Play in Protective Stadium/
in Birmingham, Alabama
|United States Football League (2022–present)
|Team colors||Purple, orange, white|
|Mascot||Marty the Mauler|
|Owner(s)||National Spring Football League Enterprises Co, LLC, (Fox Sports)|
|General manager||Chris Watts|
|Head coach||Kirby Wilson|
|League championships (0)|
|Conference championships (0)|
|Division championships (0)|
The Pittsburgh Maulers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Maulers compete in the United States Football League (USFL) North division. Founded in 2021, the Maulers are one of the eight inaugural teams for the re-launch of the original United States Football League, which ceased operations in 1986.
They currently play their home games at Protective Stadium and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, which also hosts the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers.
The Pittsburgh Maulers were one of eight teams that were officially announced as a USFL franchise on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on November 22, 2021, Their first head coach was announced on January 20, 2022, when it was announced on The Herd with Colin Cowherd that former NFL running backs coach Kirby Wilson was named the Head Coach and General Manager of the Maulers. Wilson revealed on February 9, 2022, that UConn Defensive Coordinator Jarren Horton would become the Defensive Coordinator for the Maulers, while Wilson would call the offense. They made their first draft pick in franchise history, selecting QB Kyle Lauletta 7th overall. They drafted 35 players from February 22–23 in 2022.
The team begun the season 0-4, but defeated the Houston Gamblers 21-20 behind an off the bench effort by newly signed QB Vad Lee
The colors orange and purple are slightly different from what was used by the Pittsburgh Maulers team in the original USFL, as they used red and purple. In any event, the colors are a radical departure from the city's traditional sporting colors of black and gold and are more or less of an ode to the original Maulers franchise.
The logo depicts a worker swinging a large hammer, as an ode to the steel workers that Pittsburgh's history is known for. The current jerseys are a different design than the originals, with the home being purple with an orange bar across the shoulders and the away being white with a purple bar along the shoulders.
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.