Jacksonville Bulls

Facts and information about the Jacksonville Bulls

  • The Jacksonville Bulls joined the USFL as an expansion team following the league’s inaugural season.
  • The nickname Bulls came from team owner Fred Bullard’s last name.
  • The team colors were taken from area college football teams: Maroon from Florida State University, Orange from the Florida Gators, and Silver from the pants worn by the Georgia Bulldogs.
  • The Jacksonville Bulls led the league in attendance during their first year in the league, this factor is often cited in the NFL’s eventual decision to award the expansion franchise Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995.
  • With Mike Rozier (Heisman Trophy Winner 1983) and Archie Griffin (Heisman Trophy Winner 1974 & 1975) on their roster, the Jacksonville Bulls were the first professional football team ever to have the winners of three different Heisman Trophies play for them.
  • The Jacksonville Bulls Head Coach for both of their seasons in the USFL was future Green Bay Packers coach Lindy Infante.
  • In 1985, the Jacksonville Bulls acquired Quarterback Brian Sipe from the New Jersey Generals. The Generals had just signed Doug Flutie and Sipe had become expendable.

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