Congratulations to the 2014 MFCA HOF Inductees

MFCA-HOF-logo200The HOF Committee and the MFCA Board of Directors is happy and excited to announce the 2014 MFCA Hall of Fame Inductees!

Congratulations to Eric Robinson and Dave Campbell from the LAEFL and Adrian Baxter from Maryland! (Eric and Dave were inducted as 1 entry)

Their induction ceremony will take place Friday, August 1, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio during the MFCA Con.7.

DSCF0013Eric Robinson & Dave Campbell

Commissioners of the Los Angeles Electric Football League

  • Took over leadership of the LAEFL in 2001 – league was six teams
  • Built the league to 24 teams by the mid-2000s, with coaches from Southern California and Las Vegas
  • Games played publicly (shopping mall community rooms) to increase exposure – lots of people drop-in to watch

Generated publicity for miniature football:

  • Nissan Commercial – professionally done, positive representation of the hobby
  • Local Fox TV station broadcast (2001)
  • KTLA (local TV station) live sessions (2007)
  • LAEFL web page

Developed “Open Run” concept (2009-2013)

  • Instead of a competitive league, everyone gets together for monthly miniature football sessions.
  • Coaches play whatever rules they want – full games or scrimmages
  • Coaches exchange strategy, base-tweaking tips, etc. Encourages cooperation and mentoring
  • Fostered rules experimentation
  • Yearly tournament event

Personal achievements:

  • Dave Campbell: Two-time LAEFL Champion (2003, 2004). Open Run Tournament Champion (2011)
  • Eric Robinson: Three-time LAEFL runner-up (2002, 2004, 2013). Open Run Tournament Champion (2012)

In Summary: Throughout the years, they always strive for what’s best for the hobby.

IMG_8880-webAdrian Baxter

Championship Titles:

2004

  • Beltway Washington Championship Football League, Jan04, over Dearell Brevard
  • Bama Blast Championship (Pro Division Teamed-up w/Keith Chalmers), Jun04, over Charles Lane, Sr. & Jr.
  • Bama Blast Championship (College Division), Jun04, over Keith Chalmers
  • Buzzball Summer Slam World Championship, Jul04, over Norbert Revels

2005

  • BEFL Columbus Day Bash Championship, Oct05, over Tom Ruesink

2006

  • BEFL College Tournament Championship, May06, over Tom Ruesink
  • BEFL Columbus Day Bash Championship, Oct06

2007

  • Baltimore Metropolitan Electric Football Association Championship, Jan07, over Ed Morgans
  • Buzzball Winterfest World Championship (Standard Division), Mar07, over Joe Greco
  • Buzzball Winterfest World Championship (Custom Division), Mar07, over Kevin Boddie
  • BEFL Rose Bowl Championship, Mar07, over Kelvin Lomax
  • Green Room Rumble Championship @ SeaWall Brawl, Jun07, over Norbert Revels
  • Dixie League Championship, Aug07, over Gary Pate

2008

  • Baltimore Metropolitan Electric Football Association Championship, Jan08, over Larry Sharpe
  • BEFL Beltsville Bash Championship, May08, over Kelvin Lomax
  • Seawall Brawl Championship, Jun08, over Robert Chalmers
  • MFCA Coaches Points Challenge Champion, Aug08, over Jimbo Dunagan & Joe Greco

2009

  • Baltimore Metropolitan Electric Football Association League Championship, Jan09 (Undefeated League Record)
  • Buzzball Winterfest World Championship (Standard Division), Mar09, over Paul Bartels
  • Buzzball Winterfest World Championship (Custom Division), Mar09, over Kevin Boddie

2011

  • Capital City Bash, over Joe Greco
  • MFCAL TOC Champion, over Greg Hardmon

2012

  • CBSMFL ECC Champion, Jul12, over Joe Greco
  • MFCAL TOC Champion, Aug12, over Joe Greco

2013

  • Warriors TOC Champion, Jan13, over Pep Woods

2014

  • Warriors TOC Champion, Feb14, over Barry Stephenson
  • Capitol Clash Championship, 6 April, over Charles Lane

Other Accomplishments

2004

  • Beltway W.C.F.L. – Defensive Most Valuable Player, 2004
  • Pepsi NEFCT – Strongest Man Competition, 2004

2006

  • BEFL Pro League – Leading Tackler #97, 2006
  • Dixie League – Defensive Passing Yards Leader (Fewest), 2006
  • Dixie League – Defensive Rushing Yards Leader (Fewest), 2006
  • Dixie League – Offensive Passing Yards Leader (Most), 2006

2007

  • MFCA (SE Region) – Strongest Man, Jun07, SWB
  • Seawall Brawl – Outstanding Player, Jun07, Dixie League
  • MFCA (South Region) – Strongest Man, Aug07, Dixie League
  • MFCA (South Region) – Fastest Man, Aug07, Dixie League
  • Dixie League – Defensive Passing Yards Leader (Fewest), Aug07
  • Dixie League – Team Defensive Points Allowed (Fewest), Aug07

2008

  • MFCA (North East Region) – Strongest Man Enhanced, Mar08
  • Dixie – 1st Place in Team Offensive Points, Jul08
  • Dixie – 1st Place in Offensive Passing Yards, Jul08
  • MFCA – Coach of the Year, Aug08
  • MFCA – Strongest Man Enhanced, Aug08
  • MFCA – Fastest Man Enhanced, Aug08

2009

  • MFCA – (North East Region) – Fastest Man, Feb09, NEFL
  • MFCA – (North East Region) – Strongest Man, Feb09, NEFL
  • MFCA – (North East Region) – Strongest Man Enhanced, Feb09, NEFL
  • MFCA – Coach of the Year Award, Aug09

Almost Don’t Count

  • 2004, Miggle – Final Four, Loss to Edgar Downs
  • 2006, Texas Shoot-out – Final Four
  • 2006, Seawall Brawl – Championship, Lost to DC Smith
  • 2008, Dixie League – Championship, Lost to Charles Lane
  • 2010, Capital City Clash – Championship Lost to Robert Chalmers
  • 2010, NEFL – Super Bowl, Lost to Al Harvey
  • 2011, NEFL – Super Bowl, Lost to Keith Chalmers

Other Hobby Contributions

  • NHFL – Rules Committee Member (Brief Period)
  • BEFL – Board Member (secretary) (Brief Period)
  • MFCA – Rules Committee Member (Brief Period)
  • CBSMFL – ECC – All games played at my home
  • ECC – Board Member (Brief Period)
  • ECC – Opened my home for all league games
  • Gave extensive interview to the Washington Post 2013/14

In Summary:
Adrian consulted on rule sets although not officially as a board or rules committee member but merely for review for leagues and tournaments. Currently, he helps other coaches with various tweaking needs as well as sharing and teaching the nuances of how to be successful in playing the game of EF.

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