Luke Collis
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Collis in 2017
No. 13     
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-07-27) July 27, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Pasadena, California
Career information
College: Occidental
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Spokane Shock (2012)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* 2× ArenaBowl champion (XXIX, XXX)
Comp. / Att.     22 / 56
Passing yards     307
TDINT     6–1
QB rating     77.01
Rushing TD     0
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Luke Collis (born July 27, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Georgia Doom of the American Arena League (AAL). He signed with the Spokane Shock as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at the Occidental College after transferring out of University of Nevada, Reno. He has also been a member of the Chicago Rush, Knoxville NightHawks, San Angelo Bandits, Tampa Bay Storm, Philadelphia Soul and Beijing Lions.

College careerEdit

After attending Saint Francis High School, Collis accepted a scholarship to play football at the University of Nevada in 2007.[1] At Nevada, Collis was an Academic All-WAC honoree in 2009.[2] After redshirting his freshman year, and playing behind Colin Kaepernick as a redshirt freshman and sophomore,[3] Collis announced that he would transfer to Occidental College on January 7, 2010.[4] Collis became a two-year starter and captain for the Occidental Tigers, and was named 2nd Team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as a junior, and 1st Team All-SCIAC as a senior.[5] As a senior, Collis ranked 3rd nationally in passing completions per game (27), 7th nationally in passing yards per game (305), and 5th nationally total passing touchdowns (28 in 9 games).[6]

Professional careerEdit

Spokane ShockEdit

After going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, Collis was assigned to the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League (AFL).[7] Collis finished the season with no passes thrown, but achieved 3 tackles.

Chicago RushEdit

Collis joined the Chicago Rush during the 2013 season, but saw very limited playing time.[8]

Knoxville NightHawksEdit

During 2013, Collis signed with the Knoxville NightHawks of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL).[9] Although Collis served as the backup for most of the season, he won the starting quarterback position by the end of the year.[10]

San Angelo BanditsEdit

Collis signed with the San Angelo Bandits of the Lone Star Football League (LSFL) for 2014. He became the starter for the Bandits during Week 3 of the regular season.[11] Collis dominated, throwing 88 touchdowns and just 7 interceptions in 11 games,[12] and was eventually named the league player of the year.[13] Over one three game stretch, San Angelo scored 273 points, including one game where Collis threw 12 touchdown passes and the Bandits scored a league record 107 points.[14] The Bandits went on to win the LSFL Championship.[15]

Tampa Bay StormEdit

Following the LSFL season, Collis signed with the Tampa Bay Storm of the AFL at the beginning of the AFL's free agency period, on September 26, 2014.[16] Following training camp, Collis was named the backup to Jason Boltus.[17]

Philadelphia SoulEdit

Collis signed with the Philadelphia Soul on November 19, 2015. He was the backup to Dan Raudabaugh during the 2016 season as the Soul won ArenaBowl XXIX.[18][19] In 2017, he was the backup to Raudabaugh as the Soul won ArenaBowl XXX.[20]

Beijing LionsEdit

Collis was selected by the Beijing Lions in the 20th round of the 2016 CAFL Draft, joining his Soul head coach Clint Dolezel in Beijing.[21][22] Collis was the starting quarterback for the Lions during the 2016 season and helped Beijing finish the season undefeated and win the first China Bowl.[23][24] Collis completed 65.9% of his passes for 1,381 yards, 29 touchdowns and three interceptions, earning All-Pro North Division All-Star honors.[24] He was listed on the Lions' roster for the 2018 season.[25]

Georgia DoomEdit

Collis currently plays for the Georgia Doom.[26]

AFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
2015 Tampa Bay 2 12 16.7 23 1 1 25.69 3 3 0
2016 Philadelphia 9 21 42.9 109 2 0 83.23 0 0 0
2017 Philadelphia 11 23 47.8 175 3 0 106.25 0 0 0
Career 22 56 39.3 307 6 1 77.01 3 3 0

