San Antonio Force

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San Antonio Force
Established 1992
Folded 1992
Played in the HemisFair Arena
in San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Force helmet
San Antonio Force logo
Helmet Logo
League/conference affiliations

Arena Football League (1992)

Team colors Red, black, and silver
Mascot Swoop
Owner(s) Red McCombs
Head coach Dick Nolan
Team history
  • San Antonio Force (1992)
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The San Antonio Force were a professional arena football team based in San Antonio, Texas. The team was a member of the Arena Football League that competed in the 1992 season only. The Owner of the Force was Red McCombs. The teams colors were black, red and silver.


They played their home games at HemisFair Arena,[1] then the home of the San Antonio Spurs. They set two records for futility, becoming the first arena football team ever to be shut out in a game, losing to the Orlando Predators 50-0 on June 13, 1992,[2] and the all-time lowest record for field goal percentage in a season, 11.8% (4-34), among three different kickers. The team ceased operations upon the completion of the season, citing that there were not enough available dates at HemisFair Arena or the Alamodome for the team to host games.[3] There was an attempt by Marc Reich to bring the team to Hartford, Connecticut, but he was unable to convince the city to purchase the rights to the Force, as it was believed there wasn't a high enough return on investment.[4] Arena football returned to San Antonio in 2012 when the Tulsa Talons franchise relocated to the Alamodome.[5]

Notable players[edit]

Final roster[edit]

1992 San Antonio Force roster

Wide receivers/Defensive backs


Offensive linemen/Defensive linemen

Wide receiver/Linebackers


Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 26, 2013
27 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

Head coaches[edit]

Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Dick Nolan 1992 2 8 0 .200 0 0

Season results[edit]

ArenaBowl Champions ArenaBowl Appearance Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses
San Antonio Force
1992 AFL - Western 4th 2 8
Total 2 8 (includes only regular season)
0 0 (includes only the postseason)
2 8 (includes both regular season and postseason)


  • The team appeared on the game EA Sports Arena Football as a hidden bonus team.
  • The first player drafted in 1992 by the Force was OL/DL David A. Caldwell, who was second on the team with 5.0 sacks. Caldwell is a San Antonio resident and currently coaching football in San Antonio ISD.


  1. ^ Richard Oliver (June 30, 2011). "Arena football may find home in S.A." Hearst Communications Inc. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ Richard Oliver (June 17, 2012). "Force's 50-0 loss 20 years ago stands alone". Hearst Communications Inc. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Mike Wagner (November 6, 1992). "FORCE.FOLDING Force will no longer be with San Antonio". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Roy Hasty (January 29, 1993). "No Arena team for Hartford Verdict on Arena team: risk of loss too high". Hartford Current. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ Charlie Hannema (September 21, 2011). "Tulsa Talons Moving To San Antonio". NowWorld. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 

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