Mark Ricks (gridiron football)

Mark Ricks (born December 16, 1970) is a former American football defensive back who played ten seasons in the Arena Football League with the St. Louis Stampede, Nashville Kats, Portland Forest Dragons, Portland Forest Dragons/Oklahoma Wranglers, Los Angeles Avengers, Arizona Rattlers, Grand Rapids Rampage and New York Dragons. He played college football at Western Michigan University. He was also a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Argonauts, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League.

Mark Ricks
Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1970-12-16) December 16, 1970 (age 50)
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
College:Western Michigan
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Tackles:486.5
Interceptions:45
Pass breakups:121
Return yards:3,641
Totals TDs:11
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Professional careerEdit

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

Ricks played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1993.[1]

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

Ricks played for the Toronto Argonauts in 1993.[1]

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

Ricks was a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the 1994 off-season. He released by the Roughriders on July 2, 1994.[2]

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

Ricks played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1995.[1]

Ottawa Rough RidersEdit

Ricks was signed by the Ottawa Rough Riders on July 31, 1995.[3]

St. Louis StampedeEdit

Ricks played for the St. Louis Stampede in 1996.[4]

Nashville KatsEdit

Ricks played for the Nashville Kats in 1997.[4]

Portland Forest Dragons/Oklahoma WranglersEdit

Ricks played for the Portland Forest Dragons/Oklahoma Wranglers from 1998 to 2000, earning Second Team All-Arena honors in 1999.[4][5] The Forest Dragons relocated to Oklahoma for the 2000 season.

Los Angeles AvengersEdit

Ricks was signed by the Los Angeles Avengers on November 2, 2000. He earned First Team All-Arena honors in 2001.[5] He was released by the Avengers on December 11, 2002.[6]

Arizona RattlersEdit

Ricks signed with the Arizona Rattlers on December 31, 2002. He was released by the Rattlers on March 11, 2003.[7]

Grand Rapids RampageEdit

Ricks played for the Grand Rapids Rampage from 2003 to 2004.[4]

New York DragonsEdit

Ricks was signed by the New York Dragons on March 7, 2006.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Mark Ricks". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "Football". Baltimore Sun. July 3, 1994. Archived from the original on January 4, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "Transactions". New York Times. August 1, 1995. Archived from the original on January 4, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d "Mark Ricks". arenafan.com. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Mark Ricks". arenafan.com. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  7. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on March 14, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Retrieved January 3, 2015.

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