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1974 Birmingham Americans (WFL) 2nd place Central Division 15-5-0 .750
Head Coach: Jack Gotta
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Wed7/10/1974HSouthern California Sun11-7WBirmingham, ALLegion Field52213
Wed7/17/1974ANew York Stars32-29WNew York, NYJ.J. Downing Memorial Field17493
Wed7/24/1974HMemphis Southmen58-33WBirmingham, ALLegion Field61319
Wed7/31/1974ADetroit Wheels21-18WYpsilanti, MIRynearson Stadium14614
Wed8/7/1974HDetroit Wheels28-22WBirmingham, ALLegion Field40367
Wed8/14/1974HThe Hawaiians39-0WBirmingham, ALLegion Field43297
Wed8/21/1974AJacksonville Sharks15-14WJacksonville, FLGator Bowl27140
Thu8/29/1974AChicago Fire22-8WChicago, ILSoldier Field44732
Mon9/2/1974HFlorida Blazers8-7WBirmingham, ALLegion Field36529
Sat9/7/1974HChicago Fire41-40WBirmingham, ALLegion Field54872
Wed9/11/1974AMemphis Southmen7-46LMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl30674
Thu9/19/1974HShreveport Steamer42-14WBirmingham, ALLegion Field33619
Wed9/25/1974APortland Storm21-26LPortland, ORCivic Stadium14273
Wed10/2/1974AThe Hawaiians8-14LHonolulu, HIHonolulu Stadium12039Postponed from 9/29
Wed10/9/1974HPortland Storm30-8WBirmingham, ALLegion Field25261
Wed10/16/1974ASouthern California Sun25-29LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium25247
Wed10/23/1974HJacksonville Sharks-Birmingham, ALLegion FieldCanceled
Wed10/23/1974AShreveport Steamer0-31LShreveport, LALouisiana State Fair Stadium24617
Wed10/30/1974HFlorida Blazers26-18WBirmingham, ALLegion Field21872Moved from Orlando
Wed11/6/1974HPhiladelphia Bell26-23WBirmingham, ALLegion Field22963
Wed11/13/1974HShreveport Steamer40-7WBirmingham, ALLegion Field14794
Wed11/27/1974HThe Hawaiians22-19WBirmingham, ALLegion Field15379Playoff
Thu12/5/1974HFlorida Blazers22-21WBirmingham, ALLegion Field32376World Bowl
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
70John AndrewsRDT6-625023Morgan State
21Steve BarriosWR5-1118524Tulane1
33Carl BartlesFB6-121226Lenoir-Rhyne
72Eddie BiggsDT6-324524Appalachian State
84Jim BishopTE6-222525Tennessee Tech
61Butch BrezinaRDT6-225024Houston
76/74Ross BrupbacherRLB-LLB6-321526Texas A&M19
22Art CantrelleFB6-020326Louisiana State
55Warren CaponeMLB6-121823Louisiana State
57Jay CaseyC-OG6-124523Auburn
66Grant CvitanichRDT6-325224San Francisco State
68Gary GennerichOG6-425623Clemson
31Charley HarrawayFB6-222130San Jose State18
25Dennis HomanWR6-118128Alabama
23Charles HummingsWR6-117521Morris Brown
80Alfred JenkinsWR5-1017222Morris Brown20
32Cecil LeonardLCB5-1116528Tuskegee
35Dicky LyonsFS-SS6-019027Kentucky
10George MiraQB5-1119032Miami (Florida)18
51Mike MullenMLB6-222024Oklahoma; Tulane
85Jim OwingsTE-WR6-222023Georgia Tech
45Charlie ReamonLCB5-1118525Maryland-Eastern Shore
11Matthew ReedQB6-422523Grambling State19
34Drane ScrivenerCB-S6-019023Cisco JC; Tulsa1
68John SkladanyRDE-DT6-425024Central Connecticut State
77Dick TrowerLDE-LDT6-325025Miami (Florida)
63Clarence WashingtonLDT6-326528Arkansas-Pine Bluff
30Steve WilliamsRCB5-1117324Alabama
66James WrightOG6-125023Southern University
62John BakerLDE-RDE6-526032Virginia Union; Norfolk State
88Bob BrownTE6-322531Alcorn State
33Jim ButlerRB5-1019131Edward Waters
51/45Edgar ChandlerLB6-322728Georgia
62Gary CraneRDT6-423028Arkansas State
66Nate DorseyLDE6-424024Mississippi Valley State
7Denny DuronQB-WR6-019522Louisiana Tech
20Jimmy EdwardsHB5-918522Oklahoma; Louisiana-Monroe16
40Ron FoxxLLB6-322023Alabama A&M
35Grant GuthrieK6-021026Florida State
66Mel HolmesROG6-325124North Carolina A&T State
53John MatlockC6-425030Miami (Florida)
82Ted PowellTE6-122022Ferrum JC; Ohio State
18Paul RobinsonRB6-019930Eastern Arizona JC; Arizona20
9Earl SarkP-K6-219022New Mexico State200
42Willie SmithLCB-SS5-1118723Morris Brown
70Bob TatarekDT6-426028Miami (Florida)
58Jimmy TealLLB-RLB6-322524Purdue
30Gerard WilliamsRCB6-118422Langston9
28Larry WillinghamFS-SS-CB6-019826Auburn
