Brett Dietz

Brett Dietz (born October 8, 1981) is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the Turku Trojans as a street free agent in 2004. He played college football at Hanover. Dietz has also played for the Cincinnati Marshals, Louisville Fire, Tampa Bay Storm and California Redwoods. He was the quarterbacks coach for Cascade High School in Clayton, Indiana for the 2006 season.

Brett Dietz
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Brett Dietz under center
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Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1981-10-08) October 8, 1981 (age 38)
Villa Hills, Kentucky
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Park Hills (KY) Covington Catholic
College:Hanover
Undrafted:2003
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Passing yards:11,994
TDs-INTs:240-35
QB rating:119.96
Rushing yards:57
Rushing TDs:6
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Early lifeEdit

Dietz played football for Covington Catholic High School.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Dietz is the only player in AFL and af2 history to win "rookie of the year" in back-to-back seasons (2006 with Louisville Fire (af2), 2007 with Tampa Bay Storm (AFL)).

Turku TrojansEdit

Dietz began his career in 2004 playing for the Turku Trojans in the Finnish Professional League. He led the Trojans to top-ranked pass offense, as well as leading league in passing and total offense, while guiding the team to the championship game.[2]

Cincinnati MarshalsEdit

In 2005, he played with the Cincinnati Marshals of the National Indoor Football League.[3]

Louisville FireEdit

Attended training camp with the Tampa Bay Storm He was assigned to Practice Squad January 27. After spending six weeks on Practice Squad, he was released on March 9 to join the af2's Louisville Fire. He spent the remainder of 2006 with Fire as starting quarterback and was named af2 Spalding Rookie of the Year and first-team American Conference All-af2. Set af2 single-game high with 12 touchdown passes 6/17/06 at Albany, where he completed 23 of 31 passes for 314 yards. He led af2 in completion percentage (71.2%) and pass efficiency (126.7).[4] During his off-season he entered the traditional employment field briefly, but was noted to have too much competitive spirit by coworkers and the deputy CEO of Dicks Sporting Goods specifically took notice of his talent and noted his abilities to the CEO of the company. He had shown too much enthusiastic actions for the traditional sporting goods market.

Tampa Bay StormEdit

He became starting quarterback in 2007 after both John Kaleo and Stoney Case were injured (Kaleo ultimately retired). He propelled them to an 8-1 record during his reign and led them to the playoffs after a 1-6 start, although they lost 56-55 in his first playoff game. However, for his efforts during the season, Dietz was named co-rookie of the year in the league. After the Arena Football League returned for the 2010 season, Dietz returned with the Storm. He led them to a 13-6 record, but the team was defeated in ArenaBowl XXIII by the Spokane Shock.

California RedwoodsEdit

Dietz was drafted by the California Redwoods of the United Football League in the UFL Premiere Season Draft in 2009. He signed with the team on August 18.[5] He was released on September 23.

StatisticsEdit

AFL Statistics
Year Team Completions Pass Attempts Passing Yards Passing TDs Passing INTs Rushing Yards Rushing TDs
2007 Tampa Bay Storm
196
300
2,374
47
7
9
2
Career (AFL)
196
300
2,374
47
7
9
2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Groeschen, Tom (August 20, 2010). "CovCath grad in ArenaBowl". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Gannett Company. p. D5 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Dietz's 2008 Bio
  3. ^ Dietz's 2008 Bio
  4. ^ Dietz's 2008 Bio
  5. ^ "United Football League Signs 31 Players to California Redwoods' Roster". 2009-08-20. Archived from the original on 2009-08-21.

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