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Washington Federals
Federals

Founded 1983
Relocated 1985 Orlando
Based in Washington DC
Home field RFK Stadium
League USFL
Team History Washington Federals (1983-84)
Orlando Renegades (1985)
Team Colors Kelly Green, Black, Silver, White

                   

Head coaches 1983-4 Ray Jauch (4-15)
1984 Dick Bielski (3-14)
Owner(s) 1983-4 Berl Bernhard

The Orlando Renegades were a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid-1980s.

In WashingtonEdit

HistoryEdit

1983 seasonEdit

The Renegades started out in 1983 as the Washington Federals and played in Washington, D.C.'s Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium under the ownership of prominent Washington attorney Berl Bernhard. The team lured Ray Jauch to be its head coach; he had previously guided the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to success in the Canadian Football League. At the time he was the fourth-winningest coach in CFL history.

The Federals finished 4-14, tied for the worst record in the league. However, they were far more competitive than their record indicated. Eight of their losses were by a touchdown or less. They had a fair amount of offensive talent skill players with comparatively good depth.

More than any other team in the league, the Federals seemed dogged by inconsistency, bad timing, and terrible luck. A week before the season even began, their player personnel expert bolted to the NFL's New York Jets. The first game in franchise history was a portent of things to come; the Federals were drilled at RFK 28-7 by the Chicago Blitz, the preseason title favorites coached by former Washington Redskins coach George Allen. The game was played on March 6, 1983, just five weeks after the Redskins defeated the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII.

In week 3, the Federals led the Boston Breakers 16-9 with less than five minutes to go in regulation. However, two bad snaps on special teams led to a 19-16 loss. In week 6, the Federals led the Arizona Wranglers 21-16, only to have a potential game-sealing drive stall on the 2-yard-line. The Wranglers' first play from scrimmage after that was a 98-yard touchdown pass—the longest in league history.

The only USFL all-star on the team was reserve running back Eric Robinson, whose kickoff return for touchdown vs. Tampa Bay at RFK was the only kickoff return for touchdown in the USFL in 1983.

The team changed QBs almost weekly, with different QBs finishing a number of games. In part, it was because the Federals were bitten repeatedly by the injury bug. Jauch's biggest mistake was probably giving the opening day starter, NFL veteran Kim McQuilken, the quick hook for rookie QB Mike Hohensee. From there the team never seemed to settle with a QB for more than a few games in a row and when McQuilken did play, he often pressed, forcing his throws into coverage. The team alternated between McQuilken and Hohensee, with occasional appearances by former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback "Jefferson Street" Joe Gilliam. He was way past his prime and only threw for 673 yards. The only other quarterback on the team was rookie Mike Forslund, who never got into a game.

SMU star rookie running back Craig James was sidelined five games with a fractured vertebra. Hohensee only played in nine games all season. At one point, all of their receivers had leg injuries.

The defense was not bad. They just stayed on the field too long. The Federals had good linebackers. Joe Harris, Dan Lloyd and Jeff McIntyre. Washington's best Outside Linebacker Jeff McIntyre, could cover receivers down field and stop the run. McIntyre lead the team in tackles and sacks until and ankle injury sidelined him for the remaining 6 games. Washington's Defensive Ends could hold their ground and their Defensive Backs where not bad. The defense was just out there too long.

