In March 1984, with the Federals failing on the field and at the gate for a second straight season, Bernhard decided to sell the franchise. Florida real estate developer Sherwood “Woody” Weiser agreed in principle to buy the Federals for $5.5 million and made plans to relocate the team to Miami, Florida, with the name The Spirit of Miami for ...
History of the Renegades
The Orlando Renegades were a professional American football team that played in Orlando, Florida, in the United States Football League (USFL) for a single season in 1985. Before its season in Orlando, the franchise played in Washington, D.C., as the Washington Federals for two seasons, in 1983 and 1984.
The franchise was the worst in the USFL in terms of both gameplay – a combined record of 7-22-0 – and attendance during its two seasons in Washington, prompting the move to Orlando. In Orlando, attendance was better and the team's performance on the field began to improve over the course of the season despite a 5–13 record, but the USFL folded before the team could play a second season in Orlando.
Washington D.C. – Orlando
1983 – 1986 / United States Football League
1985 – 1986 / Orlando Renegades
1983 – 1984 / Washington Federals
Renegades – A person who deserts and betrays a set of principles.
Original USFL Team
Final USFL Team
Team’s Final Outlook
The Renegades were one of 8 teams selected to continue operations when the USFL elected to switch to a fall schedule in 1986, but the entire league collapsed before any fall games were played.
USFL Championship 0
1985 / Citrus Bowl Stadium
1983 – 1984 / RFK Stadium
1985 / Donald Dizney
1983 – 1984 / Berl Bernhard
1985 / Lee Corso (5 wins – 13 losses)
1984 / Dick Bielski (3 wins – 14 losses)
1983 – 1984 / Ray Jauch (4 wins – 15 losses)
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Averaged 24,136 (50,050 seat stadium)
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