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Tadgh Leader Irish-born Professional American and Canadian Football Player 2021-2022

Player Details and Statistics

#
76
Name
Tadgh Leader
Nationality
irlIreland
Position
Kicker, Punter
Height
6'02
Weight
205
Past Teams
Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Panthers Wroclaw
Leagues
European League of Football East Division, CFL Canadian Football League East Division
Seasons
2021, Preseason 2022

CFL Canadian Football League East Division

SeasonTeamFGSafetyPAT2XPTDCompAttRush YdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumLost
Preseason 2022Hamilton Tiger-Cats00000000000000
Total-00000000000000

European League of Football East Division

SeasonTeamFGSafetyPAT2XPTDCompAttRush YdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumLost
2021Panthers Wroclaw00000000000000
Total-00000000000000

Career Total

SeasonFGSafetyPAT2XPTDCompAttRush YdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumLost
Total

[References: 1-21]

Biography

Born: Galway, Ireland, 1 March 1992.

College: International (Ireland); Lindenwood University (USA).

Professional Career: Connacht Rugby (Pro 12 Rugby); New England Free Jacks (Major League Rugby, 2019); Aviators (The Spring League 2021); Panthers Wroclaw (European League of Football 2021); Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Canadian Football League Preseason 2022)

Former Connacht Rugby player Tadgh Leader was born in Galway, Ireland. At the age of 15 he and his brother Darragh headed out to kick some Rugby balls at their local pitch on Christmas Day. His dad, a former Galwegians RFC Rugby player made a bet with them that they could not kick the ball over the bars from the halfway line. Both Tadgh and his brother Darragh won €50 each.

Tadgh went on to play Rugby Professionally for Connacht and Darragh now lives in USA where he coaches at Clemson University Tigers. Tadhg suffered a number of injuries during his last few years at Connacht and after playing in Italy he ended up studying in USA and playing for both New England Free Jacks in Major League Rugby and making his Test debut for USA Eagles Rugby Union National Team.

Tadgh was signed up to play another year of Rugby Union in 2021 when the kicker started kicking American Footballs for fun. People took notice and said he should try out for American Football teams and so he went off to San Diego where he was kicking alongside Super Bowl-winning athletes. Unsure of his own ability he asked John Carney, who has 23 years of experience kicking Footballs and Carney said he could mix it with the NFL players.

Before long Leader found himself playing for the Aviators in The Spring League in USA. The Aviatiors, one of four teams based in Indianapolis, a COVID-19 Pod and one of two Pods in the 8-team league in 2021 finished with an 0-6 record in 2021. On May 7 versus Alphas Tadgh Leader scored the first points of his American Football career kicking a Field Goal to make the score Aviators 3 Alphas 7 at Halftime.

After spending Spring in Indianapolis with the Aviators Tadgh signed for Panthers Wroclaw in the European League of Football, making his debut on August 1 in a 31-33 loss at Cologne Centurions. Tadhg scored a 35-yard Field Goal in that game to make the score 16-7 [References: 7-8] On August 22 he kicked a 52-yard Field Goal, his personal highlight in a 30-24 victory at Hamburg Sea Devils [References: 9-10]. The Hamburg game was his fourth of the ELF season [References: 11]. Panthers Wroclaw finished the season with three straight wins to finish on 6-4 and reached the Playoffs where they lost to Hamburg Sea Devils 27-30.

In March 2022 Leader signed for Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, scoring the winning Field Goal with seconds left in the Ti-Cats opening preseason game versus Montreal Alouettes. After their second and last preseason game of the 2022 season where Leader sat on the bench and did not feature, Tadgh was released. [References: 15-21]

Note: Video Clip of Tadhg’s 52-yard FG versus Hamburg Sea Devils can be seen by clicking the link in Reference Number 9 below the Standing Section:

The Spring League 2021

The Spring League 2021PWLTPFPAPct
TSL North (Indianapolis)
Linemen (C)6510177117.833
Conquerors6420164118.667
Alphas6330118137.500
Aviators606053140.000
TSL South (Houston)
Jousters (C)642012162.667
Generals6420131104.667
Blues633078107.500
Sea Lions615090141.250

[References: Compiled from results in 2]

DateHome TeamAway Team
Mega Bowl ChampionshipRice Stadium, Houston, TX
19/06/2021Linemen26Jousters23

[References: 2]

European League of Football Autumn 2021

European League of Football Division North 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
17300.700274178L2
26400.600314259W3
35500.500295320L1
43700.300228289W1

European League of Football Division South 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
19100.900357132W9
25500.500320365L1
33700.300230277L2
42800.200157355L6

European League of Football Playoffs 2021

[References: 12-13]

CFL Canadian Football League Preseason 2022

CFL Canadian Football League East Division Preseason 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
11100.50049445L1
21100.50042411L1
31100.5005051-1W1
41100.5003540-5W1

CFL Canadian Football League West Division Preseason 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
12001.000781365W2
21100.5004546-1W1
31100.5003757-20L1
40100.0001625-9L1
50100.000641-35L1

[References: 15-21]

Tadgh Leader CFL Games Log

Results

Team1234T
Hamilton Tiger-Cats739625
Montreal Alouettes960823

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

# Player Position FG Safety PAT 2XP TD Comp Att Pass Yds Rush Att Rush Yds Rec Rec Yds Int Lng Fum Lost FR Tckl Solo Asst Sack PR KR Punt PYds PAvg BFG OR
76Tadgh Leader Kicker1000000000000000000000000000
 Total 1000000000000000000000000000

Montreal Alouettes

Position FG Safety PAT 2XP TD Comp Att Pass Yds Rush Att Rush Yds Rec Rec Yds Int Lng Fum Lost FR Tckl Solo Asst Sack PR KR Punt PYds PAvg BFG OR
 0000000000000000000000000000

References (WEBSITES)

[1] The 42 (2021) The former Connacht man now trying to make it as an NFL kicker [Internet] Available from: https://www.the42.ie/tadhg-leader-connacht-nfl-5425042-May2021/ [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[2] The Liberty (2021) Leader and Mayo: Meet the two Irishmen with the NFL in their sights [Internet] Available from: https://www.theliberty.ie/2021/12/01/leader-and-mayo-meet-the-two-irishmen-with-the-nfl-in-their-sights/?fbclid=IwAR1g3KnLD1lmr5GsnTTOrYiBJpVYPuyZzhjcgWKz54lKAc1ychvTjBiYwqA [Accessed 3 December 2021]

TSL Career References

[3] The Spring League (2021) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://thespringleague.com/?page_id=5732 [Accessed 20 June 2021]

[4] The Spring League (2021) Aviators [Internet] Available from: https://www.thespringleague.com/?page_id=5809 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[5] The Spring League (2021) Post, May 7 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/306326787531251 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

ELF Career References

[6] Rugby Players Ireland (2021) The Journey Continues for Tadhg Leader [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[7] Tadhg Leader Facebook (2021) Post, July 30, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/tadhg.leader/posts/4428767077162803 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[8] Tadhg Leader Facebook (2021) Post, August 3, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/tadhg.leader/posts/4440139309358913 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[9] European League of Football (2021) Video, August 26, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&v=4160723400714711 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[10] Tadhg Leader Facebook (2021) Post, August 26, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/tadhg.leader/posts/4511404508899059 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[11] Tadhg Leader Facebook (2021) Post, September 1, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/tadhg.leader/posts/4530606193645557 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[12] European League of Football (2021) Stats [Internet] Available from: https://europeanleague.football/stats [Accessed 10 November 2021]

[13] European League of Football (2021) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://europeanleague.football/schedule [Accessed 11 July 2021]

CFL Career References

LOGOS [1] Sports Logos (2021) 2757__canadian_football_league-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/2573/full/2757__canadian_football_league-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021] REFERENCES

[15] Canadian Football League (2021) Schedule 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/schedule/2022/ [Accessed 18 December 2021]

[16] Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2022) Tadhg Leader [Internet] Available from: https://ticats.ca/video/may-28-tadhg-leader  [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[17] Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2022) Transactions [Internet] Available from: https://ticats.ca/article/tiger-cats-transactions-june-5 [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[18] Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2022) Tiger-Cats add Global Kicker Leader [Internet] Available from: https://ticats.ca/article/tiger-cats-add-global-kicker-leader  [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[19] Canadian Football League (2022) Schedule Preseason 2022 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 25 Montreal Alouettes 23 Box-Score [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/games/6206/montreal-alouettes-vs-hamilton-tiger-cats/?_ga=2.173484064.2086368179.1654856618-1214091020.1654856618#boxscore [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[20] Canadian Football League (2022)  Schedule Preseason 2022 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 25 Montreal Alouettes 23 Play-by-Play [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/games/6206/montreal-alouettes-vs-hamilton-tiger-cats/?_ga=2.173484064.2086368179.1654856618-1214091020.1654856618#playbyplay [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[21] Canadian Football League (2022) Tadgh Leader [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/players/tadhg-leader/166367/ [Accessed 10 June 2022]

ELF Logo References

[7] Barcelona Dragons Facebook (2021)Profile Picture: March 24, 2021: 164100830_143302991038424_6685619488922431445_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/164100830_143302991038424_6685619488922431445_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-4&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=7nF5AhntfsEAX9glptP&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=a430079a20cfb0956dd3ea5a7c8db22e&oe=61316F91 [Accessed 11 July 2021]