1983 Washington Federals Game ResultsEdit

provided by Jim Parcels

DayDate W/L Participants Time AttenNotes
Sun. Mar. 6 - L - FEDERALS 7 VS. CHICAGO BLITZ 28 - 1:30 EDT (Att. 38,007) abc regional
Mon. Mar. 14 - L - FEDERALS 3 @ Los Angeles Express 20 - 9:00 EDT (Att. 22,453) ESPN
Sun. Mar. 20 - L - FEDERALS 16 @ Boston Breakers 19 - 1:30 EDT (Att. 18,430) abc regional
Sun. Mar. 27 - W - FEDERALS 22 VS. MICHIGAN PANTHERS 16 (OT) - 1:30 EDT (Att. 11,404) abc regional
Sun. Apr. 3 - L - FEDERALS 3 @ Philadelphia Stars 34 - 1:30 EDT (Att. 14,576) abc regional
Mon. Apr. 11 - L - FEDERALS 21 VS. ARIZONA WRANGLERS 22 - 9:00 EDT (Att. 13,936) ESPN
Sun. Apr. 17 - L - FEDERALS 22 @ New Jersey Generals 23 - 1:30 EDT (Att. 35,381) abc regional
Sun. Apr. 24 - L - FEDERALS 23 VS. TAMPA BAY BANDITS 30 - 1:30 EDT (Att. 9,070) abc regional
Sun. May. 1 - L - FEDERALS 3 VS. BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS 35 - 1:30 EDT (Att. 12,818) abc regional
Sun. May. 8 - L - FEDERALS 3 @ Chicago Blitz 31 - 1:30 EDT (Att. 11,300) abc regional
Mon. May. 16 - L - FEDERALS 27 @ Oakland Invaders 34 - 11:00 EDT (Att. 25,900)
Sun. May. 22 - L - FEDERALS 14 VS. BOSTON BREAKERS 21 - 1:30 EDT (Att. 7,303)
Sun. May. 29 - L - FEDERALS 29 VS. NEW JERSEY GENERALS 32 - 1:30 EDT (Att. 11,264) abc regional
Fri. Jun. 3 - L - FEDERALS 12 @ Denver Gold - 9:00 EDT (Att. 40,671)
Sat. Jun. 11 - W - FEDERALS 18 @ Arizona Wranglers 11 - 10:00 EDT (Att. 16,656)
Mon. Jun. 20 - L - FEDERALS 25 @ Michigan Panthers 27 - 9:00 EDT (Att. 26,418) ESPN
Sun. Jun. 26 - W - FEDERALS 28 VS. LOS ANGELES EXPRESS 21 - 1:30 EDT (Att. 9,792) abc regional
Sun. Jul. 3 - W - FEDERALS 21 VS. PHILADELPHIA STARS 14 - 1:30 EDT (Att. 11,039) abc regional
Total4-14-04th in Atlantic Division

1983 Washington Federals roster (all players)Edit

(provided by Jim Parcels)

NO. NAME POS HT WT COLLEGE - (Games Played/Games Started)

