2009 California Redwoods season

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2009 California Redwoods season
Head coach Dennis Green
General manager Rick Mueller
Owner Paul Pelosi
Home field AT&T Park
Spartan Stadium
Results
Record 2–4
Division place 3rd
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
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The 2009 California Redwoods season was the first and only season for the California Redwoods. In the United Football League's Premiere Season, the team finished with a 2–4 record and in third place. This team is now known as the Sacramento Mountain Lions.

Draft[edit]

The draft took place on June 19, 2009. Those selected were among participants in earlier workouts held in Orlando as well as Las Vegas. Once a player was picked by a team, his rights were held by that team should he elect to play in the UFL.

= Indicates player signed with team
Player Position College
Odie Armstrong FB NW Oklahoma State
Obafemi Ayanbadejo FB San Diego State
Shane Boyd QB Kentucky
Larry Brackins WR Pearl River CC
Kai Brown LS Brown
Brett Dietz QB Hanover
Marcus Fitzgerald WR Marshall
Marquies Gunn DE Auburn
Derrell Hutsona RB Washington State
Prince Kwateng LB Northwestern
Branden Ledbetter TE Western Michigan
Cory Lekkerkerker T California-Davis
Joe Martin LB San Diego State
Liam O'Hagan QB Harvard
Brian Rimpf T East Carolina
B. J. Sams WR McNeese State
Brian Stamper T Vanderbilt
Jason Stewart NT Fresno State
Damon Suggs DE Georgia Southern
Ahmad Treaudo DB Southern
Marviel Underwood DB San Diego State
Jeremy Unertl DB Wisconsin–La Crosse
John David Washington RB Morehouse
Joe West WR Texas-El Paso

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2009 California Redwoods staff
Front office
  • Owner – Paul Pelosi
  • Vice President/General Manager (UFL) – Rick Mueller
  • Director of Football Operations – Sid Pillai

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Mike Kruczek
  • Running Backs/Quality Control – Mike McDaniel
  • Wide Receivers/Tight Ends – Charles Collins
  • Offensive Line – Art Kehoe
  • Offense Volunteer – Steven Hoppe
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches


Roster[edit]

2009 California Redwoods final roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists


Rookies in italics
Roster updated November 15, 2009
52 Active, 6 Inactive

Schedule[edit]

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


Standings[edit]

United Football League
W L T PCT PF PA STK
y-Florida Tuskers 6 0 0 1.000 183 92 W6
y-Las Vegas Locomotives 4 2 0 .667 167 100 W3
California Redwoods 2 4 0 .333 105 134 L2
New York Sentinels 0 6 0 .000 56 185 L6

y-denotes team advanced to 2009 UFL Championship Game

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Las Vegas Locomotives[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redwoods 0 14 3 0 17
Locomotives 3 7 10 10 30

at Sam Boyd Stadium, Whitney, Nevada

Week 2: vs. New York Sentinels[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Sentinels 0 7 0 0 7
Redwoods 7 0 7 10 24

at AT&T Park, San Francisco, California

  • Date: October 17, 2009
  • Game time: 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Game attendance: 6,341
  • Referee: Jon Bible
  • TV announcers (HDNet): Kenny Rice & Paul Maguire

Week 3: at Florida Tuskers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redwoods 0 0 0 7 7
Tuskers 0 17 10 7 34

at Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

  • Date: October 22, 2009
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Game attendance: 12,021
  • Referee: Randy Christal
  • TV announcers (Versus): Dave Sims & Doug Flutie

Week 4: at New York Sentinels[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redwoods 7 10 0 3 20
Sentinels 0 6 7 0 13

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: October 29, 2009
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Game attendance: 10,818
  • Referee: Jon Bible
  • TV announcers (Versus): Dave Sims & Doug Flutie

Week 6: vs. Las Vegas Locomotives[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Locomotives 0 3 3 10 16
Redwoods 7 0 3 0 10

at Spartan Stadium, San Jose, California

  • Date: November 14, 2009
  • Game time: 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Game attendance: 4,312
  • Referee: Jon Bible
  • TV announcers (HDNet): Kenny Rice & Paul Maguire

Week 7: vs. Florida Tuskers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tuskers 10 10 0 14 34
Redwoods 10 14 3 0 27

at AT&T Park, San Francisco, California

  • Date: November 19, 2009
  • Game time: 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Game attendance: 6,837
  • Referee: Dave Cutaia
  • TV announcers (Versus): Dave Sims & Doug Flutie