Oklahoma Outlaws Team History
The Oklahoma Outlaws were a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid-1980s.
Tempe – Oklahoma City – Tempe
1984 – 1986 United States Football League
Outlaws – The Outlaws name comes from the gunslingers known to be in the Oklahoma region.
1985 Arizona Outlaws
1983 – 1984 Arizona Wranglers
1984 Oklahoma Outlaws
Original USFL Team
Final USFL Team
Team’s Final Outlook
Despite advancing to the championship game, Dietrhich wanted out after losing millions for the second year in a row. He sold the Wranglers’ assets to Tatham, and Tatham relocated the Outlaws to Arizona for the 1985 season as the Arizona Outlaws, and took the Wranglers’ place at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium. Since Tatham inherited all of the Wranglers’ player contracts, this deal was reported by some outlets as a merger.
USFL Championship 0
1983 – 1985 Sun Devil Stadium
1984 Skelly Stadium
1984 – 1986 William R. Tatham Sr., William R. Tatham Jr.
1984 Dr. Ted Diethrich
1983 Jim Joseph
1985 Frank Kush (8 wins – 10 losses)
1984 Woody Widenhofer (6 wins – 12 losses)
1984 George Allen (12 wins – 9 losses)
1983 Doug Shivley (4 wins – 14 losses)
Averaged 21,038 fans (40,000 seat stadium)
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