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Sacramento Surge
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Year Founded 1991
Year Retired 1992
City Sacramento, California
Team Colors Aqua, Light Gold, Black, White [1]
Franchise W-L-T Record Regular season: 11–9

Postseason: 2–0

Championships
World Bowls (1)

The Sacramento Surge was a professional American football team that played in the World League of American Football (WLAF) in 1991 and 1992. The team played its first season at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento, and the second season in Hornet Stadium on the Sacramento State University campus. It was owned by Managing General Partner Fred Anderson and the General Manager was Michael F. Keller. In charge of Special Projects was Jack Youngblood, who also partnered with Joe Starkey and Ronnie Lott on the Surge radio broadcasts on KRAK-AM Radio, Sacramento.

The team was coached by former Buffalo Bills quarterback–head coach Kay Stephenson. Charlie Sumner was the defensive coordinator and Jim Haslett was a defensive assistant coach.

The Surge won the World Bowl in 1992, the only American team to do so. On this championship team was future professional wrestler Bill Goldberg.

After the WLAF ended its American presence at the end of the 1992 season, Surge owner Fred Anderson continued Sacramento's presence in professional football by acquiring a Canadian Football League expansion franchise. The new team was named the Sacramento Gold Miners; Stephenson and several Surge players were retained in the change, as were the team colors of aqua and yellow.


Season Division Regular season Post season results Awards
Finish W L T Pct
Sacramento Surge
1991 North American West 3rd 3 7 0 .300
1992 North American West 1st 8 2 0 .800 Won Semifinal (Dragons) 17–15

Won World Bowl '92 (Thunder) 21–17

David Archer (Offensive MVP)
Total 11 9 0 .500 (1991–1992, includes only regular season)
2 0 0 1.000 (1991–1992, includes only playoffs)
13 9 0 .650 (1991–1992, includes both regular season and playoffs)
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