Birmingham Stallions (2022)

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The Birmingham Stallions (2022) is a professional football team which represents Birmingham as one of eight teams in the United States Football League (USFL), which was launched in 2022 as a revival of the 1980s USFL. The entire league played its inaugural season in Birmingham, primarily using Protective Stadium, with some games scheduled for Legion Field. Due to conflicts with the 2022 World Games, the 2022 USFL playoffs were played in Canton, Ohio.


The Stallions are led by head coach Skip Holtz, who also serves as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Additional offensive staff include Jonathan Himebacuh coaching the offensive line, Mike Jones coaching receivers, and Larry Kirksey coaching running backs. On defense, Holtz is assisted by John Chavis as defensive coordinator/linebackers coach, Corey Chamblin as defensive backs coach, and Bill Johnson as defensive line coach.


The USFL held a 2-day, 35-round draft for players at Protective Stadium on February 2223. The pool of 500 players was made up of free agents who signed contracts with the league. The draft order was selected by random draw, and each round was focused on a specific position. A supplemental draft on March 10 was held to fill the remaining spots on each 38-man roster.

Schedule (4-0)

  • April 16: Stallions 28 - New Jersey Generals 24
  • April 23: Stallions 33 - Houston Gamblers 28
  • April 30: Stallions 22 - New Orleans Breakers 13
  • May 7: Stallions 16 - Tampa Bay Bandits 10
  • May 15: Stallions vs. Philadelphia Stars
  • May 21: Stallions vs. Michigan Panthers
  • May 29: Stallions vs. Pittsburgh Maulers
  • Week 8: Stallions vs. New Orleans Breakers
  • Week 9: Stallions vs. Houston Gamblers
  • Week 10: Stallions vs. Tampa Bay Bandits


  • Johnson, Roy S. (October 18, 2021) "USFL, BJCC reach tentative MOA to bring relaunch season to Birmingham." The Birmingham News
  • Johnson, Roy S. (October 28, 2021) "USFL, BJCC ready to ‘finalize’ agreement to host inaugural season in Birmingham in spring 2022." The Birmingham News
  • Franklin, Austin (November 22, 2021) "Birmingham Stallions revealed as part of USFL relaunch."
  • Johnson, Roy S. (January 22, 2022) "How the USFL came to Birmingham, and almost didn’t" The Birmingham News
  • Johnson, Roy S. (February 16, 2022) "USFL playoff, title games will not be played in Birmingham due to scheduling conflict." The Birmingham News
  • Pinarski, Phil (February 24, 2022) "Meet the new Birmingham Stallions."
  • Pinarski, Phil (March 17, 2022) "Birmingham Stallions add 6 new coaches to staff."

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