** Celebrating Our 12th Season **

The 1948 Season Kicks Off On January 16, 2019

About the United Football League

The United Football League is a twelve team draft league.

The idea behind the United Football League is that you get to coach
the football heroes of yesteryear and have fun. 

The United Football League started play with the 1959 season playing
backwards in time. We intend to play as far back into professional
football's past as our interest in it takes us. 

If you are interested in joining a top flight retro football league contact commissioner Brandon Rose today.

br.theigniter@gmail.com

 

United Football League Champions

United Bowl Winners
- Awarded the Bert Bell Trophy - 

1959 Baltimore Colts - Todd Cichon
1958 Providence Steam Roller - Pat Barry
1957 San Diego Chargers - Vince Diiorio
1956 Baltimore Colts - Todd Cichon
1955 Baltimore Colts - Todd Cichon
1954 Dallas Cowboys - Willie Jelks
1953 Dallas Cowboys - Willie Jelks
1952 Dallas Cowboys - Willie Jelks
1951 Dallas Cowboys - Willie Jelks
1950 Miami Seahawks - Carlos Rivero
1949 Miami Seahawks - Carlos Rivero

 

United Football League Honors

1959

Offensive Player of the Year

RB Jimmy Brown, Cleveland Browns
QB Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts

Defensive Player of the Year
DE Marion Campbell, Detroit Lions

Offensive Lineman of the Year
OT Roosevelt Brown, Cleveland Browns

Special Teams Player of the Year
K Pat Summerall, Detroit Lions

Offensive Rookie of the Year
WR Boyd Dowler, Canton Bulldogs

Defensive Rookie of the Year
S Richie Petitbon, Chicago Bears

Coach of the Year
Todd Cichon, Baltimore Colts


1958

Offensive Player of the Year

RB Jimmy Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

Defensive Player of the Year
S Yale Lary, Detroit Lions

Offensive Lineman of the Year
OT Jim Parker, Baltimore Colts

Special Teams Player of the Year
K Pat Summerall, Detroit Lions

Offensive Rookie of the Year
RB Bobby Mitchell, Canton Bulldogs 

Defensive Rookie of the Year

DE Lou Michaels, Pittsburgh Steelers

Coach of the Year
Pete Katsafanas, Pittsburgh Steelers
D.T. Smith, Detroit Lions


1957

Offensive Player of the Year

QB Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts

Defensive Player of the Year
OLB Bill Svoboda, Baltimore Colts

Offensive Lineman of the Year
C Ray Wietecha, San Diego Chargers

Special Teams Player of the Year
PR Bert Zagers, San Diego Chargers

Offensive Rookie of the Year
RB Jimmy Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

Defensive Rookie of the Year
DT George Strugar, San Diego Chargers

Coach of the Year
Todd Cichon, Baltimore Colts


1956

Offensive Player of the Year

Y. A. Tittle, Dallas Cowboys

Defensive Player of the Year
DE Doug Atkins, Providence Steam Roller

Offensive Lineman of the Year
OT Lee Creekmur, Norfolk Neptunes

Special Teams Player of the Year
K-P Sam Baker, Baltimore Colts

Offensive Rookie of the Year
RB-WR Lenny Moore, San Diego Chargers

Defensive Rookie of the Year
DE Jim Katcavage, Providence Steam Roller

Coach of the Year
Vince Diiorio, San Diego Chargers


1955

Offensive Player of the Year

RB Ron Waller, Dallas Cowboys

Defensive Player of the Year
DT Art Donovan, Baltimore Colts

Offensive Lineman of the Year
C Frank Gatski, Dallas Cowboys

Special Teams Player of the Year
K Ben Agajanian, Canton Bulldogs

Offensive Rookie of the Year
RB Ron Waller, Dallas Cowboys

Defensive Rookie of the Year
DB Dicky Moegle, Norfolk Neptunes
DT Roosevelt Grier, Providence Steam Roller

Coach of the Year
John Clingan, Norfolk Neptunes


1954

Offensive Player of the Year

RB Joe Perry, Canton Bulldogs

Defensive Player of the Year
DT Don Colo, Dallas Cowboys

Offensive Lineman of the Year
OT Lou Groza, Providence Steam Roller

Special Teams Player of the Year
RET Hugh McElhenny, Canton Bulldogs

Offensive Rookie of the Year
RB-WR-RET Veryl Switzer, Victoria Tyee-Steelers

Defensive Rookie of the Year
DB Bill Stits, San Diego Chargers

Coach of the Year
Pat Barry, Providence Steam Roller


1953

Offensive Player of the Year

QB Otto Graham, Victoria Tyee-Steelers
QB Y. A. Tittle, Dallas Cowboys

Defensive Player of the Year
DE Gene Lipscomb, Pittsburgh Steelers

Offensive Lineman of the Year
OT Lou Groza, Providence Steam Roller

Special Teams Player of the Year
K Lou Groza, Providence Steam Roller

Offensive Rookie of the Year
OT Bob St. Clair, Brooklyn Dodgers FC

Defensive Rookie of the Year
LB Joe Schmidt, Baltimore Colts

Coach of the Year
Willie Jelks, Dallas Cowboys


1952

Offensive Player of the Year

WR Billy Howton, Providence Steam Roller

Defensive Player of the Year
DB Dick Lane, San Diego Chargers

Offensive Lineman of the Year
OT Leo Nomellini, Missoula Flying Mules

Special Teams Player of the Year
KR Lynn Chandnois, Charleston Rockets
PR Hugh McElhenny, Birmingham Woodlawn

Offensive Rookie of the Year
WR Billy Howton, Providence Steam Roller

Defensive Rookie of the Year
DT Dave Hanner, Dallas Cowboys

Coach of the Year
Willie Jelks, Dallas Cowboys


1951

Offensive Player of the Year

WR Elroy Hirsch, Dallas Cowboys

Defensive Player of the Year
DE Len Ford, Dallas Cowboys

Offensive Lineman of the Year
OG Dick Barwegan, Dallas Cowboys

Special Teams Player of the Year
PR Buddy Young, Miami Seahawks

Offensive Rookie of the Year
WR Ray Pelfrey, Birmingham Woodlawn

Defensive Rookie of the Year
DE Andy Robustelli, San Diego Chargers

Coach of the Year
Willie Jelks, Dallas Cowboys


1950

Offensive Player of the Year

 QB Norm Van Brocklin, Miami Seahawks

Defensive Player of the Year
DB Woodley Lewis, Detroit Lions

Offensive Lineman of the Year
 OT George Connor, Dallas Cowboys

Special Teams Player of the Year
K Lou Groza, Providence Steam Roller

Offensive Rookie of the Year
RB Eddie Price, Miami Seahawks

Defensive Rookie of the Year
DB Woodley Lewis, Detroit Lions

Coach of the Year
Carlos Rivero, Miami Seahawks


1949

Offensive Player of the Year

 RB Tony Canadeo, Birmingham Woodlawn

Defensive Player of the Year
DB George Sims, Miami Seahawks

Offensive Lineman of the Year
OT Al Wistert, Miami Seahawks 

Special Teams Player of the Year
KR Jack Salschneider, Miami Seahawks

Offensive Rookie of the Year
OG Abe Gibron, Miami Seahawks

Defensive Rookie of the Year
DB George Sims, Miami Seahawks

Coach of the Year
Vince Diiorio, San Diego Chargers

 

All-Time Team Records

Alabama Crimson Tide 3-9-0  / Playoffs 0-0
1959 Alabama Crimson Tide [Ralph Geiger] 3-9-0

Birmingham Woodlawn 73-55-4  / Playoffs 4-8
1959 Canton Bulldogs [Brandon Rose] 9-2-1 Final
1958 Canton Bulldogs [Brandon Rose] 8-4-0 Final
1957 Canton Bulldogs [Brandon Rose] 1-11-0
1956 Canton Bulldogs [Brandon Rose] 5-4-3 Semi-Final
1955 Canton Bulldogs [Brandon Rose] 10-2-0 Final
1954 Canton Bulldogs [Brandon Rose] 9-3-0 Final
1953 Canton Bulldogs [Brandon Rose] 8-4-0 Semi-Final
1952 Birmingham Woodlawn [Brandon Rose] 7-5-0 Final
1951 Birmingham Woodlawn [Brandon Rose] 4-8-0
1950 Birmingham Woodlawn [Brandon Rose] 8-4-0 Semi-Final
1949 Birmingham Woodlawn [Brandon Rose] 4-8-0

Canton Bulldogs 63-65-4 / Playoffs 2-6
1959 New York Titans [Peter Spellos] 2-10-0
1958 Norfolk Neptunes [John Clingan] 5-7-0
1957 Norfolk Neptunes [John Clingan] 6-5-1 Final
1956 Norfolk Neptunes [John Clingan] 8-4-0 Semi-Final
1955 Norfolk Neptunes [John Clingan] 6-5-1 Semi-Final
1954 Norfolk Neptunes [John Clingan] 6-5-1 Semi-Final
1953 Norfolk Neptunes [John Clingan] 2-10-0
1952 Norfolk Neptunes [John Clingan] 4-8-0
1951 Norfolk Neptunes [John Clingan] 10-2-0
1950 Canton Bulldogs [Ron Anderson] 6-5-1 Final
1949 Canton Bulldogs [Marvin Bass] 8-4-0 Semi-Final

