Birmingham Stallions
Current season
Established 2021
Play in Protective Stadium/
Legion Field
in Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham Stallions.jpg
League/conference affiliations
United States Football League (2022–present)
  • South Division (2022–present)
Team colorsRed, gold, white
Owner(s)National Spring Football League Enterprises Co, LLC, (Fox Sports)
Head coachSkip Holtz
Team history
  • Birmingham Stallions (2022–present)
League championships (1)
Conference championships (1)
Division championships (1)
Home stadium(s)

The Birmingham Stallions are a professional American football team based in Birmingham, Alabama. They are one of the eight members of the United States Football League (USFL). They currently play their home games at Protective Stadium and Legion Field, both located in Birmingham. They won the new USFL's inaugural championship, defeating the Philadelphia Stars 33-30 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, on July 3, 2022.


The Birmingham Stallions were one of eight teams that were officially announced as a USFL franchise on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on November 22, 2021[1]

On January 6, 2022, it was revealed that former NCAA coach Gene Chizik would become the head coach of the Stallions. Chizik confirmed the report, but the parties never reached an agreement and he ultimately took a deal to become the defensive coordinator of the North Carolina Tar Heels two days later.[2][3] On January 20, 2022, it was announced on The Herd with Colin Cowherd that former NCAA football head coach Skip Holtz was named the head coach and General manager of the Stallions.[4]


Initially, each team carried a 38-man active roster and a 7-man practice squad, but the rosters were increased to 40 active players and 50 total in May, 2022.[5][6]


Running backs

Wide receivers

  •  8 Michael Dereus
  • 16 Adrian Hardy
  • 17 Marlon Williams

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Inactive roster

Rookies in italics

Roster updated August 8, 2022

34 active, 2 reserve(s), 10 inactive

USFL rosters

Birmingham Stallions Best Hair Award

On June 13, 2022 the Stallions started a Best Hair Award tradition following by a teammate vote. The first ever winner was J'Mar Smith.[7]

Year Player Position Record Ref
2022 J'Mar Smith Quarterback 9-1 [7]



Birmingham Stallions staff
Front office
Head coaches
  • Head coach/Offensive coordinator/Quarterbacks – Skip Holtz
Offensive coaches
Defensive coaches


  1. ^ "USFL unveils team cities, nicknames and logos for 2022 debut". FOX Sports. Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  2. ^ Chizik, Gene [@CoachGeneChizik] (January 6, 2022). "Addressing a rumor this morning. I am honored that the new @USFL is interested in me for a HC position. We have had several discussions. Although this is a consideration, nothing has been finalized… #Facts" (Tweet). Archived from the original on January 12, 2022. Retrieved July 5, 2022 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "North Carolina Tar Heels football names Gene Chizik assistant head coach for defense". ESPN. Retrieved 2022-01-08.
  4. ^ "What you need to know for USFL in 2022:Two more head coaches revealed". Fox Sports. January 20, 2022. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  5. ^ "USFL to have a "player selection meeting" on February 22–23". ProFootballTalk. 2022-01-04. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  6. ^ "USFL expands game-day rosters by two, total rosters by five". ProFootballTalk. 2022-05-18. Retrieved 2022-06-01.
  7. ^ a b CHAMPIONSTALLIONS [@USFLStallions] (June 13, 2022). "Votes are in! @jMar_Smith was chosen as the Birmingham Stallions Best Hair by his teammates 🤣🔥" (Tweet). Archived from the original on June 26, 2022. Retrieved July 5, 2022 – via Twitter.