Ron Lopez
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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

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]


  1. "BIG WEST ROUNDUP : Utah State Pulls Off Upset of Fresno State". Los Angeles Times. November 3, 1991. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Ron Lopez". Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Local Notes". Los Angeles Times. March 28, 1997. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  4. Dave McKibben (April 29, 1997). "Williamson Leaves Piranhas". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  5. Russo, Michael (June 15, 1997). "Bobcats Lose To Orlando". Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  6. "Historical Team Transactions". 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". Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  8. Patterson, Matt (August 17, 2007). "Ex-Wranglers quarterback cancer free". Retrieved December 24, 2014.

External linksEdit

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