2022 Rough Riders/Rivermen Hall Of Fame

Paul Anderson-Co Founder/River Cities Rough Riders
General Manager of the River Cities Roughriders 2003 to 2008 - Head Coach/ Offensive Coordinator River Cities Roughriders 2005 to 2008 - Offensive Coordinator River City Roughriders 2005 to 2011 -  General coaching consultant River City Roughriders 2011 to present -

 

Awards 

Won organization of the year in the Mid-America Football League four out of five years as general manager of the Roughriders.

Won Coach of the week in the MFL in July of 2006 for beating the nationally ranked Minnesota Maulers

Voted to be Head Coach of the All-American bowl All-Star game in Minneapolis MN  2006.

What was he known for

Had a tendency of slamming his clip board down if a play wasn't run correctly

 

Where you guys are currently now

Currently assistant football coach with the Gale- Ettrick- Trempealeau school district 2009 to present

Jed Neal - #14 - Quarterback & WR
Number of years you played with the Rough Riders - 8 Years - 0 All Star Appearances

Played for 8 years - Played with a constant high motor. A true player when it comes to having a teammates back.

What was he known for

When you needed a pick me up, Jed had your back. I'll say no more (LOL)

 

Where you guys are currently now

Currently resides in Holmen, WI - One of the best in the Midwest in Dart tournaments

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John Bushman - #29 - Defensive Line
Number of years you played with the Rough Riders

Played 5 years, coached 2 years

 

4 Year All Star

What was he known for

Wanting to prove that the man lined up in front of him was NOT better than him

 

Where you guys are currently now

Defensive Coordinator or Onalaska High School

Director Of IT at Reinhart Foodservice 

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Travis Mangene - #28 - Defensive Back & Punter
Number of years you played with the Rough Riders - -  - 10 Years

- 6 time all-star
- 6 times for punting
- 3 times for DB
• Average 23.5 tackles a year
• 8 Career sacks
•Average 3 INT a years
•Has 3 INT  for TD’s
•3 time Special Teams Player of the Year
• career punting average of 43.7
• Best year average was 48.6
•Longest punt 78 yards against Maulers in Winona
Had the opportunity to talk with the Green Bay Packers.(you can talk with Bob or Paul about this)

What was he known for

- You couldn't out work him. There was no one more passionate about the game.

 

Where you guys are currently now

Today I live with my family in Eagle River Wisconsin.  Wife Kristina, 6yr old son Crosby and 4 yr old daughter Annmarie. Have my own business as a general contractor “Mangene Carpentry LLC.” My wife and I also coach track and stay real busy casing the kids around with dance, basketball, t-ball, soccer and flag football. So very thankful of having the opportunity playing with rough riding as long as I did and I would do it all over again. When one finally steps away from the game you sure do miss it but after a couple years go by you miss the life long friendships and the other little things that went along with it. Very thankful to play along side with those great guys that loved the game as much as I did.

Tom Harrison - #50 - Offensive Line
- 14 years with Roughriders

- 10 X All Star selection (most in team history )

- 6 X Roughriders Offensive lineman of the year

- Arguably the best Offensive lineman in the Midwest during his playing time

- The best Offensive lineman in Rough Rider history 

- AKA: Big Tom

What was he known for

Always wanting to run that 23 Dive play

 

Where you guys are currently now

Currently, Assistant Head Coach/O-line coach who helped coach the team to their first Championship in team history

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Brad Rebarchek - #27 - Running Back

- 4 seasons with the Rough Riders

- .2012 Rough Rider Co-Offensive MVP 

- NEFL All-Star in 2012

- NEFL All-Star Honorable Mention in 2013 

- AKA: Lightning (Andrel Hudson - Thunder)

What was he known for

- Always coming at you 100%. "All gas, no brakes"

Where you guys are currently now

Currently residing in Eau Claire, WI with his wife and two kids. Supervisor for Pilgrams in Arcadia and just graduated with Associates Degree in Applied Science Business Management.

