New Orleans Breakers Flashback: Garrett Chase – VIDEO
The New Orleans Breakers were a United States Football League franchise that played in the Louisiana Superdome for one season, in 1984. The Breakers began their USFL tenure in Boston, in 1983, but a stadium issue forced a move, allowing New Orleans real estate developer Joe Canizaro to buy the team, and move it to New Orleans for the 1984 season.
In 1984, the Breakers began the season 5-0, but went 3-10 the rest of the way, and missed the USFL playoffs.
New Orleans supported the team well, with the Breakers averaging 30,557 per game, but the USFL opted to move their schedule from the spring to the fall in 1986, and with the Saints in town, the franchise elected to move to Portland for the 1985 season.
All summer long, we’re looking back at former players for the New Orleans Breakers.
Today, cornerback Garrett Chase:
McClain played his college football at Grambling St., and was selected by the New Orleans Breakers in the 1984 USFL Territorial Draft, which consisted of 20 selections by each team, with expansions teams making 30 selections. .
The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Chase recorded 16 tackles with the Breakers in 1984, mainly on special teams.
The Breakers moved to Portland in 1985, but the 1984 season proved to be the lone one in professional football for Chase.
Below, watch Chase, who wore # 45, and the Breakers, take on the Chicago Blitz, from week five of the 1984 USFL season, back on Sunday, March 25, 1984: