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    NAFL: "Bolts charge ahead in '75"

    Rules/system
    System: Football Mogul 2018
    Touchback on kickoffs: 20 yard line
    Extra Point hash mark: 15 yard line
    League rules include Overtime and 2 point conversion
    Overtime period: 10 minutes/Sudden death/coin flip

    Note: I will be reporting the 1975 season as it plays out on a weekly basis, with league updates/injury/free agent reports. Due to my nature of always trying to keep the rosters aligned to a real football season, I have changed the names of the teams (only two teams from the NFL, the Cardinals and Chargers, made the cut) – others come from USFL/CFL/WLF/AFL – In addition, (for the most part) I have change some names of players. This has enabled me to build a league and watch it grow and not be so picky about who is playing for whom or the reported stats on a particular player; It has worked out very well. I also changed the start date of the NAFL (North American Football League) - Regular season begins March 9. 1975 and ends with the East/West Pro Bowl Game August 3, 1975

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    Update to set the tone:

    So I am currently starting the 1975 season in My Football Mogul Dynasty; here is a quick overview; The NAFL (North American Football League) is divided into the Eastern and Western Football Conference. League set up on a 16 game schedule; with 31 Teams; 3 Wildcard and 3 Divisional Winners per conference

    The EASTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE is as follows:
    EFC SOUTH: San Antonio Riders, Forth Worth Mavericks, Birmingham Stallions, Houston Gamblers, Jacksonville Bulls
    EFC NORTH: British Columbia Lions, Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Trappers, Toronto Argonauts, Winnipeg Bombers
    EFC WEST: St. Louis Cardinals, Santa Clara Spartans, Arizona Wranglers, Los Angeles Express, Seattle Storm

    The WESTERN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE is as follows:
    WFC EAST: Washington Federals, Philadelphia Stars, Charlotte Knights, Boston Breakers, New York Titans
    WFC CENTRAL: Nashville Rebels, Indianapolis Renegades, Cleveland Gladiators, Chicago Blitz, Columbus Glory, Pittsburgh Maulers
    WFC WEST: San Diego Chargers, Oakland Invaders, Denver Gold, Las Vegas Bandits, Oklahoma City Outlaws
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    The ‘74 “Battle for the Silver Cup” began on July 6, 1974 and concluded on July 28, 1974
    WFC Wildcard: Columbus Glory 34 at San Diego Chargers 17
    WFC Wildcard: Nashville Rebels 13 at Denver Gold 16
    EFC Wildcard: Arizona Wranglers 3 at B.C. Lions 20
    EFC Wildcard: Santa Clara Spartans 10 at San Antonio Riders 30

    WFC Divisional Round: Columbus Glory 14 at Boston Breakers 41
    WFC Divisional Round: Denver Gold 6 at Indianapolis Renegades 31
    EFC Divisional Round: B.C. Lions 14 at St. Louis Cardinals 20
    EFC Divisional Round: San Antonio Riders 21 at Jacksonville Bulls 16

    WFC Conference Championship: Indianapolis Renegades 27 at Boston Breakers 21 (OT)
    EFC Conference Championship: San Antonio Riders 21 at St. Louis Cardinals 17

    The “Battle for the Silver Cup” – July 28, 1974
    The San Antonio Riders defeated the Indianapolis Renegades 38-27; Silver Cup MVP was QB Thomas Staubach (12/20, 168 yards, 2 TD)

    The San Diego Chargers have a 44-36 record (2-3 in playoffs) from 1970-74; finishing 10-6 in 1974 and losing a Wildcard playoff game to the Columbus Glory 34-17: QB Wayne Clark was the team offensive MVP throwing for 3,012 yards, 20 TD, 6 INT; DE Tom Williams was the team defensive MVP with 72 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, 1 FF, 1 PD

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    Head Coach David Coryell and Offensive Coordinator Bob Schnelker are expecting great things in 1975; The Draft held at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona was a successful one, "We will see how these fellas hold up at our OTA's at the end of the month" General Manager James Harland was quoted as saying earlier this week. The draft yielded;

    1st Round (28th) T William Shields, 6’7” 266, Georgia Tech
    2nd Round (62nd) S Mike Fuller, 5’9” 187. Auburn
    3rd Round (90th) LB Glenn Cameron, 6’2” 228, Florida
    3rd Round (93rd acquired from the Birmingham Stallions) DE Gary Johnson, 6’2” 260, Grambling State
    4th Round (121st) CB Mike Williams, 5’10” 186, LSU
    5th Round (152nd acquired from the Birmingham Stallions) DE Mike Fanning, 6’6” 256, Notre Dame
    6th Round (183rd) LB John Banaszak, 6’3” 242, Eastern Michigan
    7th Round (214th) HB Louis Carter, 5’11” 207, Maryland

    “Johnson handed walking papers” – The San Diego Tribune
    March 1, 1975 San Diego, CA.

    The San Diego Chargers have made a final roster move, the team has announced this afternoon. Veteran wide out Lee Johnson has been released to test the free agent market. Johnson, who spent the past 5 seasons with the Bolts, hauled in 112 catches for 1,838 yards and 9 touchdowns during his stay. "We had eight receivers on our roster," responded Coryell to the press this afternoon. "Sometimes tough decisions have to be made, we wish him the best." Johnson, who saw action in 14 games last season, had 16 receptions for 296 yards and 3 touchdowns in 1974. “He should have no problem finding work in this league. I wish him the best,“ continued Coryell.

    The move came one day after the Chargers concluded their preseason with a 1-1-1 record


    Saturday February 15, 1975 in Norman, Oklahoma, Boston 17 San Diego 17
    Saturday February 22, 1975 in St. Louis, Missouri San Diego 20 St. Louis 10
    Friday February 28, 1975 in San Diego, California, Santa Clara 17 San Diego 16
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    San Diego begins the ’75 campaign under the guidance of 6th year Head Coach David Coryell. Joining him on the coaching staff are Bob Schnelker (Offensive Coordinator), Earnell Durden (Offensive Backs Coach), Bobb McKittrick (Offensive Line Coach), and John David Crow (WR/TE Coach). On the defensive side of the ball Coryell’s crew includes Jackie Simpson (Defensive Coordinator), Rudy Feldman (Defensive Line Coach), Walt Corey (Linebacker Coach), Willie Wood (Defensive Back Coach). Special Teams Coordinator Alva Tabor Jr. rounds out the current staff. "We hope to announce a starting lineup by Friday afternoon." General Manager James Harland was quoted as saying Tuesday evening.

    Free agent update:
    “Johnson inks two year deal down in Texas” – Forth Worth Star – Telegram
    Veteran receiver Lee Johnson, who was released last Saturday by the Bolts, signed a 2 year deal with the Mavericks. Johnson will be joining Lee Stallworth and Johnny Rodgers …..”The makings of a triple threat All Pro receiving corps….” the Stat-Telegram reported. The Maverick camp was not available for comment following the breaking of the news

    “Robinson joins Invaders” – The Oakland Tribune
    Veteran running back Paul Robinson has signed a 2 year contract with the Oakland Invaders. Robinson, who spent the several seasons with the Columbus Glory, has 5,283 career rushing and 1,270 career receiving yards in the NAFL. “He will be a great addition to an already solid backfield,” commented Oakland’s lead man Ollie Spencer.
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    Friday March 7, 1975 The San Diego Tribune reported that the Chargers have departed for Alabama for their opening round contest against the Birmingham Stallions. The Chargers front office released a starting roster for Sunday's season opener late Thursday night and is a follows:

    Bob Schnelker’s Offense
    QB #15 Wayne Clark, 6’3”211, San Diego State; HB #22 Mike Montgomery, 6’2”208, Kansas State; FB #25
    Sam McPherson, 6’2”212, Eastern Washington; TE #84 Bob Klein, 6’5”237, USC; WR #31 Jim Krieg, 5’9”172, Washington; WR #27 Gary Garrison, 6’1”194, San Diego State; LT #67 William Shields, 6’7”266, Georgia Tech; LG #62 Edward White, 6’2”275, California; C #65 Alan Kelso, 6’3”248, Washington; RG #63 Douglas Wilkerson, 6’3”256, Minn St.-Mankato; RT #71 Gene Ferguson, 6’6”277, Montana State
    Quarterbacks rating: B
    Running Backs rating: B
    Tight Ends rating: A-
    Wide Receivers rating: C+
    Offensive Line rating: B+

    Jackie Simpson's Defense
    RDE #77 Tom Williams, 6’4”250, California-Davis; RDT #90 Jerry Patton, 6’3”261, Nebraska; LDT #74 Louie Kelcher, 6’5”260, SMU; LDE #79 Gary Johnson, 6’2”260, Grambling State; RLB #54 Mike McCaffrey, 6’3”226, Mount Union; MLB #55 David Wright, 6’2”231, Portland State; LLB #57 John Carroll, 6’1”220, Northern Colorado; RCB #40 Joe Beauchamp, 6’0”185, Iowa State; LCB #22 Levi Johnson, 5’11”182, Texas A&M-Kingsville; SS #44 Nate Allen, 6’3”196, Texas Southern; FS #42 Bruce Laird, 6’0” 193, Florida Atlantic
    Defensive Line rating: A
    Linebackers rating: B-
    Cornerbacks rating: B+
    Safeties rating: B+

    Alva Tabor Jr. Special Teams
    Kicker #1 James Feller, 5’11’185, Texas; Punter #29 Dennis Partee, 6’2”218, SMU; Kick and Punt return specialist #7 David Smith, 6’0”210, Utah
    Kickers rating: A-
    Punters rating: A-
    Return Team rating: B

    Reporters caught up with Offensive Backs Coach Earnel Durden prior to the team's departure, "I am very excited about Montgomery and McPherson. This is McPherson’s fourth season at Fullback and he is coming off a 1,032 yard season so I expect he will have a much better year. And Montgomery, well he is a dual threat in the running and pass catching industry, I look forward to seeing what he can accomplish on the field this season."

    In other news
    Basketball
    Ray Herbert – Tribune Sports writer, “West Regional first round, at Tempe, Arizona State (22-3), The WAC champ, will play the second place team from the Southeastern Conference, either Kentucky or Alabama, and Nevada-Las Vegas (22-4) will meet San Diego State (14-11). San Diego State will be representing the Pacific Coast Athletic Association in Tempe, AZ.

    Football
    Ray Herbert – Tribune Sports Writer, “Former pro football player Jacque MacKinnon died Thursday apparently from head injuries suffered in a fall after he left the scene of a minor traffic accident near La Jolla . MacKinnon, 36, a Tight End with the San Diego Chargers and Southern California of the WFL, had 112 receptions for 2,109 yards and 20 touchdowns during his career which spanned 1961 to 1970”

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    San Diego Chargers @ Birmingham Stallions pre-game report
    Location/Time: Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama; 10 AM EST
    Last Meeting: March 18, 1973, Birmingham 6 @ San Diego 16
    All time record: 1-1
    Point Spread: -9 (SD)
    Over/Under: 44.5

    The Bolts (10-6 in '74) will be led by team MVP Wayne Clark, 3,012 yards passing last season and 20 TDs; His strong arm and football smarts led his team into the Wildcard playoff round last season. "Air Coryell was at its best last season, now we just got to stop 'em on defense" GM James Harland mentioned in an interview Saturday afternoon. "We brought Coryell here from the college ranks to win a Championship." Mike Montgomery, who had 558 yards rushing and 508 receiving yards will join Fullback Sam McPherson and running back Don Calhoun to form a solid backfield. Joining the starting lineup this season is fourth year wide out Jim Krieg. Krieg had 21 receptions for 333 yards and 3 touchdowns in 16 appearances last season. Krieg joins a receiving corps that includes veteran standouts Gary Garrison and Dave Smith. On the defensive side of the ball, the Bolts will, once again rely on the play of one of the better defensive lines in the game today. “Williams, Patton, and Kelcher dominated the line last season. Now add all word Rookie Gary Johnson……wow I am excited to see what they can do,” commented Defensive Line Coach Rudy Feldman last week.

    1974 team leaders
    Passing leader: Wayne Clark 3,012 yards
    Rushing leader: Sam McPherson 1,032 yards
    Receiving leader: Gary Garrison 658 yards
    Tackles leader: Mike McCaffrey 79 tackles
    Sacks leader: Jerry Patton 8 sacks
    INT leader: Nate Allen 5 interceptions
    PD leader: Bruce Laird 10 Passes defensed

    The Birmingham Stallions (5-11 in ‘74) have a solid fifth year Quarterback in Charlie Richards, 2,643 yards and 14 TDs in 1974, "He is a big man with a strong arm, Our defense will have their hands full this weekend," Coryell responded when asked about the Stallions Signal Caller. Richards number one target will be Rookie wide out Alfred Jenkins, 65 receptions for 1,498 yards and 9 TD's with Morris Brown College in ‘74. Another threat is Fullback James Miles, 850 yards rushing and 7 TD's last season. On the defensive side of the ball the Stallions are led by Linebackers Albert Palewicz and Ray Nettles. Defensive Tackle Rosie Manning has been known to create some challenging match ups as well.