[8] Panthers Wroclaw Fabecook (2021) profile Picture September 20, 2013 1235513_483738095055993_896136457_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/PanthersWroclaw/photos/a.483738081722661/483738095055993/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[9] Hamburg Sea Devils Facebook (2021) Profile Picture March 9, 2021: 159505975_122355319823281_3096303558860788527_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgSeaDevils/photos/a.106420621416751/122355316489948 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[10] Stuttgart Surge Facebook (2021) Profile Picture July 27, 2021: 224860379_157740426432198_682630597869113461_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/StuttgartSurgeFootball/photos/a.101150422091199/157740416432199/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[11] Leipzig Kings Facebook (2021) Profile Picture April 23, 2021 176481610_124322863083112_5924150060350890678_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/105240348324697/photos/a.105240374991361/124322859749779 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[12] Cologne Centurions Facebook (2021) Profile Picture March 22, 2021 164225775_104312295086165_3866117950552195047_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/164225775_104312295086165_3866117950552195047_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=1-4&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=q-FxP6s2FecAX8leJ2f&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=b85f562fcd7282fd92b580c46312ec3d&oe=61329D2C [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[13] Frankfurt Galaxy Facebook (2021) Profile Picture April 18, 2021 175159880_127159659432418_8771340701865027771_n  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/frankfurtgalaxy21/photos/a.100834638731587/127159656099085 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[14] Berlin Thunder Facebook (2021) Profile Picture May 6, 2021 182443261_131030875743347_4880774321224305568_n  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BER.Thunder/photos/a.106909338155501/131030872410014/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

CFL Logo References

[3] Sports Logos (2021) 8827_bc_lions-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/91/full/8827_bc_lions-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[4] Sports Logos (2021) 6644_calgary_stampeders-primary-2019 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/92/full/6644_calgary_stampeders-primary-2019.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[5] Sports Logos (2021) edmonton_elks_logo_primary_2021_sportslogosnet-5957 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/6790/full/edmonton_elks_logo_primary_2021_sportslogosnet-5957.png %5BAccessed 31 July 2021]

[6] Sports Logos (2021) 6261_saskatchewan_roughriders-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/98/full/6261_saskatchewan_roughriders-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[7] Sports Logos (2021) 2517_winnipeg_blue_bombers-primary-2012 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/100/full/2517_winnipeg_blue_bombers-primary-2012.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[8] Sports Logos (2021) 6242 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/94/full/6242.gif [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[9] Sports Logos (2021) 4816_toronto_argonauts-primary-2021 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/99/full/4816_toronto_argonauts-primary-2021.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[10] Sports Logos (2021) 9827_ottawa__redblacks-primary-2014 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/5033/full/9827_ottawa__redblacks-primary-2014.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[11] Sports Logos (2021) 5778_montreal_alouettes-primary-2019 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/95/full/5778_montreal_alouettes-primary-2019.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Todd Zboyan, Decy Maher, Steve Hearn and Anton “Pippo” O’Grady

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 10 June 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Major Alternative Football Leagues Final Standings 2021

Canadian Football League 2021

CFL Logo [Reference: 1]

Canadian Football League East Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
195018309318-9L1
28601631224468W1
37701434630541L1
431106224384-160W1

Canadian Football League West Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1113020361188173L2
2950182902846L1
38601631526352W3
459010312351-39W1
531106246378-132L1

CFL Canadian Football League Playoffs 2021

Match Day Eastern Semi-Final
(Eastern Semi-Final)
23 - 12

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Montreal Alouettes

Match Day Western Semi-Final
(Western Semi-Final)
33 OT - 30

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders

Match Day Eastern Final
(Eastern Final)
19 - 27

Toronto Argonauts vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Match Day Western Final
(Western Final)
21 - 17

Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Saskatchewan Roughriders

Match Day 108th Grey Cup
(108th Grey Cup)
25 - 33

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

References: [2] (Standings Calculated Automatically).

Japan X-League X1 Super 2021

Japan X-League Logo. References: [3]

JAFA Japan X-League X1 Super 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
17002127160211W7
261018217113104W1
3520151556194L1
433110223249-26W3
53409148153-5W1
62506112237-125L1
71514115172-57L5
8070024220-196L7

JAFA Japan X-League X1 Super Playoffs 2021

References: [4, 5][Standings Calculated Automatically]

European League of Football 2021

European League of Football Logo
European League of Football Logo. References: [6]

European League of Football Division North 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
17300.700274178L2
26400.600314259W3
35500.500295320L1
43700.300228289W1

European League of Football Division South 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
19100.900357132W9
25500.500320365L1
33700.300230277L2
42800.200157355L6

European League of Football Playoffs 2021

References: [7, 8]

The Spring League 2021

The Spring League Logo
The Spring League Logo. References: [12]
The Spring League 2021PWLTPFPAPct
TSL North (Indianapolis)
Linemen (C)6510177117.833
Conquerors6420164118.667
Alphas6330118137.500
Aviators606053140.000
TSL South (Houston)
Jousters (C)642012162.667
Generals6420131104.667
Blues633078107.500
Sea Lions615090141.250
[References: Compiled from results in 13-14]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Mega Bowl ChampionshipRice Stadium, Houston, TX
19/06/2021Linemen26Jousters23
[References: 13-14]

Recap

The Major Alternative Football Leagues of 2021 were The Spring League which kicked off its 5th season this year, with a major expansion, adding a second hub city and four teams to its schedule, the European League of Football, Japan X-League X1 Super, and the Canadian Football League.

The Linemen won TSL North in Indianapolis with a 5-1 record and the Jousters were Champions of TSL South in Houston with a 4-2 record. In a close Mega Bowl Linemen defeated Jousters 26-23 [13-14]. Tadhg Leader, former Connacht Rugby player, who was born in Ireland, played kicker for the Aviators who finished 0-6 in the TSL North [8-10].

Following the TSL season, Tadhg Leader moved on to play for Panthers Wroclaw of Poland in the European League of Football, along with a young Tallaght, South Dublin County native Kevin Mayo. The Panthers finished the season 6-4 in the ELF North but lost the Semi-Final 27-30 at Hamburg Sea Devils, who finished runners-up to ELF South Champions Frankfurt Galaxy (9-1) who won the ELF Championship Game 32-30 in an even closer game than the TSL Mega Bowl [7-8].

By the Fall the Japan X-League had kicked off and the 6-1 Fujitsu Frontiers upset the 7-0 Panasonic Impulse 24-20 in the Rice Bowl [4-5]. This was the first year the JXL had sole ownership of the Rice Bowl, previously the X-League Champions contested the Rice Bowl with the College Champions in Japan.

The Canadian Football League, the biggest of the Major Alternative Football Leagues played a covid-shortened 14-game schedule, with newly renamed Edmonton Elks struggling to a 3-11 record, worst in the CFL. The big news on the Football field however was Winnipeg Blue Bombers who went 11-3 in winning the CFL West before triumphing 33-25 against Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-6) who had upset CFL East Champions Toronto Argonauts 27-19 in the Eastern Final [2].

Tadhg Leader – Irish-born Player (Panthers Wroclaw ELF and Aviators TSL)

Former Connacht Rugby player Tadhg Leader was born in Galway, Ireland. At the age of 15 he and his brother Darragh headed out to kick some Rugby balls at their local pitch on Christmas Day. His dad, a former Galwegians RFC Rugby player made a bet with them that they could not kick the ball over the bars from the halfway line. Both Tadhg and his brother Darragh won €50 each.

Tadhg went on to play Rugby Professionally for Connacht and Darragh now lives in USA where he coaches at Clemson University Tigers. Tadhg suffered a number of injuries during his last few years at Connacht and after playing in Italy he ended up studying in USA and playing for both New England Free Jacks in Major League Rugby and making his Test debut for USA Eagles Rugby Union National Team.

Tadhg was signed up to play another year of Rugby Union in 2021 when the kicker started kicking American Footballs for fun. People took notice and said he should try out for American Football teams and so he went off to San Diego where he was kicking alongside Super Bowl-winning athletes. Unsure of his own ability he asked John Carney, who has 23 years of experience kicking Footballs and Carney said he could mix it with the NFL players.

Before long Leader found himself playing for the Aviators in The Spring League in USA. The Aviatiors, one of four teams based in Indianapolis, a COVID-19 Pod and one of two Pods in the 8-team league in 2021 finished with an 0-6 record in 2021. On May 7 versus Alphas Tadhg Leader scored the first points of his American Football career kicking a Field Goal to make the score Aviators 3 Alphas 7 at Halftime.

After spending Spring in Indianapolis with the Aviators Tadhg signed for Panthers Wroclaw in the European League of Football, making his debut on opening day in a 55-39 victory over Cologne Centurions. [References: 8-10]

Kevin Mayo – Irish Player (Panthers Wroclaw ELF)

Kevin Mayo, who is from Tallaght, South Dublin Co. in Ireland, and had previously played for the South Dublin Panthers in the American Football Ireland League joined the Panthers Wroclaw at the tail end of the season after being picked up by North Park University in Chicago, an NCAA Division III College.

