United States Football League - Revisited

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  BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS  (13-5)

OWNERSHIP:

Ambassador Marvin Warner - Owner / Chairman of the Board

 

FRONT OFFICE:

Jerry Sklar - Team President

Bob Gates - Director of Player Personnel

 

TEAM COLORS: Red, Gold, and White 

                          HOME UNIFORM                               AWAY UNIFORM

                                               

HOME STADIUM: Legion Field (75,412 - TURF)

TICKET PRICES: $15.00, $13.00, $8.50, $5.00

TERRITORIAL LIST:

Alabama, Alabama State, Auburn, Mississippi, Troy State, West Virginia

Atlanta (NFL), Ottawa (CFL)

COACHING STAFF

Rollie Dotsch - Head Coach

 

Hank Kuhlmann - Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator

Morris Watts - Quarterbacks

Frank Novak - Receivers and Tight Ends

Tom Banks - Offensive Line

 

Carl Reese - Defensive Coordinator

Mike Tolleson - Defensive Line

John Mitchell - Linebackers

ACTIVE ROSTER  (for Opening Game)

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
Yr
HtFt
HtIn
Wt
Pos
College
Age
Exp
78
BuddyAydelette8
19
1956
64
260
G/T
Alabama29
3
59
Mark
Battaglia
12
26
19596
2
249
G/C/TE
Penn State
26
2
65
Joe
Bock
7
21
1959
6
4
254
C
Virginia
26
3
53
Thomas
Boyd
11
24
1959
6
2
210
LB
Alabama
26
3
42
Paul Ott
Carruth
7
12
1961
6
1
220
RB
Alabama
24
R
24
Chuck
Clanton
7
15
19625
11
192
S/CB
Auburn
23
1
98
Jackie
Cline
3
13
1960
6
5
276
DT/DE
Alabama
25
2
35
Joel
Coles
2
7
1960
6
0
215
RB
Penn State
25
2
20
Joe
Cribbs
1
5
1958
5
11
192
RB
Auburn27
5
22
David
Dumars
1
21
1957
5
10
185
S
NE Louisiana
28
4
89
RobinEarl
3
18
1955
6
5
242
TE
Washington
30
7
26
David
Evans
5
1
1959
6
0
178
CB
Central Arkansas
26
2
57
Doak
Field
10
8
1958
6
2
228
LB
Baylor
27
3
40
Larry
Friday
1
23
19586
4
215
S
Mississippi State
27
3
23
Earl
Gant
7
6
1957
6
0
207
RB
Missouri28
4
4
Joey
Jones
10
29
1962
5
8
165
WR
Alabama
23
1
56
Ken
Kelley
6
20
1960
6
1
228
LB
Penn State
25
2
62
Scott
LaFond
4
20
1959
6
2
261
G
Massachusetts
26
2
12
Bob
Lane
4
12
1959
6
3
205
QB
NE Louisiana26
3
81
DarrylMason
10
27
1950
6
1
216
TE
Arkansas35
3
79
Lindsey
Mason
8
1
1955
6
5
265
T/GKansas
30
6
80
Thad
McFadden
8
14
1962
6
2
200
WR
Wisconsin
23
R
73
Phil
McKinnely7
8
1954
6
4
248
T
U.C.L.A.
31
8
1
DannyMiller
12
30
1960
5
10
172
K
Miami (FL)25
2
99
Ronnie
Paggett
1
1
1958
6
3
250
DE/DT
Louisiana Tech
27
4
87
Bob
Parsons6
29
1950
6
5
232
P
Penn State
35
13
30
Leon
Perry
8
14
1957
5
11
255
RB
Mississippi28
4
75
Dave
Pureifory7
12
1949
6
1
256
DE/DT/G
Eastern Michigan
36
12
76
Don
Reese
9
4
1951
6
6
254
DE
Jackson State
34
9
52Bill
Roe
2
6
1958
6
3
230
LB/DT
Colorado
27
3
74
Pat
Saindon
3
3
1961
6
3
273
G
Vanderbilt
24
2
58
Taft
Sales
11
13
1961
6
2
225
LB
Missouri
24
1
97
DougSmith
6
13
1959
6
4
294
DT
Auburn
26
R
86
Jim
Smith
7
20
1955
6
2
205
WR
Michigan
30
8
55
Herbie
Spencer
9
23
1959
6
3
230
LB
Newberry
26
3
72
Mike
St. Clair
9
2
1953
6
5
248
DE
Grambling
32
8
18
Cliff
Stoudt
3
27
1955
6
4
215
QB
Youngstown State
30
8
25
MickeySutton
8
28
1960
58
167
CB
Montana
25
2
70
Malcolm
Taylor
6
20
1960
6
6
278
DE
Tennessee State
25
3
85
Ken
Toler
4
9
1959
6
2
195
WR
Mississippi
26
3
64
Mike
Turner
9
10
1960
6
3
255
G/T/C
Louisiana State
25
2
31
Ted
Walton
8
11
1957
5
10
200
CB/S
Connecticut28
3
21
DennisWoodberry4
22
1961
5
10
183
CB
Southern Arkansas
24
1

