1987 Pittsburgh Gladiators Statistics

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 Roster
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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Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Brendan Folmar20511958.013496.62110.294.4481812793.7
Mike Hohensee553258.24838.8712.711.844328119.2
Kevin Russell3266.7113.700.000.060072.9
Stan Yagiello300.000.000.000.000039.6
Totals26615357.518436.92810.5103.848 21155

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Creig Federico10212.1 1
Brendan Folmar14130.9 2
Mike Hohensee3113.7 1
Scott Dmitrenko362.0 1
Mike Stoops133.0 0
John McClennon122.0 0
Ricky Mitchell210.5 0
Mike Powell1-1-1.0 0
Stan Yagiello2-3-1.5 0
Totals37531.45

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Russell Hairston67112616.8 18
Mike Stoops2223210.5 3
John McClennon221316.0 1
Jim Rafferty201708.5 2
Creig Federico12544.5 2
Mike Powell58116.2 2
Kevin Russell2115.5 0
Ricky Mitchell12121.0 0
Greg Best11111.0 0
George Miller166.0 0
Totals153184312.028

Kicking:

Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Lee Larsen281346.421628.631
Totals281346.421628.631

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ricky Mitchell2446419.3 0
John McClennon58016.0 0
Jim Rafferty10696.9 0
Scott Dmitrenko12626.0 0
Mike Stoops155.0 0
Totals4164415.70

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Russell Hairston45012.5 1
Rock Richmond4317.8 1
Jim Rafferty242.0 0
John McClennon155.0 0
Thomas Weaver122.0 0
Mike Stoops100.0 0
Totals13927.12

Sacks:

Player No. Yds Avg.
Craig Walls13.00.0
Willis Yates6.00.0
Earnest Adams5.00.0
Creig Federico3.00.0
Thomas Weaver3.00.0
Scott Dmitrenko3.00.0
Jim Rafferty2.00.0
Totals35.000.0

Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF K Blk
Rock Richmond3129411001
Russell Hairston17.51637100
Craig Walls191589324
Scott Dmitrenko151341100
Creig Federico1712107100
Mike Stoops14.51175000
Ricky Mitchell111022000
John McClennon12.5970100
Jim Rafferty10.5850001
Thomas Weaver9742001
Earnest Adams8642100
Greg Best6600000
Mike Powell6521100
Willis Yates5422100
Lee Larsen2.5211000
Totals184.515363500100027

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Russell Hairston181000114
Lee Larsen0613031
Mike Stoops030000018
Creig Federico12000018
Brendan Folmar200012
Jim Rafferty20000012
Mike Powell02000012
Scott Dmitrenko1000006
Mike Hohensee10006
Rock Richmond10006
John McClennon01000006
Totals528000200613000241