Charleston Rockets 3-8-1
1949 Winnipeg Blue Bombers [Bud Riley] 3-8-1

Cleveland Browns 10-2-0 / Playoffs 2-1
1959 Cleveland Browns [Jeff Stainfield] 10-2-0 Lost United Bowl

Dallas Cowboys 81-48-3  / Playoffs 8-3
1959 Dallas Cowboys [Willie Jelks] 0-12-0
1958 Dallas Cowboys [Willie Jelks] 0-12-0
1957 Dallas Cowboys [Willie Jelks] 8-4-0 Final
1956 Dallas Cowboys [Wilie Jelks] 10-2-0 Lost United Bowl
1955 Dallas Cowboys [Willie Jelks] 10-2-0 Lost United Bowl
1954 Dallas Cowboys [Willie Jelks] 10-2-0 Won United Bowl
1953 Dallas Cowboys [Willie Jelks] 12-0-0 Won United Bowl
1952 Dallas Cowboys [Willie Jelks] 11-1-0 Won United Bowl
1951 Dallas Cowboys [Willie Jelks] 12-0-0
1950 Dallas Cowboys [Willie Jelks] 7-3-2 Lost United Bowl
1949 Dallas Cowboys [Willie Jelks] 1-10-1

Detroit Lions 69-51-12  / Playoffs 4-5
1959 Detroit Lions [D.T. Smith] 9-2-1 Final
1958 Detroit Lions [D.T. Smith] 10-2-0 Final
1957 Hartford Charter Oaks [Steve Susic] 3-8-1
1956 Hartford Charter Oaks [Steve Susic] 8-3-1 Final
1955 Richmond Rebels [Steve Susic] 3-7-2
1954 Brooklyn Dodgers FC [Marvin Bass] 8-3-1 Lost United Bowl
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers FC [Marvin Bass] 3-8-1
1952 Detroit Lions [Bob Kalec] 4-6-2 Semi-Final
1951 Detroit Lions [Bob Kalec] 7-4-1
1950 Detroit Lions [Bob Kalec] 5-6-1
1949 Detroit Lions [Bob Kalec] 9-2-1 Lost United Bowl

Lafayette Homesteaders 69-60-3  / Playoffs 8-3
1959 Baltimore Colts [Todd Cichon] 12-0-0 Won United Bowl
1958 Baltimore Colts [Todd Cichon] 7-5-0 Semi-Final
1957 Baltimore Colts [Todd Cichon] 12-0-0 Lost United Bowl
1956 Baltimore Colts [Todd Cichon] 8-4-0 Won United Bowl
1955 Baltimore Colts [Todd Cichon] 7-4-1 Won United Bowl
1954 Baltimore Colts [Todd Cichon] 3-9-0
1953 Baltimore Colts [Todd Cichon] 8-4-0 Final
1952 Baltimore Colts [Todd Cichon] 4-7-1
1951 Baltimore Colts [Todd Cichon] 2-9-1
1950 Tennessee Crackers [Don Brenner] 1-11-0
1949 Tennessee Crackers [Don Brenner] 5-7-0

Miami Seahawks 46-80-6  / Playoffs 4-1
1959 Chicago Bears [Rick Tharp] 4-8-0 Semi-Final
1958 Cincinnati Swarm [Rick Tharp] 4-8-0
1957 Cincinnati Swarm [Rick Tharp] 4-6-2
1956 Cincinnati Swarm [Rick Tharp] 1-10-1
1955 Charleston Rockets [Wayne Hardin] 1-10-1
1954 Cincinnati Swarm [Rick Tharp] 2-10-0
1953 Cincinnati Swarm [Rick Tharp] 1-10-1
1952 Charleston Rockets [Wayne Hardin] 2-9-1
1951 Miami Seahawks [Carlos Rivero] 4-8-0
1950 Miami Seahawks [Carlos Rivero] 11-1-0 Won United Bowl
1949 Miami Seahawks [Carlos Rivero] 12-0-0 Won United Bowl