DEVELOPMENTAL SQUAD  (for Opening Game)

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
Yr
HtFt
HtIn
Wt
Pos
College
Age
Exp
84
Jim
Brown
9
23
19616
2
227
TE
Southern Mississippi24
1
43
Fletcher
Louallen
9
12
1962
6
0
195
DB
Livingston State
23
R
69
Mike
Perko
3
30
1957
6
4
235
DE/DT
Utah State
28
2
71
Pat
Phenix
10
15
1960
6
5
282
T
Mississippi
25
2
14
Tom
Rozantz4
17
1957
6
1
195
QB
William & Mary
28
4
90Mike
Simeta
5
29
1959
6
3
284
DT
Kansas State
26
2
28
Andre
Thomas
11
26
1960
6
0
205
RB
Mississippi
25
2

INJURED RESERVE  (for Opening Game)

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
Yr
HtFtHtIn
WtPos
College
Age
Exp

Joe
Hartsfield
7
30
1961
5
10
156
WR
Jacksonville State
24
1

Ricky
Ray
5
30
1957
5
11
180
CB
Norfolk State28
6

ACQUIRED DURING SEASON

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
Yr
HtFt
HtIn
Wt
Pos
College
Age
Exp
 Don
Corbin
12
23
1961
6
5
254
G/T
Kentucky
24
1
82
Larry
Douglas
4
26
1957
6
1
187
WR
Southern
28
3
34
Bob
Gentry3
20
1960
6
2
204
CB
Kansas
25
2
57
Greg
Gerken
4
30
1959
6
4
230
LB
Northern Arizona
26
3
54
Dallas
Hickman2
16
1952
6
6
238
LB/DLCalifornia
33
8
 Otha
Hill
7
2
1957
5
10
165
WR
Central State
28
2
44Derek
McClanahan
12
14
1959
5
11
190
DB
Jackson State
26
3
50
KevinMurphy
  1963
6
1
235
LB
Holy Cross
23
R
88
Jay
Repko6
12
1958
6
3
240
TE
Ursinus
27
2
37
Ted
Sample
8
22
1958
5
11
225
RB
Texas Tech 27
2
72
Franky
Smith
1
16
1956
6
6
279
T
Alabama A&M
29
5

TRANSACTIONS (names italicized for estimated dates due to single reference verification)

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SCHEDULE  (HOME in all caps; all times local to Birmingham)

W01
SUN
Feb 24
1:30 PM
BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS38
New Jersey Generals28
W02
SUN
Mar 3
1:30 PMBIRMINGHAM STALLIONS23
Denver Gold40
W03
SAT
Mar 9
7:00 PM
Birmingham Stallions34
ORLANDO RENEGADES10
W04
SUN
Mar 17
1:30 PM
BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS34
Memphis Showboats19
W05
SUN
Mar 24
1:30 PM
Birmingham Stallions7
BALTIMORE STARS3
W06
SAT
Mar 30
7:30 PM
BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS25
Jacksonville Bulls18
W07
SUN
Apr 7
1:30 PM
Birmingham Stallions14
SAN ANTONIO GUNSLINGERS15
W08
SAT
Apr 13
7:00 PM
BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS20
Oakland Invaders17
W09
SUN
Apr 21
1:30 PM
BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS30
Tampa Bay Bandits3
W10
SUN
Apr 28
1:30 PM
Birmingham Stallions17
JACKSONVILLE BULLS27
W11
FRIMay 3
7:00 PM
Birmingham Stallions24
MEMPHIS SHOWBOATS38
W12
SAT
May 11
8:00 PM
BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS14
Portland Breakers0
W13
SUN
May 193:00 PM
Birmingham Stallions44
LOS ANGELES EXPRESS7
W14
MON
May 27
7:00 PM
BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS41
Orlando Renegades17
W15
MON
Jun 3
7:00 PM
Birmingham Stallions29
HOUSTON GAMBLERS27
W16
SAT
Jun 8
3:00 PM
BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS14
Baltimore Stars7
W17
SAT
Jun 15
7:00 PM
Birmingham Stallions14
TAMPA BAY BANDITS17
W18
SUN
Jun 23
1:30 PM
Birmingham Stallions14
NEW JERSEY GENERALS6

