Thursday, 1 December 2022
San Antonio Riders

This picture isn’t about weight on the bar (ain’t that much anyways ?) it’s about the sweatshirt and more importantly the team name. 

Does anyone know or even remember the World League of American Football? 

The San Antonio Riders  were owned by Larry Benson (brother of Tom Benson RIP who was the owner of the New Orleans Saints) and the GM was none other than Tom Landry (maybe you’ve heard of him?) and Head Coach Mike Riley.  Here’s a nice footnote Jason Garrett was one of the 3 QBs on the roster!! 

A few of the players trained at the same gym as me and I would join in on their training. I learned a lot those 2 years about training athletes by listening to the players and coaches. 

In 1992 I helped out at the league’s combine and Coach Riley told me I could come out and learn any days I wanted and I took him up on that offer damn near every day.  I learned so muc'h from several of the coaches but mainly the Offensive Line Coach (there were no strength and conditioning coaches in that league). 

Great memories and I can’t believe I still have the sweatshirt and really can’t believe it still fits… just a little tight!! Hahaha!! 


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Posted on 12/01/2022 10:23 AM by Ed Cosner
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