Milwaukee Iron

Years of Existence: 2010-2012
Venue: Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI)
2010 - Midwest Division champions, semifinal appearance
2011 -
2012 -
Lifetime Record: 24-30
Home: 14-13
Away: 10-17
Playoffs: 1-1
Average Attendance: 4,690

The Milwaukee Iron joined the AFL after leaving the af2. Quarterback Chris Greisen set the AFL record for passing yards, with 5,146. He threw for 107 touchdowns to just 11 picks in the team's 11-5 regular season. AFL veteran Damian Harrell was one of three 1,000 yard receivers, catching 28 touchdowns. Nate Forse and Anthony Jones were the other two, as Jones racked up 1,810 yards and 42 scores. AFL newcomer Tyre Young led the team in rushing with 117 yards and 20 scores. The Iron featured the most prolific offense, setting an AFL record for points in a season (1,043) and average points per game(65.2). The team's lowest output came in a home loss to Spokane, 62-48. Milwaukee won its final four regular season games to jump Chicago for the Midwest Division championship. The team hosted Chicago in the first round of the playoffs at a different venue due to construction at the Bradley Center. The Iron took a 44-33 halftime lead and never looked back en rout to a 64-54 victory. The Iron then traveled to Spokane to play for a spot in Arena Bowl XXIII. Spokane took a 23-7 first quarter lead helped by a safety. The Iron used a 21-7 third quarter rally to get back in the game, but came up short 60-57. The team returned in 2011, led by Gino Guidugli and R.J. Archer. Former af2 Green Bay Blizzard quarterback Guidugli threw for 1,313 yards, 23 touchdowns and four interceptions before being injured. Archer threw for 2,353 yards, 27 touchdowns and 14 picks. The team's leading receiver was Damian Harrell, who caught 77 passes for 824 yards and nine scores. Dawayne Eley Jr. caught 20 scores. The defense picked 32 passes, returning ten for scores. Andre Jones picked ten passes alone. The offense struggled, settling for 18 field goal tries inside the red zone. Eight of the team's 11 losses came by nine points or less. With a 7-11 record, The Mustangs missed the playoffs. In 2012, the team was again quarterbacked by Gino Guidugli. This year, he completed the entire season, passing for 4,549 yards, 83 touchdowns and 22 picks. His top two targets were Jared Jenkins and Andrae Thurman. Jenkins amassed 1,498 yards and 32 scores, while Thurman added 907 yards and 21 touchdowns. Kelvin Rodgers returned five kickoffs for touchdowns, while Marcus Everett picked nine passes, returning three for scores of his own. The team went 5-13, but did manage to give Philadelphia one of its three losses. Following the 2012 season, the franchise folded.