1987 Pittsburgh Gladiators Roster

Arena Football League (Arena League)
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 Statistics
1987 Pittsburgh Gladiators Results

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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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP
Earnest AdamsOL/DLMarch 12, 19596'3"226IllinoisFort Lauderdale, FL USA6
Greg BestWR/DBJanuary 14, 19605'10"185Kansas St.New Brighton, PA USA1
Scott DmitrenkoOL/DLFebruary 9, 19636'2"225Albany State (NY)North Tonawanda, NY 6
Creig FedericoFB/LBMay 7, 19636'2"205Iowa CentralChicago, IL USA6
Brendan FolmarQBApril 2, 19646'1"200California (PA)Birmingham, AL USA6
Russell HairstonWR/LBFebruary 10, 19646'3"208Kentucky6
Mike HohenseeQBFebruary 22, 19616'0"205MinnesotaRowland Heights, CA USA4
Lee LarsenK6'1"185Hawai'i6
John McClennonWR/DB5'7"175Tennessee6
George MillerOL/DL1
Ricky MitchellWR/DB5'9"170Northern Illinois1
Mike PowellFB/LBJanuary 21, 19646'0"205Weber StateRiverside, CA 6
Jim RaffertyWR/DBJune 11, 19636'1"190ColgateMountaintop, PA 6
Rock RichmondWR/DBJanuary 7, 19585'10"180OregonLos Angeles, CA USA6
Kevin RussellQBJune 12, 19626'1"190California (PA)East Lansing, MI 1
Mike StoopsWR/DBDecember 13, 19616'1"182IowaYoungstown, OH USA6
Craig WallsOL/DLDecember 24, 19586'1"215IndianaPittsburgh, PA USA6
Thomas WeaverOL/DL6'0"240Kentucky State5
Stan YagielloQBMay 4, 19636'1"195William & MaryLivingston, NJ 1
Willis YatesOL/DLDecember 15, 19596'1"220Tennessee-ChattanoogaChattanooga, TN 6