Kissimmee
Kreatures
 
STANDINGS
Atlantic South
TEAM W L PCT
Daytona Beach 8 6 571
Miami 7 6 538
Lakeland 6 8 429
Kissimmee 2 11 182
TEAM INFORMATION
Kissimmee Kreatures
1316 George Jenkins Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815
Phone: (863) 687-8110
Fax: (863) 687-8814

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Venue:
Osceola Heritage Park
Head Coach
Marquette Smith
ABOUT THE TEAM
  • Expansion team 2005
2005 SCHEDULE
Mar. 19, 2005 Montgomery Maulers at Kissimmee Kreatures
Mar. 28, 2005 New Jersey Xtreme at Kissimmee Kreatures
Apr. 2, 2005 Daytona Beach Hawgs at Kissimmee Kreatures
Apr. 9, 2005 Corpus Christi Hammerheads at Kissimmee Kreatures
Apr. 11, 2005 Kissimmee Kreatures at Daytona Beach Hawgs
Apr. 16, 2005 Miami Morays at Kissimmee Kreatures
Apr. 29, 2005 Kissimmee Kreatures at Wyoming Cavalry
May. 8, 2005 Kissimmee Kreatures at Lakeland ThunderBolts
May. 13, 2005 Fayetteville Guard at Kissimmee Kreatures
May. 21, 2005 Kissimmee Kreatures at Miami Morays
May. 23, 2005 Kissimmee Kreatures at Daytona Beach Hawgs
Jun. 4, 2005 Kissimmee Kreatures at Fayetteville Guard
Jun. 18, 2005 Lakeland ThunderBolts at Kissimmee Kreatures
Jun. 25, 2005 Kissimmee Kreatures at Corpus Christi Hammerheads
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ABOUT THE HEAD COACH
MARQUETTE SMITH

Well-traveled but firmly rooted in Central Florida, Marquette Smith embarks as the first head coach for the Kissimmee Kreatures.

His gridiron travels have taken him through two colleges, three countries and six leagues, but Smith has remained a part of the area, dating back to his high school days at Lake Howell High School, where he garnered USA Todayís National Offensive Player of the Year in 1990.

The highly-recruited Smith opted to play for Bobby Bowdenís storied program at Florida State University. He was a member of the Seminolesí 1993 national championship team, but transferred to nearby UCF following a knee injury in time for the 1994 season.

Smith helped the Golden Knights make the transition from Division I-AA to I-A in his two-year career, becoming the first UCF running back to gain 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons while earning an All-American nomination in 1995.

The Carolina Panthers drafted Smith in the fifth round in 1996. He earned the starting the tailback job before suffering a torn ACL during a 1997 preseason game.

Smith then began a sojurn to regain a spot in the NFL, beginning with NFL Europeís Rhein Fire in 1988. He also had a stint with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League that year and saw time in the Regional Football League the following year.

In 2000, Smith became the first player to rush for more than 1,000 yards in any indoor league, gaining 1,053 yards and scoring 53 touchdowns for the champion Green Bay Bombers of the Indoor Football League. He played in the XFL in 2001, and following two years out of football, he joined the LaCrosse Night Train and Myrtle Beach Stingrays in 2002 and 2003.

Smith received his bachelorís degree in Business Communications at UCF and a Masters of Business Administration from Wisconsin-Madison.

He and his wife, Nicola, have three children, Whitney,15, Marquel ,6 and Marqueala, 3.

ABOUT THE VENUE
SILVER SPURS ARENA

To honor its heritage, community leaders committed the necessary resources to design and construct the 120-acre, multipurpose complex known as Osceola Heritage Park. This complex is host to the county's own annual activities and provides a venue that can accommodate a wide variety of events for attendees from all over. Osceola Heritage Park is headquarters to: Houston Astro's Spring Training, Kissimmee-St. Cloud Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show and Fair, Osceola County Extension Services, and the Silver Spurs Rodeo.

 
 
 
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