2015 Las Vegas Outlaws season

The 2015 Las Vegas Outlaws season was the first and only season for the expansion franchise in the Arena Football League. The team was coached by Aaron Garcia and played their home games at Thomas & Mack Center. The Outlaws finished their inaugural season 5–12–1, with the tie being a cancelled home game against the VooDoo. Though they qualified for the playoffs, the league announced on August 9 that the Outlaws (along with the VooDoo) would cease operations effective immediately, and would therefore not participate in the playoffs.[1]

2015 Las Vegas Outlaws season
OwnerVince Neil
Head coachAaron Garcia
General managerBob Hewko
Home fieldThomas & Mack Center
Results
Record5–12–1
Division place2nd NC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Las Vegas Outlaws (arena football)

OffseasonEdit

2014 expansion draftEdit

Draft order Player name Position Height Weight 2014 Team
Round
1 Tanner Varner Linebacker 6-0 205 Orlando Predators
2 Ernest Owusu Defensive Lineman 6-4 270 San Jose SaberCats
3 Abe Markowitz Offensive Lineman 6-1 305 Portland Thunder
4 Julius Williams Defensive Lineman 6-2 280 Philadelphia Soul
5 Donovan Henley Defensive Back 5-10 180 Arizona Rattlers
6 B. J. Bell Defensive Lineman 6-3 265 Los Angeles KISS
7 Maurice Williams Wide Receiver 6-1 195 Jacksonville Sharks
8 Jeff Nady Offensive Lineman 6-6 315 San Jose SaberCats
9 Gerald Young Wide Receiver 5-10 170 Orlando Predators
10 Will Wright Offensive Lineman 6-2 315 Arizona Rattlers
11 Bert Reed Wide Receiver 6-1 195 Jacksonville Sharks
12 Robert Rose Defensive Lineman 6-5 300 Cleveland Gladiators
13 Dion Turner Defensive Back 6-0 200 Portland Thunder

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StandingsEdit

2015 National Conference standings
Team Overall Points Records
W L T PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
Pacific Division
(1) San Jose SaberCats 17 1 0 .944 1061 662 6–0 13–1 8–1 9–0
(3) Spokane Shock 7 11 0 .389 847 971 2–4 6–8 4–5 3–6
(4) Portland Thunder 5 13 0 .278 819 908 1–5 4–10 5–4 0–9
West Division
(2) Arizona Rattlers 14 4 0 .778 1003 825 5–1 10–4 8–1 6–3
Las Vegas Outlaws 5 12 1 .306 740 909 3–3 5–9 3–5–1 2–7
Los Angeles Kiss 4 14 0 .222 724 915 1–5 4–10 3–6 1–8

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

The 2015 regular season schedule was released on December 19, 2014.[3]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
Score Record
1 Monday March 30 7:30 p.m. PDT San Jose SaberCats L 41–59 0–1 Thomas & Mack Center 6,569 [4]
2 Saturday April 4 7:30 p.m. PDT Arizona Rattlers W 70–53 1–1 Thomas & Mack Center 3,327 [5]
3 Saturday April 11 7:00 p.m. PDT at Los Angeles KISS W 61–48 2–1 Honda Center 8,565
4 Bye
5 Friday April 24 5:00 p.m. PDT at Jacksonville Sharks L 28–60 2–2 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 9,682 [6]
6 Monday May 4 7:30 p.m. PDT Los Angeles KISS W 49–16 3–2 Thomas & Mack Center 2,452 [7]
7 Saturday May 9 7:30 p.m. PDT at San Jose SaberCats L 28–61 3–3 SAP Center at San Jose 8,600
8 Saturday May 16 6:00 p.m. PDT at Arizona Rattlers L 41–60 3–4 Talking Stick Resort Arena 10,130 [8]
9 Saturday May 23 7:30 p.m. PDT Spokane Shock L 56–63 3–5 Thomas & Mack Center 2,273 [9]
10 Saturday May 30 3:00 p.m. PDT at Philadelphia Soul L 43–51 3–6 Boardwalk Hall[10] 6,514 [11]
11 Sunday June 7 2:00 p.m. PDT Cleveland Gladiators L 44–63 3–7 Thomas & Mack Center 3,255 [12]
12 Friday June 12 7:00 p.m. PDT at Spokane Shock W 62–56 4–7 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena 7,497 [13]
13 Sunday June 21 2:00 p.m. PDT San Jose SaberCats L 31–63 4–8 Thomas & Mack Center 2,166 [14]
14 Sunday June 28 2:00 p.m. PDT Portland Thunder W 48–46 5–8 Thomas & Mack Center 3,497 [15]
15 Bye
16 Saturday July 11 6:00 p.m. PDT at Arizona Rattlers L 43–57 5–9 Talking Stick Resort Arena 11,891 [16]
17 Saturday July 18 7:00 p.m. PDT at Los Angeles KISS L 27–37 5–10 Honda Center 7,635 [17]
18 Saturday July 25 7:30 p.m. PDT New Orleans VooDoo Game canceled.[18] Result considered a tie.
19 Saturday August 1 7:00 p.m. PDT at Portland Thunder L 33–64 5–11–1 Moda Center 14,055 [19]
20 Saturday August 8 7:30 p.m. PDT Spokane Shock L 34–51 5–12–1 Thomas & Mack Center 2,166 [20]

RosterEdit

2015 Las Vegas Outlaws roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

  • Currently vacant

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injured reserve

League suspension

Refuse to report

Other league exempt

  • Currently vacant

Inactive reserve

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated August 6, 2015
23 Active, 20 Inactive

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "SaberCats Corral Outlaws 59-41 in Season Opener". San Jose SaberCats. Arenafan.com. March 31, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  18. ^ "Week 18 VooDoo-Outlaws Game Canceled". Arenafootball.com. Arena Football League. July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  20. ^ "Shock defeat Outlaws 51-34". Spokane Shock. Arenafan.com. August 9, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)