    1974 team leaders
    Passing leader: Charlie Richards 2,643 yards
    Rushing leader: James Miles 850 yards
    Receiving leader: Randall Flatley 630 yards
    Tackles leader: Albert Palewicz 112 tackles
    Sacks leader: Grady Allen 5 sacks
    INT leader: Ray Brown 6 interceptions
    PD leader: Ray Easterling 11 passes defensed


    San Diego Chargers 1975 schedule
    SD @ Birmingham Stallions
    Bye Week
    Houston Gamblers @ SD
    Columbus Glory @ SD
    SD @ Pittsburgh Maulers
    SD @ New York Titans
    Las Vegas Bandits @ SD
    Boston Breakers @ SD
    Denver Gold @ SD
    SD @ Las Vegas Bandits
    SD @ Oakland Invaders
    Jacksonville Bulls @ SD
    SD @ Oklahoma City Outlaws
    SD @ Forth Worth Mavericks
    Oakland Invaders @ SD
    SD @ Denver Gold
    Oklahoma City Outlaws @ SD
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    Sunday, March 9, 1975
    San Diego Chargers @ Birmingham Stallions
    Location: Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
    Attendance: 66,550
    Weather: Sunny and 74 degrees, Wind: Calm
    Game MVP: Jim Krieg

    “Bolts corral Stallions 21-14” – San Diego Tribune

    San Diego used a fast start and opened its ‘75 campaign with a victory in Birmingham, Alabama. The Bolts “charged” out of the gate and opened up an early 14-0 lead. Starting signal caller Wayne Clark found the end zone twice in the first quarter, with a 1 yard dump to David Smith and a 7 yard strike to Jim Krieg. Clark finished the day with 233 yards passing and 18 yards rushing. Even more impressive was San Diego’s ground game which rolled up 208 yards and enabled the Bolts to dominate the time of possession. Fullback Sam McPherson finished the day with 111 yards on the ground, while Running Back Mike Montgomery added 56 more. “From start to finish, we played some great football,” said Chargers Head Coach David Coryell, “Our players really got after it.” The game, however, was not complete without incident. Wide out Gary Garrison and Rookie Defensive End Gary Johnson both left the game before the end of the first half and did not return. “I will wait for a full evaluation from the medical staff before making any decisions,” continued Coryell during the post game press conference.

    Plays from scrimmage: San Diego 65 (23 First Downs); Birmingham 45 (12 First Downs)
    Rushing: San Diego 37 for 208 yards (5.6 avg); Birmingham 26 for 89 yards (3.4 avg)
    Pass plays: San Diego 16 for 28 (57%) 2 TD, 1 INT; Birmingham 12 for 18 (67%) 1 TD
    Passing: San Diego 233 yards (8.3 per play); Birmingham 143 yards (7.9 per play)
    Turnovers: San Diego 2; Birmingham 0
    Punts: San Diego 2 punts for 106 yards (53.0 avg); Birmingham 5 punts for 280 yards (56.0 avg)
    Third Down: San Diego 7 for 9 (78%); Birmingham 3 for 10 (30%)
    Red Zone: San Diego 3 for 4 (0 FG, 3 TD); Birmingham 2 for 3 (0 FG, 2 TD)
    Time of Possession: San Diego 35:51; Birmingham 24:09

    Game Information
    First Quarter
    SD – TD: David Smith 1 yard pass from Wayne Clark (James Feller kick); 7-0 SD
    SD – TD Jim Krieg 7 yard pass from Wayne Clark (James Feller kick); 14-0 SD
    Second Quarter
    BIR– TD Gerry Mullins 16 yard pass from Charlie Richards (Nick Mike-Mayer kick); 14-7 SD
    Third Quarter
    SD – TD Sam McPherson 4 yard run (James Feller kick) 21-7 SD
    BIR – TD Isaac Brown 5 yard run (Nick Mike-Mayer kick); 21-14 SD

    Top Performers
    San Diego
    QB Wayne Clark 16-28-1, 233 yards, 2 TD
    FB Sam McPherson 19 carries, 111 yards, 1 TD; 2 receptions, 18 yards
    WR Jim Krieg 6 receptions, 143 yards, 1 TD
    DE Tom Williams 6 tackles 1 sack
    S Nate Allen 5 tackles 1 PD
    Birmingham
    QB Charlie Richards 12-18, 150 yards, 1 TD
    FB James Miles 17 carries, 61 yards
    TE Jim Mitchell 6 receptions, 49 yards
    LB Albert Palewicz 7 tackles
    LB Grady Allen 6 tackles

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    Around the League – March 9, 1975

    The defending Super Bowl champion San Antonio Riders opened their 1975 campaign with a victory in Las Vegas, 28-17, at Las Vegas County Stadium. Running Back Calvin Hill contributed to the win with 63 yards of total offense. While Tight End Billy Joe DuPree accounted for 90 yards. The Riders, who line up in a 4-3 defense, dominated the line of scrimmage. Harvey Martin, Jethro Pugh, Phil Olsen, and George Andrie combined for 23 tackles and 1 sack. “They are a very athletic bunch of guys,” said Head coach Jerry Tubbs when the press caught up with after the game.

    Los Angeles 28 @ Arizona 22; GAME MVP: WR Barry Pearson 8 rec, 141 yds, 1 TD
    Calgary 6 @ Forth Worth 24; GAME MVP: QB Daniel Fouts 17/20, 250 yds, 3 TD
    Oklahoma City 14 @ Pittsburgh 23; GAME MVP: RB Lenvil Elliot 117 tot yds, 1 TD
    British Columbia 27 @ Boston 14; GAME MVP: RB Charles Foreman 142 tot yds, 1 TD
    Oakland 20 @ Denver 17; GAME MVP: RB Clarence Davis 3 rec, 88 yds, 1 TD
    Washington 17 @ Nashville 24; GAME MVP: QB Chuck Hixson 15/22, 261 yds, 1 TD
    Philadelphia 19 @ Charlotte 20; GAME MVP: RB Larry McCutcheon 176 tot yds, 1 TD
    Santa Clara 29 @ Houston 21; GAME MVP: QB Bobby Scott 25/41 389 yds, 3 TD
    Edmonton 7 @ St. Louis 24; GAME MVP: WR Ken Payne 6 rec, 81 yds, 1 TD
    Cleveland 20 @ Chicago 10; GAME MVP: TE Russ Francis 5 rec, 115 yds, 2 TD
    Seattle 10 @ Indianapolis 35; GAME MVP: WR Glenn Doughty 9 rec, 128 yds, 3 TD
    Winnipeg 10 @ Toronto 17; GAME MVP: QB Joe Ferguson 18/27, 305 yds, 2 TD
    New York 20 @ Columbus 17; GAME MVP: FB Robert Riggins 143 tot yds, 1 TD

    Week 1 Statistical report (TOP 5)
    PASSING YARDS: Bobby Scott (TOR) 389; Vincent Jaworski (PHI) 353; Gary Huff (ARI) 340; Rudy Miglino (DEN) 317; John Barton (IND) 316

    RECEIVING YARDS: Billy Johnson (HOU) 143; Jim Krieg (SD) 143; Barry Pearson (LA) 141; Rick Upchurch (DEN) 134; Glenn Doughty (IND) 128

    RUSHING YARDS: Robert Riggins (NY) 128; Greg Pruitt (CLE) 118; Sam McPherson (SD) 111; Charles Foreman (BC) 102; Larry McCutcheon (CHA) 96

    TACKLES: George Wells (CHA) 10; Marvin Kellum (WAS) 9; Emmitt Thomas (ARI) 8; David Cook (BOS) 8; Melvin Rogers (CHA) 8

    SACKS: Matt Blair (BC) 2; Melvin Rogers (CHA) 2; Bert Askson (WAS) 2; Julius Adams (BOS) 1; Mike Crangle (CAL) 1
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    Monday, March 10, 1975

    “Johnson and Garrison sidelined” – San Diego Tribune

    The Chargers will have to go the next week without starting receiver Gary Garrison. Garrison was assisted off the field midway through the second quarter of yesterday’s game. The team physician has diagnosed Garrison with a strained forearm. “Garrison is a solid veteran receiver. We look forward to his quick return,” mentioned Offensive Backs coach Earnell Durden when reporters caught up with him on Monday afternoon. “But when you have a veteran backup like David Smith you know you’re going to be alright.” Garrison had started 65 straight games at Wide Receiver before the incident occurred with 7:43 left in the second quarter of Sunday’s match up. In addition, Starting Defensive End Gary Johnson suffered what appeared to be a minor knee injury with 4:11 left of the second quarter of the same contest. San Diego’s Medical Staff confirmed Monday morning that Johnson has a twisted knee and will miss at the least, one week. “It’s a tough break for Johnson,” commented Defensive Line Coach Rudy Feldman during Monday afternoons ‘meet and greet’ with the local press. “We will take it slow with Johnson. “He has a long successful career ahead of him. We are going to monitor him slowly and let our medical staff do their thing.” The Bolts will not see action again until March 23rd when they play host to the Houston Gamblers. “Having a bye week this early in the season is a bit odd. But I did not make the schedule. I just play the hand that is dealt to me,” stated Coach Coryell during the same conference. “I would have much rather of had a mid to late season bye week. Well at least it works out for Garrison and Johnson….both may be ready for our match up with Houston in a few weeks.”

