Birmingham Thunderbolts

Facts and information about the Birmingham Thunderbolts

  • Birmingham finished in last place with the worst record in the league at 2-8.
  • Former LSU Tigers coach Gerry DiNardo was the Thunderbolts Head Coach.
  • XFL rules encouraged players to use nicknames on the backs of their jerseys, the Thunderbolts were the only team in the league where no player did this.
  • With the teams first two Quarterbacks falling due to injury, the Thunderbolts signed former University of Alabama standout Jay Barker after he was cut by the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.
  • Former Birmingham Wide Receiver David Gourdine is the son of Motown singer Anthony Gourdine, who goes by Little Anthony as in Little Anthony and the Imperials.
  • When the XFL season ended, Head Coach Gerry DiNardo and Quarterback Jay Barker both joined the staff of sports radio station WJOX 690.
  • Wide Receiver Stepfret Williams led the league in receiving yards with 827.

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