CFL References

LOGOS

[1] Sports Logos (2021) 2757__canadian_football_league-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/2573/full/2757__canadian_football_league-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

REFERENCES

[2] Canadian Football League (2021) Schedule 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/schedule/2021/ [Accessed 31 July 2021]

Japan X-League References

IMAGES

[3] X-League (2020) logo_xleague [Internet] Available from: https://s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/xleague/images/logo_xleague.jpg [Accessed 7 March 2021]

STANDINGS

[4] X-League (2021) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/standing [Accessed 13 December 2021]

[5] X-League (2021) Score [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/score [Accessed 4 August 2021]

ELF References

[6] European League of Football Facebook Page (2021) Profile Picture, February 4, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/europeanleagueoffootball/photos/a.100150555247238/159345569327736/ [Accessed 27 April 2021]

[7] European League of Football (2021) Stats [Internet] Available from: https://europeanleague.football/stats [Accessed 10 November 2021]

[8] European League of Football (2021) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://europeanleague.football/schedule [Accessed 11 July 2021]

[9] South Dublin Panthers (2021) Post to Page 2 December 2021: “Great Interview!” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinpanthers/posts/309142057879208 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[10] The Liberty (2021) Leader and Mayo: Meet the two Irishmen with the NFL in their sights [Internet] Available from: https://www.theliberty.ie/2021/12/01/leader-and-mayo-meet-the-two-irishmen-with-the-nfl-in-their-sights/?fbclid=IwAR1g3KnLD1lmr5GsnTTOrYiBJpVYPuyZzhjcgWKz54lKAc1ychvTjBiYwqA [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[11] Rugby Players Ireland (2021) The Journey Continues for Tadhg Leader [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 3 December 2021]

The Spring League References

[12] The Spring League (2017) Profile Picture August 13, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68494309_2435273623417739_8497449137069883392_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=osM0If13hRYAX9kbxYM&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=3d2ef90b030c12beaf5c4be4b091d540&oe=5E9E9711%5BAccessed 25 January 2020]

[13] The Spring League (2021) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://thespringleague.com/?page_id=5732 [Accessed 20 June 2021]

[14] The Spring League (2021) League [Internet] Available from: https://thespringleague.com/?page_id=136 [Accessed 6 May 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Steve Hearn and Anton “Pippo” O’Grady, Bart Barden, Carmine, Tomasz and Todd Zboyan (Dublin Bay Raptors)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 7 January 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021-2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Tadhg Leader Irish-born Professional American Football Player 2021

Born: Galway, Ireland

Metrics: Height: 6’02”. Weight: 205 lbs.

College: International (Ireland); Lindenwood University (USA).

Professional Career: Connacht Rugby (Pro 12 Rugby); New England Free Jacks (Major League Rugby, 2019); Aviators (The Spring League 2021); Panthers Wroclaw (European League of Football 2021)

Position: Kicker.

Biography:

Former Connacht Rugby player Tadhg Leader was born in Galway, Ireland. At the age of 15 he and his brother Darragh headed out to kick some Rugby balls at their local pitch on Christmas Day. His dad, a former Galwegians RFC Rugby player made a bet with them that they could not kick the ball over the bars from the halfway line. Both Tadhg and his brother Darragh won €50 each.

Tadhg went on to play Rugby Professionally for Connacht and Darragh now lives in USA where he coaches at Clemson University Tigers. Tadhg suffered a number of injuries during his last few years at Connacht and after playing in Italy he ended up studying in USA and playing for both New England Free Jacks in Major League Rugby and making his Test debut for USA Eagles Rugby Union National Team.

Tadhg was signed up to play another year of Rugby Union in 2021 when the kicker started kicking American Footballs for fun. People took notice and said he should try out for American Football teams and so he went off to San Diego where he was kicking alongside Super Bowl-winning athletes. Unsure of his own ability he asked John Carney, who has 23 years of experience kicking Footballs and Carney said he could mix it with the NFL players.

Before long Leader found himself playing for the Aviators in The Spring League in USA. The Aviatiors, one of four teams based in Indianapolis, a COVID-19 Pod and one of two Pods in the 8-team league in 2021 finished with an 0-6 record in 2021. On May 7 versus Alphas Tadhg Leader scored the first points of his American Football career kicking a Field Goal to make the score Aviators 3 Alphas 7 at Halftime.

After spending Spring in Indianapolis with the Aviators Tadhg signed for Panthers Wroclaw in the European League of Football, making his debut on August 1 in a 31-33 loss at Cologne Centurions. Tadhg scored a 35-yard Field Goal in that game to make the score 16-7 [References: 7-8] On August 22 he kicked a 52-yard Field Goal, his personal highlight in a 30-24 victory at Hamburg Sea Devils [References: 9-10]. The Hamburg game was his fourth of the ELF season [References: 11]. Panthers Wroclaw finished the season with three straight wins to finish on 6-4 and reached the Playoffs where they lost to Hamburg Sea Devils 27-30.

Note: Video Clip of Tadhg’s 52-yard FG versus Hamburg Sea Devils can be seen by clicking the link in Reference Number 9 below the Standing Section:

The Spring League 2021

The Spring League 2021PWLTPFPAPct
TSL North (Indianapolis)
Linemen (C)6510177117.833
Conquerors6420164118.667
Alphas6330118137.500
Aviators606053140.000
TSL South (Houston)
Jousters (C)642012162.667
Generals6420131104.667
Blues633078107.500
Sea Lions615090141.250

[References: Compiled from results in 2]

DateHome TeamAway Team
Mega Bowl ChampionshipRice Stadium, Houston, TX
19/06/2021Linemen26Jousters23

[References: 2]

European League of Football Autumn 2021

European League of Football Division North 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
17300.700274178L2
26400.600314259W3
35500.500295320L1
43700.300228289W1

European League of Football Division South 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
19100.900357132W9
25500.500320365L1
33700.300230277L2
42800.200157355L6

European League of Football Playoffs 2021

[References: 12-13]

References (WEBSITES)

[1] The 42 (2021) The former Connacht man now trying to make it as an NFL kicker [Internet] Available from: https://www.the42.ie/tadhg-leader-connacht-nfl-5425042-May2021/ [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[2] The Liberty (2021) Leader and Mayo: Meet the two Irishmen with the NFL in their sights [Internet] Available from: https://www.theliberty.ie/2021/12/01/leader-and-mayo-meet-the-two-irishmen-with-the-nfl-in-their-sights/?fbclid=IwAR1g3KnLD1lmr5GsnTTOrYiBJpVYPuyZzhjcgWKz54lKAc1ychvTjBiYwqA [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[3] The Spring League (2021) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://thespringleague.com/?page_id=5732 [Accessed 20 June 2021]

[4] The Spring League (2021) Aviators [Internet] Available from: https://www.thespringleague.com/?page_id=5809 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[5] The Spring League (2021) Post, May 7 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/306326787531251 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[6] Rugby Players Ireland (2021) The Journey Continues for Tadhg Leader [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[7] Tadhg Leader Facebook (2021) Post, July 30, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/tadhg.leader/posts/4428767077162803 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[8] Tadhg Leader Facebook (2021) Post, August 3, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/tadhg.leader/posts/4440139309358913 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[9] European League of Football (2021) Video, August 26, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&v=4160723400714711 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[10] Tadhg Leader Facebook (2021) Post, August 26, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/tadhg.leader/posts/4511404508899059 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[11] Tadhg Leader Facebook (2021) Post, September 1, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/tadhg.leader/posts/4530606193645557 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[12] European League of Football (2021) Stats [Internet] Available from: https://europeanleague.football/stats [Accessed 10 November 2021]

[13] European League of Football (2021) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://europeanleague.football/schedule [Accessed 11 July 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Todd Zboyan and Decy Maher.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 3 December 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

John Sinnott Irish-born Professional and College American Football Player 1976-1982

John Sinnott

Born: April 18, 1958 in Wexford, Ireland

Metrics: Height: 6-4 Weight: 279

High School: Dedham (MA)

College: Brown University Bears 1976-1979

Draft: 3rd Round (60th Overall) 1980 St. Louis Cardinals.

Professional: New York Giants (National Football League) 1980-1981 Baltimore Colts (National Football League) 1982

Position: Tackle.

Career Statistics (Professional): Games: 9; Season Average: 4; Games Started: 7

Biography: John Sinnott was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1958, and played High School Football in Denham, Massachusetts, where he was recruited for Brown University Bears of the Ivy League in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). His High School Football Coach told hm that he might get injured in his first few weeks playing Football, so he should not concentrate on just Football, as his College Academic Achievement was as important, something which is not all that common these days. [Reference: 2] While at Brown, he played in the most successful Brown University Football Team in 50 years, in 1976 emulating the Iron Men of 1926 in winning their first Ivy League Championship in half a century. [Reference: 8]

After College he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals, where he was cut from the roster during training camp. John was subsequently picked up by the New York Giants, and after two years on the squad, he was traded to the Baltimore Colts. There he played in 9 games in 1982, before injuring his back, an injury which still bothers him to this day, and retired from Football. [Reference: 2; 3]

CAREER STATISTICS

GENERAL

YearTeamNoPosGPGS
1976Brown University Bears (NCAA)
1977Brown University Bears (NCAA)
1978Brown University Bears (NCAA)
1979Brown University Bears (NCAA)
1980New York Giants (NFL)
1981New York Giants (NFL)
1982Baltimore Colts (NFL)79LOT97

[Reference: 3]

Legend: No = Jersey Number, Pos = Position, GP = Games Played, GS = Games Started. LOT = Left Offensive Tackle.

FUMBLES

YearTeamNoLostOwnOppRecYdsTD
1982Baltimore Colts (NFL)0010100
CareerNFL0010100

[Reference: 3]

Legend: No = Number of Fumbles, Lost = Fumbles Lost, Own = Own Fumbles, Opp = Opposition Fumbles, Rec = Fumbles Recovered, Yds = Yards, TD = Fumbles Returned for a Touchdown.

Brown University Bears Football Team Photo 1976 [Reference: 9][Photo Credit: Brown University Athletics]

NCAAF IVY LEAGUE 1976

Ivy League 1976CWCLCTPctOWOLOTPct
Brown Bears (CC)610.857810.889
Yale Bulldogs610.857810.889
Dartmouth Big Green430.571630.667
Harvard Crimson430.571630.667
Columbia Lions250.286360.333
Pennsylvania Quakers250.286360.333
Cornell Big Red250.286270.222
Princeton Tigers250.286270.222

[Reference: 4]

Legend: CW = Conference wins, CL = Conference Losses, CT = Conference Ties, Pct = Winning Percentage, OW = Overall Wins, OL = Overall Losses, OT = Overall Ties.