Pittsburgh Steelers 42-87-3  / Playoffs 2-4
1959 Pittsburgh Steelers [Pete Katsafanas] 4-7-1 Semi-Final
1958 Pittsburgh Steelers [Pete Katsafanas] 10-2-0 Lost United Bowl
1957 Pittsburgh Steelers [Pete Katsafanas] 5-6-1 Semi-Final
1956 Pittsburgh Steelers [Pete Katsafanas] 1-11-0
1955 Pittsburgh Steelers [Pete Katsafanas] 4-8-0
1954 Pittsburgh Steelers [Pete Katsafanas] 0-12-0
1953 Pittsburgh Steelers [Pete Katsafanas] 5-7-0 Semi-Final
1952 Pittsburgh Steelers [Pete Katsafanas] 4-8-0
1951 Pittsburgh Steelers [Pete Katsafanas] 3-9-0
1950 Pittsburgh Steelers [Pete Katsafanas] 4-8-0
1949 Pittsburgh Steelers [Pete Katsafanas] 2-9-1

Pottstown Firebirds 7-5-0 / Playoffs 0-1
1949 Pottstown Firebirds [Perry Moss] 7-5-0 Semi-Final

Providence Steam Roller 66-58-8  / Playoffs 6-5
1959 Providence Steam Roller [Pat Barry] 3-9-0
1958 Providence Steam Roller [Pat Barry] 6-6-0 Won United Bowl
1957 Providence Steam Roller [Pat Barry] 6-6-0 Semi-Final
1956 Providence Steam Roller [Pat Barry] 3-8-1
1955 Providence Steam Roller [Pat Barry] 7-4-1
1954 Providence Steam Roller [Pat Barry] 10-0-2 Final
1953 Providence Steam Roller [Pat Barry] 8-4-0 Lost United Bowl
1952 Providence Steam Roller [Pat Barry] 9-2-1 Final
1951 Providence Steam Roller [Pat Barry] 6-4-2
1950 Providence Steam Roller [Pat Barry] 6-6-0 Final
1949 Providence Steam Roller [Pat Barry] 2-9-1

Richmond Rebels 68-62-2  / Playoffs 2-7
1959 Houston Oilers [Barry Davis] 7-5-0 Semi-Final
1958 Los Angeles Dons [Robert Chisholm] 6-6-0 Semi-Final
1957 Detroit Wheels [Greg Stillwagon] 5-6-1
1956 Los Angeles Dons [Robert Chisholm] 3-9-0
1955 Victoria Tyee-Steelers [Robert Chisholm] 5-7-0 Semi-Final
1954 Victoria Tyee-Steelers [Robert Chisholm] 5-7-0
1953 Victoria Tyee-Steelers [Robert Chisholm] 10-2-0 Final
1952 Missoula Flying Mules [Todd Easton] 6-5-1 Semi-Final
1951 Syracuse Orange [Tom Bond] 6-6-0
1950 Richmond Rebels [Jason Fulton] 8-4-0 Semi-Final
1949 Richmond Rebels [Wayne Hardin] 7-5-0 Final

San Diego Chargers 59-69-4  / Playoffs 7-5
1959 San Diego Chargers [Vince Diiorio] 7-4-1 Semi-Final
1958 San Diego Chargers [Vince Diiorio] 4-8-0
1957 San Diego Chargers [Vince Diiorio] 6-4-2 Won United Bowl
1956 San Diego Chargers [Vince Diiorio] 10-2-0 Final
1955 San Diego Chargers [Vince Diiorio 4-8-0
1954 San Diego Chargers [Vince Diiorio] 5-7-0 Semi-Final
1953 San Diego Chargers [Vince Diiorio] 2-10-0
1952 San Diego Chargers [Vince Diiorio] 6-6-0 Lost United Bowl
1951 San Diego Chargers [Vince Diiorio] 4-8-0
1950 San Diego Chargers [Vince Diiorio] 2-10-0
1949 San Diego Chargers [Vince Diiorio] 9-2-1 Final

Check Out the 1960's

Continental Football League

If you would be interested in joining another era top-flight retro football league click on the link below. You will find out everything you will need to know about the Odyssey Football League. Contact the commissioner regarding any openings
or to get on the waiting list.

Continental Football League

 

Check Out the 1980's

Odyssey Football League

If you would be interested in joining another era top-flight retro football league click on the link below. You will find out everything you will need to know about the Odyssey Football League. Contact the commissioner regarding any openings or to get on the waiting list. 

Odyssey Football League

 

Check Out the 2000's

Canadian-American Football League

If you would be interested in joining another era top-flight retro football league click on the link below. You will find out everything you will need to know about the Canadian-American Football League. Contact the commissioner regarding any openings or to get on the waiting list.

Canadian-American Football League

 

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