1987 Pittsburgh Gladiators season

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1987 Pittsburgh Gladiators season
Head coach Joe Haering
Home field Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Results
Record 4–2
Division place 1st
Playoff finish Lost ArenaBowl I (Dynamite) 16-45
Timeline
Previous season Next season
N/A 1988

The 1987 Pittsburgh Gladiators season was the first season for the Gladiators. They finished 4–2 and lost a 45–16 game against the Denver Dynamite in ArenaBowl I.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Results Game site
Final score Team record
1 June 19 Washington Commandos W 48–46 1–0 Civic Arena
2 June 26 at Chicago Bruisers W 60–23 2–0 Rosemont Horizon
3 July 2 Chicago Bruisers W 49–14 3–0 Civic Arena
4 July 11 at Denver Dynamite W 49–32 4–0 McNichols Sports Arena
5 July 17 Denver Dynamite L 31–32 4–1 Civic Arena
6 July 23 at Washington Commandos L 31–52 4–2 Capital Centre

Standings[edit]

1987 Arena Football League Standings
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
xy-Pittsburgh Gladiators 4 2 0 .667 268 199 44.6 33.1 L 2
x-Denver Dynamite 4 2 0 .667 261 252 43.5 42 W 2
Washington Commandos 2 4 0 .333 288 273 48 45.5 W 1
Chicago Bruisers 2 4 0 .333 217 310 36.1 51.6 L 1

y – clinched regular-season title

x – clinched playoff spot

Playoffs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Results Game site
Final score Team record
ArenaBowl I August 1 Denver Dynamite L 16–45 0–1 Civic Arena

Roster[edit]

1987 Pittsburgh Gladiators roster
Quarterbacks

Wide Receivers/Defensive Backs

Running Backs/Linebackers

Offensive Linemen/Defensive Linemen

Wide Receivers/Linebackers
  • None

Kickers

Rookies in italics
Roster updated February 4, 2013
20 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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Stats[edit]

Offense[edit]

Quarterback[edit]

Player Comp. Att. Comp% Yards TD's INT's Rating
Brendan Folmar 119 205 58.0 1349 21 9 85.2
Mike Hohensee 32 55 58.2 483 7 1 111.4
Kevin Russell 2 3 66.7 11 0 0 72.9
Stan Yagiello 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 39.6

Running Backs[edit]

Player Car. Yards TD's
Creig Federico 10 21 1
Brendan Folmar 14 13 2
Mike Hohensee 3 11 1
Scott Dmitrenko 3 6 1
Mike Stoops 1 3 0
John McClennon 1 2 0
Ricky Mitchell 2 1 0
Mike Powell 1 −1 0
Stan Yagiello 2 −3 0

Wide Receivers[edit]

Player Rec. Yards TD's
Russell Hairston 67 1126 18
Joel Gueli 22 232 3
John McClennon 22 131 1
Jim Rafferty 20 170 2
Creig Federico 12 54 2
Mike Powell 5 81 2
Kevin Russell 2 11 0
Ricky Mitchell 1 21 0
Greg Best 1 11 0
George Miller 1 6 0

Defense[edit]

Player Tackles Solo Assisted Sack INT Yards TD's
Joel Gueli 31 29 4 3 4 31 1
Craig Walls 19 15 8 13 0 0 0
Russell Hairston 17.5 16 0 0 4 50 1
Creig Federico 17 12 10 3 0 0 0
Scott Dmitrenko 15 13 4 3 0 0 0
Mike Stoops 14.5 11 7 0 1 0 0
John McClennon 12.5 9 7 0 1 5 0
Ricky Mitchell 11 10 2 2 0 0 0
Jim Rafferty 10.5 8 2 0 2 4 0
Thomas Weaver 9 7 4 3 1 2 0
Earnest Adams 8 6 4 5 0 0 0
Mike Powell 6 5 2 0 0 0 0
Greg Best 6 6 0 0 0 0 0
Willis Yates 5 4 2 6 0 0 0
Lee Larsen 2.5 2 1 0 0 0 0

Special Teams[edit]

Kick Return[edit]

Player Ret Yards TD's
Joel Gueli 24 464 2
Jim Rafferty 10 69 0
John McClennon 5 80 0
Scott Dmitrenko 1 26 0
Mike Stoops 1 5 0

Kicking[edit]

Player FGM 4pg FGA Pct. XPM 2pt XPA Pct. Pts.
Lee Larsen 6 0 21 28.6 13 0 28 46.4 31

Awards[edit]

Position Player Award All-Arena team
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Russell Hairston Most Valuable Player 1st
Offensive/Defensive Lineman Craig Walls none 1st
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Mike Stoops none 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arena Football League Championship : Taylor Leads Dynamite, 45–16". Los Angeles Times. August 2, 1987. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 

External links[edit]