From the beginning, USFL founder David Dixon placed a premium on putting a team in the New York area. Initially, real estate magnate and future U. S. President Donald Trump were tapped to own the team. However, he backed out after paying an initial installment on the franchise fee, hoping instead to buy the struggling Baltimore Colts of the NFL. ...
At 66 years old, Duncan soon tired of flying 2,000 miles from Oklahoma to New York to see his team play. He was not willing to be an absentee owner and decided to sell to a local buyer. After the 1983 season, he found one in Donald J. Trump, who had initially angled for the franchise in 1982 before backing ...
Almost from the moment, Trump bought the Generals, he sought to use them as a vehicle to get an NFL team. To this end, he began advocating moving the USFL from a spring schedule to a fall schedule, directly opposite NFL. His long-term plans called for moving the Generals across the Hudson River to New York, which had not had ...
The New Jersey Generals were one of eight teams that were officially announced as a USFL franchise on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on November 22, 2021. USFL co-founder Brian Woods had been using the Generals brand for teams in The Spring League since 2019. On January 6, 2022, it was announced on The Herd with Colin Cowherd that former ...
History of the Generals
The New Jersey Generals are a professional American football team based in New Jersey. They are one of eight members of the United States Football League (USFL).
They currently play their home games at Protective Stadium and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, which also hosts the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers.
The USFL league announced the 2022 season will be played by the following eight teams Birmingham Stallions, Houston Gamblers, Michigan Panthers, New Jersey Generals, New Orleans Breakers, Philadelphia Stars, Pittsburgh Maulers, and Tampa Bay Bandits. All of these teams were a part of the original league play in the 80s'.
1983 – 1986, 2022 - Present / United States Football League
1983 – 1986, 2022 - Present / New Jersey Generals
Generals – The primary logo was a gold five-star general wreath. The team was the second in the New York metropolitan area to be known as “Generals,” there has been a professional soccer team in the late 1960s known as the “New York Generals.”
Original USFL Team
USFL Championship 0
2022 - Present / Protective Stadium/Legion Field (Birmingham, Alabama)
1983 – 1985 / The Meadowlands
2022 - Present / National Spring Football League Enterprises Co, LLC, (Fox Sports)
1984 – 1985 / Donald Trump
1983 / J. Walter Duncan and Chuck Fairbanks
2022 - Present / Mike Riley
1984 – 1985 / Walt Michaels (25 wins – 13 losses)
1983 / Chuck Fairbanks (6 wins -12 losses)
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1985 / Division Championship Game (vs Baltimore Stars 17 – 20)
Averaged 35,004 in 1983, 37,716 in 1984 and 41,268 in 1985 (80,242 seat stadium)
Herschel Walker’s record USFL 2,411 rushing yards
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