New Orleans Breakers

New Orleans Breakers – History, Coaching Staff and Players

This post is about a recently defunct American football team known as the New Orleans Breakers.

Highlights:

  • Formed in 2021 and folded in 2023
  • Headquartered in Louisiana, New Orleans, USA
  • Owned by National Spring Football League Enterprises Co, LLC (Fox Sports)
  • Last played their home games at the Protective Stadium, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Let’s get down to business!

Who are the New Orleans Breakers?

The New Orleans Breakers is a pro American football team that existed between 2021 and 2023. Their headquarters is in Louisiana, New Orleans, USA. The Breakers is a member of the United States Football League (USFL) South division. Their official team colors are white, silver, breaker blue, and royal blue.

New Orleans Breakers football logo

The team played their home games at the Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama. Before then, in 2022, they used Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, as their home stadium.

History

The New Orleans Breakers is one of the eight football teams that became a USFL franchise in November 2021. On January 27, 2022, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, an American sports talk radio show, announced that Larry Fedora, a former NCAA Head coach was the team’s General Manager and Head Coach.

New Orleans Breakers team
New Orleans Breakers team

After the season, Fedora retired as the team’s head coach because he wanted to spend more time with his family. John DeFilippo then became their new Head Coach.

Coaching Staff

Below is a list of the New Orleans Breakers’ staff before its deformation:

  • Ryan Jones – General Manager
  • John DeFilippo – Head Coach/Quarterbacks
  • Doug Martin – Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
  • Jim Turner – Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator
  • TJ Vernieri – Tight Ends/Offensive Quality Control
  • Cornell Brown – Defensive Line
  • Hunter Hughes – Assistant Defensive Backs/Defensive Quality Control
  • Kirk Doll – Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs

Players Roster

Here is a list of New Orleans Breakers’ players and their respective positions before the team went defunct:

Quarterbacks

  • #17 Davis Cheek
  • #10 Aqeel Glass

Running backs

  • #15 Cyrus Habibi-Likio
  • #31 Wes Hills

Wide receivers

  • #9 Jonathan Adams
  • #80 Dee Anderson
  • Sean Coyne
  • #16 Jovon Durante
  • Cameron Echols-Luper
  • #5 Lee Morris
  • Vinny Papale
  • Jimmie Robinson
  • #12 Eli Stove

Tight ends

  • Marcus Baugh
  • #88 Jared Scott TE
  • #13 Sage Surratt

Offensive linemen

  • #77 Paul Adams T
  • #50 Russell Baker T
  • #79 Kirk Kelley G
  • #65 Jack Kramer G
  • #74 Marquis Lucas G
  • #62 Salesi Uhatafe T
  • Sidney Wells T
  • Richard West G

Defensive linemen

  • #35 Djimon Brooks DT
  • #45 Justin Cates DE
  • #98 Connor Christian DT
  • #55 Reggie Howard DT
  • #44 Jacorey Johns DE
  • #97 Justus Reed DE
  • #94 Anree Saint-Amour DE
  • #90 Keonte Schad

Linebackers

  • #95 Jordan Brailford OLB
  • #8 Nigel Chavis
  • #20 Vontae Diggs OLB
  • #4 Jerod Fernandez ILB
  • #11 Zakoby McClain LB
  • #56 Shaheed Salmon

Defensive backs

  • #3 Adonis Alexander CB
  • Tyler Baker-Williams CB
  • #23 Jarey Elder S
  • #29 Saquan Hampton S
  • #22 Sidney McCloud S
  • #30 Derrion Rakestraw S
  • #7 Mike Stevens CB
  • #38 Alex Thomas CB
  • Bryce Watts CB
  • #21 James Wiggins S

Special teams

  • #60 Turner Bernard LS
  • #49 Matt Coghlin K
  • #19 Matt White P

Reserve, Unrestricted Free Agents

  • #85 E. J. Bibbs
  • #2 Johnnie Dixon
  • #33 Greg Eisworth S
  • #6 Anthony Jones RB
  • #67 Steven Rowzee G
  • #63 Marcus Tatum T

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