AA American Football Leagues, AA Mid-West American Football Leagues, American Leagues

United Football League 1961-1964

UFL 1961

PWLTPFPAPct
Eastern Division
*Columbus Colts10622217120.750
Cleveland Bulldogs10640213205.600
Akron Pros10010081282.000
Western Division
*Grand Rapids Shamrocks10631256118.650
*Indianapolis Warriors10631198184.650
Louisville Raiders10460106162.400

Reference: [1]

DateHome TeamAway Team
Western Playoff
26.11.1961Indianapolis Warriors14Grand Rapids Shamrocks24
UFL Championship
02.12.1961Grand Rapids Shamrocks20Columbus Colts7

Reference:[2]

UFL 1962

PWLTPFPAPct
Eastern Division
*Wheeling Ironmen12840303177.667
Toledo Tornadoes12651306245.545
Columbus Capitols12660215257.500
Cleveland Bulldogs12480193193.333
Western Division
*Grand Rapids Blazers12930308190.750
*Indianapolis Warriors12930365161.750
Louisville Raiders12471163283.364
Chicago Bulls12111099394.083

Reference: [3]

DateHome TeamAway Team
Western Playoff
25.11.1962Grand Rapids Blazers24Indianapolis Warriors20
UFL Championship
02.12.1962Wheeling Ironmen31Grand Rapids Blazers21

Reference: [4]

UFL 1963

PWLTPFPAPct
Eastern Division
*Wheeling Ironmen131210441151.923
Cleveland Bulldogs12750347238.583
Syracuse Stormers12012081483.000
Western Division
*Toledo Tornadoes131030251162.769
Indianapolis Warriors13580230290.385
Grand Rapids Blazers13490159185.308

Reference: [5]

DateHome TeamAway Team
UFL Championship
08.12.1963Toledo Tornadoes21Wheeling Ironmen30

Reference: [6]

UFL 1964

PWLTPFPAPct
Eastern Division
*Indianapolis Warriors141040396224.714
Wheeling Ironmen14770370396.500
Quebec Rifles14590144591.357
Joliet Chargers140140144591.000
Western Division
*Canton Bulldogs141220415198.857
Charleston Rockets141130417161.786
Toledo Tornadoes14680337307.429
Grand Rapids Blazers14590249404.357

Reference: [7]

DateHome TeamAway Team
UFL Chamionship
05.12.1964Indianapolis Warriors14Canton Buldogs19

Reference: [8]

Report

Grand Rapids Shamrocks, clearly marketed to the Irish Community, won the 1961 Championship by a score of 20-7 against the Columbus Colts. Wheeling Ironmen won the next two Championships, 31-21 versus Grand Rapids Blazers in 1962 and 30-21 against Toledo Tornadoes in 1963. Canton Bulldogs won the last title, 19-14 against the Indianapolis Warriors before the League merged with the Atlantic Coast Football League to form the Continental Football League in 1965.

About

The United Football League was a AA American Football League in the Mid-West of the United States from 1961-1964 when it merged with the Atlantic Coast Football League to form the AAA Continental Football League once the American Football League had announced plans to merge with the National Football League and play the Super Bowl for the Pro Championship.

References

Websites

[1] Pro Football Archives (2019) 1961 Season [Internet] Available from: https://www.profootballarchives.com/1961.html [Accessed 18 October 2019]

[2] Pro Football Archives (2019) 1961 Season | Grand Rapids Shamrocks [Internet] Available from: https://www.profootballarchives.com/1961uflgr.html [Accessed 7 November 2019]

[3] Pro Football Archives (2019) 1962 Season [Internet] Available from: https://www.profootballarchives.com/1962.html [Accessed 18 October 2019]

[4] Pro Football Archives (2019) 1962 Season Grand Rapids Blazers [Internet] Available from: https://www.profootballarchives.com/1962uflgr.html [Accessed 7 November 2019]

[1] Pro Football Archives (2019) 1963 Season [Internet] Available from: https://www.profootballarchives.com/1963.html [Accessed 18 October 2019]

[1] Pro Football Archives (2019) 1963 Season | Toledo Tornadoes [Internet] Available from: https://www.profootballarchives.com/1963ufltol.html [Accessed 7 November 2019 ]

[1] Pro Football Archives (2019) 1964 Season [Internet] Available from: https://www.profootballarchives.com/1964.html [Accessed 18 October 2019]

[1] Pro Football Archives (2019) 1964 Season | Canton Bulldogs [Internet] Available from: https://www.profootballarchives.com/1964uflcan.html [Accessed 7 November 2019 ]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Bart Barden.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 7 November 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

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