9. HOHENSEE, Mike - QB - 5.11 197 Minnesota - (9/7)

10. GILLIAM, Joe - QB - 6.03 186 Tennessee State - (4/2)

11. McQUILKEN, Kim - QB - 6.02 203 Lehigh - (11/9)

14. GARRITY, Chris - QB - 6.01 190 William & Mary - (DNP-3G)

22. HARDEMAN, Buddy - FB - 6.00 196 Iowa State - (4/0)

23. BLEDSOE, Curtis - RB - 5.11 215 San Diego State - (6/0)

32. JAMES, Craig - RB - 6.00 215 Southern Methodist - (14/14)

33. GIAMMONA, Louie - RB/KR - 5.09 180 Utah State - (1/0)

35. SANFORD, Mark - FB - 6.01 213 Virginia - (DNP-2G)

35. CLAITT, Rickey - FB - 5.10 206 Bethune-Cookman - (4/0)

38. TAYLOR, Billy - FB - 6.00 215 Texas Tech - (15/13)

39. MAYBERRY, James - FB - 5.11 210 Colorado - (17/6)

40. ROBINSON, Eric - RB/KR - 5.08 188 Indiana State - (16/3)

80. SMITH, Reggie - WR/KR - 5.04 168 North Carolina A&T - (2/2)

81. KINNEY, Vince - WR - 6.02 190 Maryland - (11/0)

82. LEE, Walker - WR - 6.01 190 North Carolina - (1/0)

83. BROWN, Marc - WR - 6.02 200 Towson State - (2/1)

87. WALTERS, Joey - WR - 6.00 175 Clemson - (16/15)


INACTIVE

7. FORSLUND, Mike - 6.04 195 Liberty Baptist - (IA/16G)


1984 seasonEdit

Despite losing money over hideous attendance figures (they once drew only 4,432 people to a home game), Bernhard was committed to sticking it out. There were a lot of reasons for optimism. In spite of the tremendous number of on field mistakes in 1983, the team had played with heart under Jauch, taking better teams down to the wire even at the end of the season. With just a few lucky breaks the Federals might have been almost a .500 team—and at best, a 12-6 team—in 1983. They had started the season 1-13, but had finished strongly going 3-1 in the last 4 games of the season. It appeared that the Federals had finally learned how to turn a close game into a win. With the league-wide talent pool expected to be stretched out due to expansion, the schedule seemed likely to be littered with a number of very winnable games. With McQuilken's post-season retirement, the team had an undisputed and seemingly capable starter at QB in Hohensee. The Birmingham Stallions' acquisition of Cliff Stoudt made their quarterback Reggie Collier available and the Federals added him for depth alongside Hohensee and rookie Lou Pagley. Star HB Craig James was healthy. It seemed like the pitfalls that Jauch had fallen into in the first season might be missed this time around. Player familiarity with the system and their teammates and having a proven winner like Jauch as a coach suggested the Federals were bound to deliver better results in 1984.

Despite these many reasons, the 1984 season came unraveled in a hurry. The league scheduled the Federals to open against the expansion Jacksonville Bulls in a probable effort to help the get the Federals off to a good start. Unfortunately, that plan backfired when the Bulls crushed the Federals 53-14. Hours before the game, the Federals cut all three of their starting linebackers, a move which hobbled the defense. The embarrassing loss forced Bernard to act to save face for his franchise. Jauch was fired after the game and replaced by former Maryland Terrapins and Dallas Cowboys running back Dick Bielski. In week 2, James suffered a season-ending injury. At that point, the season became a total fiasco --- even though Hohensee played fairly well for a second year starter finishing the season with a very respectable QB rating (for the USFL) of 72.2.

Support was almost nonexistent; they only averaged 7,700 fans per game in 1984, the worst per-game attendance in league history. With little fan turnout and James' frequent injuries, both the Federals and James were motivated to end their relationship. A little over a month into the season, James was given his release to allow him to sign with the NFL's Patriots. It took the Federals nine games to finally win. Among their season lowlights were two losses to the expansion Pittsburgh Maulers. The Federals finished 3-15, tied with the Maulers for the worst record in the league.

Although the defense was awful throughout the season, the offense was respectable in the last 12 games or so. HB Curtis Bledsoe replaced James as the feature back, rushing for a respectable 1080 yards and 7 TDs in 1984. "Go to" WR Joey Walters caught 98 passes for 1410 yards with 7 TDs and made the 1984 TSN USFL All-Star Team, becoming the Federals' main star.

With six games left in the season, Bernhard (who once called the Federals "trained gerbils") gave up and sold the Federals to Florida real estate developer Woody Weiser, who announced plans to move the Federals to Miami. Weiser quickly signed up Howard Schnellenberger as the new coach after the season ended.

However, on August 22, 1984, the league owners voted to move to a fall schedule in 1986. Weiser knew he couldn't go head-to-head against the Miami Dolphins, so he canceled the deal. Fortunately for Bernhard, a few days later, Tampa Bay Bandits part-owner Donald Dizney stepped up and ended Bernhard's suffering. Dizney bought the Federals, moving them to Orlando and renaming them the Renegades.

1984 Washington Federals Game ResultsEdit

provided by Jim Parcels

3-15-0, 4th in Atlantic Division

Sun. Feb. 26 - L - FEDERALS 14 @ Jacksonville Bulls 53 - 2:30 EDT (Att. 49,392) abc regional

Sun. Mar. 4 - L - FEDERALS 6 VS. PHILADELPHIA STARS 17 - 2:30 EDT (Att. 12,067) abc regional

Mon. Mar. 12 - L - FEDERALS 7 @ Arizona Wranglers 37 - 9:00 EDT (Att. 25,128) ESPN

Sun. Mar. 18 - L - FEDERALS 7 VS. PITTSBURGH MAULERS 16 - 2:30 EDT (Att. 10,121) abc regional

Sun. Mar. 25 - L - FEDERALS 6 @ New Jersey Generals 43 - 2:30 EDT (Att. 38,075) abc regional

Sat. Mar. 31 - L - FEDERALS 20 VS. CHICAGO BLITZ 21 - 2:30 EDT (Att. 7,373)