    League Injury report (Note* only reporting injuries of 3 weeks or more)

    BIRMINGHAM
    “Kunz lost for Season” – The Birmingham News

    Starting Left Tackle George Kunz suffered a serious injury in the third quarter of Sundays’ loss to the San Diego Chargers. Kunz has been diagnosed with a torn ankle ligament and will miss the rest of the ’75 season. Before the injury Kunz had started in 80 straight regular season games for the Stallions. “It was a tough thing to witness. We will miss him on our front line,” commented Head Coach Marion Campbell when asked about his injured lineman. “Not only did when drop our season opener in our backyard…..but to add insult to injury we lost one of our one our team leaders as well.”

    BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Starting Tight End Stanley Voigt will the next 5 weeks. Voigt suffered a broken tibia in the Lions win over Boston.

    CHARLOTTE
    Will have to go without starting LB Rob Stevenson for the next 3 weeks, Stevenson dislocated his shoulder. In addition, G Ralph Miller, making his 42nd career start, has been lost to the Knights for the next 10 weeks. Miller suffered a broken tibia.

    CHICAGO
    The Chicago Camp has reported that veteran CB Joe Taylor will be sidelined for the next 5 weeks with severe elbow tendonitis.

    COLUMBUS
    Head Coach Vince Costello has reported that starting DT Bonnie Sloan, injured in the third quarter of the Glory’s loss to New York, will miss the next 6 weeks. Sloan has been diagnosed with a chipped knee cap. Joining him on the sidelines is WR Isaac Curtis. Curtis will miss the next 3 weeks with a sprained thumb

    LAS VEGAS
    Backup TE Scott Smith has suffered a season ending ankle injury. Smith has a torn ankle ligament.

    PITTSBURGH
    Rowser sidelined for rest of Maulers ’75 campaign.” – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

    CB John Rower left Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh with an apparent ankle injury. Later in the evening it was reported that Rowser had suffered a torn ankle ligament and that his 1975 season has come to an abrupt end. Joining him on the list of Maulers injured is Safety Kenny Graham. Graham will be sidelined for the next 3 weeks with a bruised nose.

    SEATTLE
    The Seattle Camp has reported that CB Charles Lebeau will miss the next 6 weeks with a fractured foot.

    TORONTO
    LB Paul Guidry will miss the next 3 weeks with a dislocated collar bone.
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    Free Agent Tracker, Tuesday March 11, 1975

    “Replacement signed with Stallions” – The Birmingham News

    Reports from the Birmingham camp were confirmed last night, The Stallions have signed free agent Tackle Clark Williams to a two year deal. Williams, an undrafted rookie free agent, was a two year starter on Penn States’ offensive line. "He is a welcome addition to the team," mentioned Jim Myers, Stallions Offensive Line Coach, when asked about the recent acquisition. “With the addition of Williams we will move Gerry Sullivan to Left Tackle and Malcolm Snider will take over at Right Tackle,” continued Myers. Malcolm Snider is in his seventh season with the Stallions and has started 64 games on the offensive line.

    “Bandits sign another Tight End” – Las Vegas Review-Journal

    The Las Vegas Bandits made a move this morning to replenish their depleted Tight End corps. It was announced that undrafted free agent Daniel Hoffstratter has found a home in Las Vagas. Hoffstratter caught 24 passes for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns while playing for Arkansas. He will join Veterans John Beasley and Ron Glidewell and is expected to suit up for Thursday’s practice.

    In other News

    Ray Herbert – Tribune Sports writer, UCLA jumped into second place in the recent AP polls trading fourth place with Maryland, while Indiana finished a perfect regular season remained number one. The Hoosiers will head into the NCAA tournament with a 29-0 record after their 94-79 win over the University of Michigan.

    David Warner – Tribune Sports writer. “Italians take lead in Skiing” – Jackson, Wyoming - A powerful Italian team, lead by Fausto Radici, took four of the top five spots in the mens slalom and took the lead in the Nations World Series of Skiing.

