Rock Island Independents History

The Rock Island Independents were a professional football team from 1920 until 1925, playing their final season in Rock Island, Illinois.

Rock Island Independents by the Decades


The Rock Island Independents' inaugural season was 1920. During the decade, the Independents had a record of 26-14-12 during the regular season and not a single game in the playoffs. They won zero division titles.

Rock Island Independents Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Rube Ursella 1920, 1925 11-5-5 64.3% 0-0
John Armstrong 1924 5-2-2 66.7% 0-0
Herb Sies 1923 2-3-3 43.8% 0-0
Jimmy Conzelman 1921-1922 8-2-1 77.3% 0-0
Frank Coughlin 1921 0-1-1 25.0% 0-0

Franchise history

Franchise history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship