of Missouri, Vanderbilt, and of the Oklahoma Outlaws of the USFL
He tells of his college football career and how he failed to make the jump to the now-defunct USFL
Competition from the USFL
did lead to higher salaries for NFL players.
Players such as Herschel Walker, Doug Flutie and Anthony Carter became instant multi-millionaires by spurning the NFL for the USFL
Although average player salaries in the NFL rose from $90,000 in 1982 to $230,000 in 1987, most of this increase was due to opportunities for players to jump to USFL
clubs for a higher salary or to be paid more by their NFL clubs to stay.
Prior to his academic career he signed free agent contracts with the NY Jets and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL and the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL
One, it limits the losses for each owner and the league overall - the XFL lost $60-70 million in year one, the USFL
lost well over $100 million a year, the UFL lost $30 million which was spread among owners.
Tollin has a better villain here: Trump, owner of a Generals team that he claimed was from "New York/New Jersey," whose ego from the start pushed the USFL
into suing the NFL for monopoly money.
He spent the next 21 years of his life in three different professional leagues: The USFL
, NFL, and CFL.
An All-Southeastern Conference offensive tackle, Phenix also played professional football in the USFL
for the Birmingham Stallions for three years from 1983 through 1985.
Walker was one of the top running backs in the pros who gained more yards than anyone in professional football history counting his seasons in both the NFL and USFL
, finishing his professional career with a total of 8,225 yards and 61 rushing touchdowns.
on ESPN2, launches the weekly "30 for 30" project, with future documentaries converging on topics such as the demise of the USFL
, the Raiders' presence in L.