NCAAF IVY LEAGUE 1977

Ivy League 1977CWCLCTPctOWOLOTPct
Yale Bulldogs (CC)610.857720.778
Brown Bears520.714720.778
Dartmouth Big Green430.571630.667
Pennsylvania Quakers430.571540.556
Harvard Crimson430.571450.445
Princeton Tigers340.429360.333
Columbia Lions160.143270.222
Cornell Big Red160.143180.111

[Reference: 5]

Legend: CW = Conference wins, CL = Conference Losses, CT = Conference Ties, Pct = Winning Percentage, OW = Overall Wins, OL = Overall Losses, OT = Overall Ties.

NCAAF IVY LEAGUE 1978

Ivy League 1978CWCLCTPctOWOLOTPct
Dartmouth Big Green (CC)610.857630.667
Brown Bears520.714630.667
Yale Bulldogs412.714522.667
Cornell Big Red331.500531.611
Harvard Crimson241.357441.500
Columbia Lions241.357351.389
Princeton Tigers241.357252.333
Pennsylvania Quakers151.214261.278

[Reference: 6]

Legend: CW = Conference wins, CL = Conference Losses, CT = Conference Ties, Pct = Winning Percentage, OW = Overall Wins, OL = Overall Losses, OT = Overall Ties.

NCAAF IVY LEAGUE 1979

Ivy League 1979CWCLCTPctOWOLOTPct
Yale Bulldogs (CC)610.857810.889
Brown Bears520.714630.667
Princeton Tigers520.714540.556
Cornell Big Red430.571540.556
Dartmouth Big Green430.571441.500
Harvard Crimson340.429360.333
Columbia Lions160.143180.111
Pennsylvania Quakers070.000090.000

[Reference: 7]

Legend: CW = Conference wins, CL = Conference Losses, CT = Conference Ties, Pct = Winning Percentage, OW = Overall Wins, OL = Overall Losses, OT = Overall Ties.

NFL 1980

NFL 1980PWLTPFPAPct
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
AFC East
Buffalo Bills (D)161150320260.688
New England Patriots161060441325.625
Miami Dolphins16880266305.500
Baltimore Colts16790355387.438
New York Jets164120302395.250
AFC Central
Cleveland Browns (D)161150357310.688
Houston Oilers (P)161150295251.688
Pittsburgh Steelers16970352313.438
Cincinnati Bengals166100244312.375
AFC West
San Diego Chargers (D)161150418327.688
Oakland Raiders (P)161150364306.688
Kansas City Chiefs16880319336.500
Denver Broncos16880310323.500
Seattle Seahawks164120291408.250
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
NFC East
Philadelphia Eagles (D)161240384222.750
Dallas Cowboys (P)161240454311.750
Washington Redskins166100261293.375
St. Louis Cardinals165110299350.313
New York Giants164120249425.250
NFC Central
Minnesota Vikings (D)16970317308.563
Detroit Lions16970334272.563
Chicago Bears16790304264.438
Tampa Bay Buccaneers165101271341.344
Green Bay Packers165101231371.344
NFC West
Atlanta Falcons (D)161240405272.750
Los Angeles Rams (P)161150424289.688
San Francisco 49ers166100320415.375
New Orleans Saints161150291487.063

[References: 1]

DateHome TeamAway Team
AFC First Round Playoff
1980Oakland Raiders27Houston Oilers7
AFC Divisional Playoffs
1980San Diego Chargers20Buffalo Bills14
1980Cleveland Browns12Oakland Raiders14
AFC Championship
1980San Diego Chargers27Oakland Raiders34
NFC First Round Playoffs
1980Dallas Cowboys34Los Angeles Rams13
NFC Divisional Playoffs
1980Philadelphia Eagles31Minnesota Vikings16
1980Atlanta Falcons27Dallas Cowboys30
NFC Championship
1980Philadelphia Eagles20Dallas Cowboys7
Super Bowl XVAt SuperDome, New Orleans
1980Oakland Raiders (AFC)27Philadelphia Eagles (NFC)10

[Reference: 1]

NFL 1981

NFL 1981PWLTPFPAPct
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
AFC East
Miami Dolphins (D)161141345275.719
New York Jets (P)161051355287.656
Buffalo Bills (P)161060311276.688
Baltimore Colts162140259533.188
New England Patriots162140322370.188
AFC Central
Cincinnati Bengals (D)161240421304.750
Pittsburgh Steelers16880356297.500
Houston Oilers16790281355.438
Cleveland Browns165110276375.313
AFC West
San Diego Chargers (D)161060478390.625
Denver Broncos161060321289.625
Kansas City Chiefs16970343290.563
Oakland Raiders16790273343.438
Seattle Seahawks166100322388.375
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
NFC East
Dallas Cowboys (D)161240367277.625
Philadelphia Eagles (P)161060368221.625
New York Giants (P)16970295257.563
Washington Redskins16880347349.500
St. Louis Cardinals16790315408.438
NFC Central
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (D)16970315268.563
Detroit Lions16880397322.500
Green Bay Packers16880324361.500
Minnesota Vikings16790325369.438
Chicago Bears166100253324.375
NFC West
San Francisco 49ers161330357250.813
Atlanta Falcons16790426356.438
Los Angeles Rams166100303351.375
New Orleans Saints164120207378.250

[References: 1]

DateHome TeamAway Team
AFC First Round Playoff
181New York Jets27Buffalo Bills31
AFC Divisional Playoffs
1981Miami Dolphins38San Diego Chargers41 ot
1981Cincinnati Bengals28Buffalo Bills21
AFC Championship
1981Cincinnati Bengals27San Diego Chargers7
NFC First Round Playoffs
1981Philadelphia Eagles21New York Giants27
NFC Divisional Playoffs
1981Dallas Cowboys38Tampa Bay Buccaneers0
1981San Francisco 49ers38New York Giants24
NFC Championship
1981San Francisco 49ers28Dallas Cowboys27
Super Bowl XVIAt Silverdome, Pontiac, Mich.
1981San Francisco 49ers (NFC)26Cincinnati Bengals (AFC)21

[Reference: 1]

NFL 1982

NFL 1982PWLTPFPAPct
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Los Angeles Raiders (P)9810260200.889
Miami Dolphins (P)9720198131.778
Cincinnati Bengals (P)9720232172.778
Pittsburgh Steelers (P)9630204146.667
San Diego Chargers (P)9630288221.667
New York Jets (P)9630245166.667
New England Patriots (P)9540143157.556
Cleveland Browns (P)9450140182.444
Buffalo Bills9450150154.444
Seattle Seahawks9450127147.444
Kansas City Chiefs9360178184.333
Denver Broncos9270148226.222
Houston Oilers9180136245.111
Baltimore Colts9081113236.056
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Washington Redskins (P)9810190128.889
Dallas Cowboys (P)9630226145.667
Green Bay Packers (P)9531226169.611
Minnesota Vikings (P)9540187198.556
Atlanta Falcons (P)9540183199.556
St. Louis Cardinals (P)9540135170.556
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (P)9540158178.556
Detroit Lions (P)9450181176.444
New Orleans Saints9450129180.444
New York Giants9450164160.444
San Francisco 49ers9360209208.333
Chicago Bears9360141174.333
Philadelphia Eagles9360191195.333
Los Angeles Rams9270200250.222

[References: 1]

DateHome TeamAway Team
AFC First Round Playoff
1982Miami Dolphins28New England Patriots13
1982Los Angeles Raiders27Cleveland Browns10
1982Cincinnati Bengals10Los Angeles Raiders27
1982Pittsburgh Steelers28San Diego Chargers31
AFC Divisional Playoffs
1982Los Angeles Raiders14New York Jets17
1982Miami Dolphins34San Diego Chargers13
AFC Championship
1982Miami Dolphins14New York Jets0
NFC First Round Playoffs
1982Washington Redskins31Detroit Lions7
1982Green Bay Packers41St. Louis Cardinals16
1982Minnesota Vikings30Atlanta Falcons24
1982Dallas Cowboys30Tampa Bay Buccaneers17
NFC Divisional Playoffs
1982Washington Redskins21Minnesota Vikings7
1982Dallas Cowboys37Green Bay Packers26
NFC Championship
1982Washington Redskins31Dallas Cowboys17
Super Bowl XVIIAt Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Ca.
1982Washington Redskins (NFC)27Miami Dolphins (AFC)17

[Reference: 1]

REFERENCES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

[1] NFL (1987) “Past Standings” 1987 NFL Record & Factbook . pg. 227. Workman Publishing Company, New York.

WEBSITES

[2] The 42.ie / Steve O’Rourke (2016) One of the last Irish-born NFL players says we’re ‘not too far away’ from another [Internet] Available from: https://www.the42.ie/john-sinnott-wexford-irish-nfl-player-3058766-Nov2016/ [Accessed 7 August 2018]

[3] Pro Football Archives (2020) John Sinnott [Internet] Available from: http://www.profootballarchives.com/players/sinn00400.html [Accessed 2 April 2020]

[4] Sports Reference (2020) College Football Standings 1976 [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1976-standings.html [Accessed 30 December 2020]

[5] Sports Reference (2020) College Football Standings 1977 [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1977-standings.html [Accessed 30 December 2020]

[6] Sports Reference (2020) College Football Standings 1978 [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1978-standings.html [Accessed 30 December 2020]

[7] Sports Reference (2020) College Football Standings 1979 [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1979-standings.html [Accessed 30 December 2020]

[8] Brown University Athletics (2020) Brown Bears 1976 [Internet] Available from: https://brownbears.com/sports/2018/5/8/ivy-league-championships-1976-football [Accessed 30 December 2020]

[9] Brown University Athletics (2020) image_handler [Internet] Available from: https://brownbears.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_id=0&image_path=/images/2018/5/8/viox1eg8koyhw2ms.jpg [Accessed 30 December 2020]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 17 September 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021

You may quote this document in whole or part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Adrian Young Irish-Born Professional and College American Football Player 1964-1975

Adrian Young

Born: January 3, 1946 in Dublin, Ireland

Metrics:  Height: 6-1, Weight: 232

High School: Bishop Amat High School, La Puente, Los Angeles.

