Stephen Wasil

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Stephen Wasil
No. 4
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1984-04-14) April 14, 1984 (age 35)
Redford, Michigan
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Detroit (MI) Catholic Central
College:Albion
Undrafted:2006
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • MIAA Offensive MVP (2005)
Career Arena statistics
Completions:414
Attempts:684
Yards:5,251
Touchdowns:99
Interceptions:27
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Stephen "Steve" Wasil (born April 14, 1984) is a former Arena football quarterback who played for the Muskegon Thunder, Texas Copperheads, Albany Firebirds, Alabama Vipers, Kansas City Command and Tampa Bay Storm. He is currently the Offensive Coordinator at Albion College.

College career[edit]

Wasil attended Albion College, where he was a member of the football team. He still holds the records for all-time most passing yards in a game (412), most passing yards in a season (3313), and most touchdowns in a season (33). In 2005, he led the Britons to a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship and was named the league's Most Valuable Offensive Player.

Professional career[edit]

Muskegon Thunder[edit]

In 2007, Wasil began playing professionally for the Muskegon Thunder of the Continental Indoor Football League. He led the Thunder to a 4–8 record, but they lost the qualifying game to officially make the playoffs. He was named team MVP.

Texas Copperheads[edit]

In 2008, Wasil moved up to af2 as member of the Texas Copperheads. He played in eight games for the 2–14 Copperheads, completing 122-of-264 attempts for 1,205 yards (49 long), 15 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and rushed 12 times for 41 yards and 1 touchdown.

Albany Firebirds[edit]

In 2009, Wasil was again in af2 as member of the Albany Firebirds. The team went 7–5 with Wasil as the starter. The team sputtered with Wasil on the injured reserve list, going 0–4, and failing to qualify for the playoffs.

Alabama Vipers[edit]

In 2010, Wasil finally made it to the Arena Football League as member of the Alabama Vipers. He was the backup quarterback for the season behind Kevin Eakin. He started in place of Eakin in Week 7 against the Orlando Predators, throwing for 200 yards and two touchdowns.

Kansas City Command[edit]

In 2011, Wasil signed with the Kansas City Command. He took over as the Command starting quarterback in June,[1] and threw 26 touchdowns and 1,385 yards. He re-signed with the Command for the 2012 season, but was later traded to the Tampa Bay Storm in exchange for 2011 Game Tape Exchange Defensive Lineman of the Year, Clifford Dukes.[2]

Tampa Bay Storm[edit]

Wasil played the 2012 season with the Storm, leading them to an 8–10 record, failing to make it to the playoffs, but it was Wasil's most impressive season as a professional, throwing 71 touchdowns and 3,666 yards.

AFL statistics[edit]

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
2010 Alabama 14 27 51.9 200 2 2 63.81 4 17 1
2011 Kansas City 106 168 63.1 1,385 26 8 107.86 12 26 3
2012 Tampa Bay 294 489 60.1 3,666 71 17 105.24 64 136 19
Career 414 684 60.5 5,251 99 27 104.25 80 179 23

Stats from ArenaFan:[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Wasil retired from the AFL in 2013, after initially re-signing with the Storm.[4] Wasil announced that he would be starting his coaching career as the quarterbacks coach for his alma mater, Albion College.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BTW: Steve Wasil, Taking Command
  2. ^ "Kansas City, Tampa Bay Complete Blockbuster Trade". Arenafootball.com. Arena Football League. February 2, 2012. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
  3. ^ "Stephen Wasil". arenafan.com. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "QB Stephen Wasil Retires". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. February 22, 2013. Retrieved February 22, 2013.