New Orleans Breakers Flashback: Greg Storr (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, linebacker Greg Storr:
Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Storr attended Wilson High School before playing his college football with the Boston College Eagles.
A sixth round selection of the Minnesota Vikings in the 1982 NFL Draft, Storr was out of football until 1984 when he joined the New Orleans Breakers of the USFL, where he collected 46 tackles, which ranked tied for 15th on the team.
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Storr was also credited with one fumble recovery in 1984.
The Breakers moved from New Orleans to Portland in 1985, and Storr moved with them, eclipsing 50 tackles, to go along with three sacks and an interceptions.
Out of football in 1986, Storr played in three games for the Miami Dolphins in 1987, the extent of his time in the NFL.
Below, watch Storr, who wore number 57, and the New Orleans Breakers, take on the Birmingham Stallions, from week 14 of the 1984 USFL season, back on Sunday, May 27, 1984: