was launched on May 11, 2007, the 25th anniversary of
the press conference at "21" in New York City
announcing the launch of the United Statse Football
USFL.INFO strives to be the most comprehensive
site ever to chronicle the league that launched
professional football in the springtime. The goals
for USFL.INFO are simple and straight-forward:
To analyze the USFL as a business venture, studying
where it went wrong, and speculating how it could've
To collect and share first-hand accounts of those
involved in the league, from team owners and coaches,
players, cheerleaders, hot dog vendors - anyone involved
with the USFL during its run.
To give exclusive access to confidential and previously
unseen information and documents that had been thought
lost to history.
With these goals in mind, USFL.INFO will forever
be a "work in progress" - never complete -
until everything there is to record about the USFL, both
on and off the field, has been recorded and
disseminated. USFL.INFO is a collaborative
work: I'm always eager to add information to the
site presented by others - first hand accounts,
commentaries, game reports, anything that helps
chronicle the league's history.
I encourage you to contact me should you have something
you think worthy to contribute to USFL.INFO, or
just to say hello and give your thoughts on how we can
make the site the best it can be!
USFL.INFO Site Coordinator
in July 2008, USFL.INFO was privileged enough to
receive confirmation from a reliable, inside source of something that was suspected but previously never admitted - that
the 1984 USFL Draft order was purposely fixed to facilitate the Pittsburgh Maulers selection of Nebraska Heisman Trophy-winning RB Mike
The Maulers, who would play their only season in '84, were awarded the #1 pick by USFL Director of Operations Peter Hadhazy, not due to a lottery (which had reportedly been conducted among the league's six expansion franchises), but solely due to negotiations that were already taking place between the team and Rozier.
In an e-mail conversation with a high ranking official from one of the teams involved, USFL.INFO received confirmation on
many had long been suspected: "Peter assigned the pick without a coin flip or lottery of any kind," betting that the team would be successful in signing
Rozier. Hadhazy died in 2006 before USFL.INFO's launch, making his skullduggery hard to conclusively prove - until now.
The Maulers would go on to sign Rozier, in the process providing him with the largest signing bonus in pro football history to that time - $1 million. Just a year later however the Maulers would be history - and Rozier would be in Jacksonville with the Bulls.
has collected a treasure trove of information and
documents related to the business end of the USFL - from
the league's Constitution, Bylaws and operating
regulations to the expansion applications of most of the
1984 expansion teams... but one item has eluded us thus
far, and we're putting out an APB for it here.
At some point during their existence, the Jacksonville Bulls attempted to "go public" by selling stock in the football club. We've learned scant details about the offering aside from the fact that it was wildly unsuccessful (by our reports only 700 shares were ever sold to the public), but a Prospectus on the stock was distributed to the public - and if you have a copy of it, or of a Bulls' stock certificate, we'd like you to contact us.