    Ray Herbert – Tribune Sports writer, “Flames trade for Meehan” The Atlanta Flames of the NHL announced this afternoon that they have acquired Left Wing Gerry Meehan from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Defenseman Bob Murray.
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    Wednesday, March 12, 1975

    “Bolts crack top five” – Ray Herbert, San Diego Tirbune

    Week 1 Power Rankings have been released. Thomas Staubach and the two time defending Silver Cup champs top the list, While Coryell and Company settle into fourth place. Listed below are the top twelve in the league as of March 12, 1975

    1. San Antonio Riders
    2. Toronto Argonauts
    3. British Columbia Lions
    4. San Diego Chargers
    5. Oakland Invaders
    6. St. Louis Cardinals
    7. Charlotte Knights
    8. Pittsburgh Maulers
    9. Los Angeles Express
    10. Indianapolis Renegades
    11. Nashville Rebels
    12. Santa Clara Spartans

    A brief look into the 1974 season (Last season’s statistical leaders)

    PASSING
    John Barton (IND) 3,945 yards; James Brodie (SC) 3,780 yards; Kenneth Stabler (OAK) 3,769 yards; Karl Douglas (BOS) 3,660; Joseph Namath (NY) 3,547 yards; Steve Ramsey (STL) 3,526 yards

    RUSHING
    Charles Foreman (BC) 1,835 yards; Greg Pruitt (CLE) 1,515 yards; Douglas Little (DEN) 1,464 yards; Fred Willis (CAL) 1,342 yards, Jimmy Thomas (SC) 1,300 yards; Dexter Bussey (SEA) 1,281 yards

    RECEIVING
    Bob Newland (EDM) 1,534 yards; Larry Brunson (SC) 1,527 yards; Glenn Doughty (IND) 1,480 yards; Tom Gatewood (DEN) 1,274 yards; Billy Parks (CAL) 1,244 yards; Clifford Branch Jr. (OAK) 1,237 yards

    TACKLES (Solo+assists)
    Jimmy Files (OKC) 135; John Williamson (BOS) 133; Michael Taylor (NY) 133; Chuck Allen (PIT) 131; Jerry Hillebrand (DEN) 123; Dave Lloyd (PHI) 123

    SACKS
    Michael Taylor (NY) 12; Bert Askson (WAS) 9; John Williamson (BOS) 8; Jerry Patton (SD) 8; Sweeny Williams (EDM) 7.5; David Jones (LA) 7

    INTERCEPTIONS
    Lemuel Barney (SEA) 11; Tim Foley (JAX) 9; Jimmy Allen (FW) 8; Lee Grayson (OAK) 8; Emmitt Thomas (ARI) 7; Bernard Jackson (DEN) 7

    PASSES DEFENDED
    Ray Oldham (IND) 20; Pete Jaquess (DEN) 18; Ken Riley (COL) 17; Charlie Babb (NY) 17 Curtis Johnson (JAX) 16; Jonathan Thomas (LV) 16

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    The San Diego Chargers and San Diego Tribune have entered into a mutual agreement and designated sports columnists Ray Herbert and David Warner as the primary liaisons between the club and the press. Both will still continue their roles as an independent sports writers’ for the Tribune, while working as the Chargers Media Liaisons organizing press conferences and future interviews with individual players and coaches. Warner and Herbert will also work with KCST Channel 7 News, which is set to join NBC on June 27. The agreement guarantees the Tribune and KCST exclusive stories concerning the organization as they move forward into the 1975 season.

    Front Office Report
    General Manager James Harland met with Chief Scout Nicholas McKenzie Thursday afternoon to discuss the free agent market. Harland confirmed with David Warner later that day that the organization is looking into a few of the unsigned offensive linemen and linebackers populating the market. He also noted that several teams have expressed some interest in ten year veteran tackle Terry Owens. “The Assistant Director-Pro Scouting George Dickson has been evaluating our options.” In Addition, Harland had an evening meeting with Chester and Claude Altizer and the financial department concerning this year’s financial direction. In attendance at the meeting were the President of Football Operations Edwin Altizer , Director of Player Personnel Lorne Altizer, and Chief Operations Officer James Schrader.

    Thursday’s Practice report
    The Coaching staff met Thursday morning to discuss games plans and practice schedules for next week’s bye week. The weather, Coach Coryell noted, after the meeting has been a bit gloomy this week. When the team met for the afternoon session, about 3PM, it was 62 degrees and cloudy. Both Gary Garrison and Gary Johnson were in attendance but not suited up. In addition, Tackle Lynn Larson was sidelined with a severe cold and Cornerback William Knox was nursing a minor ankle sprain.