Mon. Apr. 9 - L - FEDERALS 13 @ Houston Gamblers 31 - 9:00 EDT (Att. 16,710)

Sat. Apr. 14 - L - FEDERALS 16 VS. OKLAHOMA OUTLAWS 20 - 2:30 EDT (Att. 6,075)

Sun. Apr. 22 - W - FEDERALS 31 @ Oakland Invaders 17 - 4:30 EDT (Att. 14,828) abc regional

Sat. Apr. 28 - L - FEDERALS 19 @ Tampa Bay Bandits 37 - 8:00 EDT (Att. 42,812) ESPN

Sun. May. 6 - L - FEDERALS 10 VS. MEMPHIS SHOWBOATS 13 (OT) - 2:30 EDT (Att. 4,432) abc regional

Fri. May. 11 - W - FEDERALS 31 VS. NEW JERSEY GENERALS 17 - 7:30 EDT (Att. 11,367)

Sun. May. 20 - L - FEDERALS 14 VS. SAN ANTONIO GUNSLINGERS 30 - 2:30 EDT (Att. 6,159) abc regional

Sun. May. 27 - L - FEDERALS 6 @ Pittsburgh Maulers 15 - 2:30 EDT (Att. 15,153) abc regional

Sun. Jun. 3 - L - FEDERALS 21 VS. LOS ANGELES EXPRESS 35 - 2:30 EDT (Att. 5,263) abc regional

Sun. Jun. 10 - L - FEDERALS 21 @ Birmingham Stallions 42 - 2:30 EDT (Att. 22,100) abc regional

Fri. Jun. 15 - L - FEDERALS 8 @ Philadelphia Stars 31 - 7:00 EDT (Att. 22,582)

Sun. Jun. 24 - W - FEDERALS 20 VS. NEW ORLEANS BREAKERS 17 - 2:30 EDT (Att. 6,386) abc regional

1984 Washington Federals roster (all players)Edit

(provided by Jim Parcels)

NO. NAME POS HT WT COLLEGE - (Games Played/Games Started)

