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Former Rattlers QB Sherdrick Bonner Ranked 7th Best Player In Arena League History

Anymore, the Arena Football League doesn't get a lot of love these days, but there was a time when the Arizona Rattlers were a pretty hot ticket. Those that remember the Rattlers teams from the 1990s and early 2000s will remember one very important player -- quarterback Sherdrick Bonner. Bonner put up crazy good passing numbers in the time he was here and led the team to the Arena Bowl multiple times.

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As the AFL has been counting down their top players, they have reached number seven, and Bonner was revealed as the seventh best player in AFL history.

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He played 14 season with the Rattlers, 1993-98 and again from 2000-2007. Only one other player in AFL history spent more time with one team. He threw 829 TDs for Arizona and led them to five Arena Bowls, winning two.

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He holds the AFL record for victories with 134. He and former teammate Randy Gatewood are finalists to be inducted into the 2012 AFL Hall of Fame Class.

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While the league gets obscured by college football and the NFL and the league itself had to take a hiatus, I don't think there is any question that there has never been a better quarterback in Arizona, taking into consideration the league they played in.

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We congratulate Sherdrick for the recognition and hope that he is a Hall of Famer as of next month. He deserves it.

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