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Team and League History


??? 1961
Birmingham joins the Dixie Professional Football League for their inaugural season.

The DPFL is a semi-pro football league and is run by Virgil Pierson of the Alabama State Fair Authority.

All home games will be played at Rickwood Field.

Billy Hicks will be the Vulcans player/coach.

September 1961
1961
 Dixie Professional Football League 
   Birmingham Vulcans
   Gadsden Raiders
   Montgomery Confederates
   Selma Falcons

??? ???
A few games into the season, Hicks steps down from his coaching duties and Jimmy Vines is named head coach.

October 25, 1971

Vulcans head coach Jimmy Vines announces there will be no DPFL post-season.

Instead, an All-Star team of players from the Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma franchises will meet the league's champion, the Gadsden Raiders, on November 18th in Gadsden.

September 1962
1962
 Dixie Professional Football League 
   Birmingham Vulcans
   Gadsden Raiders
   ???
   ???

September 29, 1962
After one complete season and two games of mounting losses and poor attendance, team owner Buddy Johnson announces the team has folded.



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Last update: April 04, 2018