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Utah State Aggies football
Ron Lopez Wikipedia
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.
Lopez played for the Iowa Barnstormers from 1995 to 1996, where he was the backup to Kurt Warner. Lopez was traded to the Anaheim Piranhas for Nathan Burchette in March 1997. Lopez was named the starting quarterback for the Piranhas' opening game against the New Jersey Red Dogs. He signed with the Florida Bobcats on June 12, 1997. Lopez played for the San Jose SaberCats in 1998, recording 47 touchdowns on 2,769 passing yards. He played for the Portland Forest Dragons in 1999, recording 38 touchdowns on 25,74 passing yards. The team moved to Oklahoma in 2000. He recorded 90 touchdowns on 5,367 passing yards for the Oklahoma Wranglers from 2000 to 2001. Lopez signed with the Carolina Cobras on March 8, 2003.
Lopes was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in February 2007 and declared cancer-free in August 2007.