WFL All-Time Team

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The WFL All-Time Team is a list of the top players in the history of the World Football League chosen by fans of the WFL.[1][2][3] It includes a First-team, a Second-team.[2][4][5] Absent from the team are the high-dollar signees from the National Football League, such as Larry Csonka, Paul Warfield, Calvin Hill, Duane Thomas, John Gilliam, George Sauer, and others. The WFL had all-league teams chosen in 1974 by "The Sporting News" and by the players/coaches .[2][3] The World Football League played in 1974 and 1975, although the 1975 season was ended after 12 of 18 scheduled games.

Offense[edit]

Position First team Hall of Fame? Second team Hall of Fame?
Quarterback Tony Adams, So. California Sun

Passed for 3905 yards and 23 TDs in 1974

No King Corcoran, Philadelphia Bell

Passed for 4071 yards and 34 TDs in two WFL seasons

No
Running back Tommy Reamon, Florida Blazers

WFL’s all-time leading rusher with 2054 yards

No Anthony Davis, So California

Rushed for 1200 yards and 16 TDs in 1975

No
Running back Jim Nance, Hou-Shreveport

Second-leading rusher in WFL history with 2007 yards

No J.J. Jennings, Memphis/Phil

Rushed for 1869 yards and 12 TDs in two WFL seasons

No
Wide receiver Tim Delaney, Hawaiians

WFL record-holder for receptions (133) and yards (1826)

No Ed Marshall, Memphis

91 receptions, 1741 yards, and a record 28 TDs in two WFL seasons

No
Wide receiver Alfred Jenkins, Birmingham Americans

60 receptions 1326 yards and 12 TDs in 1974

No Dave Williams, So. Cal.

80 receptions 1306 yards and 20 TDs in 1974-75

No
Tight end Greg Latta, Florida

39 catches 815 yards and 9 TDs in one WFL season

No Ted Kwalick, Philadelphia

29 receptions, 400 yards and great blocker for the Bell

No
Tackle Ron Mikolajczyk, Memphis Southmen

2x All-WFL selection

No Al Oliver, Hawaiians

Key cog in Hawaiians passing game

No
Tackle Joe Carollo, So California

Solid former NFLer blocked for Tony Adams in 1974

No Bob Wolfe, Birmingham Americans/Charlotte Hornets

An All-WFL performer

No
Guard Buddy Brown, Birmingham Americans

A two-time All-WFL choice

No Rick Anthony, Florida Blazers

Key blocker for Tomym Reamon and WFl champs in 1974

No
Guard John Wilbur, Hawaiians

Two-year starter and player/coach in 1975

No Dave Bradley, Chicago Fire

An All-WFL performer

No
Center Bob Kuziel, New York Stars/Charlotte Hornets

An All-WFL performer

No John Matlock, Birmingham Vulcans

Unofficial All-WFL in 1975

No

Defense[edit]

Position First team Hall of Fame? Second team Hall of Fame?
Defensive end Gerry Philbin, New York/Charlotte Stars

All-WFL, 10 sacks in 1974

No Len Burnham, Hawaiians

Top young pass rusher

No
Defensive end Karl Lorch, Hawaiians

Starter and 9 sacks in 1974, 10 in 1975.

No Ike Lassiter, Jacksonville Sharks

Former NFL vet with 8 sacks in 1974

No
Defensive tackle Dave Roller, Southern California Sun

Two-time All-WFL 9 sacks in 1974 and 17 in 1975.

No Charles DeJurnett, So. California

Unofficial All-WFL in 1975 11 sacks in 1975.

No
Defensive tackle Mike McBath, Florida Blazers

All-WFL in 1974, 7 sacks.

No John Elliott, New York/Charlotte Stars

8 sacks and an All-WFL performer in 1974

No
Linebacker Ross Brupbacher, Birmingham Americans

Led team in tackles and All-WFL

No Warren Capone, Birmingham Americans

All-WFL performer

No
Linebacker Rudy Kuechenberg, Chicago Fire

1974 All-WFL performer

No Garland Boyette, Houston Texans

NFL-vet, two-year leader of Texans defense

No
Linebacker John Villapiano, Houston Texans/Shreveport

All-WFL in 1974

No Tim Rossovich, Portland Thunder

Former NFL player, led Thunder in tackles 1975

No
Defensive back Miller Farr, Florida Blazers

All-WFL in 1974, 6 INTs

No Leon Jenkins, Shreveport Steamer

6 ints and 196 return yards.

No
Defensive back Billy Hayes, Fla-San Antonio

Two-year total of 12 interceptions for 220 yards. All-WFL

No Gene Howard, So Cal

Solid starter for Sun in 1974

No
Defensive back Larry Shears, Charlotte Hornets

An All-WFL performer, two-year total of 12 ints for 226 yards and a TD

No Paul Gibbs, Hue-Shreveport

All-WFL in 1975, intercepted 8 passes

No
Defensive back Dave Thomas, Memphis

WFL all-time leader in interceptions with. All-WFL

No Jeff Woodcock, NY-Char

Intercepted 9 passes in 2 WFL seasons, an All-WFL choice.

No

Special teams[edit]

Position First team Hall of Fame? Second team Hall of Fame?
Kicker Grant Guthrie, Jac-Birmingham

Kicked 18 FGs, All-WFL in 1974

No Charlie Durkee, Hou-Shr-Jac

Tied for most WFL field goals (18)

No
Punter Danny White, Memphis

All-WFL choice in 1975. All-time leading punter in WFL

No Ken Clark, Portland Storm
Duane Carroll, Jacksonville Sharks
Rusty Jackson, Birmingham Vulcans
No
Kick Returner Willie Beamer, Memphis Southmen

All-WFL in 1974

No Ike Thomas NY-Charlotte Hornets

Top returner in WFL for 2 seasons.

No
Punt Returner Joe Wylie, Portland

Returned 3 punts for TDs in two WFL seasons. 11.9 career average.

No Willie Smith, Birmingham

Returned 2 punts for TDs in 2 seasons.

No

Coach[edit]

Position First team Hall of Fame? Second team Hall of Fame?
Coach Jack Pardee, Florida

1974 Coach of the Year

No John McVay, Memphis No

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tod Maher and Mark Speck, "World Football League Encyclopedia", Saint Johann Press, ISBN 978-1-878282-40-8 ISBN 1878282409 January 30, 2006.
  2. ^ a b c "WFL". WFL.org. April 6, 2009. Archived from the original on October 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b [1]
  4. ^ Angel Fire.com
  5. ^ Geocites.com
  • 1975 Southern California Sun Media Guide.
  • 1975 Memphis Grizzlies Media Guide.

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