No one was surprised when two groups filed for a Pittsburgh franchise in the winter of 1983. It did come as a considerable surprise that DeBartolo, Sr. was one of them, given his son’s ownership of the 49ers. However, while the other group contented itself withholding a rally to demonstrate support for a potential franchise, DeBartolo stole a march by ...
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History of the Maulers
The Pittsburgh Maulers were based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and played their home games at Three Rivers Stadium.
The Maulers were owned by Edward DeBartolo Sr., who also owned the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). The team was coached by Rollie Dotsch and featured notable players such as quarterback Cliff Stoudt, running back Craig James, and wide receiver Greg Anderson.
The Maulers struggled during their only season in the USFL, finishing with a record of 3-15 and last place in their division. The league as a whole was also struggling financially, and the Maulers were one of several teams that folded following the 1984 season. The USFL itself folded in 1986.
1983 – 1984, 2022 - Present / United States Football League
1983 – 1984, 2022 - Present / Pittsburgh Maulers
Maulers – A name-the-team contest yielded the nickname "Maulers," after the sledgehammer-wielding workers in steel foundries.
Original USFL Team
USFL Championship 0
2022 - Present / Protective Stadium/Legion Field (Birmingham, Alabama)
1983 – 1984 / Three Rivers Stadium
2022 - Present / National Spring Football League Enterprises Co, LLC, (Fox Sports)
1983 – 1984 / Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr.
2022 - Present / Kirby Wilson
1985 / Hank Bullough (never coached)
1984 / Ellis Rainsberger (1 win – 7 losses)
1983 / Joe Pendry (2 wins – 8 losses)
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Averaged 22,858 fans (60,043 seat stadium)
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