College: University of Southern California Trojans 1964-1967.

Draft: 3rd Round (68th Overall), Philadelphia Eagles 1968

Professional: Philadelphia Eagles (National Football League) 1968-1972, Detroit Lions (National Football League) 1972, Chicago Bears (National Football League) 1973, The Hawaiians (World Football League) 1974-1975.

Position: Linebacker

Honors: National Champion with University of Southern California 1967. All-American and All-Conference Player Award 1967

Career Statistics (Professional): Games: 52; Season Average: 15; Interceptions; 3; Yards: 19; Touchdowns: 0

Biography:

Adrian Young was born in Dublin and grew up in Albert Court, ‘a tough place’, across from Boland Mills, the famous bread company. He would go to hurling and football matches at Croke Park and got to participate in a track meet there, an experience which meant a lot to him. He got involved through his father in soccer in the Phoenix Park. It was the middle of the 1950s, however, and there was a large amount of emigration. Adrian’s father followed in some of his siblings footsteps and moved to Baltimore. The rest of the family arrived by boat in New York from Cobh in Cork once Adrian father had settled there.

It was not long before California beckoned and they drove in a 1953 Ford all the way along the Appalachian Trail and Route 66 before setting in La Puente, about half an hour from downtown Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles Adrian attended Bishop Amat High School, and with no Soccer on the activities list Adrian joined the Football program. winning an Inter-State Championship. Despite being slight at 165 pounds Young dedicated himself to training and he won a scholarship to the University of Southern California.

At USC he was co-captain of a side featuring O.J. Simpson, Tim Rossovich and Ron Yary, all legendary American footballers. It was during one game against longtime rival Notre Dame that Young made National Football League teams sit up and notice. He made four interceptions in the game, tying a conference record. The Los Angeles Times called it “Young’s greatest day.” USC went to the Rose Bowl twice during Young’s career. In 1967, behind O.J. Simpson, one of the greatest pro and college players ever, USC won the national championship. Young was selected as an All-Conference and All-American player. , significant awards.

Simpson carved out a stellar career with the Buffalo Bills in the NFL while Yary was the first draft pick 12 months later and became a star with the Minnesota Vikings. Rossovich was, like Young, drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. Rossovich had roomed with Tom Selleck at USC and became a Hollywood stuntman after his football career. Young and Rossovich roomed together while at the Eagles. At USC, Young remembers rubbing shoulders with billionaires and the Hollywood Elite. He recalls going to parties and seeing Oscars in the dens of some of the houses.

He recalled that he was fortunate to stay injury-free in college, but in the tougher world of the NFL he was getting beat up more including tearing ligaments in his right knee. He was a starting linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles for four and a half years.He then played half a year for the Detroit Lions, one year for the Chicago Bears and two for the Hawaiians in the World Football League. His time at Philadelphia wasn’t as successful as in college as the Eagles went through numerous coaching changes, but he said he got to play six years in the National Football League and nothing could take away from that.

Adrian Young (35) Philadelphia Eagles v NY Giants Preseason 1971 [Ref: 7]

Adrian Young Career Statistics

YearTeamLeagueNoPositionGPGS
1968Philadelphia EaglesNFL35LLB10
1969PhiladelphiaEaglesNFL35LLB131970
1970Philadelphia EaglesNFL35LLB14
1971Philadelphia EaglesNFL35RLB22
1972Philadelphia EaglesNFL35LB10
1972Detroit LionsNFL51LB100
1972YearNFL110
1973Chicago BearsNFL54LB2
1974The HawaiiansWFL61RLB
1975The HawaiiansWFL65WLB
Adrian Young Career Record [Ref: 5]

Legend: NFL = National Football League. WFL = World Football League. No. = Shirt Number. LLB = Left Linebacker. RLB = Right Linebacker. LB = Linebacker. WLB = Wide Linebacker. GP = Games Played. GS = Games Started.

Interceptions

YearTeamLeagueNo. YDSAVGLGTD
1969Philadelphia EaglesNFL100.000
1970Philadelphia EaglesNFL2199.5130
1974The HawaiiansWFL11111.0110
1975The HawaiiansWFL23819.0190
Adrian Young Interceptions [Ref: 5]

Legend: NFL = National Football League. WFL = World Football League. No. = Number of Interceptions Made. YDS = Yards Returned. AVG = Average Yards Returned. LG = Longest Yards returned. TD = Interceptions Returned for Touchdowns.

Fumbles

YearTeamLeagueNoLostOwnOppRecYdsTD
1968PhiladelphiaEaglesNFL00011110
1969Philadelphia EaglesNFL00123240
Adrian Young Fumbles [Ref: 5]

NFL = National Football League. No. = Number of Interceptions Made. Lost = Fumbles Made (Lost). Own = fumbles Recovered (Own Team). Opp = Fumbles Recovered (Opposing Team). Rec = Total Fumbles Received. YDS = Yards Returned. TD = Interceptions Returned for Touchdowns.

AAWU (College) 1964

OWOLOTPctCWCLCTPct
Oregon State Beavers830.727310.750
USC Southern Califonia Trojans730.700310.750
Washington Huskies640.600520.714
UCLA California-Los Angeles Bruins460.400220.500
Stanford Cardinal550.500340.429
Oregon Ducks721.750121.375
Washington State Cougars361.350121.375
California Golden Bears370.300040.000
Athletic Association of Western Universities Standings 1964 [Ref: 6]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Southern California Trojans in 1964. [2] Note: OW=Overall Wins, OL= Overall Losses, OT=Overall Ties, CW=Conference Wins (AAWU), CL=Conference Losses (AAWU), CT=Conference Ties (AAWU)

AAWU (College) 1965

OWOLOTPctCWCLCTPct
UCLA California-Los Angeles Bruins821.7734001.000
USC Southern California Trojans721.750410.800
Washington State Cougars730.700210.667
Washington Huskies550.500430.571
Stanford Cardinal631.650230.400
California Golden Bears550.500230.400
Oregon State Beavers550.500130.250
Oregon Ducks451.450050.000
Athletic Association of Western Universities Standings 1965 [Ref: 7]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Southern California Trojans in 1965. [2] Note: OW=Overall Wins, OL= Overall Losses, OT=Overall Ties, CW=Conference Wins (AAWU), CL=Conference Losses (AAWU), CT=Conference Ties (AAWU)

AAWU (College) 1966

OWOLOTPctCWCLCTPct
USC Southern California Trojans740.636410.800
UCLA California-Los Angeles Bruins910.900310.750
Oregon State Beavers730.700310.750
Washington Huskies640.600430.571
California Golden Bears370.300230.500
Stanford Cardinal550.500140.200
Oregon Ducks370.300130.250
Washington State Cougars370.300130.250
Athletic Association of Western Universities Standings 1966 [Ref: 8]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Southern California Trojans in 1966. [2] Note: OW=Overall Wins, OL= Overall Losses, OT=Overall Ties, CW=Conference Wins (AAWU), CL=Conference Losses (AAWU), CT=Conference Ties (AAWU)

AAWU (College) 1967

OWOLOTPctCWCLCTPct
USC Southern California Trojans1010.909610.857
Oregon State Beavers721.750411.750
UCLA California-Los Angeles Bruins721.750411.750
California Golden Bears550.500230.400
Stanford Cardinal550.500340.429
Washington Huskies550.500340.429
Oregon Ducks280.200150.167
Washington State Cougars280.200150.167
Athletic Association of Western Universities Standings 1967 [Ref: 9]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Southern California Trojans in 1967. [2] Note: OW=Overall Wins, OL= Overall Losses, OT=Overall Ties, CW=Conference Wins (AAWU), CL=Conference Losses (AAWU), CT=Conference Ties (AAWU)

NFL & AFL 1968

PWLTPFPAPct
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Conference Capitol Division
*Dallas Cowboys141220431186.857
New York Giants14770294325.500
Washington Redskins14590249358.357
Philadelphia Eagles142120202351.143
Eastern Conference Century Division
*Cleveland Browns141040394273.714
St. Louis Cardinals14941325289.692
New Orleans Saints14491246327.308
Pittsburgh Steelers142111244397.154
Western Conference Coastal Division
*Baltimore Colts141310402144.929
Los Angeles Rams141031312200.769
San Francisco 49ers14761303310.538
Atlanta Falcons142120170389.143
Western Conference Central Division
*Minnesota Vikings14860282242.571
Chicago Bears14770250233.500
Green Bay Packers14671281227.462
Detroit Lions14482207241.333
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
*New York Jets141130419280.786
Houston Oilers14770303248.500
Miami Dolphins14581276355.385
Boston Patriots144100229406.286
Buffalo Bills141121199367.077
Western Division
*Oakland Raiders141220453233.857
*Kansas City Chiefs141220371170.857
San Diego Chargers14950382310.643
Denver Broncos14590255404.357
Cincinnati Bengals143110215329.214
National Football League and American Football League Standings 1968 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
NFL Conference Championships
1968Cleveland Browns31Dallas Cowboys0
1968Baltimore Colts24Minnesota Vikings14
NFL Championship
1968Cleveland Browns0Baltimore Colts34
AFL Western Division Playoff
1968Oakland Raiders41Kansas City Chiefs6
AFL Championship
1968New York Jets27Oakland Raiders23
Super Bowl IIIOrange Bowl, Miami, Florida
1968New York Jets (AFL)16Baltimore Colts (NFL)7
National Football League and American Football League Playoffs 1968 [Ref: 1]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1968. [2]