3. SMIGELSKY, Dave - P - 5.10 180 Virginia Tech - (13/0)

6. VITIELLO, Sandro - K - 6.02 197 Massachusetts - (2/0)

7. SIMMONS, Ricky - WR - 5.10 174 Nebraska - (18/11)

8. MOORE, Dana - P - 5.11 180 Mississippi State - (5/0)

9. HOHENSEE, Mike - QB - 5.11 197 Minnesota - (18/15)

10. COLLIER, Reggie - QB - 6.03 207 Southern Mississippi - (18/3)

11. PORTER, Greg - K - 5.09 160 Texas Christian - (5/0)

14. BROCKHAUS, Jeff - K - 6.03 200 Missouri - (11/0)

16. PAGLEY, Lou - QB - 6.03 210 Notre Dame - (IA/16G)

17. WALTERS, Joey - WR - 6.00 175 Clemson - (18/18)

20. WOODS, Harold - CB - 5.10 175 West Virginia - (1/0)

21. JACKSON, Victor - FS - 6.02 206 Bowie State - (17/17)

22. WRIGHT, Johnnie - RB - 6.01 210 South Carolina - (7/0)

23. BLEDSOE, Curtis - RB - 5.11 215 San Diego State - (16/16)

24. HOLLEY, Willie - RCB - 5.10 180 East Carolina - (16/10)

28. JACKSON, Cookie - CB - 6.00 183 Mississippi State - (12/0)

29. DONNALLEY, Kevin - FS - 5.11 177 North Dakota State - (11/0)

32. JAMES, Craig - RB - 6.00 215 Southern Methodist - (2/2)

33. JONES, Greg - FS - 5.11 184 Alcorn State - (8/1)

35. CLAITT, Rickey - FB - 5.10 206 Bethune-Cookman - (17/0)

36. BROWN, Jeff - LCB - 6.01 170 Liberty Baptist - (18/18)

37. COIT, Dennis - SS - 6.01 205 North Carolina A&T - (1/0)

38. TAYLOR, Billy - FB - 6.00 215 Texas Tech - (18/18)

40. ROBINSON, Erick - RB/KR - 5.08 188 Indiana State - (18/0)

44. GUESS, Mike - SS - 5.11 188 Ohio State - (18/18)

47. THURMAN, Mike - RCB - 6.00 184 James Madison - (10/7)

50. APUNA, Ben - LLB - 6.01 222 Arizona State - (17/17)

51. MULLER, Mike - MLB - 6.01 223 Maryland - (18/18)

52. HINES, Joe - RLB - 6.00 225 Texas Christian - (18/18)

53. MUSSELMAN, Brian - C/LS - 6.02 255 Virginia - (18/16)

54. WEST, Bernard - LB - 6.01 220 North Texas State - (9/0)

55. DAILEY, Darnell - LB - 6.03 235 Maryland - (16/1)

56. TRIPLETT, Danny - LB - 6.04 224 Clemson - (17/0)

57. LOIA, Tony - C - 6.02 325 Arizona State - (13/0)

58. CORVINO, Mike - LB - 6.01 262 Southern Connecticut St. - (11/0)

59. RANDOLPH, Harold - LB - 6.02 200 East Carolina - (14/0)

60. PACELLA, Dave - LG - 6.02 266 Maryland - (14/3)

61. FARR, James - RG - 6.03 250 Clemson - (17/14)

63. JACKSON, Ed - LDT - 6.04 235 Maryland-East Shore - (16/1)

64. FULTON, Ed - RG - 6.03 250 Maryland - (17/4)

65. SLAUGHTER, Chuck - LG - 6.05 260 South Carolina - (18/17)

69. PATTEN, Joel - LT - 6.07 310 Duke - (14/14)

71. MATOCHA, Mike - DE - 6.04 250 Texas-Arlington - (6/0)

71. WELLS, Angelo - DE - 6.03 235 Morgan State - (2/0)

74. COBB, Robert - DE/DT - 6.04 248 Arizona - (17/6)

76. SULLIVAN, David - T - 6.07 260 Virginia - (17/4)

77. SEVY, Jeff - RT - 6.05 260 California - (18/18)

78. BROWN, Gurnest - RDT - 6.04 265 Maryland - (18/18)

80. FISHER, Mike - WR - 5.11 172 Baylor - (10/0)

82. HARRIS, Mike - WR - 6.00 185 Purdue - (14/13)

83. TAYLOR, Greg - WR - 5.08 175 Virginia - (16/12)

84. ODEN, McDonald - TE - 6.04 235 Tennessee State - (13/0)

86. CHISLEY, Charles - WR - 6.00 173 Dist. of Columbia - (1/0)

88. BURKE, Randy - WR - 6.02 190 Kentucky - (13/0)

92. SMITH, Bennie - LDT - 6.03 248 Missouri - (17/17)

93. KELLIN, Kevin - RDE - 6.05 260 Minnesota - (16/15)

99. THARPE, Richard - LDE - 6.03 255 Louisville - (17/15)

INACTIVE

27. HOGGARD, Dee Dee - CB - 6.00 188 North Carolina State (IA/2G)

72. ROBINSON, Leroy - T - 6.04 255 South Carolina State - (IA/8G)

81. HARRIS, Lonnie - WR/KR - 5.06 165 North Carolina A&T - (IA/4G)

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: RAY JAUCH (0-1), DICK BIELSKI (2-15); Off.Coord.: DICK BIELSKI; Def. Coordinator: LEO McKILLIP; Offensive Line: BRUCE BEATTY; Defensive Line: GENE STAUBER; Off. Backfield/Spec. Teams: TED VACTOR; Def. Backfield: BILL HAPPEL

In OrlandoEdit

Orlando Renegades
Orlando-renegades

Founded 1985
Folded 1986
Based in Orlando, Florida, United States
Home field Citrus Bowl
League USFL
Team History Washington Federals (1983-84)
Orlando Renegades (1985)
Team Colors Blue, Red, White, Gray, and Black

                        

Head coaches 1985 Lee Corso (5-13)
Owner(s) Donald Dizney

The Renegades played at the Citrus Bowl. Lee Corso was hired as coach. Corso had a clear plan for the team. He decided to build around the very raw 3rd year QB Reggie Collier. After starting out looking much like the 1984 Federals, the Renegades were fairly competitive in their remaining 12 games as the mobile and talented Collier, who had been an abysmal failure in Birmingham and Washington in his first 2 seasons, began to develop. (Collier later went on to briefly play for the Dallas Cowboys).

