West Texas Drillers
Rio Grande Football League
Hometown:
 Midland, Texas
Home Field: Grande Communications Stadium
Established: 2008
Owner: Michael Heetland
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2009: 10-3 League Finalist (National Minor League Football)
2010: 10-3 League Semifinalist  (Minor Professional Football League)
2011: 12-1 League Finalist (Minor Professional Football League)
2012: 10-2 League Semifinalist (Minor Professional Football League)

2013: 12-1 League Finalist (Professional American Football League) 
2014: 12-0 League Champions (Southwest American Football League)
2015: 11-2 League Semifinalist (Minor Professional Football League)

2016: 11-1 League Semifinalist (Minor Professional
 Football League)
2017: 8-3 League Semifinalist (Rio Grande Football League)

Team History

The Drillers made it all the way to the championship game in their first ever season and have been a contender every season, in every league they've ever been in. Entering 2017 with an 87-13 record all-time, the Drillers have never finished worse than the semifinals, have never lost more than three games, nor won fewer than 10 games, in a season.

Notable Alumni

The Drillers success can be attributed to the loads and loads of talented players that have been part of this team. On the active roster, several players bring former college experience, including offensive lineman Matt Worden (Oregon State), offensive lineman Mark Perry (TCU), wide receiver Lavorick Williams (UTEP), defensive back Devon Zimmerman (Texas Southern), kicker/punter Adam Richards (Eastern New Mexico), and defensive lineman B.J. Jewell (Bethel University). In the past, several more notable players have been a Driller, including running back Shaud Williams (Buffalo Bills/Alabama), defensive lineman Fred Thrweatt (Texas Tech), defensive lineman Leslie Ray (Texas A&M), offensive lineman Akeem Redding (Baylor), defensive back Marcus Stenix (Baylor), quarterback Walter Washington (Temple), offensive lineman Sidney Nwangwu (SMU), defensive back Allan Harrison (North Texas), offensive lineman Steve Subia (New Mexico State), defensive back Aaron Lenard (New Mexico), defensive lineman Anthony Sapa (Texas Southern), running back Walter Taylor (New Mexico State), kicker Mark Dearing (Sam Houston State), punter Michael Calipari (Sam Houston State), tight end/linebacker Patrick Lindsey (West Texas A&M), kicker/punter Jarrod Robinson (Midwestern State), wide receiver Jordan Lee (Eastern New Mexico), kicker/punter Erick Hernandez (Eastern New Mexico), and defensive lineman Justin Cannon (Southwest Oklahoma State).

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