NFL & AFL 1969

PWLTPFPAPct
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Conference Capitol Division
*Dallas Cowboys141121369223.846
Washington Redskins14752307319.583
New Orleans Saints14590311393.357
Philadelphia Eagles14491279377.308
Eastern Conference Century Division
*Cleveland Browns141031351300.769
New York Giants14680264298.429
St. Louis Cardinals14491314389.308
Pittsburgh Steelers141130218404.071
Western Conference Coastal Division
*Los Angeles Rams141130320243.786
Baltimore Colts14851279268.615
Atlanta Falcons14680276268.429
San Francisco 49ers14482277319.333
Western Conference Central Division
*Minnesota Vikings141220379133.857
Detroit Lions14941259188.692
Green Bay Packers14860269221.571
Chicago Bears141130210339.071
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
*New York Jets141040353269.714
Houston Oilers14662278279.500
Boston Patriots144100266316.286
Buffalo Bills144100230359.286
Miami Dolphins143101233332.231
Western Division
*Oakland Raiders141211371242.923
Kansas City Chiefs141130359177.786
San Diego Chargers14860268276.571
Denver Broncos14581297344.385
Cincinnati Bengals14491280367.308
National Football League and American Football League Standings 1969 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
NFL Conference Championships
1969Dallas Cowboys14Cleveland Browns38
1969Minnesota Vikings23Los Angeles Rams20
NFL Championship
1969Minnesota Vikings27Cleveland Browns7
AFL Divisional Playoffs
1969New York Jets6Kansas City Chiefs13
1969Oakland Raiders56Houston Oilers7
AFL Championship
1969Oakland Raiders7Kansas City Chiefs17
Super Bowl IVTulane Stadium, New Orleans, La.
1969Kansas City Chiefs (AFL)23Minnesota Vikings (NFL)7
National Football League and American Football League Playoffs 1969 [Ref: 1]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1969. [2]

NFL 1970

PWLTPFPAPct
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
AFC Eastern Division
*Baltimore Colts141121321234.846
*Miami Dolphins141040297228.714
New York Jets144100255286.286
Buffalo Bills143101204337.231
Boston Patriots142120149361.143
AFC Central Division
*Cincinnati Bengals14860312255.571
Cleveland Browns14770286265.500
Pittsburgh Steelers14590210272.357
Houston Oilers143101217352.231
AFC Western Division
*Oakland Raiders14842300293.667
Kansas City Chiefs14752272244.583
San Diego Chargers 14563282278.455
Denver Broncos14591253264.385
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
NFC Eastern Division
*Dallas Cowboys141040299271.714
New York Giants14950301270.643
St. Louis Cardinals14851325228.615
Washington Redskins14680297314.429
Philadelphia Eagles143101241332.231
NFC Central Division
*Minnesota Vikings141220335143.857
*Detroit Lions141040347202.714
Green Bay Packers14680196293.429
Chicago Bears14680256261.429
NFC Western Division
*San Francisco 49ers141031352267.769
Los Angeles Rams14941325202.692
Atlanta Falcons14482206261.333
New Orleans Saints142111172347.154
National Football League Standings 1970 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
AFC Divisional Playoffs
1970Baltimore Colts17Cincinnati Bengals0
1970Oakland Raiders21Miami Dolphins14
AFC Championship
1970Baltimore Colts27Oakland Raiders17
NFC Divisional Playoffs
1970Dallas Cowboys5Detroit Lions0
1970Minnesota Vikings14San Francisco 49ers17
NFC Championship
1970San Francisco 49ers10Dallas Cowboys17
Super Bowl VOrange Bowl, Miami, Florida
1970Baltimore Colts (AFC)16Dallas Cowboys (NFC)13
National Football League Playoffs 1970 [Ref: 1]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1970. [2]

NFL 1971

PWL`TPFPAPct
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
AFC Eastern Division
*Miami Dolphins141031315174.769
*Baltimore Colts141040313140.714
New England Patriots14680238325.429
New York Jets14680212299.429
Buffalo Bills141130184394.071
AFC Central Division
*Cleveland Browns14950285273.643
Pittsburgh Steelers14680246292.429
Houston Oilers14491251330.308
Cleveland Browns144100284265.286
AFC Western Division
*Kansas City Chiefs141031302208.789
Oakland Raiders14842344278.667
San Diego Chargers14680311341.429
Denver Broncos14491203275.308
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
NFC Eastern Division
*Dallas Cowboys141130406222.786
*Washington Redskins14941276190.692
Philadelphia Eagles14671221302.462
St. Louis Cardinals14491231279.308
New York Giants144100228362.286
NFC Central Division
*Minnesota Vikings141130245139.786
Detroit Lions14761341286.538
Chicago Bears14680185276.429
Green Bay Packers14482274298.333
NFC Western Division
*San Francisco 49ers14950300216.643
Los Angeles Rams14851313260.615
Atlanta Falcons14761274277.538
New Orleans Saints14482266347.333
National Football League Standings 1971 [Ref: 1]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1971. [2]

NFL 1972

PWLTPFPAPct
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
AFC Eastern Division
*Miami Dolphins1414003851711.000
New York Jets14770367324.500
Baltimore Colts14590235252.357
Buffalo Bills14491257377.321
New England Patriots143110192446.214
AFC Central Division
*Pittsburgh Steelers141130343175.786
*Cleveland Browns141040268249.714
Cincinnati Bengals14860299229.571
Houston Oilers141130164380.071
AFC Western Division
*Oakland Raiders141031365248.750
Kansas City Chiefs14860287254.571
Denver Broncos14590325350.357
San Diego Chargers14491264344.321
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
NFC Eastern Division
*Washington Redskins141130336218.786
*Dallas Cowboys141040319240.714
New York Giants14860331247.571
St. Louis Cardinals14491193303.321
Philadelphia Eagles142111145352.179
NFC Central Division
*Green Bay Packers141040304226.714
Detroit Lions14851339290.607
Minnesota Vikings14770301252.500
Chicago Bears14491225275.321
NFC Western Division
*San Francisco 49ers14851353249.607
Atlanta Falcons14770269274.500
Los Angeles Rams14671291286.464
New Orleans Saints142111215361.179
National Football League Standings 1972 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
AFC Divisional Playoffs
1972Pittsburgh Steelers13Oakland Raiders7
1972Miami Dolphins20Cleveland Browns14
AFC Championship
1972Pittsburgh Steelers17Miami Dolphins21
NFC Divisional Playoffs
1972San Francisco 49ers28Dallas Cowboys30
1972Washington Redskins16Green Bay Packers3
NFC Championship
1972Washington Redskins26Dallas Cowboys3
Super Bowl VIIMemorial Colisseum, LA, Ca.
1972Miami Dolphins (AFC)14Washington Redskins7
National Football League Playoffs 1972 [Ref: 1]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions in 1972. [2]

NFL 1973

PWLTPFPAPct
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
AFC Eastern Division
*Miami Dolphins141220343150.857
Buffalo Bills14950259230.643
New England Patriots14590258300.357
New York Jets144100240306.286
Baltimore Colts144100226341.286
AFC Central Division
*Cincinnati Bengals141040286231.714
*Pittsburgh Steelers141040347210.714
Cleveland Browns14752234255.571
Houston Oilers141130199447.071
AFC Western Division
*Oakland Raiders14941292175.679
Kansas City Chiefs14752231192.571
Denver Broncos14752354296.571
San Diego Chargers142111188386.179
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
NFC Eastern Division
*Dallas Cowboys141040382203.714
*Washington Redskins141040325198.714
Philadelphia Eagles14581310393.393
St. Louis Cardinals14491286365.321
New York Giants142111226362.179
NFC Central Division
*Minnesota Vikings141220296168.857
Detroit Lions14671271247.464
Green Bay Packers14572202259.429
Chicago Bears143110195334.214
NFC Western Division
*Los Angeles Rams141220388178.857
Atlanta Falcons14950318224.643
San Francisco 49ers14590262319.357
New Orleans Saints14590163312.357
National Football League Standings 1973 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
AFC Divisional Playoffs
1973Oakland Raiders33Pittsburgh Steelers14
1973Miani Dolphins34Cincinnati Bengals16
AFC Championship
1973Miami Dolphins27Oakland Raiders10
NFC Divisional Playoffs
1973Minnesota Vikings27Washington Redskins20
1973Dallas Cowboys27Los Angeles Rams16
NFC Championship
1973Dallas Cowboys10Minnesota Vikings27
Super Bowl VIIIRice Stadium, Houston, Texas
1973Miami (AFC)24Minnesota Vikings (NFC)7
National Football League Playoffs 1973 [Ref: 1]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Chicago Bears in 1973. [2]

WFL 1974

 PWLTPFPAPct
Eastern Division       
*Florida Blazers201460419280.700
Charlotte Hornets2010100467350.500
*Philadelphia Bell209110493413.450
Jacksonville Sharks144100258358.286
Central Division       
*Memphis Southmen201730629365.850
*Birmingham Americans201550503394.750
Chicago Fire207130446622.350
Detroit Wheels141130209358.071
Western Division       
*Southern California Sun201370486622.350
*The Hawaiians209110413425.450
Portland Storm207121204426.375
Shreveport Steamer207121240415.375
World Football League Standings 1974 [Ref: 2]

First Round Playoffs   
Florida Blazers18Philadelphia Bell3
Honolulu Hawaiians32Southern California Sun14
Semi-Finals   
Florida Blazers18Memphis Southmen15
Birmingham Americans22Honolulu Hawaiians19
World Bowl 74   
Birmingham Americans22Florida Blazers21

References: [1]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Hawaiians in 1974. [2]

WFL 1975

 PWLTPFPAPct
Eastern Division       
Birmingham Vulcans12930257186.750
Memphis Southmen11740254206.636
Charlotte Hornets11650225199.545
Jacksonville Express11650227247.545
Philadelphia Bell11470195237.364
Western Division       
Southern California Sun12750354341.583
San Antonio Wings13760364268.538
Shreveport Steamer12570276313.417
The Hawaiians11470213269.364
Portland Thunder11470210281.364
Chicago Winds514067125.200
World Football League Standings 1975 [Ref: 2]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Hawaiians in 1975. [3]

References

Bibliography

[1] National Football League (2014) “Past Standings 1968-1973” 2014 NFL Record & Fact Book. pp. 393-395.

