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1990 Players:

DB Greg Bowden

WR Victor Edden

QB Tony Reynolds

QB Sean Barton

OL Jeff Miller

RB James Harper

TE Kenny Nichols

WR Terry Grier

RB Eric Simmons

RB Kim Price

Bill Fielder





1991 Players:

FS Shane Kessler

CB Johnny Taylor

RB Kerrell Robinson

Jeff Johnson

PK Steve Schpankyn

OL Jeff Miller

QB James Harper

DB Tim Bonnington

WR Dion Moore

QB Tony Reynolds

TE Kenny Nichols

WR Shelby Taylor

Bill Fielder

Todd Gerimonte




1992 Players:

OL Jeff Miller




1993 Players:

OL Jeff Miller



  Eugene Blast (1990 - 1993)

Years of Operation: 1990-1993


Overall Record


First Game: July 28, 1990 vs Oregon Thunderbolts


First Win: Aug 11, 1990 vs Sno-King Blue Knights


Final Game:

League Affiliation:  

Northwest International Football League


Team Headquarters: Eugene, Oregon

Owner: Michael Hampton


General Manager: Leno Pugh


Coaches: Kevin Caldwell (HC 1990), Cornell Myles (HC 1990 - 91) James Harper (OC -1991)


Home Field(s): Marist High School, Shasta Jr High School

Titles Won












Former Atlanta Falcon and Portland magazine publisher Michael Hampton bankrolled the Blast in 1990 with Executive Director Leno Pugh and keyed on defense with former Seattle Seahawk defensive back Joe Jackson as the marquee player.


Eugene broke into the win column with a 7-0 win over the Blue Knights on the back of a 5 INT 2 fumble recovery night gift wrapped by Sno-King.  Greg Bowden tossed the game winner to Victor Edden following a bad-snap on a FG try.


Joe Jackson left Eugene for the Federal Way Jets in 1991.


Tobey Hay returned a fumble 76 yards for a TD and halted a Bengals 2pt conversion try to seal the win on Aug 10.


With injuries mounting, offensive coordinator James Harper was forced to suit up and play quarterback sparking the Blast to a 30-20 win over the Federal Way Jets.


Former linebacker Devon Sisk would go on to start the Eugene Dragons.  OL Jeff Miller, after playing 4 years with the Blast began work with the Vermont Ice Storm in 2001 and was eventually inducted into the Ice Storm Hall of Fame and had his #59 placed in the ring of honor.  Jamie Goudeau would go on to coach the Northwest Timberwolves of the Northwest Conference (9-Man Football) in 2001.


1990 Schedule/Results (3-6):  
July 21 - Clark County Night Hawks Cancel

July 28 @ Oregon Thunderbolts


Aug 4 - Pierce County Bengals

Aug 11 - Sno-King Blue Knights 7-0
Aug 18 @ Federal Way Jets 28-15
Sep 1 @ Clark County Night Hawks Cancel
Sep 8 - Oregon Thunderbolts  
Sep 15 @ Pierce County Bengals  
Sep 22 @ Sno-King Blue Knights  
Sep 29 - Federal Way Jets W
1991 Schedule/Results (8-2):  
July 20 - Federal Way Jets 17-9
July 27 @ Eastside Panthers 24-12
Aug 3 - Sno-King Blue Knights 7-6
Aug 10 @ Pierce County Bengals 21-19
Aug 17 @ Portland Thunderbolts 10-32
Aug 24 @ Federal Way Jets 30-20
Sept 8 - Eastside Panthers W FFT
Sept 14 @ Sno-King Blue Knights 14-13
Sept 21 - Pierce County Bengals 21-19
Sept 28 - Oregon Thunderbolts 13-10
1992 Schedule/Results (0-7-1):  
July 18 - Federal Way Jets 0-38
- Pierce County Bengals 0-39
 - Portland Thunderbolts  10-32
1993 Schedule/Results ():  
July 24 @ Everett Tramps W
Aug 28 - Everett Tramps W





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