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Scooter Molander
No. 3     
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-10-26) October 26, 1966 (age 53)
Career information
College: Colorado State
Undrafted in 1989
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Cleveland Browns ( 1989)*
 As coach:
* Northern Colorado Bears (1989) (WR)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Comp. / Att.     764 / 1,315
Passing yards     8,545
TDINT     124–46
QB rating     86.57
Rushing TDs     15
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Andrew "Scooter" Molander (born October 26, 1966) is a former American football quarterback who played four seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL) with the Charlotte Rage, Las Vegas Sting and Anaheim Piranhas. He first enrolled at Phoenix College before transferring to Colorado State University. He attended Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona.[1] Molander was also a member of the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, New York/New Jersey Knights and Oregon Lightning Bolts.

College careerEdit

Molander first played college football for the Phoenix Bears of Phoenix College from 1985 to 1986.[2] He led them to a second place national ranking in 1985 and a sixth-place ranking in 1986. In 1986, Scooter was named to the 1st Team All-ACCAC and was named Honorable mention All-American.[3] He was inducted into the Phoenix College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Phoenix College Hall of Fame in 2013.[4][5]

Molander transferred to play for the Colorado State Rams of Colorado State University from 1987 to 1988. He completed 407 of 754 passes for 5,400 yards with 27 touchdowns and 40 interceptions for the Rams.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Molander signed with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) in May 1989.[2] He was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad in 1989.[6][7] He spent the 1990 off-season with the New York Giants of the NFL.[7] Molander was released by the Giants on August 27, 1990.[8] He was a member of the New York/New Jersey Knights of the World League of American Football in 1991. He was released by the Knights on March 14, 1991.[9] Molander was a member of the Oregon Lightning Bolts of the Professional Spring Football League.[1][10] The league never played a game. He played for the Charlotte Rage of the AFL in 1992, recording 28 touchdowns on 1,859 passing yards.[11] He played for the Las Vegas Sting of the AFL from 1994 to 1995, recording 57 touchdowns on 3,958 passing yards.[11] Molander played for the AFL's Anaheim Piranhas in 1996, recording 39 touchdowns on 2,728 yards.[11]

Coaching careerEdit

Molander was wide receivers coach for the Northern Colorado Bears of the University of Northern Colorado in 1989.[1] He later became quarterbacks and receivers coach for the Boulder High School Panthers in Boulder, Colorado.[1] He was owner, trainer, and coach of Personalized Quarterback Training in Denver, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona from 1994 to 2000.[1] Molander was offensive coordinator of the Espoo Colts in Finland in 1993.[1] He was also offensive coordinator of the Helsinki Roosters of Helsinki, Finland from 1997 to 1998.[1] He became linebackers coach for the Brophy College Preparatory Broncos of Brophy College Preparatory in 2001. Molander became head coach of the Broncos in 2004 and won the first football State Championship in the school's history as the team finished with a record of 13-1. He also won the Desert Valley Region Championship in 2005 and 2006. The Broncos won the Arizona 5A1 State Championship in 2007.[1] He resigned as the Broncos head coach in November 2017.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Scooter Molander". brophyfootball.org. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228154444/http://www.brophyfootball.org/scooter.html. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Browns Sign Pair". orlandosentinel.com. May 7, 1989. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228160523/http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1989-05-07/sports/8905075204_1_konrad-colorado-state-molander. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  3. "Andrew "Scotter" Molander". maricopa.edu. http://www.pc.maricopa.edu/data/GlobalFiles/file/athletics/H_O_F_%20%28Final%29.pdf. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  4. "Athletics Hall of Fame". phoenixcollege.edu. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228161416/http://www.phoenixcollege.edu/athletics/inside-athletics/hall-of-fame/members. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  5. "Molander inducted to PC Hall of Fame". brophybroncos.org. November 8, 2013. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228170337/http://www.brophybroncos.org/roundup/index.php/2013/11/molander-inducted-to-pc-hall-of-fame/. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  6. "ALL-TIME PRACTICE SQUAD". kcchiefs.com. http://media.kcchiefs.com/media/143795/all-time_practice_squad.pdf. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Meixell, Ted (April 29, 1990). "Giants To Give Baur A Chance". mcall.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228161934/http://articles.mcall.com/1990-04-29/sports/2746460_1_baur-mini-camp-colorado-state. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  8. "Transactions". Observer-Reporter. August 28, 1990. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2519&dat=19900828&id=eIBeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=42ENAAAAIBAJ&pg=5142,8013665. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  9. "TRANSACTIONS". Herald-Journal. March 15, 1991. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1876&dat=19910315&id=p7UeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yM4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=2423,5190748. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  10. "OREGON LIGHTNING BOLTS". google.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228163544/https://sites.google.com/site/rememberthepsfl/teams/oregon. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 "Andrew 'Scooter' Molander". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/players/?page=players&player=1115&pageview=career. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  12. "Head Football Coach Scooter Molander Steps Aside After 13 Years Leading the Football Program". brophyprep.org. November 20, 2017. https://www.brophyprep.org/page/news-detail?pk=918273. Retrieved February 20, 2018.

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