TEAM SEASON STATISTICS (1985 - FINAL)

Score By Quarter   1st  2nd  3rd  4th   OT    Tot  
STALLIONS          121  118   84  113    0    436
Opponent            50  100   56   93    0    299


                  BIR           Opp
     Points       436           299
First Downs       344           265      
  Penalties        92           122      
      Yards       685           822      
Rushing Att       579           406      
 Rush Yards      2459          1807      
        Ave       4.2           4.5      
         TD        17            14      
Passing Att       477           530      
       Comp       284           276      
          %      59.5          52.1      
        Int        20            38      
          %       4.2           7.2      
         TD        35            16     
          %       7.3           3.0      
 Pass Yards      3613          3425      
     Sacked        30            49      
 Yards Lost       223           403
    
Punt Return        35            42  
      Yards       328           329     
        Ave       9.4           7.8      

Kick Return        55            79
      Yards       963          1420
        Ave      17.5          18.0

      Punts        67            74
      Yards      2626          3126
        Ave      39.2          42.2

     FG Att        27            25
       Made        19            18
          %      70.4          72.0

   Safeties         1             1
    Fumbles        32            38
       Lost        16            15
  Turnovers        36            53

Net Offense      5849          4829
   Per Play       5.4           4.9

* - All above statistics were manually tabulated from 1985 published box scores.  

INDIVIDUAL SEASON STATISTICS* (1985 - FINAL)

Rushing     Att  Yds  Ave  Lg TD           Receiving   Rec  Yds  Ave  Lg TD
Cribbs      266 1044  3.9  28  7           Smith        87 1322 15.2  56 20
Stoudt       81  436  5.4  28  5           Jones        43  751 17.5  53  7
Coles        86  406  4.7  31  1           Cribbs       41  287  7.0  29  1
Carruth      57  265  4.6  38  2           Mason D      34  324  9.5  41  3
Gant         59  183  3.1  17  0           Toler        32  490 15.3  40  2
Perry        18   73  4.1  14  1           Gant         16  149  9.3  19  1
Smith         0   22  -.-  22  1           Coles        12   65  5.4  12  0
Lane          8   18  2.3  10  0           Earl          9  103 11.4  26  1
Jones         1    9  9.0   9  0           McFadden      4   61 15.3  23  0
Thomas        1    2  2.0   2  0           Repko         2   38 19.0  30  0
Mason         1    2  2.0   2  0           Carruth       2   11  5.5   7  0
Sample        1   -1 -1.0  -1  0           Brown         1    9  9.0   9  0
            579 2459  4.2  38 17           Hill          1    3  3.0   3  0
                                                       284 3613 12.7  56 35
                                                      
Passing     Att Cmp    C%  Yds  Ave  Lg  In    I%   Sk  TD   TD%  Rate
Stoudt      444 266  59.9 3358 12.6  56  19   4.3   30  34   7.7  91.2
Lane         33  18  54.5  255 14.2  41   1   3.0    0   1   3.0  77.2
            477 284  59.5 3613 12.7  56  20   4.2   30  35   7.3  90.2

Kicking      XPA XPM   XP%  FGA FGM   FG%   40+   50+   Lg   Pts
Miller        52  49  94.2   27  19  70.4  9-12   1-1   53   106

Punting        No Yards  Lg TB BK 20   Ret  Yds    Net   Gross
Parsons        67  2626  52  5  0 17    42  329   34.3    39.2

Kick Returns  No Yards  Ave  Lg TD      Punt Returns No FC Yards  Ave  Lg TD
Carruth       26  477  18.3  26  0      McFadden     34 14   328  9.6  48  0
Sutton        15  234  15.6  24  0      Sutton        1  3     0  0.0   0  0
McFadden      10  201  20.1  28  0                   35 17   328  9.4  48  0
Earl           1   21  21.0  21  0      
Hill           1   16  16.0  16  0      
Coles          1   14  14.0  14  0      
Gant           1    0   0.0   0  0     
              55  963  17.5  28  0

Own Fumbles-Recovered
Stoudt     9-2  Smith J    2-2  Gant       2-0  Coles      1-0  Sample     1-0
McFadden   7-6  Sutton     2-2  Lane       1-1  Earl       1-0  Evans      0-1
Cribbs     3-1  Carruth    2-0  Battaglia  1-0  Perry      1-0  Saindon    0-1

