Welcome to my World League of American Football
|1995 - 1997
The WLAF, World League of American Football, NFL Europe, NFL Europa.
Whatever the name was and wherever it was located, I followed it. I have been a fan of the WLAF since the league
began and here you will find items in my collection as well as an in depth history of the league. I hope to make this
the ultimate site for the WLAF. Enjoy!
What's New in the Collection?
Now there are
three NFL head coaches that were past WLAF players!!!
Doug Marrone (former Buffalo Bills head coach)
also played for the Monarchs in the WLAF.
#78 Karl Dunbar DT
Meeting #78 Defensive Coach Karl Dunbar DT (Orlando Thunder
1992) at Buffalo Bills Training Camp, Pittsford, NY August 25, 2015
This site is continually being updated. I am currently trying
to make this site the most informative and complete World League site on the web. If you have information that I do not have,
let me know. I would be glad to include it here. Thank you!
***I am currently in the process of writing a book about the
original WLAF. If you were a player, employee, administrator or just a fan, I would love to hear from you!!!***
I just wanted to thank WLAF/NFLE/NFL Photographer Wayne Paulo for his dedication and all of the great
work over the years. Some of the images on this site are from Wayne's work. See Wayne's work on his website and buy
I recently had the opportunity to talk with Rhona Wise who was a photographer
for many teams in the original WLAF. Some of her images are on my site and show some amazing candid shots of players
in action. Please check out her site:
Check out the new "For Sale" section for items to buy.
There are many people on Ebay and auction sites trying to sell "game worn" WLAF jerseys.
Make sure you do your research before you buy anything. Check on my site. If the number of the jersey doesn't match
the name on the back, question what the item is. A lot of these jerseys are replica jerseys which someone put a name
on to make them look game used. Also, do not pay more than $100-$150 for a replica jersey unless it is from the Ohio
Glory, Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks or the Orlando Thunder. The three I listed are hard to find, especially the Thunder ones.
If it is a game worn jersey look for a couple of things: 1. signs of wear (tears, repairs, scuffs, etc. - if they used
it in a game, it probably looks like it) and the second thing to look for is on the Wilson tag at the bottom of the front
of the jersey. Not all game worn jerseys have the name on the back. Names were put on nameplates and sewn to the jersey.
If it says "Prestige Teams" on the Wilson tag, most likely it is either game worn or team issued which means it
was never used but it is a real jersey and not a replica. It also has a small tag hanging under the Wilson tag that
has a size like "52". If it has XL or M, it is a replica. The 1991-1992 teams never had stitched numbers or
lettering on the jerseys. If you see one, it's a fake. Game used jerseys are around $300. A game used World
Bowl jersey will be a lot more. Never pay for a jersey that is over $500 unless it is one of the stars of the league
or a World Bowl one and those might be fake. Also, one more thing. Use common sense. If a jersey is $200 or more with
no name on it, no wear and has weird patches or names on it, it is most likely a replica that someone is trying to pawn off
as game worn or team issued. I also encountered a person in Ebay who was selling WLAF helmets. When I received them,
I could smell the fresh paint and the colors were wrong (yes, I got a refund!). Original helmets were Riddell VSR-1,
VSR-3 and some made by Schutt (for some reason). If you look inside the earhole, you will see a number with the first
two digits telling you the year. Game used helmets also had a number inside or tape with a name on it. If in doubt,
contact me. Thanks.