Orlando Predators (NAL)

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Orlando Predators
Established 2019
Play in Orlando, Florida
at the Amway Center
OrlandoPredatorsFootball.com
League/conference affiliations
National Arena League ( 2019–present)
Team colorsBlack, red, gold, white
                   
Personnel
Owner(s)Nate Starling
Trideco family [1]
Head coach Ben Bennett [1]
Team history
  • Orlando Predators (2019–present)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The Orlando Predators are a professional indoor football team based in Orlando, Florida, with home games at the Amway Center and is a member of the National Arena League. They played their first season in 2019 and are marketed as a revival of the Orlando Predators, who played 25 seasons in the Arena Football League from 1991 to 2016. The original owners of the NAL team acquired the Predators' trademarks in late 2018 after the previous owner, David A. Siegel, allowed them to lapse. [2] [3]

History

The relaunch of the Orlando Predators was announced in January 2019 and was owned by Kenny McEntyre and Nate Starling after acquiring the trademarks for the team in late 2018. [4] McEntyre and inaugural head coach Doug Miller were both former players with the AFL incarnation of the team. In their inaugural 2019 season, the team finished with a 2–12 record and last place in the league. During the season, players claimed the team was poorly operated including failed payments and evictions from team housing. [5]

Prior to the team's second season, the ownership of the Predators were removed by the league [6] and replaced by another local ownership group composed of co-owner Nate Starling and the Trideco family. [1] The new ownership group brought in former AFL Predator Ben Bennett as head coach.

Current roster

Orlando Predators roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • Currently vacant

Wide receivers

  • -- Rob Brown
  • -- L. J. Castile
  • -- Keith DeVeaux II
  • -- Anthony Green
Offensive linemen
  • -- Justin Cook
  • -- Alexander Tibbles
  • -- Darius Tolbert

Defensive linemen

  • -- Alexander Little
  • -- David Roberts
  • -- Skyler Skersick
  • -- Matthew Wells
Linebackers
  • -- Michael Boudreau

Defensive backs

  • -- Robert Brown Jr
  • -- Dezariah Johnson
  • -- Ronnie Hardison
  • -- Eric Martin

Special teams

  • -- Nick Jakelsky
Reserve lists
  • Currently vacant
  • Rookies in italics
  • Roster updated March 7, 2019
  • 18 Active, 0 Inactive

More rosters

Statistics

Season-by-season results

League champions Playoff berth League leader
Season League Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2019 NAL 6th 2 12 0
2020 NAL Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Totals 2 12 0 All-time regular season record (2019)
0 0 All-time postseason record (2019)
2 12 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2019)

Head coaches

Note: Statistics are correct through the 2019 National Arena League season.

Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Doug Miller 2019 2 12 0 .143 0 0

References

  1. ^ a b c "Orlando Predators Announce New Ownership and the Addition of Ben Bennett as Head Coach". NAL. October 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "P ORLANDO PREDATORS - Trademark Details". trademarks.justia.com. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "ORLANDO PREDATORS - Trademark Details". trademarks.justia.com. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  4. ^ J.C. Carnahan (January 16, 2019). "Kenny McEntyre revives Orlando Predators in National Arena League". Orlando Sentinel.
  5. ^ "Orlando Predators player claims team's financial troubles led to bounced checks, evictions". WFTV. August 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "New Faces to Join the Orlando Predators in 2020 New Ownership Group and Head Coach". NAL. October 12, 2019.

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