In 1985, in addition to Collier, the team's offense featured running back Curtis Bledsoe and WR Joey Walters.

The Renegades were one of 8 teams selected to continue operations when the USFL elected to switch to a fall schedule in 1986, but the entire league collapsed before any fall games were played.

1985 Orlando Renegades game resultsEdit

provided by Jim Parcels

Sat. Feb. 23 - L - RENEGADES 7 @ Tampa Bay Bandits 37 - 8:00 EDT (Att. 45,045) ESPN

Fri. Mar. 1 - L - RENEGADES 10 VS. NEW JERSEY GENERALS 20 - 8:00 EDT (Att. 32,748) ESPN

Sat. Mar. 9 - L - RENEGADES 10 VS. BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS 38 - 8:00 EDT (Att. 25,831)

Sat. Mar. 16 - L - RENEGADES 17 @ Portland Breakers 23 - 9:00 EDT (Att. 25,885)

Thu. Mar. 21 - L - RENEGADES 31 @ Jacksonville Bulls 34 (OT) - 8:30 EDT (Att. 31,883) ESPN

Sun. Mar. 31 - L - RENEGADES 17 @ Denver Gold 21 - 2:30 EDT (Att. 10,217) ABC

Thu. Apr. 4 - W - RENEGADES 28 VS. MEMPHIS SHOWBOATS 17 - 8:00 EDT (Att. 21,223) ESPN

Sun. Apr. 14 - W - RENEGADES 24 @ Arizona Outlaws 19 - 2:30 EDT (Att. 32,169) ABC

Sat. Apr. 20 - L - RENEGADES 10 VS. JACKSONVILLE BULLS 31 - 8:00 EDT (Att. 34,338) ESPN

Mon. Apr. 29 - L - RENEGADES 7 @ New Jersey Generals 24 - 7:00 EDT (Att. 38,084) ESPN

Sun. May. 5 - L - RENEGADES 7 VS. OAKLAND INVADERS 21 - 2:30 EDT (Att. 21,085) ABC

Mon. May. 13 - W - RENEGADES 21 VS. SAN ANTONIO GUNSLINGERS 20 - 8:00 EDT (Att. 22,404) ESPN

Fri. May. 17 - L - RENEGADES 21 VS. BALTIMORE STARS 34 - 8:00 EDT (Att. 23,121) ESPN

Mon. May. 27 - L - RENEGADES 17 @ Birmingham Stallions 41 - 8:00 EDT (Att. 24,500) ESPN

Sat. Jun. 1 - W - RENEGADES 37 VS. TAMPA BAY BANDITS 7 - 8:00 EDT (Att. 26,847)

Fri. Jun. 7 - L - RENEGADES 17 @ Memphis Showboats 41 - 8:00 EDT (Att. 23,216) ESPN

Sat. Jun. 15 - L - RENEGADES 10 @ Baltimore Stars 41 - 4:00 EDT (Att. 6,988)