Stats from ArenaFan:[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Football Team Adds Quarterback to Recruiting Class.". www.nevadawolfpack.com. University of Nevada, Reno. http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/022107aaa.html. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  2. "WAC Announces Fall Academic All-WAC Honorees". www.nevadawolfpack.com. University of Nevada, Reno. http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/012010aaa.html. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  3. Carlos Silva, Jr. (June 20, 2014). "BANDITS: Collis leads team back to playoffs". www.gosanangelo.com. Standard-Times. http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/lone-star-football-league-qb-collis-shining-for. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  4. "Ault on Taua: "I Wanna Punch Him Right In The Mouth"". www.kolotv.com. Gray Digital Media. January 7, 2010. http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/80953202.html. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  5. "3 Luke Collis". www.oxyathletics.com. Occidental College. Archived from the original on April 4, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150404064050/http://oxyathletics.com/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/collis_luke_ssv8. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  6. "Luke Collis". www.ncaa.org. National Association of Collegiate Athletics. http://web1.ncaa.org/mfb/playerDetail.jsp?yr=2011&org=516&player=3. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  7. Michael Wells (August 21, 2012). "OXY QB COLLIS HEADED TO THE ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE". www.d3football.com. USA TODAY media group. http://www.d3football.com/seasons/2012/contrib/2012082198msub. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  8. "Chicago Rush signed another quarterback, 3 other players". www.redzone.com. Eric Ivie. March 6, 2013. http://redzone.sportsblog.com/posts/7754/chicago_rush_sign_another_quarterback.html. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  9. "Bednarik's big night carries Steelhawks to fourth straight win and likely playoff berth". www.mcall.com. The Morning Call. May 26, 2013. http://articles.mcall.com/2013-05-26/sports/mc-steelhawks-recap-0526-20130526_1_lehigh-valley-steelhawks-knoxville-nighthawks-professional-indoor-football-league. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  10. http://www.thestatguys.com/PIFL/2013/ALA0615.HTM[dead link]
  11. Carlos Silva Jr. (June 20, 2014). "LONE STAR FOOTBALL LEAGUE: QB Collis shining for Bandits as they close regular season". www.gosangelo.com. Journal Media Group. http://www.gosanangelo.com/sports/san-angelo-bandits/lone-star-football-league-qb-collis-shining-for-bandits-as-they-close-regular-season_42932346. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  12. http://lukecollis.com/
  13. http://www.gosanangelo.com/sports/local/local-roundup_68079563
  14. http://www.conchovalleyhomepage.com/story/d/story/bandits-score-273-points-in-three-games/41653/B94tMWu8ok20K3XAQKucaw
  15. "NM loses to San Angelo in indoor football championship". Albuquerque, NM: Journal Publishing. July 6, 2014. http://www.abqjournal.com/425750/sports/nm-loses-to-san-angelo-in-indoor-football-championship.html. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  16. http://boxscorenews.com/tampa-bay-storm-make-flurry-of-moves-to-begin-free-agency-p102342-68.htm
  17. Brandon Wright (March 26, 2015). "Storm meets Cleveland on Friday in season opener". www.tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Time. http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/storm/storm-meets-cleveland-on-friday-in-season-opener/2223046. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  18. "Collis, Soul a game away from title shot". latimes.com. August 12, 2016. Archived from the original on September 17, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170917032451/http://www.latimes.com/socal/la-canada-valley-sun/sports/tsn-vsl-collis-soul-a-game-away-from-title-shot-20160812-story.html. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  19. "Soul Defeat Rattlers, 56-42, to Claim AFL Crown". arenafootball.com. August 26, 2016. Archived from the original on August 28, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160828165845/http://www.arenafootball.com/sports/a-footbl/spec-rel/082616aaq.html. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  20. Levick, Noah (August 26, 2017). "Soul topple Storm to win 2nd straight ArenaBowl". csnphilly.com. Archived from the original on September 17, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170917032455/http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-soul/soul-topple-storm-win-2nd-straight-arenabowl. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  21. "CAFL DRAFT RESULTS – SEE IT AGAIN – FULL RESULTS HERE". caflfootball.com. June 11, 2016. http://caflfootball.com/cafl-draft-results-are-in/. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  22. Moninghoff, Mick (November 2, 2016). "Clint Dolezel Chasing Titles World Wide". caflfootball.com. http://caflfootball.com/clint-dolezel-chasing-titles-world-wide/. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  23. "Beijing Wins CAFL China Bowl on Final Play". caflfootball.com. November 6, 2016. http://caflfootball.com/beijing-wins-cafl-china-bowl-on-final-play/. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  24. 24.0 24.1 Moninghoff, Mick (November 6, 2016). "Series Final: One for the Record Books". caflfootball.com. http://caflfootball.com/series-final-one-for-the-record-books/. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  25. "Beijing Lions 2017 Roster". caflfootball.com. August 14, 2017. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170929184642/http://caflfootball.com/beijing-lions-2017-roster/. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  26. "Luke Collis". georgiadoom.com. http://georgiadoom.com/player/luke-collis/?roster_type=custom. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  27. "Luke Collis". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/players/12440/. Retrieved July 22, 2017.

External linksEdit

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