|No. 5, 8, 11, 15|
|Date of birth:December 7, 1966|
|Place of birth: Durant, Oklahoma|
|College: Stephen F. Austin|
|NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 12 / Pick: 307|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 1990)*
|Career highlights and awards|
|* AFL All Star (1993)|
|Comp. / Att.||2,255 / 3,964|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Todd Layne Hammel (born December 7, 1966) is a retired professional arena football player who played for 10 teams since his Arena Football League (AFL) career began in 1992. He is the great grandson of Oklahoma Indian Chief Quana Parker and a member of the Cherokee tribe. He is a distant relative of QB Sam Bradford.
High school career[edit | edit source]
Hammel attended Durant High School in Durant, Oklahoma, and was a four sport letterman in football, basketball, baseball, and track. As a junior, he helped lead his football team to the 1983-84 Class 3-A State Championship. He also helped lead the Lions in basketball to a District Championship. Hammel graduated from Durant High School in 1985.
College career[edit | edit source]
Hammel played college football for the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks. As a senior, he helped lead his team to a 9–1–1 regular season record, the No. 3 ranking in final Division I-AA poll, and a berth in the 1989 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game. Hammel was named a first team All-Conference pick and the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He finished his college career with 8,631 passing yards and 65 touchdowns. He left Stephen F. Austin as the school's all-time leader in passing attempts, completions, yards, touchdowns, and total yardage.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Hammel's long football career includes stints with more than a dozen different AFL teams.
- 1992-1993 - Dallas Texans
- 1994 - Fort Worth Cavalry
- 1995-1999 - Milwaukee Mustangs
- 2000 - Florida Bobcats
- 2001 - Houston Thunderbears
- 2002 - Grand Rapids Rampage
- 2003 - Las Vegas Gladiators
- 2004 - Philadelphia Soul
- 2005 - Chicago Rush
- 2006 - Colorado Crush
- 2009 - Milwaukee Iron
- 2010 - Jacksonville Sharks
- 2010 - Chicago Rush
- 2011 - Utah Blaze
He spent the 2009 season playing for the Milwaukee Iron of the Arena Football 2 AF2. In 2010, at age 43 he played for the Jacksonville Sharks and Chicago Rush. He was signed to the Utah Blaze on July 7, 2011. He has a twin brother, Tad. Todd is married to Tanna Bryant and they currently reside in McKinney, Texas.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Todd Hammel Career Statistics - The Football Database
- Gardner, Charles F. (April 15, 1995). "Team's new quarterback has Arena experience". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=MWSB&p_theme=mwsb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB828D94E796DD9&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
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