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J. J. Raterink

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Raterink in 2013.
No. 11 Las Vegas Outlaws
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-08-04) August 4, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth: Longmont, Colorado
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Career information
High school: Longmont (CO) Skyline
College: Wyoming
Undrafted: 2005
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Quad City Steamwheelers records for career passing yards (11,152) and career touchdown passes (233).
  • Iowa Barnstormers records for passing yards in a season (4,870) and touchdown passes in a season (93) set in 2012
  • 1× AFL Offensive Player of the Week
Career Arena football statistics as of 2014
Comp. / Att.: 1,497 / 2,417
Passing yards: 17,776
TD-INT: 324-68
QB Rating: 106.13
Rushing TD: 35
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Jason J. Raterink (born August 4, 1981) is an arena football quarterback for the Las Vegas Outlaws of the Arena Football League (AFL). He went undrafted during the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wyoming.

Raterink attended Skyline High School in Longmont, Colorado, where he participated in baseball, basketball and football. Raterink was a captain in both basketball and football. After his senior season, he moved on to the University of Wyoming where he redshirted in 2000.

Early life

Born the son of Ginger and George Raterink, J.J. attended Skyline High School in Longmont, Colorado.[1] At Longmont, Raterink participated in baseball, basketball and football, being named a captain in both basketball and football.[1]

College career

After high school, Raterink attended the University of Wyoming, where he was awarded a football scholarship. After taking a redshirt year in 2000, Raterink played very sparingly throughout his first 3 seasons of eligibility. Raterink served mostly as the team's holder, while backing up brothers Casey and Corey Bramlet.

Statistics

Through end of the 2004 season, Raterink's college statistics are as follows:[2]

    Passing   Rushing
Season Team Rating Att Comp Pct Yds TD INT Att Yds TD
2001 Wyoming 122.2 5 3 60.0 37 0 0 1 1 0
2002 Wyoming -- 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Wyoming -- 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 Wyoming 118.0 64 37 57.8 373 4 3 27 33 0
Totals 118.3 69 40 58.0 410 4 3 28 34 0

Professional career

Spokane Shock

In 2006, Raterink was in training camp with the Spokane Shock of the af2.camp.[3] In 2006 he was traded to the Battlewings in Shreveport, La- Raterink played in all 16 games for the Battlewings and started 15 games at quarterback.

Quad City Steamwheelers

played for the Steamwheelers for three seasons-2006-2009 and still holds almost all offensive records for a quarterback. In 2009, Raterink asked for his release from the Steamwheelers. He had been placed on the four-week injury reserve with concussionary symptoms, but said he felt fine and that he wanted to play.[4]

Fairbanks Grizzlies

After his release from the Steamwheelers, Raterink joined several former Steamwheelers' players and coaches on the Fairbanks Grizzlies of the Indoor Football League. Raterink appeared in two games, completing 11 of 18 passes for 125-yards and 2 touchdowns and no interceptions.[5]

Chicago Rush

Upon the completion of the 2009 season, Raterink considered retiring from professional football. He had begun working for the Quad City Mallards hockey team as well as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, when Mike Hohensee approached Raterink about becoming a back-up quarterback for the Chicago Rush in the newly re-organized Arena Football League.[6] Raterink spent the season as Russ Michna's backup, until Michna was lost for the season during a July game with the Dallas Vigilantes. Raterink started the final game for the Rush during the 2010 season, as well as the playoff game where they lost 64-54 to the Milwaukee Iron.

Kansas City Command

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Raterink with the Iowa Barnstormers in 2013.

Raterink was assigned to the expansion Kansas City Command in 2011, where he was named the starting quarterback. After 13 games Raterink was traded back to Chicago .

Return to the Chicago Rush

Raterink returned to the Rush in 2011 when the Command traded Raterink for Todd Devoe and future considerations.[7]

Iowa Barnstormers

Raterink was assigned to the Iowa Barnstormers in 2012. Raterink was named the starter for the Barnstormers out of training camp. Raterink was off to a great start of the season, when he was injured during a May 19 loss to the Jacksonville Sharks. Raterink sustained an AC contusion in this throwing shoulder, but returned to the lineup the following week playing with extra padding on is shoulder.[8] He went on to set franchise records for passing yards in a single season (4,870) and passing touchdowns (93), passing Kurt Warner and Aaron Garcia respectively.[9] The Barnstormers re-signed Raterink after the season to a two-year deal through the 2014 season.[9]

Los Angeles Kiss

On September 10, 2013, Raterink was traded by the Barnstormers to the Los Angeles Kiss in exchange for Carson Coffman.[10]

Return to the Iowa Barnstormers

On Monday May 12, Raterink was traded by the Los Angeles Kiss to the Jacksonville Sharks and then subsequently traded back to the Iowa Barnstormers.[11]

Return to the KISS

On June 30, 2014 the Barnstormers traded Raterink to the Philadelphia Soul for future considerations. On the same day, the Soul traded Raterink back to the KISS for future considerations.

Las Vegas Outlaws

On October 28, 2014, Raterink and former Los Angeles Kiss teammate Donovan Morgan were announced as the first signings by the Las Vegas Outlaws.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b "11 J.J. Raterink". www.gowyo.com. University of Wyoming. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "J.J. Raterink Stats". www.sports-reference.com. College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Casey Hansen (May 27, 2011). "Another scary "underdog" for Shock". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ Craig DeVrieze (June 25, 2009). "Wheelers' Raterink requests release, heads to Alaska". Quad-City Times. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2009 Fairbanks Grizzlies Stats". www.qkstats.net. Indoor Football League. July 15, 2009. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ Steve Tappa (February 24, 2012). "Wheelers great Raterink celebrates `homecoming' tonight". www.qconline.com. Quad-Cites Online. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Raterink Lead Rush to Victory of Utah to Clinch Playoff Position". www.kcarenafootball.blogspot.com. July 3, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ Tommy Birch (May 23, 2012). "Barnstormers quarterback J.J. Raterink to play on Friday". Des Moines Register. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Tommy Birch (November 5, 2012). "Iowa Barnstormers re-sign QB Raterink to two-year deal". Des Moines Register. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Barnstormers Trade Raterink in Exchange for Coffman". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ "J.J. Raterink traded back to injury-laden Barnstormers". www.desmoineregister.com. Des Moines Register. May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ W. G. Ramirez (March 25, 2015). "Journeyman QB Raterink hopes he has found home with Outlaws". www.reviewjournal.com. GateHouse Media, Inc. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 

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