Sacks          Hurries      Stuffs        Deflections     Forced Fmb    Opp Fumble Rec
Roe         8  Unknown      Unknown       Unknown         Unknown       Clanton     2
Spencer    6.5                                                          Spencer     2
Kelley     5.5                                                          Sutton      2
Cline       5                                                           Dumars      1
Paggett     5                                                           Taylor Ma   1
Smith D     5                                                           Smith J     1
Taylor      4                                                           Smith D     1
Pureifory  3.5                                                          Toler       1
Reese       2                                                           Reese       1
Boyd        2                                                           Kelley      1
Perko      1.5                                                          Roe         1
Murphy      1                                                           Field       1
                                                                        
Tackles                                                             
Unknown
 
Ints       No Yds  Ave  Lg TD
Clanton    16 275 17.2  49  1
Woodberry   5  64 12.8  23  0
Spencer     5  33  6.6  13  0
Roe         4  24  6.0  12  0
Dumars      3  24  8.0  14  0
Sutton      2  30 15.0  32  0
Walton      1  46 46.0  46  1
Evans       1   4  4.0   4  0
Cline       1   0  0.0   0  0
           38 500 13.2  49  2


* - All above statistics, except for individual fumbles, tackles, hurries, stuffs, deflections, forced fumbles, fumbles recovered, were manually tabulated from 1984 published box scores.

1985 STALLIONS PARTICIPATION CHART      (A = active roster; D = developmental squad; I = injured list; E = exempt list; blank = unsigned; * = some values estimated/single source verification)

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PLAYERS SELECTED IN pre-1985 DISPERSAL DRAFT  (Dec 6, 1984)

First
Last
Pos
Club From
Club To
Greg
AndersonWR
PIT Maulers
BIR Stallions
Joel
Coles
RB
PIT Maulers
BIR Stallions
Larry
Friday
DB
PIT Maulers
BIR Stallions
Mickey
Sutton
DB
PIT Maulers
BIR Stallions
Larry
Douglas
WR
ARI Wranglers
BIR Stallions
Doak
Field
LB
ARI Wranglers
BIR Stallions
Ted
Walton
DB
ARI Wranglers
BIR Stallions
Daryl
James
RB
OKL OutlawsBIR Stallions
Ted
Sample
RB
OKL Outlaws
BIR Stallions
Steve
Pytel
OT
OKL Outlaws
BIR Stallions
Carl
Roberts
G
OKL Outlaws
BIR Stallions

1985 TERRITORIAL SELECTIONS  (highlighted signed with team)

First
Last
Pos
College
Clayton
BeaufordWR
Auburn
Rob
Bennett
TE
West Virginia
Gregg
Carr
LB
Auburn
Paul Ott
Carruth
RB
Alabama
Nat
Ceasar
DB
Auburn
Carey
ChristensenQB
Troy State
Thomas
Clark
DB
Troy State
Rufus
Cox
WR
Troy State
Willie
DrewreyWR
West Virginia
Mitch
Geier
G
Troy State
Kevin
Greene
DE
Auburn
David
King
DB
Auburn
Emanuel
King
LB
Alabama
Bill
Legg
LB
West Virginia
Albert
Marvin
DE
Alabama State
Tim
Moffett
WR
Mississippi
Ricky
Moore
RB
Alabama
Freddie Joe
Nunn
DE
Mississippi
Ron
O'Neal
RB
Auburn
Karl
Powe
WR
Alabama State
Terry
Sanders
P
Alabama
Ben
Thomas
DT
Auburn
Greg
Walker
T
Mississippi
Ron
Wolfley
RB
West Virginia
Paul
Woodside
K
West Virginia

1985 OPEN DRAFT SELECTIONS  (highlighted signed with team)

Rd
Num
First
Last
Pos
College
1
1
Jerry
Rice
WR
Mississippi Valley State
1
10
Kevin
Allen
T
Indiana
2
32
Tracey
Mack
LB
Missouri
4
48
Thad
McFadden
WR
Wisconsin
4
59
Kevin
MurphyLB
Holy Cross
5
63
Steve
Buxton
T
Indiana State
5
72
Paul
Calhoun
DB
Kentucky
7
92
Jim
Covington
T
Carson-Newman
7
100
Alex
Moyer
LB
Northwestern
8
104
Vince
Thompson
DT
Missouri Western
8
111
OliverWhite
TE
Kentucky
9
126
RoyceFentress
LB
Elon
10
142
Theoriea
Ward
DT
Georgia Southern
11
157
AndyBaranek
QB
East Stroudsburg
12
164
Tommy
Perkins
DT
Tennessee State
12
175
Andy
Cheatham
G
Clemson
13
186
Jim
Boyle
DB
Holy Cross
14
 199AlvinWright
DT
Jacksonville State
15
 217Phillip
Mack
DT
Lamar