73/71Buddy BrownLOT-LOG-ROG6-125524Alabama
50Gary ChampagneSLB6-121222Louisiana State
88Steve ConleyLB-TE6-222525Arizona Western JC; Kansas
79Paul CostaROT6-425233Notre Dame
Ron CurlDT6-225025Michigan State
67Phil EngleDT6-226524South Dakota State
72Larry EstesRDE6-625028Alcorn State
60Jim KregelLOG-ROG6-225022Ohio State20
32Randy LeeSS6-319523Tulane
59Steve ManstedtLLB6-221823Nebraska10
67Joe O'DonnellROG6-224933Michigan
5Joe ProfitRB6-021025Louisiana-Monroe
58Mike TruaxLB6-221722Tulane3
68Jessie WolfRDT6-627022Prairie View A&M
71Bob WolfeLOT-ROT6-526023Nebraska
32Chris ArnoldCB6-220121Virginia State
34Bill BryantLCB5-1119523Grambling State
21George HaynesDB6-218523Tulsa
68Al SitterleOG6-426522North Carolina State
70Bill WidemanDT-DE6-326523North Carolina A&T State
72/66Wimpy WintherC6-426027Mississippi
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals8716198154
Opponents Totals7011680128
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals324150151231211251
Opponents Totals349151166321221187
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Alfred Jenkins1250089
Dennis Homan820058
Charley Harraway810057
Jimmy Edwards730052
Art Cantrelle720051
Paul Robinson450033
Earl Sark0011033
Jim Bishop320023
Matthew Reed310022
Carl Bartles210015
Willie Smith200014
Ted Powell10008
Warren Capone10007
George Mira10007
Joe Profit10007
Gerard Williams10007
Steve Williams10007
Grant Guthrie00206
Bob Brown04004
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Robinson1675993.6312
Jimmy Edwards995755.8785
Art Cantrelle1295194.0286
Charley Harraway1384963.6178
Joe Profit843784.5241
Matthew Reed401764.4223
Carl Bartles391012.6112
Jim Butler7162.350
George Mira13131.0131
Earl Sark11111.0110
Alfred Jenkins382.770
Jim Bishop100.000
Denny Duron4-5-1.3-20
Team Totals72528874.07828
Opponents Totals71029054.16423
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
George Mira31315549.514322487.214.595t175.4154.821204204471.4
Matthew Reed1887741.010013457.217.580t115.9115.9642130361.1
Denny Duron5240.02295.814.51700.0120.01101920.0
Team Totals50523446.324436227.215.595t285.5275.328256336666.8
Opponents Totals58729349.925738606.613.270254.3376.345361349959.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Dennis Homan6193015.273t8
Alfred Jenkins60132622.195t12
Paul Robinson2323710.3302
Art Cantrelle2022911.5271
Jim Bishop1722813.4332
Bob Brown1626616.6340
Ted Powell1420614.7321
Jimmy Edwards1112811.6282
Charley Harraway7202.960
Joe Profit2115.590
Steve Barrios11515.0150
Carl Bartles11515.0150
Denny Duron11111.0110
Team Totals234362215.595t28
Opponents Totals293386013.27025
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Gerard Williams410526.3651
Larry Willingham44912.3260
Warren Capone4389.529t1
Ross Brupbacher4133.390
Dicky Lyons35618.7380
Steve Williams26633.0650
Charlie Reamon23216.0200
Randy Lee22010.0150
Jimmy Teal2105.060
Cecil Leonard221.020
Willie Smith15050.050t1
Ron Foxx12929.0290
Gary Champagne11818.0180
Steve Conley11111.0110
Mike Mullen11010.0100
Steve Manstedt144.040
Chris Arnold100.000
Bill Bryant1-5-5.0-50
Team Totals3749413.4653
Opponents Totals2736913.7750
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Earl Sark102396538.9621
Team Totals102396538.9621
Opponents Totals110403736.7571
PUNT RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Smith2633112.781t2
Alfred Jenkins302628.7420
Warren Capone12222.0220
Gerard Williams3165.3120
Steve Williams8394.9140
Butch Brezina111.010
Team Totals6969610.181t2
Opponents Totals573325.8560
KICKOFF RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Jimmy Edwards2049224.6800
Charlie Reamon1547031.3680
Drane Scrievener12828.0280
Cecil Leonard616727.8350
Williams12323.0230
Willie Smith714320.4230
Joe Profit1223219.3290
Mike Mullen11414.0140
Jimmy Teal11010.0100
Edgar Chandler188.080
Ron Foxx3217.0120
John Baker100.000
Team Totals78176522.6800
Opponents Totals93191920.6440
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