Our Legends

Our Gridiron Legends

Wes Chandler

NFL Draft : 1978 / Round : 1 / Pick : 3rd
Games played : 150 / Games started : 131
Receptions : 559 / Receiving yards : 8,966 yds / Touchdowns : 56

4x Pro Bowl (1979, 1982, 1983, 1985)
First-team All-Pro (1982)Second-team All-Pro (1979)
University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame
College Football Hall Of Fame (2015)

Player
1978 – 1981 : New Orleans Saints
1981 – 1987 : San Diego Chargers
1988 : San Francisco 49ers
Coach
1991 – 1992 : Orlando Thunder – WR coach
1994 – 1995 : UCF – WR coach
1995 – 1997 : Rhein Fire – WR coach
1998 : Frankfurt Galaxy – WR coach
1999 : Berlin Thunder – Head coach
2000 – 2002 : Dallas Cowboys – WR coach
2005 : Minnesota Vikings – WR coach
2007 – 2008 : Cleveland Browns – WR coach
2009: New York Sentinels – WR coach
2012 : California Golden Bears – WR coach

Robert Ford

Robert Ford was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1989 to 2006. finishing his career as the offensive quality control coach of the Oakland Raiders. Over his sixteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 154-102-0

Won 3 Superbowls with the Dallas Cowboys (XXVII -XVII I – XXX], Coached Jay NOVACHECK (Cowboys), OJ Mc DUFFIE (Dolphins),
Larry FITZGERALD (Cardinals)

1973 : Saginaw High School – WR coach
1974 – 1976 : Western Illinois – WR coach
1977 – 1979 : New Mexico – WR coach
1980 – 1981 : Oregon State – WR coach
1982 – 1983 : Mississippi State – WR coach
1985 : Houston Gamblers – WR coach
1986 : Kansas – WR coach
1987 – 1988 : Texas Tech – WR coach
1989 – 1990 : Texas A&M – WR coach
1991 – 1997 : Dallas Cowboys – TE coach
1998 – 2003 : Miami Dolphins – WR coach
2004 : Arizona Cardinals – WR coach
2006 : Oakland Raiders – Offense Quality Control
2011 : Texas Southern – WR coach

Chuck Bresnahan

Chuck Bresnahan was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1994 to 2016, finishing his career as the defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders.
Over his fifteen years of coaching in the NFL his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 123-117-0

1983 : Navy (GA)
1986-1987 : Navy (Wide Receiver/ Tight End coach)
1988-1989 : Georgia Tech (Tight End coach)
1989-1991 : Georgia Tech (Inside Linebacker coach)
1992-1993 : Maine (Linebacker coach/ Def coordinator)
1994-1995 : Cleveland Browns (Linebacker coach)
1996-1997 : Indianapolis Colts (Linebacker coach)
1998-1999 : Oakland Raiders (Defensive Back coach)
2000-2003 : Oakland Raiders (Defensive Back coach)
2004 : Cincinnati Bengals (Defensive assistant)
2005-2007 : Cincinnati Bengals (Defensive coordinator)
2009 : Florida Tuskers (Linebacker coach)
2010 : Florida Tuskers (Defensive coordinator)
2011 : Oakland Raiders (Defensive coordinator)
2012 : Sacramento Mountain Lions (Defensive coordinator)
2013-2014 : USF (Defensive coordinator)
2015-2016 : UCF (Linebacker coach/ Defensive coordinator)

Larry Kirksey

18 Years of NFL & XFL Experience with 5 NFL Teams, 1 Year XFL Seattle Dragons, 22 Years of Collegiate Experience at 7 Division I Colleges. Accomplished former player, top recruiter, and evaluator of both college and NFL talent. Guided many former players along the path to the sports highest honors including NCAA Division I All-American Honors, NFL Pro Bowl Players, and the NFL Hall of Fame.

XFL Seattle Dragons
IMG Academy prepping College Athletes for NFL Combine: 2018
NFL Pathway Players from Europe: 2018
Coached Rival Football Camps; Top Players in the Country: 2017
Grading NFL Games for Pro Football Focus: 2016-present
Head Coach All-American Bowl Game; top 88 Players in the US: 2016
Head Coach with Offense-Defense Football Camps: 2015-2017
Mentoring Clark Atlanta and Morehouse College Coaches: 2015-pre
Working out NFL Players in the Classroom/Field: 2014-present
Wide Receivers Coach, Houston Texans: 2007-2013
Assistant Head Coach / Running Backs, Middle Tennessee: 2006-2007
Assistant Special Teams / Volunteer, Denver Broncos: 2004-2005
Wide Receivers Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars: 2003-2004
Wide Receivers Coach, Detroit Lions: 2001-2003
Assistant Head / Wide Receivers Coach, Texas A&M: 2000-2001
Wide Receivers Coach, San Francisco 49ers: 1994-2000
Running Backs Coach, University of Alabama: 1990-1994
Running Backs Coach, University of Pittsburgh: 1989-1990
Running Backs Coach, University of Florida: 1984-1989
Head Coach, Kentucky State University: 1983-1984
Wide Receivers Coach, University of Kansas: 1982-1983
Wide Receivers / Tight Ends, University of Kentucky: 1977-1982
Wide Receivers / Tight Ends, Miami (Ohio): 1974-1977

Jim McNally

Throughout Coach McNally’s Career, Jim was one of the most highly regarded position coaches in the League. Coach McNally made an immediate impact on every team when hired to coach their offensive line. 28 Years NFL Experience / 14 Years Collegiate Experience

Originally from Buffalo, McNally played guard at University at Buffalo from 1961-64 and the combination of his playing career and his coaching expertise earned him a spot in the university’s Hall of Fame.

1965-1970 : University of Buffalo (Offensive line coach)
1971-1974 : Marshall (Offensive line coach)
1975-1977 : Boston College (Offensive line coach)
1978-1979 : Wake Forest (Offensive line coach)
1980-1994 : Cincinnati Bengals (Offensive line coach)
1995-1998 : Carolina Panthers (Offensive line coach)
1999-2003 : NY Giants (Offensive line coach)
2004-2007 : Buffalo Bills (Offensive line coach)
2010-2011 : NY Jets (Consultant)
2012-pres : Cincinnati Bengals (Consultant)

Luis Zendejas

Throughout Coach Zendejas’s career as a kicker he accomplished making over 67% of his field goal attempts in the NFL with his longest being 50 yards. Coach Zendejas continues to be a leading advocate for youth and community development through the sport of football.

1985 : Arizona Outlaws
1986 : Minnesota Vikings
1987-1988 : Dallas Cowboys
1988-1989 : Philadelphia Eagles
1989 : Dallas Cowboys
1992-1995 : Arizona Rattlers
1995 : Birmingham Barracudas

Highlights
1983 : All PAC 10
1983 : All American
1984 : Second-Team All PAC 10
1993 : AFL All-Star
2001 : AFL Second-Team 15th Anniversary Team
Arena Bowl Champion (VIII)