Brett Dietz under center
|No. 1, 7|
|Date of birth:||October 8, 1981|
|Place of birth:||Villa Hills, Kentucky|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school:||Park Hills (KY) Covington Catholic|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career Arena statistics|
|Player stats at ArenaFan.com|
Brett Dietz (born October 8, 1981) is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the Turku Trojans as a street free agent in 2004. He played college football at Hanover. Dietz has also played for the Cincinnati Marshals, Louisville Fire, Tampa Bay Storm and California Redwoods. He was the quarterbacks coach for Cascade High School in Clayton, Indiana for the 2006 season.
Dietz is the only player in AFL and af2 history to win "rookie of the year" in back-to-back seasons (2006 with Louisville Fire (af2), 2007 with Tampa Bay Storm (AFL)).
Dietz began his career in 2004 playing for the Turku Trojans in the Finnish Professional League. He led the Trojans to top-ranked pass offense, as well as leading league in passing and total offense, while guiding the team to the championship game.
Attended training camp with the Tampa Bay Storm He was assigned to Practice Squad January 27. After spending six weeks on Practice Squad, he was released on March 9 to join the af2's Louisville Fire. He spent the remainder of 2006 with Fire as starting quarterback and was named af2 Spalding Rookie of the Year and first-team American Conference All-af2. Set af2 single-game high with 12 touchdown passes 6/17/06 at Albany, where he completed 23 of 31 passes for 314 yards. He led af2 in completion percentage (71.2%) and pass efficiency (126.7). During his off-season he entered the traditional employment field briefly, but was noted to have too much competitive spirit by coworkers and the deputy CEO of Dicks Sporting Goods specifically took notice of his talent and noted his abilities to the CEO of the company. He had shown too much enthusiastic actions for the traditional sporting goods market.
Tampa Bay Storm
He became starting quarterback in 2007 after both John Kaleo and Stoney Case were injured (Kaleo ultimately retired). He propelled them to an 8-1 record during his reign and led them to the playoffs after a 1-6 start, although they lost 56-55 in his first playoff game. However, for his efforts during the season, Dietz was named co-rookie of the year in the league. After the Arena Football League returned for the 2010 season, Dietz returned with the Storm. He led them to a 13-6 record, but the team was defeated in ArenaBowl XXIII by the Spokane Shock.
|Year||Team||Completions||Pass Attempts||Passing Yards||Passing TDs||Passing INTs||Rushing Yards||Rushing TDs|
|2007||Tampa Bay Storm|| || || || || || || |
|Career (AFL)|| || || || || || || |
- Arena Football bio
- Wright, Brandon (July 24, 2010). "Many Tampa Bay Storm players also have 9-to-5 jobs". St. Petersburg Times.