Location: Orlando, Fla.
Stadium: Florida Citrus Bowl (70,000)
Owner: Raj Bhathal
General Manager: Lee Corso, Dick Beam
Head Coach: Don Matthews 1991, Galen Hall 1992
Division: North American East
Record 1991 5-5 1992 8-2, won NAE Division, advanced to World Bowl II Overall 13-7
Orlando is probably better known for the neon green jerseys they wore than the football they played. The Thunder, a .500 team in 1991, got a young QB from the Dolphins by the name of Scott Mitchell for the 1992 season. The Thunder were quickly a contender. Mitchell caused quite a storm in the WLAF on his way to a multimillion dollar contract with the Detroit Lions. Many credit the WLAF to Mitchell's development as a pro QB. The Thunder also used several radical formations with offensive lineman spilt out wide.
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