Sat. Jun. 22 - W - RENEGADES 17 VS. LOS ANGELES EXPRESS 10 - 8:00 EDT (Att. 22,865) ESPN

1985 Orlando Renegades statisticsEdit

provided by Jim Parcels

PASSING

10. COLLIER, Reggie - 427/229, 53.6%, 2,578 yds, 6.03 yds/att, 13 TD, 16 INTs, 66.47 QB Rating

12. GOLSTEYN, Jerry - 135/65, 48.1%, 647 yds, 4.79 yds/att, 4 TD, 7 INTs, 50.45 QB Rating

RUSHING

23. BLEDSOE, Curtis - 207 car./781 yds, 3.8 yds/carry, 3 TD

10. COLLIER, Reggie - 92 car./606 yds, 6.6 yds/carry, 12 TD

35. CLAITT, Rickey - 43 car./130 yds, 3.0 yds/carry, 1 TD

26. CRUMP, Richard - 34 car./102 yds, 3.0 yds/carry, 0 TD

36. ODOM, Henry - 22 car./79 yds, 3.6 yds/carry, 0 TD

30. PERRY, Leon - 17 car./44 yds, 2.6 yds/carry, 3 TD

RECEIVING

17. WALTERS, Joey - 58 rec./784 yds, 13.5 yds/catch, 5 TD

87. SMITH, Jeff - 42 rec./521 yds, 12.4 yds/catch, 1 TD

23. BLEDSOE, Curtis - 38 rec./247 yds, 6.5 yds/catch, 1 TD

89. NIZIOLEK, Bob - 36 rec./349 yds, 9.7 yds/catch, 2 TD

84. FLOWERS, Jackie - 30 rec./373 yds, 12.4 yds/catch, 5 TD

85. PARRISH, Jerry - 18 rec./314 yds, 17.4 yds/catch, 2 TD

35. CLAITT, Rickey - 12 rec./129 yds, 10.8 yds/catch, 0 TD

88. ECHOLS, Don - 12 rec./124 yds, 10.3 yds/catch, 0 TD

36. ODOM, Henry - 12 rec./74 yds, 6.2 yds/catch, 0 TD

1985 Orlando Renegades roster (all players)Edit

(provided by Jim Parcels)

NO. NAME POS HT WT COLLEGE - (Games Played/Games Started)

