San Antonio Force
Established 1992
Folded 1992
Played in HemisFair Arena
in San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Force.GIF
League/conference affiliations
Arena Football League (1992)
Team colorsRed, black, and silver
     
MascotSwoop
Personnel
Owner(s)Red McCombs
Head coachDick Nolan
Team history
  • San Antonio Force (1992)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The San Antonio Force were a professional arena football team based in San Antonio, Texas. The team was a member of the Arena Football League that competed in the 1992 season only. The team owner of the Force was Red McCombs. The team's colors were black, red and silver.

History

Main article: 1992 San Antonio Force season

The Force played their home games at HemisFair Arena,[1] then the home of the San Antonio Spurs. They set two records for futility, becoming the first arena football team ever to be shut out in a game, losing to the Orlando Predators 50–0 on June 13, 1992,[2] and the all-time lowest record for field goal percentage in a season, 11.8% (4–34), among three different kickers. The team ceased operations upon the completion of the season, citing that there were not enough available dates at HemisFair Arena or the Alamodome for the team to host games.[3] There was an attempt by Marc Reich to bring the team to Hartford, Connecticut, but he was unable to convince the city to purchase the rights to the Force, as it was believed there wasn't a high enough return on investment.[4] Arena football returned to San Antonio in 2012 when the Tulsa Talons franchise relocated to the Alamodome.[5]

Notable players

Final roster

1992 San Antonio Force roster
Quarterbacks

Wide receivers/Defensive backs

  • -- Jorrick Battle
  • -- James Harvey
  • -- Alvin Horn
  • -- Steve Shelly
  • -- John Simpson
  • -- Warren Stewart
  • -- Charlie Thompson
Fullbacks/Linebackers
  • -- Smiley Elmore
  • -- James Greene

Offensive linemen/Defensive linemen

  • -- David Caldwell
  • -- Keithen DeGrate
  • -- Duane Duncum
  • -- Tracy Gordon
  • -- Dave Opfar
  • -- Rodney Serpa
  • -- Doug Robb
  • -- Greg Ross
  • -- Dante Williams
Wide receiver/Linebackers
  • -- Anthony Cooney
  • -- Anthony Faldyn
  • -- Victor Scott
  • -- Steve Stutsman

Kickers

  • -- Matt Frantz
  • -- Tim Lasher
  • -- Scott Segrist

Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 26, 2013
27 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

Head coaches

Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Dick Nolan 1992 2 8 0 .200 0 0

Season results

ArenaBowl Champions ArenaBowl Appearance Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses
San Antonio Force
1992 AFL - Western 4th 2 8
Total 2 8 (includes only regular season)
0 0 (includes only the postseason)
2 8 (includes both regular season and postseason)

Media

References

  1. ^ Richard Oliver (June 30, 2011). "Arena football may find home in S.A." San Antonio Express-News. Hearst Communications Inc. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  2. ^ Richard Oliver (June 17, 2012). "Force's 50-0 loss 20 years ago stands alone". San Antonio Express-News. Hearst Communications Inc. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
  3. ^ Mike Wagner (November 6, 1992). "Force.Folding Force will no longer be with San Antonio". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  4. ^ Roy Hasty (January 29, 1993). "No Arena team for Hartford Verdict on Arena team: risk of loss too high". Hartford Courant. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  5. ^ Charlie Hannema (September 21, 2011). "Tulsa Talons Moving To San Antonio". KOTV. Retrieved March 27, 2013.