Charleston Rockets

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Charleston Rockets
Founded 1964
Folded 1969
League United Football League, Continental Football League
Based in Charleston, West Virginia
Arena Laidley Field
Championships 1 (1965)
Division titles 1 (1965)

The Charleston Rockets were a professional American football team based in Charleston, West Virginia. They began play in 1964 as a member of the United Football League, and became a charter franchise in the Continental Football League in 1965. In their first season in the CFL, the Rockets finished with a perfect 14-0 record and won the league championship over the Toronto Rifles, 24-7. After an ownership change in 1968, the team announced that it was suspending operations in January 1969.[1] Its place in the league's lineup was replaced by the Jersey Jays, returning the CFL to North Jersey after the departure of the Newark Bears to Orlando three seasons prior.

Season-by-season[edit]

Year League W L T Finish Coach
Charleston Rockets 1964 United Football League 11 3 0 2nd, Western Division Perry Moss
Charleston Rockets 1965 Continental Football League 14 0 0 1st, Western Division Perry Moss
Charleston Rockets 1966 Continental Football League 10 4 0 2nd, Western Division Ken Carpenter
Charleston Rockets 1967 Continental Football League 6 8 0 2nd, Atlantic South Division Sam Fernandez
Charleston Rockets 1968 Continental Football League 8 3 0 3rd, Atlantic Division Billy Ray Barnes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charleston Out of CFL". Philadelphia Daily News. UPI. January 25, 1969.