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Ron Lopez
No. 15     
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-08-21) August 21, 1970 (age 49)
Career information
College: Utah State
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Iowa Barnstormers (19951997)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Comp. / Att.     933 / 1,683
Passing yards     11,784
TDINT     187–46
QB rating     93.84
Rushing TDs     7
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Ron Lopez (born August 21, 1970) is a former American football quarterback who played eight seasons in the Arena Football League with the Iowa Barnstormers, Anaheim Piranhas, Florida Bobcats, San Jose SaberCats, Portland Forest Dragons/Oklahoma Wranglers and Carolina Cobras. He first enrolled at Glendale College before transferring to Utah State University. He attended Franklin High School in Los Angeles, California.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Lopez played for the Iowa Barnstormers from 1995 to 1996, where he was the backup to Kurt Warner.[2][3] Lopez was traded to the Anaheim Piranhas for Nathan Burchette in March 1997.[3] Lopez was named the starting quarterback for the Piranhas' opening game against the New Jersey Red Dogs.[4] He signed with the Florida Bobcats on June 12, 1997.[5] Lopez played for the San Jose SaberCats in 1998, recording 47 touchdowns on 2,769 passing yards.[2] He played for the Portland Forest Dragons in 1999, recording 38 touchdowns on 25,74 passing yards.[2] The team moved to Oklahoma in 2000. He recorded 90 touchdowns on 5,367 passing yards for the Oklahoma Wranglers from 2000 to 2001.[2] Lopez signed with the Carolina Cobras on March 8, 2003.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Lopes was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in February 2007 and declared cancer-free in August 2007.[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "BIG WEST ROUNDUP : Utah State Pulls Off Upset of Fresno State". Los Angeles Times. November 3, 1991. http://articles.latimes.com/1991-11-03/sports/sp-1503_1_utah-state. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Ron Lopez". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/players/?page=players&player=979&pageview=career. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Local Notes". Los Angeles Times. March 28, 1997. http://articles.latimes.com/1997-03-28/sports/sp-42996_1_usa-baseball-national-team. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  4. Dave McKibben (April 29, 1997). "Williamson Leaves Piranhas". www.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1997-04-29/sports/sp-53663_1_lee-williamson. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  5. Russo, Michael (June 15, 1997). "Bobcats Lose To Orlando". sun-sentinel.com. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1997-06-15/sports/9706150019_1_florida-bobcats-bobcats-coach-predators. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  6. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=45. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  7. Patterson, Matt (April 17, 2007). "A tough opponent IN FOCUS: Former Wranglers quarterback Ron Lopez Cancer has spread through Lopez's organs and into bones". newsok.com. http://newsok.com/a-tough-opponentbrspan-classhl2in-focus-former-wranglers-quarterback-ron-lopezspanbrspan-classhl2cancer-has-spread-through-lopezs-organs-and-into-bonesspan/article/3041608. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  8. Patterson, Matt (August 17, 2007). "Ex-Wranglers quarterback cancer free". newsok.com. http://newsok.com/ex-wranglers-quarterback-cancer-free/article/3105940. Retrieved December 24, 2014.

External linksEdit

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