Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks

Facts and information about the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks

  • The Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks only played the first season in the WLAF; they were replaced by the Ohio Glory for the 1992 season.
  • The Skyhawks were the only WLAF franchise to never win a game, going 0-10 in their lone season in the league.
  • In their second game ever, the Skyhawks gave up the most points ever in a World League of American Football game when they lost 58-20 to the Orlando Thunder.
  • The name Skyhawks was inspired by the Wright Brothers first flight which was made in the same geographical area.
  • In a fan poll to name the team, Skyhawks was chosen over Cobras.
  • The Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks were owned by George Shinn, the then-owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA.
  • The Head Coach of the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks was former NFL Quarterback Roman Gabriel.
  • Though the Skyhawks did not win a game in their only season of play, they were also never shutout.
  • The Skyhawks were held to single digit scoring (9 point or less) in four of their ten games.

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