John Dutton (quarterback)

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John Dutton
No. 8, 17
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-09-20) September 20, 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth: Newport Beach, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Fallbrook (CA) Union
College: Nevada
NFL draft: 1998 / Round: 6 / Pick: 172
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • ArenaBowl Champion (XVI, XIX)
  • ArenaBowl MVP (XVI)
  • 2× Al Lucas Hero Award (2007 & 2012)
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.: 3,280 / 5,239
Passing yards: 37,981
TD-INT: 752-145
QB Rating: 108.82
Rushing TD: 22
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

John Dutton (born September 20, 1975) is a former Arena Football League quarterback. He was drafted out of University of Nevada, Reno in the 6th round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. In 2005, he led the Crush to the ArenaBowl XIX title. In 2006, he was on the cover of the EA Sports first AFL video game, Arena Football, making him the first player to pose for the cover. He had been the backup quarterback for the San Jose SaberCats behind Mark Grieb. After Grieb's suffered a season-ending injury earlier in the year, Dutton quarterbacked the SaberCats to a 52-14 victory over the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XVI. He was named Offensive Player of the Game for his performance. In June 2009, Dutton was signed by the RiverCity Rage of the Indoor Football League. On February 12, 2010 it was announced that Dutton had been signed by the Cleveland Gladiators.

Early years

Dutton attended Fallbrook Union High School in Fallbrook, California, and was a letterman in basketball and football. In football, he passed for 2,056 yards and ten touchdowns as a senior. Dutton then played college football for the Texas Longhorns, but was only a backup to starting quarterback James Brown. He later transferred to Nevada, and played for the Nevada Wolf Pack. Dutton helped the Wolf Pack win two Big West championships, and the 1996 Las Vegas Bowl.

Professional career

Miami Dolphins

Dutton was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 6th Round of the 1998 NFL Draft.[1] He was released during the Dolphins' training camp.[2]

Atlanta Falcons

Dutton was picked up in training camp by the Atlanta Falcons, but never played in a game.[2]

Cleveland Browns

In 1999, Dutton was signed by the Cleveland Browns, but was placed on Injured Reserve after breaking his ankle. .[2]

San Jose SaberCats

After being placed on IR, Dutton signed to play in the Arena Football League where he was the backup quarterback for the San Jose SaberCats behind Mark Grieb. After Grieb suffered a season-ending injury earlier in the year, Dutton quarterbacked the SaberCats to a 52–14 victory over the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XVI. He was named Offensive Player of the Game for his performance.

Colorado Crush

In 2005, he led the Crush to the ArenaBowl XIX title. In 2006, he was on the cover of the EA Sports AFL video game, Arena Football.

RiverCity Rage

When the Arena Football League suspended play in 2009, Dutton was signed by the RiverCity Rage of the Indoor Football League.

Cleveland Gladiators

On February 12, 2010 it was announced that Dutton had been signed by the Cleveland Gladiators.

San Antonio Talons

In March 2013, Dutton was assigned to the San Antonio Talons.

Coaching career

Dutton coached high school football at Linfield Christian School in Temecula, California during the 2004–2005 season. As the quarterback and wide receiver coach, Dutton helped lead Linfield Christian on to a 10–2–1 overall record.[citation needed] He currently coaches as an assistant at College of the Siskiyous in Weed, California.

References

  1. "1998 NFL Draft results". www.nfl.com. National Football League. Retrieved January 10, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "John Dutton". www.westword.com. Denver Westword. 2004. Retrieved January 10, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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