* Team Colors: Garnet & Gold
* Jersey Colors: Home - Garnet (Maroon), Away - White/Gold
* Players: 55 man player roster
* Stadium: Generally Year to Year Rental - High School based Stadiums
* Coaches & Staff: 7
* Wins/Losses: Wins: 201 - Loses: 48 Ties: 2
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
The Detroit Seminolesare one of the premier AAA teams in semi-pro football history. Organized in 1994, the Seminoles have enjoyed a zenith of success including, 4 national championships, 4, national runner-ups, and 8 league titles in 15 years.
The TEAM, is owned and operated by a governing board of former coaches and players and operates as a non-profit entity. The team players are selected via a yearly tryout - and are primarily composed of former Division 1 and D2 college football players.
The League - The Seminoles play in the MCFL - Mid Continental Football League - a Midwestern AAA premier elite league that is considered by most the top semi-pro league in the country. The MCFL comprises teams from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana. The league is a summer-fall season that begins play in mid july and runs until October. All MCFL games are generally scheduled on Saturday night.
The Detroit Seminoles are a minor-professional football organization (semi-professional) that plays AAA elite level football in the Mid-Continental Football League. The team is dedicated to promote minor-professional athletics with a strong commitment to excellence in sportsmanship, entertainment, and community service.
On September 15th, 1994, the Detroit Seminoles Football Team was born into existence with the signing of a contract in Detroit Michigan. Team Seminole, was the genesis and brainchild of a group of former collegiate and free agent football players/investors, looking to design and create a an elite minor-pro football resource platform for un-drafted free agent players and eligible collegiate to: train, compete, and acquire additional football experience with the opportunity of playing professional football (NFL, CFL, NFL-Europe, Arena) - returning to school for college eligibility - or just playing high-level football for the love of the game.
Sylvester Jennings, Winfred Caddell, and Robert Hunt and a group of former college football players later to be known as the teams owners and administrative board created the Detroit Seminoles Football Team a minor professional sports franchise. The primary objective of the Seminoles board was to construct a scaled model of a NFL professional football team franchise complete with front office administration, coaches, players, staff and a yearly operating budget and create a minor-pro level of football at a fraction of the cost of professional leagues and minor-sports franchises.
"COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE"
The Detroit Seminoles are one of the Most Successful Teams in AAA Minor-Professional Football History.
The Seminoles have played in 8 National Championship games (winning in 1998, 2002 & 2003, 2005). Detroit has won 8 league championships from 1997-2008 claiming
The Seminoles defeated the Carolina Eagles in 2002, Minnesota Maulers in 2003, and Minnesota again to capture Back-to-Back AAA Minor-League Football National Championship and the 2005 USA National Championship from the Minnesota Thunderbirds. All 3 games were played in Miami, Fl the week of the NCAA Football National Championship. The Noles overall record is 175 wins and 29 losses and two ties which ranks amongst the top All Time winning percentages in semi-pro football history. Detroit has been nationally ranked in the top 1-5 the last 8 seasons (out 750 teams).
The following is the Detroit Seminoles record over the last 9 seasons:
MEET THE SEMINOLE PLAYERS
Players: The Seminoles have been very fortunate to have some of the top former players in Michigan collegiate and Detroit High-School history play for them over the last decade. Players like former NFL player Marlion Jackson (Denver Broncos/New York Jets/Frankfurt Galaxy) - started his career with Detroit Seminoles as a budding tailback and was able to use the Seminoles as a launching platform to a solid NFL/NFL Europe football career.
Primarily the majority of the players that comprise the Detroit Seminoles roster are former college players with D1/D2/D3 - experience looking to further football career. The Seminoles roster demographics generally consist of a strong composition of former MAC (Mid American Conference Players (30% - average of roster players) - followed by D2 players (i.e.- Grand Valley State University). The Seminoles traditionally have their share of BIG TEN players and it makes for some strong practices as D2/D3 players get a second chance to see how they stake up against the best of collegiate football.
In addition to major pro (NFL/CFL) options, 25-30% of Seminole players enjoy the option of being heavely recruited to professional Indoor Football (AFL1/AFL2/IFL) teams for Spring/Summer play. Over the last 5 seasons the Noles have loaded Indoor Pro Football rosters as bluechip starters and reserves.
Here are just a few other notable Detroit Seminole Blue Chip players over the last 10 years:
1. RB - Raphael Cooper- Tennessee Titans/University of Minnesota
2. RB - Jessie Johnson-Miami Dolphins/University of Michigan
3. RB - Johnny Olgesby-Detroit Lions/TCU
4. WR - Steve Hawkins-New England Patriots/Western Michigan
5. WR - Walter Smith-Miami Dolphins/UM
6. WR - Roy Granger-Barcelona Dragons
7. OT - Larry Waldon-Ohio State
8. DE - Carl Reeves-Michigan State
9. TE - Dennis Smith-Utah