Websites

[2] Bob Braunwart, The Coffin Corner, Pro Football Researchers Association (1988) WFL by Team Records [Internet] Available from: http://profootballresearchers.com/archives/Website_Files/Coffin_Corner/10-03-337.pdf [Accessed 9 October 2018]

[3] Pro Football Archives (2019) Adrian Young [Internet] Available from: https://www.profootballarchives.com/playery/youn00400.html [Accessed 12 October 2019]

[4] O’Callaghan, Eoin (2020) “Hollywood, the NFL and OJ – the remarkable tale of the Dublin kid who lived the American dream” The 42 Sunday, February 2, 2020. [Internet] Available from: https://www.the42.ie/adrian-young-nfl-4987121-Feb2020/ [Accessed 5 February 2020]

[5] Pro Football Archives (12020)ADRIAN YOUNG [Internet] Available from:http://www.profootballarchives.com/playery/youn00400.html [Accessed 12 October 2019]

[6] Sports Reference (2020) 1964 College Football Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1964-standings.html [Accessed 2 April 2020]

[7] Sports Reference (2020) 1965 College Football Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1965-standings.html [Accessed 2 April 2020]

[8] Sports Reference (2020) 1966 College Football Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1966-standings.html [Accessed 2 April 2020]

[9] Sports Reference (2020) 1967 College Football Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1967-standings.html [Accessed 2 April 2020]

[10] NASL Jersey (2016) Adrian Young in action for the Philadelphia Eagles a versus the New York Giants Preseason 1971 [Internet] Available from: https://www.nasljerseys.com/images/2013Images/2013WFL/NFL/Eagles%2070%20Road%20Back%20Nate%20Ramsey%20(24),%20Adrian%20Young%20(35),%20Giants.jpg [Accessed 9 April 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tim Leadingham

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 9 September 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020-2021

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Tom Furlong Irish-Born Professional American Football Player 1965-1966

Tom Furlong

Born: 1942, in Daingean, County Offaly, Ireland

Died: May 14, 2015, Boynton Beach, Florida.

Metrics: Height:6-0. Weight: 185

High School: Christian Brothers.

National Amateur: Offaly

College: None

Professional: New York Giants – (National Football League) Practice Squad 1965,  Atlanta Falcons (National Football League)  Preseason 1966 , Brooklyn Dodgers, (Continental Football League) 1966.

Position: Kicker

Career Statistics (Professional): Field Goals Made: 2 Field Goals Attempted: 10 Extra Points Made: 19. Extra Points Attempted: 21.

Biography: Tom Furlong was born in Daingean, County Offaly and played Inter-County Football for Offaly before being banned by the County Board for playing soccer and emigrated to New York. Sitting in a bar in New York in 1964, he overheard members of the New York Giants coaching staff lamenting the quality of their kickers (the Giants were having a woeful season) and having seen the game on TV, thought there was nothing to it a GAA player could not do and volunteered to try out. He got on the practice squad for the Giants in 1965, leading to interviews with the New York Times and other newspapers with Irish-American connections.

The Giants brought in a new kicker the following season but Irish-American community leaders, seeing the value of an Irish-born player in the NFL, arranged tryouts with the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. He was signed by the Falcons to a contract for $12, 000 a year, but unfortunately tore his cruciate ligament in training four days before the start of the season.

Furlong didn’t give up on a pro career, however, as he was only working as a carpet fitter at the time, a good job, but not paying nearly as much as Professional Football, and signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the Continental Football League where he played the 1966 season before retiring, as he thought his kicking was never as good after the injury.

Reference: [3-4]

Tom Furlong Career Statistics

YearNo.TeamLeaguePositionGPGS
196621Brooklyn DodgersCoFLK60
Tom Furlong Career Statistics [Ref: 6]

Legend: No. = Shirt Number. CoFL = Continental Football League. K = Kicker. GP = Games Played. GS = Games Started.

Kicking

YearTeamLeagueFG FGAPctXP1XP1APctPts
1966Brooklyn DodgersCoFL21020.0192190.525
Tom Furlong Kicking Statistics [Ref: 6]

Legend: CoFL = Continental Football League. FG = Field Goals (Successful). FGA = Field Goals Attempted. Pct = Percentage. XP1 = Extra Points (Successful). XP1A = Extra Points attempted. Pts = Total Points (3 Pts FG, 1 Pt XP1)

Punting

YearTeamLeagueNo.YDSAVGLGBLOCK
1966Brooklyn DodgersCoFL11010.0100
Tom Furlong Punting Statistics [Ref: 6]

Legend: CoFL = Continental Football League. No. = Number of Punts Made. YDS = Yards Punted. AVG = Average Yards Punted. LG = Longest Punt. BLOCK = Punts Blocked.

NFL 1965

PWLTPFPAPct
Eastern Conference
*Cleveland Browns141130363325.786
Dallas Cowboys14770325280.500
New York Giants14770270338.500
Washington Redskins14680257301.429
Philadelphia Eagles14590363359.357
St. Louis Cardinals14590296309.357
Pittsburgh Steelers142120202397.143
Western Conference
*Green Bay Packers141031316224.769
Baltimore Colts141031389284.769
Chicago Bears14950409275.643
San Francisco 49ers14761421402.538
Minnesota Vikings14770383403.500
Detroit Lions14671257295.462
Los Angeles Rams144100269328.286
National Football League Standings 1965 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Western Playoff
1965Green Bay Packers13Baltimore Colts10 OT
NFL Championship
1965Green Bay Packers23Cleveland Browns12
National Football League Playoffs 1965 [Ref: 1]

Tom Furlong, who was born in Co. Offaly, Ireland, was on the Practice Squad of the New York Giants in 1965 [Ref: 3-4]

NFL Preseason 1966

PWLTPct
Baltimore Colts55001.000
Dallas Cowboys55001.000
Chicago Bears4310.750
Minnesota Vikings5311.750
Philadelphia Eagles5320.600
Cleveland Browns5320.600
New York Giants5320.600
Los Angeles Rams5320.600
Green Bay Packers4220.500
St. Louis Cardinals5230.400
Washington Redskins4130.250
Pittsburgh Steelers5140.200
Atlanta Falcons5140.200
Detroit Lions5041.000
San Francisco 49ers5050.000
National Football League Preseason Standings 1966 [Ref: 5]

Tom Furlong, who was born in Co. Offaly, Ireland, played Kicker for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL preseason 1966 [Ref: 3-4]

CoFL 1966

PWLT
West Division
Orlando Panthers141220
Charleston Rockets141040
Montreal Beavers14770
Richmond Rebels144100
Wheeling Ironmen140140
East Division
Toronto Rifles14950
Philadelphia Bulldogs14950
Norfolk Neptunes14860
Hartford Charter Oaks14680
Brooklyn Dodgers14590
Continental Football League Standings 1966 [Ref: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
CoFL Championship
1966Philadelphia BulldogsW
Continental Football League Playoffs 1966 [Ref: 2]

Tom Furlong, who was born in Co. Offaly, Ireland, played as Kicker for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1966. [Ref: 3-4]

References:

Bibliography

[1] National Football League (2014) “Past Standings” 2014 NFL Record & Factbook . pg. 396.

Websites:

[2] Greater Northwest Football Alliance (2017) Continental Football League (1965-1969) [Internet] Available from: http://www.gnfafootball.org/continentalleague.htm [Accessed 30 August 2017]

Sources:

[3] Hannigan, Dara (1987) “Greening of the Gridiron” The Sunday Tribune , 27 July 1987. Sportweek, pg. 10 [Available online at the British Newspaper Archive: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ ]

[4] Irish Independent (2014) Tom Furlong and the NFL career that slipped away [Internet] Available from: https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/offalys-tom-furlong-and-the-nfl-career-that-slipped-away-30549405.html [Accessed 2 April 2020]

[5] Anon. (1966) NFL Exhibition Final Standings El Paso Herald Post. September 5 1966. pg. 19 [Internet] Available from: https://newspaperarchive.com/el-paso-herald-post-sep-05-1966-p-19/ [Accessed 2 April 2020]

[6] Pro Football Archives (2020)1966 Brooklyn Dodgers Continental Football League [Internet] Available from: https://www.profootballarchives.com/1966coflbkn.html [Accessed 2 April 2020]

Images:

[7] Irish Independent (2014) Tom Furlong and the NFL career that slipped away [Internet] Available from: https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/25ee2/30549403.ece/AUTOCROP/w1240h700/2014-08-31_spo_3142175_I1.JPG [Accessed 2 April 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tim Leadingham

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 8 September 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020-2021

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Major League Football Schedules and Match Reports 1920

Standings

American Professional Football Association Standings 1920

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Canton Bulldogs2001.00090090W2
2Buffalo All-Americans2001.00083677W2
3Akron Pros2001.00071071W2
3Rock Island Independents2001.00071071W2
5Decatur Staleys2001.00047740W2
6Dayton Triangles1010.50014014T1
7Detroit Heralds1001.000401426W1
8Rochester Jeffersons1001.00010010W1
9Cincinnati Celts1001.000606W1
10Chicago Cardinals0010.000000T1
10Chicago Tigers0010.000000T1
10Cleveland Tigers0010.000000T1
13Minneapolis Marines0000.0000000
14Hammond Pros0100.000026-26L1
15Toledo Maroons0100.000042-42L1
16Muncie Flyers0100.000045-45L1
17Columbus Panhandles0200.000051-51L2

Major Independent Football Schedule Standings 1920

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1All-Tonawanda Lumberjacks2001.0001030103W2
2Youngstown Patricians2001.000361422W2
3Chicago Pullman Thorns0000.0000000
3Lansing Oldsmobiles0000.0000000
3McKeesport Olympics0000.0000000
3Rochester Scalpers0000.0000000
3Rockford AC0000.0000000
3Syracuse Stars0000.0000000
9Akron Independents0100.0001415-1L1
10Fort Wayne Friars0100.00006-6L1
11Utica Knights of Columbus0100.00007-7L1
12Kewanee Walworths0100.000727-20L1
13Moline Athletics / Tractors0100.000020-20L1
14West Buffalo0100.000632-26L1
15Wheeling Stogies0100.000034-34L1
16Pitcairn Quakers0100.000048-48L1
17All-Buffalo0200.000061-61L2
18Cleveland Panthers0200.0001478-64L2

Schedule

Note: To View Match Reports and scorers for Individual Games please click on the game you wish to read about in the Schedule below to be brought to that games event page.

