Ron Lopez

Ron Lopez (born August 21, 1970) is a former American football quarterback who played eight seasons in the Arena Football League with the Iowa Barnstormers, Anaheim Piranhas, Florida Bobcats, San Jose SaberCats, Portland Forest Dragons/Oklahoma Wranglers and Carolina Cobras. He first enrolled at Glendale College before transferring to Utah State University. He attended Franklin High School in Los Angeles, California.[1]

Ron Lopez
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Personal information
Born: (1970-08-21) August 21, 1970 (age 49)
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Los Angeles (CA) Franklin
College:Utah State
Career history
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.:933 / 1,683
Passing yards:11,784
QB rating:93.84
Rushing TDs:7
Player stats at

Professional careerEdit

Lopez played for the Iowa Barnstormers from 1995 to 1996, where he was the backup to Kurt Warner.[2][3] Lopez was traded to the Anaheim Piranhas for Nathan Burchette in March 1997.[3] Lopez was named the starting quarterback for the Piranhas' opening game against the New Jersey Red Dogs.[4] He signed with the Florida Bobcats on June 12, 1997.[5] Lopez played for the San Jose SaberCats in 1998, recording 47 touchdowns on 2,769 passing yards.[2] He played for the Portland Forest Dragons in 1999, recording 38 touchdowns on 25,74 passing yards.[2] The team moved to Oklahoma in 2000. He recorded 90 touchdowns on 5,367 passing yards for the Oklahoma Wranglers from 2000 to 2001.[2] Lopez signed with the Carolina Cobras on March 8, 2003.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Lopes was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in February 2007 and declared cancer-free in August 2007.[7][8]


  1. ^ "BIG WEST ROUNDUP : Utah State Pulls Off Upset of Fresno State". Los Angeles Times. November 3, 1991. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ron Lopez". Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Local Notes". Los Angeles Times. March 28, 1997. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  4. ^ Dave McKibben (April 29, 1997). "Williamson Leaves Piranhas". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  5. ^ Russo, Michael (June 15, 1997). "Bobcats Lose To Orlando". Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  7. ^ Patterson, Matt (April 17, 2007). "A tough opponent IN FOCUS: Former Wranglers quarterback Ron Lopez Cancer has spread through Lopez's organs and into bones". Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  8. ^ Patterson, Matt (August 17, 2007). "Ex-Wranglers quarterback cancer free". Retrieved December 24, 2014.

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