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1969 Roster

 

11 Tom Kennedy, QB

12 Al Worley, S

22 Mason Mitchell, CB

23 Jack O'Brien, S

24 Dave Dinish, SE

30 Les Mueller, FB

38 Woody Williams, CB

42 Gerald Wea, RB

50 Greg Cass, G

52 Ron Vrlicak, C

55 Jim Paton, LB

60 John O'Brien, LB

66 George Dames, LB

68 Mike Martin, DE

70 Bob Richardson, G

72 Steve Orr, DE

74 Jerry Knoll, T

76 Ron Medlen, DT

78 Dick Hard, DT

79 Rex Pitts, T

82 Mac Bledsoe, TE

84 Joe Peyton, TE

  Seattle Ramblers (1966) Seattle Rangers (1967 - 1969)

Years of Operation: 1966 - 1969

 

Overall Record:  32-16

 

First Game:

 

First Win:

 

Final Game: Nov 18, 1969 vs Las Vegas Cowboys

 

League Affiliation:  

Pacific Football League (1966)

Continental Football League (1967 - 1969)

 

 

Team Headquarters:

Owner: Lafa Lane

 

General Manager: Dick Berg

 

Coaches: Don White (HC -1969) Mel McCain (1967-68)

 

Home Field(s):

Titles Won

1966 Pacific Football League Champions

1966 West Coast Champions

 

 

 

Honors

 

All-League

Joe Peyton, TE (1967 CFL Pacific All-Star; 1968 CFL All-Star;  1969 CFL Pacific All-Star)

Jerry Knoll, (1967 CFL Pacific All-Star)

Les Mueller, (1967 CFL Pacific All-Star)

Dave Berry, OG (1968 CFL All-Star)

Bob Hoskins, DE (1968 CFL All-Star)

Dick Hard, DT (1968 CFL All-Star)

Steve Boots, LB (1968 CFL All-Star)

Rex Pitts, OT (1969 CFL Pacific All-Star)

Ron Vrlicka, C (1969 CFL Pacific All-Star)

Mike Martin, DE (1969 CFL Pacific All-Star)

George Jugum, LB (1969 CFL Pacific All-Star)

Mason Mitchell, CB (1969 CFL Pacific All-Star)

Al Worley, S (1969 CFL Pacific All-Star)

Dave Dinish, PR (1969 CFL Pacific All-Star)


 

 

After purchasing the Edmonds Warriors and taking the best players, Lafa resurrected the Ramblers name for one season prior to renaming the team the Seattle Rangers.

 

George Fleming kicked an 11-yard FG with 3:06 remaining to surpass the Portland Thunderbolts and wrap up the '66 PFL Championship.

 

July 2, 1967 Little All-American Joe Peyton from Puget Sound University signs a contract with the Seattle Rangers.  Peyton goes on to 3 consecutive All-Star selections with the Rangers.  Joining Peyton in signing contracts are Martin Wyatt (HB -Washington) and John Yersick (C - Notre Dame), Roger Dunn (G - Washington).  Peyton would take the head coaching job of the Puget Sound track team, and assistant football coach spot on the football team in July 1968

 

The opener with Victoria had to be cancelled because lighting installation had not been completed at Victoria's home field..

 

Lane attempted to hire Denver Broncos staff member Paul Massey to coach the 1969 team. However when Lane wanted to retain Dick Berg as General Manager and not give Massey the reigns to that position, Paul decided against taking the position to replace the departed Mel McCain.

 

Kermit Jorgenson was a key fullback for the Ramblers in 1966 while Don Mann played end receiving passed from Pete Berg.  Former Oregon halfback Larry Hill starred as well.

 

 

Mike Brundage, QB

Mac Bledsoe, WR

Hugh Wright, FB

 

 

1966 Schedule/Results (11-0):

 
 - (Preseason Game)

30-20

Sep 10 - Edmonds Warriors 17-0
Sep 17 - Victoria Steelers 20-0
Sep 25 - Tacoma Tyees 30-0
Oct 2 @ Eugene Bombers 31-23
Oct 9 - Portland Thunderbirds 27-0
Oct 16 - Tacoma Tyees 16-7
Oct 23 - Eugene Bombers 30-7
Nov 6 @ Portland Thunderbirds 17-14
Nov 13 @ Edmonds Warriors 34-0
 - San Jose Apaches * 48-13
   * West Coast Championship  
   
1967 Schedule/Results (8-6):  
Aug 12 @ Victoria Steelers cancel
Aug 19 @ Eugene Bombers 17-9
Aug 26 - Long Beach Admirals 37-13
Sep 2 - Victoria Steelers 10-19
Sep 9 @ Sacramento Buccaneers 23-16
Sep 17 - Eugene Bombers 35-14
Sep 24 - Orange County Ramblers 7-19
Oct 1 - San Jose Apaches 7-14
Oct 15 @ Sacramento Buccaneers 27-7
Oct 29 - Eugene Bombers 13-21
Nov 5 @ Sacramento Buccaneers 41-0
Nov 12 @ San Jose Apaches 17-7
Nov 19 - San Jose Apaches 21-48
Nov 26 - Orange County Ramblers 0-51
Dec 1 @ Victoria Steelers 10-7
   
1968 Schedule/Results (7-5):  
Aug 31 - Chicago Owls 33-13
Sep 8 - Sacramento Capitols 24-10
Sep 16 - Spokane Shockers 44-10
Sep 23 - Orange County Ramblers 0-19
Sep 29 - Spokane Shockers 17-24
Oct 5 - Arkansas Diamonds 28-6
Oct 13 - Sacramento Capitols 16-21
Oct 20 - Orange County Ramblers 27-13
Oct 27 - Spokane Shockers 17-13
Nov 3 - Orange County Ramblers 24-28
Nov 10 - Sacramento Capitols 48-21
Nov 17 - Alabama Hawks 24-28
   
1969 Schedule/Results (7-5):  
Aug 23 - Sacramento Capitols 6-10
Aug 30 - Indianapolis Capitols 9-10
Sep 6 @ Las Vegas Cowboys 20-3
Sep 13 @ Portland Loggers 23-20
Sep 23 @ Sacramento Capitols 14-12
Sep 27 @ Spokane Shockers 31-21
Oct 4 - Indianapolis Capitols 17-20
Oct 14 - Spokane Shockers 14-12
Oct 26 - Portland Loggers 24-27
Nov 4- Spokane Shockers 7-24
Nov 9 - Portland Loggers 44-20
Nov 18 @ Las Vegas Cowboys 12-6
   
 

 

*PFL Playoffs

 

**PFL Championship

 
   
   

 

 

Joe Peyton was a 28-year old sophomore at Puget Sound in 1964 having played service ball and 31 at the time he signed with the Rangers.

 
 
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