Hartford Knights

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Hartford Knights
First Season
1968
Team History
Hartford Knights (1968-73)
Conference/Division
Atlantic Coast Football League (1968-71, 1973)
  • Northern Division (1968-70, 1973)

Seaboard Football League (1972)

Venue
Dillon Stadium (1968-73)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives


The Hartford Knights were a professional American football team based in Hartford, Connecticut. They began play in 1968 as a member of the Atlantic Coast Football League, replacing the Hartford Charter Oaks. For the 1969 season, they became the affiliate for the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League. One of the best minor-league football teams of its era, the Knights never finished below second place in their league, won every division title they contested, and had a winning record every season they played (including a 17-win perfect season in 1972).

Publications

Programs by season

1960s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1968
Week 2 September 14 vs. Lowell Giants Dillon Stadium
Week 4 September 28 vs. Richmond Roadrunners Dillon Stadium
postseason November 30 vs. Virginia Sailors Dillon Stadium
1971
postseason November 20 vs. Norfolk Neptunes Dillon Stadium
1973
Week 5 September 29 vs. Long Island Chiefs Dillon Stadium
Week 11 November 10 vs. Western Massachusetts Pioneers Dillon Stadium
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Seasons 1962 • 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 • 1970 • 1971 • 1973
Venues Dillon Stadium • Hofstra Stadium