Andrell Hudson - #30 - Running Back

- 3 seasons with the Rough Riders

- .2012 Rough Rider Co-Offensive MVP 

- NEFL All-Star in 2013

- NEFL All-Star Honorable Mention in 2012 

- AKA: Thunder (Brad Rebarchek - Lightning)

What was he known for

Bolling ball reference. One person could not bring him down. Was sneaky fast

Where you guys are currently now

Currently residing in Minneapolis, MN with wife (Lissy) and son (Kaedrick). Also a teacher and coaching sports

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Julius Shelton - #2 - Running Back and Defensive Back

- 9 seasons with the Rough Riders/Rivermen

- Co-Owner for two years

- .2004 Rough Rider Co-Offensive MVP 

- Team captain for 6 years 

- AKA: "Juice"

What was he known for

- Drinking a Busch Lite before the games and then "Ball Out"

Where you guys are currently now

Tony Ford - #30 - Running Back and Line Backer

- 5 seasons with the Rough Riders/Rivermen

- Number of All Star appearances: 3 

- Team captain for 2 years 

- AKA: 

What was he known for

- Pound for pound the hardest runner you'll see out there. For his size he often defeated the man in front of him.

Where you guys are currently now

Currently resides in Plainview, MN. with wife and two sons. A Nursing Supervisor for the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, MN, coach youth athletics, and play competitive softball. 

Eamon Nechvatal - #81 - Wide Receiver

- 5 seasons with the Rough Riders

 

- AKA: "T Owens" AKA: Best Hair Ever

What was he known for

- Eamon is what a Coach would call a TRUE TEAM PLAYER. He's a person that paid his dues to become a starter. Very reliable when it came to needing a big play

Where you guys are currently now

Currently living in LaCrosse. Soon to become a Snowbird

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David Brown - #34 - Line Backer and Defensive End

- 17 seasons with the Rough Riders/Rivermen

- 5 Time All Star selection

- Team Captain for 6 years

- 2 time League Honorable Mentions

- Only player to be named player of the week for both Rough Riders and Rivermen

 

- AKA: "D Brown"

What was he known for

- Player/Mentor for all the players he went to battle with. Teacher on and off the field.  

Where you guys are currently now

Currently living in LaCrosse. Owns his own Carpeting company

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Aaron Woelfel - #3 - Tight End
- 9 years with Roughriders

- 9 X All Star selection

- 4 X Roughriders Offensive Player of the year

- AKA: Woody

What was he known for

- Every team we played knew the ball was going to Woody but it didn't make a difference. He would find a way to get open. He was open even when he wasn't open. The best TE in the Midwest during his time played (HANDS DOWN)

 

Where you guys are currently now

Currently, He resides in LaCrosse, WI

Tory Lockington - #89 and 14 - Punter and QB

- 9 seasons with the Rough Riders

- 4 year All Star appearance

 

What was he known for

The only person to Throw a TD, Rush for a TD, catch a TD, and intercept and return for a TD

Where you guys are currently now

I now live in Melrose and work for the USPS along with being the head football coach at Melrose-Mindoro for the last 6 years and been a assistant for 18 years before that.

I was the head track coach for the past 6 years and head girls softball for 6 years prior to that

Chad Hasz - #58 - Offensive Line (Center)

-13 seasons with the Rough Riders/Rivermen

-5 Year Team Captain

-2 Year NEFL All Star 

-1 Year Honorable Mention

-AKA: "Hasz"

What was he known for

- One on the most reliable, undersized, best O lineman in every league that we appeared in. You never know how much you appreciate a player until he is no longer with you.

Where you guys are currently now

Currently residing in the Melrose, WI area with his wife Melissa and two kids and owns Best Kept Portables

John Heser - #99 - Offense and Defensive Line

- 8 seasons with the Rough Riders

- 2 NAFL All Star Honorable Mention

- AKA: "Big John"

What was he known for

-Being able to handle his own when it came to opening up a hole for his running backs or clogging hole when it came to tackling opponents

Where you guys are currently now

Other notables are:

Eric Williams - #11 - Running Back

Bob Formanek - Head Coach

Terry Donovan - Offensive Line

What was he known for

Where you guys are currently now

Remy Gomez - #22 - Defensive Back

- 12 seasons with the Rough Riders/Rivermen

- 2 Year Team Captain

- 2 Year NAFL All Star

- 1 Year NEFL All Star

- Single Season INT Leader (8) NEFl league  

- 1 year Offensive Rough Riders Coordinator

-AKA: "Gomez"

What was he known for

- Freakin Ball Hawk

Where you guys are currently now

Currently residing in the Tomah area and exploring political aspirations.

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Carl Rosenberg - #76 - Defensive Coordinator

- Longest tenured D Coordinator in Rough Riders/Rivermen history

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What was he known for

Where you guys are currently now

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