1987 Pittsburgh Gladiators Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 4-2
Finishing 1st in the Arena League
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Championship
Coach: Joe Haering (4-2)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 38,568, Avg. 12,856 in 3 home dates
1987 Pittsburgh Gladiators Roster
The Pittsburgh Gladiators of the Arena Football League ended the 1987 season with a record of 4 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in the Arena League. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.
The defense proved to be a force, as the Gladiators gave up 199 points, the lowest total in the circuit. Pittsburgh netted 268 points. Brendan Folmar threw for 1,349 yards. Russell Hairston caught 67 balls for 1,126 yards.
Creig Federico rushed for a team-high 21 yards.
Russell Hairston and Rock Richmond each intercepted 4 opponent throws. Craig Walls topped the defensive unit with 13 quarterback sacks, part of an overall team total of 35 sacks.
Joe Haering coached the team. The 1987 Pittsburgh Gladiators lost in the Championship.
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Regular Season Points For: 289
Regular Season Points Against: 178
|June 19, 1987||Washington Commandos 46 at Pittsburgh Gladiators 48||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0|
|June 26, 1987||Pittsburgh Gladiators 60 at Chicago Bruisers 23||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0|
|July 2, 1987||Chicago Bruisers 14 at Pittsburgh Gladiators 49||W||2-0-0||1-0-0||3-0-0|
|July 11, 1987||Pittsburgh Gladiators 49 at Denver Dynamite 32||W||2-0-0||2-0-0||4-0-0|
|July 17, 1987||Denver Dynamite 32 at Pittsburgh Gladiators 31||L||2-1-0||2-0-0||4-1-0|
|July 23, 1987||Pittsburgh Gladiators 52 at Washington Commandos 31||W||2-1-0||3-0-0||5-1-0|
|August 1, 1987||Denver Dynamite 45 at Pittsburgh Gladiators 16||L||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||ArenaBowl 1|