Las Vegas Outlaws
Founded 2001
Folded 2001
Leagues XFL
History Las Vegas Outlaws (2001)
Arena Sam Boyd Stadium
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada
Colors Black, Gold, Red [1]
Division Titles 0
Championships 0
Head coach Jim Criner
Official Dance Team

The Las Vegas Outlaws were an American football team in the short-lived XFL in the Western Division with the Los Angeles Xtreme, San Francisco Demons and Memphis Maniax. They played their home games at Sam Boyd Stadium.


Among the team's players were the XFL's most well-known, Rod Smart (later with the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers, and the Oakland Raiders), who went by the nickname of "He Hate Me", which appeared on the back of his jersey. (He was originally going to put "They Hate Me", but there wasn't enough room.) Coached by former Boise State and Scottish Claymores head coach Jim Criner, the Outlaws competed in the XFL's only season, held in the spring of 2001. The team encouraged their fans to come up with a nickname. They selected the "Dealers of Doom Defense". They finished in 4th place in the division with a record of 4-6-0.

Despite having a two-year contract, NBC announced shortly after the season that it was getting out, as the season's later games had garnered the lowest ratings for a major American television network since the Nielsen ratings had begun tracking them, and the league folded shortly afterwards.

The team was the centerpiece of the 2003 book about the XFL, Long Bomb. It was written by Brett Forrest of Details magazine.

Famous Las Vegas Outlaws PlayersEdit

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Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2001 4 6 0 4th Western --



2001 Las Vegas Outlaws staff
Front Office
  • Vice President/General Manager – Bob Ackles
  • Director of Player Personnel – Don Gregory

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Vince Alcalde
  • Running Backs – Ron Dickerson, Jr.
  • Receivers – Scott Criner
  • Tight Ends/Offensive Line – Mike Rockwood
  Defensive Coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Mark Criner
  • Defensive Line – Kevin Peoples
  • Linebackers – Tom Mason
  • Secondary – Rashid Gayle



Western Division
Los Angeles Xtreme 7 3 0 .700 235 166 W1
San Francisco Demons 5 5 0 .500 156 161 L1
Memphis Maniax 5 5 0 .500 167 166 W2
Las Vegas Outlaws 4 6 0 .400 169 143 L3


Team leadersEdit


  1. "Team Colors – XFL". Retrieved February 20, 2011.
  2. 2001 Las Vegas Outlaws Media Guide. XFL. pp. 4–11.
  3. "XFL Standings". USA Today. May 12, 2001. Retrieved February 18, 2011.
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