Major League Football 1920

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
34 - 0

Akron Pros vs Wheeling Stogies

(Week 1)
14 - 0

Dayton Triangles vs Columbus Panhandles

(Week 1)
45 - 0

Rock Island Independents vs Muncie Flyers

(Week 1)
48 - 0

Canton Bulldogs vs Pitcairn Quakers

(Week 1)
38 - 0

All-Tonawanda Lumberjacks vs Cleveland Panthers

(Week 1)
32 - 6

Buffalo All-Americans vs West Buffalo

(Week 1)
10 - 0

Rochester Jeffersons vs All-Buffalo

(Week 1)
20 - 0

Decatur Staleys vs Moline Athletics / Tractors

(Week 1)
21 - 0

Youngstown Patricians vs Sharon

(Week 1)
6 - 0

Cincinnati Celts vs Fort Wayne Friars

(Week 1)
7 - 0

All-Syracuse vs Utica Knights of Columbus

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
0 - 0

Chicago Tigers vs Chicago Cardinals

(Week 2)
26 - 0

Rock Island Independents vs Hammond Pros

(Week 2)
37 - 0

Akron Pros vs Columbus Panhandles

(Week 2)
0 - 0

Dayton Triangles vs Cleveland Tigers

(Week 2)
40 - 14

Detroit Heralds vs Cleveland Panthers

(Week 2)
42 - 0

Canton Bulldogs vs Toledo Maroons

(Week 2)
27 - 7

Decatur Staleys vs Kewanee Walworths

(Week 2)
51 - 0

Buffalo All-Americans vs All-Buffalo

(Week 2)
65 - 0

All-Tonawanda Lumberjacks vs All-Syracuse

(Week 2)
15 - 14

Youngstown Patricians vs Akron Independents

NOTES

Note: R = Cancelled due to Rain. # Cancelled by the team with the (#) after its score. Considered a forfeit win for the other team by Eirball – Awarded 1-0 (#) CT = Cancelled due to train crash involving visiting Pitcairn team on way to match, no Pitcairn player was hurt. ^ Minor league Opposition thus not counted towards NFL Standings by Eirball.

Note 2: Cincinnati Celts and Minneapolis Marines joined the APFA in 1921 and the Toledo Maroons joined the NFL in 1922.

Note 3: Teams labelled Independent played matches against Official APFA teams. Teams labelled Minor League played matches against “Independents”.

Note 4: While an Official member of the APFA, Muncie Flyers failed the schedule another game after losing heavily to Rock Island Independents on the opening day of the season. Players signed on with other Indiana teams (in particular Muncie Tigers and Wabash AA) as well as APFA team Dayton Triangles. At the end of the season they scheduled three games against Gas City Tigers and Muncie Tigers who both finished the Indiana State Football season with 9-0 records, and the Flyers won all three matches claiming the Indiana State Football Championship in the process. whether their record is to be considered a 3-1 APFA half-season, or an Indiana State Championship season is open to debate. Other APFA teams (Rochester Jeffersons, Hammond Pros, Decatur Staleys, Buffalo All-Americans, Columbus Panhandles, Detroit Heralds and Chicago Cardinals) all also played more non-APFA teams than APFA teams, and other teams in the two seasons the NFL was known as the APFA played a half-schedule: Cincinnati Celts (1-3 in 1920 and 0-4 in 1921), Toledo Maroons (1-3 in 1920) and Tonawanda Kardex (0-2-1 in 1921 with one game cancelled).

IRISH PLAYERS

Bertie Maher, DE, who was born in Co. Mayo, played Defensive End for the Detroit Heralds in 1920. [2][3]

Bob Nash, DE/OT, who was born in Collinstown, Ireland, Played Defensive End & Offensive Tackle for the Akron Pros in 1920 [2][7]

Allen “Pat” McGinnis, who has an Irish name, was player-manager for the Evansville Ex-Collegians in 1920

Youngstown Patricians appear to be named after St. Patrick. On the 22 November 1920, the day the Patricians defeated St. Edwards Saints for the City Championship, the Youngstown Daily Vindicator’s Front Page Headline was ” Battles in Ireland Follow Bloody Day” (Monday, November 22, 1920)They started off as the Church team in St. Patrick’s Parish, before becoming the city’s team. The team was made up of Irish, Poles and Italians, tough men who worked in the steel mills. [Reference: 45]

Cincinnati Celts are another team with an Irish name,albeit one referencing all Celts. George Roudebush was Quarterback for the Cincinnati Celts and his revolutionary use of the foward pass changed football. He remembered the Celts as a team run “by a bunch of wild Irishmen” and was 93 years old in 1988 when interviewed, with his wits still sharp, remembering dates, names nicknames, figures, events and conversations from the era, making him the oldest living NFL player at the time. [Reference: 42]

Bert Maher, born in Co. Mayo, played in the first season for the Detroit Heralds. Bob Nash, played six seasons (1920-1925) for the Akron Pros, Buffalo All-Americans, Rochester J effersons & New York Giants. There was an Player-Manager for the Evansville Ex-Collegians in 1920 with an Irish name: Allen “Pat” McGinnis. Youngstown Patricians included players with names such as Ray Kenealy, Kennedy, Connors and Corcoran.

About the APFA (American Professional Football Association)

After spirallaing wages threatened to destroy the game with players continually jumping from team to team in the Ohio, Pennsylvania & New York Pro Football Circuits, looking for the best pay packet, four teams from Ohio – the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians & Dayton Triangles, met in Canton, Ohio, to form a Pro Football League, and invited the top teams from Ohio, New York & Pennsylvania to join them in order to play under a common set of rules, and better organise finances. These states were the hotbed of Pro Football in USA, and the League they formed, the American Professional Football Association, changed its’ name for the 1922 season to the National Football League, laying the foundations for the hugely popular, and lucrative NFL of today.

In its early days, the NFL was still a Minor League, second to College Football in terms of status in the eyes of the Media & fans, and far less popular than Baseball. In 1926 it decided to consolidate the best players on the rosters of a fewer teams, reducing the league from 22 teams to 12. There was no official schedule in 1920, teams arranged their own schedules, often against non-APFA teams. There was a nine week regular season, followed by semi-official playoffs aranged after the season ended to determine a champion between the top 5 in the APFA. In total 14 teams entered the APFA season in 1920, although one – the Muncie Flyers disbanded after one big loss at the start and reformed three weeks from the end only playing from then on Independent teams. Another three teams who played APFA teams also appear to have only played a half schedule of four games – Cincinnati Celts, Toledo Maroons and Youngstown Patricians. Other Independently Scheduled teams also played matches against APFA teams – there were 20 of these in Total. The Cincinnati Celts, Toledo Maroons and Minneapolis Marines, although officially Independent were to join the APFA in 1921 and in 1920 played the bulk of their games versus APFA teams and so are included in the Unofficial APFA Standings by Eirball. The Other 17 Independent teams who played APFA teams are included in their own Unofficial Independent Schedule Standings.

Week 1 Report

Canton Bulldogs, the team who formed the APFA a year previously, easily disposed of non-APFA team Pitcairn Quakers from Pennsylvania 48-0. Another Ohio team, and also early favourite for the title, Akron Pros similarly defeated Wheeling Stogies of West Virginia 43-0. In Upsate New York, Buffalo All-Americans won 32-6 versus All-Buffalo and Rochester Jeffersons defeated All-Buffalo 10-0. All four of those games were between an APFA team and an Independent team. Meanwhile, two non-APFA games in Ohio featured Irish teams which were later to play APFA teams: Cincinnati Celts winning 6-0 versus Fort Wayne Friars; and Youngstown Patricians, who claimed the World Championship in 1916, who won 21-0 at home versus Sharon. Decatur Staleys, who in two years were to become the Chicago Bears, but who even then in 1920 were still coached by legendary Bears coach George Halas, had some trouble with non-APFA team Moline Tractors, winning 20-0.

All-Tonawanda knocked off Cleveland Panthers 38-0 in another game between two non-APFA teams who were to play APFA teams later in the season. Rock Island Independents of Illinois, who the week previously had defeated St. Paul’s Ideals 48-0 in the first game to feature an APFA team, were this week involved in a one-sided game with Muncie Flyers of Indiana. The Independents were 31-0 up at halftime and took it easy in the second half winning 45-0. All other APFA teams cancelled games with Muncie following this fearing low gate recepits from a match with a sub-standard team. The other APFA game that week besides the Rock Island-Muncie game that featured two APFA teams, in fact, the first ever game featuring two APFA teams saw Dayton Triangles defeat Columbus Panhandles, both from Ohio, 14-0.

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