    Ray Herbert – Tribune Sports writer – “John McNamara returns as Padres field boss”

    David Warner – Tribune Sports writer – Second seeded Fairmont and unknown Malone College lead eight teams into tonight’s quarter finals of the NAIA tournament. Joining them are Winston-Salem, who squeezed past Central Washington 57-56, St. Mary’s of Texas, Midwestern College, Grand Canyon, Alcorn State, and Wisconsin-Parkside.
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    Week 2 Matchup report

    Arizona @ San Antonio (point spread -9.5 (SA); over/under 44.5)
    Jacksonville @ Birmingham (point spread -2 (BIR); over/under 43)
    Boston @ Washington (point spread -1.5 (BOS); over/under 43.5)
    Toronto @ British Columbia (point spread -2 (BC); over/under 39.5)
    Winnipeg @ Calgary (point spread -1.5 (CAL); over/under 42)
    Charlotte @ Oakland (point spread -3.5 (OAK); over/under 46)
    Chicago @ Seattle (point spread -1 (CHI); over/under 41)
    Pittsburgh @ Cleveland (point spread Pick’em; over/under 42.5)
    Columbus @ Nashville (point spread -3.5 (NSH); over/under 37.5)
    Denver @ Oklahoma City (point spread -0.5 (OKC); over/under 39.5)
    New York @ Edmonton (point spread -2 (EDM); over/under 41)
    Fort Worth @ Santa Clara (point spread -3 (SC); over/under 43)
    Houston @ Los Angeles (point spread -11 (LA); over/under 37)
    St. Louis @ Indianapolis (point spread -1 (IND); over/under 36)
    Las Vegas @ Philadelphia (point spread -3 (PHI); over/under 43)

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    Saturday, March 15, 1975

    “What day is it? NOT game day!!” – David Warner, San Diego Tribune

    As kick offs will ignite Sunday mornings across the country, Folks in Southern California will have to tune in to other matchups around the NAFL. Their beloved Bolts will be sidelined for the weekend. The two games being broadcast on Sunday will pit Charlotte up in Oakland and Denver versus Oklahoma City.
    ‘Well…..our division rivals are always a concern, but I am particularly interested in that Pittsburgh-Cleveland game, that should be an interesting matchup,” mentioned Coach Coryell when David Warner caught up with the lead man Saturday afternoon.

    "A glimpse into the Chargers record book" - Ray Herbert, San Diego Tribune

    The San Diego Chargers single game record book (1970-74)
    PASSING
    Attempts: Jack Kemp 40; March 14, 1971
    Completions: Wayne Clark 26; March 17, 1974
    Passing Yards: Wayne Clark 402 yards; March 17, 1974
    Touchdowns: Wayne Clark 3; March 26, 1972
    Comp. PCT: Wayne Clark 91.1%; May 13, 1973
    YPC.: Jack Kemp 13.2; Mar 22, 1970
    QB Rating: Wayne Clark 111.0; May 27, 1973
    Long: Jack Kemp 60 yards; May 23, 1971
    RUSHING
    Carries: Mike Montgomery 30; June 17, 1973
    Yards: Mike Montgomery 224 yards; June 17, 1973
    Touchdowns: Mike Montgomery 3; June 17, 1973
    Long: Mike Montgomery 74 yards; June 17, 1973
    RECEIVING
    Receptions: Gary Garrison 12; March 17, 1974
    Yards: Gary Garrison 182 yards; March 17, 1974
    YPC: Jim Krieg 23.8; March 9, 1975
    Touchdowns: Gary Garrison 2; March 17, 1974
    Long: Jim Krieg 60 yards; March 9, 1975
    DEFENSE
    Tot Tackles: David Wright 14; March 18, 1973
    Assists: David Wright 7; March 18, 1973
    Sacks: Tom Williams 3; April 14, 1974
    PD: Bobby Howard 3; June 14, 1970
    INT: Joe Beauchamp, 2; March 26, 1972
    Long: Bruce Laird 66 yards; June 30, 1974
    SPECIAL TEAMS
    Most FG: James Feller 4; March 10, 1974
    Longest FG: James Feller 60 yards; March 10, 1974
    Tot Points: James Feller 15; March 10, 1974
    Punts: Dennis Partee 6; June 24, 1973
    Longest Punt: Dennis Partee 67 yards; April 22, 1973
    Punt Yards: Dennis Partee 269 yards; March 11, 1973
    Kickoff RT yards: David Smith 176 yards; March 25, 1973
    Kickoff RT: David Smith 6; March 25, 1973
    Kickoff RT TD: David Smith 95 yards; June 30, 1974
    Punt RT yards: David Smith 145 yards; June 24, 1973
    Punt RT TD: David Smith 81 yards; June 24, 1973
    Punt RT: David Smith 6; March 12, 1972

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