1. SALZER, RICH - P/H 5.11 188 Hawai'i - (1/0)

5. BROCKHAUS, Jeff - K 6.03 200 Missouri - (18/0)

7. SIMMONS, Ricky - WR 5.10 174 Nebraska - (2/2)

10. COLLIER, Reggie - QB 6.03 207 Southern Mississippi - (17/14)

11. PISARKIEWICZ, Steve - QB 6.02 205 Missouri - (1/0)

12. GOLSTEYN, Jerry - QB 6.04 210 Northern Illinois - (18/4)

14. CATER, Greg - P 6.00 191 Tennessee-Chattanooga - (18/0)

17. WALTERS, Joey - WR 6.00 175 Clemson - (18/18)

20. JACKSON, Victor - FS 6.02 205 Bowie State - (18/18)

21. SANCHEZ, Lupe - SS 5.10 197 UCLA - (18/18)

22. GRAY, Elbert - CB 6.00 190 Weber State - (18/18)

23. BLEDSOE, Curtis - RB 5.11 215 San Diego State - (16/15)

24. JOHNSON, Randy - FB 5.11 205 Texas-Arlington - (3/0)

25. NICHOLS, Fred - CB 5.11 182 Southern Methodist - (2/0)

26. CRUMP, Richard - RB 6.00 205 Jacksonville State - (7/4)

30. PERRY, Leon - FB 5.11 230 Mississippi - (5/2)

30. COLZIE, Neal - FS 6.02 200 Ohio State - (4/2)

31. JOHNSON, Lonnie - RB/KR 6.01 206 Indiana - (6/0)

32. HARRISON, Marck - RB 5.07 185 Wisconsin - (4/0)

33. MILLER, William - RB/KR 5.09 190 Ouachita Baptist - (9/1)

34. STEWART, James - SS 5.11 186 Memphis State - (10/0)

35. CLAITT, Rickey - FB 5.10 206 Bethune-Cookman - (10/7)

36. ODOM, Henry - FB 5.10 200 South Carolina State - (10/4)

40. QUARLES, Cornelius - FB 6.00 220 Howard - (3/0)

43. GEORGE, Jeff - CB 6.01 180 Illinois State - (16/14)

44. GUESS, Mike - FS 5.11 188 Ohio State - (14/5)

45. TOUSSAINT, Darrell - CB 6.00 175 Northwestern State (La.) - (2/0)

48. McGOWAN, Kevin - FS 6.00 185 Bethune-Cookman - (5/0)

49. WILSON, Lee - CB 5.09 173 San Diego State - (6/0)

50. SANCOMB, Andrew LB 5.07 175 Chowan - (18/12)

51. JACKSON, Ed - LB 6.04 225 Louisiana Tech - (18/12)

52. GABRIELSON, Jeff - LB 6.02 240 Ripon (WI) - (7/2)

53. MUSSELMAN, Brian - C 6.02 255 Virginia - (12/0)

54. McCALLISTER, Fred - LB 6.01 240 Florida - (17/7)

55. BABINI, Chris - C 6.03 260 Eastern Michigan - (1/0)

56. ATKINS, Kelvin - LB 6.03 230 Illinois - (18/12)

57. FREEMAN, Ron - LB 6.03 230 Pittsburg State (Ks.) - (17/15)

58. FISCHER, Mark - C 6.04 250 Notre Dame - (16/10)

59. WEST, Bernard - LB 6.00 220 North Texas State - (15/0)

60. RANDOLPH, Harold - LB 6.02 215 East Carolina - (15/3)

61. BYROM, Bruce - C/LS 6.04 240 Maryland - (18/0)

62. DORNBROOK, Thom - G 6.02 255 Kentucky - (17/17)

63. FULTON, Ed - G 6.03 250 Maryland - (18/17)

64. GRIFFIN, Ike - DE 6.05 250 Michigan State - (6/0)

65. HUTCHINSON, Scott - DE 6.04 245 Florida - (18/17)

66. TIMES, Ken - DT 6.02 245 Southern - (8/3)

67. GRAHAM, David - DT 6.06 250 Morehouse College - (16/15)

68. PATTEN, Joel - T 6.07 310 Duke - (18/18)

69. DOERGER, Jerry - T/C 6.05 270 Wisconsin - (14/13)

70. CORVINO, Mike - LB 6.02 240 Maryland - (2/0)

71. MURANSKY, Ed - T 6.07 277 Michigan - (14/14)

72. CORBIN, Don - G 6.05 255 Kentucky - (4/1)

73. SOMMERFIELD, Mike - DE 6.04 265 Central Florida - (1/)

74. SULLIVAN, David - T 6.07 270 Virginia - (1/0)

75. MIKOLAJCZYK, Ron - G 6.03 275 Tampa College - (10/0)

76. SCOTT, James - DT 6.05 260 Clemson - (10/4)

77. BROWN, Val - DE 6.05 235 Florida - (8/1)

78. MacALENEY, Ed - DT 6.04 250 Massachusetts - (16/6)

79. WHEELER, Tom - TE 6.03 225 Florida State - (12/0)

80. MUT, Tom - WR 6.02 187 Rhode Island - (2/0)

81. MORGAN, Wilford - WR 6.01 200 Bethune-Cookman - (15/0)

83. FLOWERS, Jackie - WR 6.00 190 Florida State - (17/13)

84. PARRISH, Jerry - WR/KR 6.00 180 Eastern Kentucky - (18/5)

85. SMITH, Jeff - WR 6.03 175 Cal-Poly SLO - (14/4)

86. ECHOLS, Don - TE 6.04 240 Oklahoma State - (18/2)

87. NIZIOLEK, Bob - TE 6.04 220 Colorado - (18/13)

94. KELLIN, Kevin - DE 6.05 260 Minnesota - (18/17)

99. RIGGINS, Charles - DE 6.04 252 Bethune-Cookman - (12/1)

INACTIVES

60. FARR, James -G 6.03 250 Clemson - (IA/18G)

71. DOUBIAGO, Dan - G 6.04 245 Utah - (IA/1G)

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: LEE CORSO; Off.Coord/Off. Line: JIM NIBLACK; Def. Coord/Linebackers: FRANK LAUTERBUR; Quarterbacks: BILL LYNCH; Receivers: STEVE MARIUCCI; Running Backs/Special Teams: BRUCE DeHAVEN; Asst. Off. Line: DOUG PEACOCK; Defensive Line: RAY SHANDS; Secondary: JIMMY WARREN

Single season leadersEdit

Rushing Yards: 1080 (1984), Curtis Bledsoe

Receiving Yards: 1510 (1984), Joey Walters

Passing Yards: 2766 (1984), Mike Hohensee

Season-by-season Edit

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

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Washington Federals
1983 4 14 0 4th Atlantic -
1984 3 15 0 4th EC Atlantic -
Orlando Renegades
1985 5 13 0 7th EC -
Totals 12 42 0

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