Unless you are a dyed-in-the-wool football fan you probably donít recognize the name Matt Nagy. Why would you?
The Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League definitely know Nagy and his teammates from Columbus as the Destroyers (7-9 and the No. 6 seed) lived up to their name when it stunned the AFLís best team 66-59 in the opening round of the playoffs.
Dallas came into the game with as close to a lock as you can imagine. At 15-1, the best regular season record in the AFL, and the No. 1 seed, Dallas was looking ahead to this weeks matchup against No. 2 seed Georgia Force.
Nagy, the pride of the University of Delaware, passed for 285 yards and four touchdowns on a 20-of-32 performance against the Desperados. Nagy also ran for a pair of touchdowns in the biggest upset in the history of the AFL.
With the win the Columbus team hit the road to take on Georgia in the National Conference Championship game and taking a 66-56 win to earn a trip to New Orleans for ArenaBowl XXI.