D'Orazio was the team's quarterback and Bobby Sippio, in his first full season with the Rush caught 125 passes for 1,742 yards and 53 passes. It is a member of the Central Division of the National Conference of the Arena Football League. Chicago returned to the field on April 2, 2010 on the road against the Iowa Barnstormers. 2001 Chicago Rush football team. 2008 Chicago Rush Roster Arena Football League (Arena League) Team Record: 11-5 Finished 1st in the Arena League's American Conference Central Division: Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff Coach: Mike Hohensee (11-5) 2008 Chicago Rush Statistics 2008 Chicago Rush Game-by-Game Results. The Rush have qualified for the playoffs every season of their existence, and won ArenaBowl XX in 2006. The Chicago Rush is an arena football team based in Rosemont, Illinois. [6]. They won their first round game 59–49 over the Orlando Predators, but they fell in the semifinals to the eventual ArenaBowl XVIII champion San Jose SaberCats 49–35. They would lose the following week against the Arizona Rattlers. 2001 Chicago Rush (7-7) - Roster - Stats - Results2002 Chicago Rush (9-5) - Roster - Stats - Results2003 Chicago Rush (8-8) - Roster - Stats - Results2004 Chicago Rush (11-5) - Roster - Stats - Results2005 Chicago Rush (9-7) - Roster - Stats - Results2006 Chicago Rush (7-9) - Roster - Stats - Results2007 Chicago Rush (12-4) - Roster - Stats - Results2008 Chicago Rush (11-5) - Roster - Stats - Results2010 Chicago Rush (10-6) - Roster - Stats - Results2011 Chicago Rush (13-5) - Roster - Stats - Results2012 Chicago Rush (10-8) - Roster - Stats - Results2013 Chicago Rush (10-8) - Roster - Stats - Results, Baseball Stats - AL - NL - AAGPBL - Minor League Baseball - Search The Rush would go on to have an up and down sequence of games, going 3-3 by the halfway point of the season. 40 receptions), 16.3, ArenaBowl XX Defensive Player of the Game, TD/Reception Pct. Dancin' Steve was the original unofficial mascot for the Chicago Rush Arena Football team. They would finish the 2003 AFL regular season with an overall record of 8-8. After starting the season 0–3, the Rush finished 8–5 and got into the playoffs as a Wild Card Team. 150 Attempts), 69.1%, FG Percentage Season Leaders (min. The team has also qualified for the playoffs each season of their existence and even won the Arena Bowl XX in 2006. 150 Attempts), 126.24, Completion Percentage Season Leaders (min. ArenaFan is the premier community site for fans of the Chicago Rush. Chicago led early in the game, but Philyaw tore his ACL on a scramble, and the Rush could not overtime the injury. The Rampage finished the regular season 6–10 but stunned the Rush and 14,338 fans 58–41. Chicago also signed DeJuan Alfonzo early in the season from the Indiana Firebirds. From 2001 to 2008, the Rush games were broadcast by Tom Dore and former Chicago Bears offensive lineman James "Big Cat" Williams. American Football Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Former Chicago Bears coach and player Mike Ditka is a co-owner of the team. They opened the 2002 AFL season with a win over the Indiana Firebirds. James Baron of Chicago Rush won the First Team All-Arena OL/DL award in 2002. AFL Debut and Path to a Championship (2001-2006). Entering the 2001 regular season, the Rush played their inaugural game against the Oklahoma Wranglers, where they lost in a close 44-45 contest. Defensive back Vic Hall broke AFL record for interceptions in a season with 15, doing it as a rookie. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. Philyaw was known for his efficiently and record touchdown-interception ratio, a crucial stat in the AFL, where turnovers are key. 25 rushes), 34.5, TD/Rush Pct. 2001 Chicago Rush - Roster - Stats - Results 2002 Chicago Rush - Roster - Stats - Results 2003 Chicago Rush - Roster - Stats - Results 2004 Chicago Rush - Roster - Stats - Results 2005 Chicago Rush - Roster - Stats - Results 2006 Chicago Rush - Roster - Stats - Results 2007 Chicago Rush - Roster - Stats - Results 2008 Chicago Rush - Roster - Stats - Results 2010 Chicago Rush - Roster - Stats - Results 2011 Chicago Rush - Roster - Stats - Results 2012 Chicago Rush - Roster - Stats - Results 2013 Chicago Rush - Roster - Stats - Results. The Rush have qualified for the playoffs every season of its existence, and won one AFL championship, ArenaBowl XX in 2006. Season Leaders (min. DeJuan Alfonzo won the All-Ironman Team WR/LB in 2006 and in 2007 he won various awards and recognition. They were a member of the Central Division of the National Conference of the Arena Football League (AFL). The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. News, scores, standings, statistics, games and more. Their history of struggles in the second round of the playoffs continued as they lost 35-49 against the San Jose Sabercats. Chicago convincingly defeated the Sabercats 70–47 in front of 15,409 fans at the Allstate Arena. Mike Hohensee was the franchise's first coach, and he remained the Rush's only coach until becoming the head coach of the Philadelphia Soul in 2011. A member of the new Arena Football League, it started playing in 2010. Home; Players. Copyright © 2020 Stats Crew, Stats Crew - The Home of Sports Statistics. But to make the postseason, Chicago needed to defeat the Indiana Firebirds on the final day of the regular season, the Rush won 46–43, in overtime. 2009: Arena Football League restructuring, [sports.espn.go.com/extra/afl/news/story?id=3770637 AFL owners vote to cancel '09 season, ESPN Go.com article, December 11, 2008, accessed April 2, 2012.]. https://arenafootball.fandom.com/wiki/Chicago_Rush?oldid=5283. En route to an 11–5 season, Chicago locked up the conference's top seed and home field advantage for the entire playoffs. This would be enough to get the team into the playoffs. Founded in 2001, the team qualified for the playoffs 11 out of 12 seasons and won one AFL championship, ArenaBowl XXin 2006.

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