Sacramento Mountain Lions
Year founded: 2009
Helmet Logo
City Sacramento, California
Head coach Dennis Green
Owner(s) Paul Pelosi (majority)
General manager Dennis Green
United Football League (2009–present)
Current uniform
Team colors Dark Metallic Gold, Sac Black, Sac Tan, Sac Dark Gold


Team history
  • California Redwoods (2009)
  • Sacramento Mountain Lions (2010–present)
League championships (0)
Home fields

The Sacramento Mountain Lions are a professional American football team based in Sacramento, California that plays in the United Football League. The franchise originated as the California Redwoods, and played its home games in San Francisco and San Jose. The team plays its home games at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, home of the Sacramento State Hornets. The team also practices weekly at local Sacramento high school, Foothill High School. Former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green is the team's head coach and general manager.

Franchise historyEdit

California Redwoods (2009)Edit

The team began play as the California Redwoods in October 2009. In the league's 2009 season, the Redwoods played were originally slated to play all of its home games at AT&T Park in San Francisco, including the first ever UFL game. Due to a conflict with the San Francisco Giants, the UFL's first game was instead played in Las Vegas. Poor attendance in San Francisco led to the league relocating one of the Redwoods' home games to Spartan Stadium in San Jose.

Former NFL head coach Dennis Green was hired as the Redwoods' head coach prior to the season. He led the team to a 2–4 record in its first season, finishing in third place.


Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site Attendance TV
Final score Team record
1 Thursday, October 8 9:00 p.m. ET at Las Vegas Locomotives L 17–30 0–1 Sam Boyd Stadium 18,187 Versus
2 Saturday, October 17 9:00 p.m. ET New York Sentinels W 24–7 1–1 AT&T Park 6,341 HDNet
3 Thursday, October 22 7:00 p.m. ET at Florida Tuskers L 7–34 1–2 Citrus Bowl 12,021 Versus
4 Thursday, October 29 7:00 p.m. ET at New York Sentinels W 20–13 2–2 Giants Stadium 10,818 Versus
5 Bye
6 Saturday, November 14 9:00 p.m. ET Las Vegas Locomotives L 10–16 2–3 Spartan Stadium 4,312 HDNet
7 Thursday, November 19 9:00 p.m. ET Florida Tuskers L 27–34 2–4 AT&T Park 6,837 Versus

Sacramento Mountain Lions (2010–present)Edit

2010 seasonEdit

League commissioner Michael Huyghue announced shortly after the end of the 2009 regular season that the team would "likely" move permanently to San Jose for the 2010 season.[1] On March 3, 2010, the league declared that the team would permanently relocate instead to Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California for 2010, as part of a deal with Sacramento State University that will see the UFL provide a new artificial turf for the facility.

Despite the "California Redwoods" name still being valid (as the team remained the only UFL team in the state), league officials also announced that the California Redwoods branding would be abandoned. A new name was decided through a fan vote, though the name "Redwoods" remained a possible choice.[2] On April 6, 2010, the league announced that the franchise would be known as the Sacramento Mountain Lions.[3]

Additionally, head coach Dennis Green added the title of general manager following the season; he replaced league-wide general manager Rick Mueller, who handled the duties in 2009.

On September 25, the team won their first game in Sacramento, 24-20, becoming the first team to defeat the Florida Tuskers in the regular season, in front of a reported crowd of over 20,000.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site Attendance TV
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, September 18 11:30 a.m. PT at Hartford Colonials L 10–27 0–1 Rentschler Field 14,384 NESN
2 Saturday, September 25 8:00 p.m. PT Florida Tuskers W 24–20 1–1 Hornet Stadium 20,000 Versus
3 Saturday, October 2 5:30 p.m. PT at Omaha Nighthawks L 17–20 1–2 Rosenblatt Stadium 23,416 HDNet
4 Bye
5 Friday, October 15 8:00 p.m. PT Las Vegas Locomotives L 3–26 1–3 Hornet Stadium 19,000 HDNet
6 Thursday, October 21 4:00 p.m. PT at Florida Tuskers W 21–17 2–3 Citrus Bowl 10,066 HDNet
7 Saturday, October 30 8:00 p.m. PT Hartford Colonials L 26–27 2–4 Hornet Stadium 13,500 Versus
8 Saturday, November 6 8:00 p.m. PT at Las Vegas Locomotives W 27–24 3–4 Sam Boyd Stadium 13,622 Versus
9 Saturday, November 13 8:00 p.m. PT Omaha Nighthawks W 41–3 4–4 Hornet Stadium 20,000 Versus
10 Bye

Season-by-season recordsEdit

California Redwoods logo

California Redwoods logo

Team Season W L T Avg. Finish Post Season Awards
California Redwoods 2009 2 4 0 .333 3rd
Sacramento Mountain Lions 2010 4 4 0 .500 3rd
Totals 6 8 0 .428 - - -

Records vs. teamsEdit

This includes postseason games.

Team Record Percent
Hartford Colonials 2-2 .500
Las Vegas Locomotives 1-3 .250
Florida Tuskers/Virginia Destroyers 2-2 .500
Omaha Nighthawks 1-1 .500

Home, away, and neutral recordsEdit

Location Record Percent
Home 3-4 .428
Away 3-4 .428
Neutral 0-0 .000

Current personnelEdit

Current staffEdit

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Head Coaches

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Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

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Current rosterEdit

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Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated January 21, 2011

48 Active, 0 Inactive

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