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1985 USFL Previous Season Roster Key Stat Key
1985 Denver Gold (USFL)
2nd place Western 11-7-0 .711
Head Coach: Darrel Davis
Gale Davis Offensive Line
Don Frease Special Teams/Receivers
Joe Haering Defensive Coordinator
June Jones Offensive Coordinator
Greg McMackin Defensive Backs
Pete Rodriguez Defensive Line
SCORES
Day Date Opponent Score Location Venue Attendance Notes
Sun 2/24/1985 A Oakland Invaders 10-31 L Oakland, CA Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 23622
Sun 3/3/1985 A Birmingham Stallions 40-23 W Birmingham, AL Legion Field 27400
Sun 3/10/1985 H Portland Breakers 29-17 W Denver, CO Mile High Stadium 17870
Mon 3/18/1985 A Houston Gamblers 17-36 L Houston, TX Astrodome 33747
Mon 3/25/1985 H San Antonio Gunslingers 16-2 W Denver, CO Mile High Stadium 13901
Sun 3/31/1985 H Orlando Renegades 21-17 W Denver, CO Mile High Stadium 10217
Mon 4/8/1985 H Arizona Outlaws 28-7 W Denver, CO Mile High Stadium 12769
Mon 4/15/1985 A Tampa Bay Bandits 17-33 L Tampa, FL Tampa Stadium 40000
Sun 4/21/1985 H Los Angeles Express 51-0 W Denver, CO Mile High Stadium 13165 Postponed from 4/20
Sat 4/27/1985 H Memphis Showboats 17-33 L Denver, CO Mile High Stadium 8207 Postponed from 4/26
Sun 5/5/1985 A San Antonio Gunslingers 35-9 W San Antonio, TX Alamo Stadium 9753
Sun 5/12/1985 A Arizona Outlaws 42-28 W Tempe, AZ Sun Devil Stadium 5731
Sun 5/19/1985 H New Jersey Generals 28-24 W Denver, CO Mile High Stadium 29129
Thu 5/23/1985 H Oakland Invaders 16-31 L Denver, CO Mile High Stadium 12372
Thu 5/30/1985 A Los Angeles Express 27-20 W Los Angeles, CA Memorial Coliseum 3059
Sun 6/9/1985 H Houston Gamblers 16-13 W Denver, CO Mile High Stadium 12553
Fri 6/14/1985 A Portland Breakers 17-23 L Portland, OR Civic Stadium 18953
Sun 6/23/1985 A Jacksonville Bulls 6-42 L Jacksonville, FL Gator Bowl 32428
Sun 6/30/1985 A Memphis Showboats 7-48 L Memphis, TN Liberty Bowl 34528 Quarterfinal Playoff
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
No Player Pos Ht Wt Age College GP GS
84 John Arnold WR 5-10 170 30 Wyoming
9 Jim Asmus K-P 6-1 195 27 Mount San Antonio JC; Hawaii 10 0
22 Kerry Baird CB 6-0 193 24 Kentucky
50 Stan Blinka LOLB 6-2 230 28 Sam Houston State
65 Mark Buben DE 6-3 265 28 Tufts
57 John Bungartz RILB 6-3 220 27 Los Angeles Pierce JC; Fullerton State
83 Brad Calip SB 5-9 173 23 East Central
24 Ernie Carswell S 5-10 203 24 Alabama State
Bryan Dausin OT 6-4 260 25 Texas A&M 5
52 Tom Davis C 6-2 260 30 Nebraska
40 Jeff Delaney S 6-0 195 29 Pittsburgh
63 Walt Downing ROG 6-3 270 29 Michigan
8 Vince Evans QB 6-2 205 30 Los Angeles CC; Southern California
75 Greg Feasel LOT 6-7 301 28 Barstow JC; Abilene Christian 8
11 Mike Fisher QB 6-3 223 25 Southern Methodist; North Texas
10 Bob Gagliano QB 6-3 205 27 Glendale CC; U.S. International; Utah State 18
37 Todd Gerhart RB 5-11 235 23 Fullerton State 18
Kris Haines WR 5-11 183 28 Notre Dame
80 Leonard Harris SB 5-8 166 25 Austin; Texas Tech 18
81 Lonnie Harris WR 5-6 170 26 North Carolina A&T State
42 Nate Harris S 5-9 172 23 Tulsa 18
67 Ron Hausauer OG 6-4 270 26 North Dakota; Jamestown 4
25 Darryl Hemphill SS 6-0 195 25 West Texas A&M
30 Norman Hill LB 6-2 205 24 Texas Tech
54 Neil Hope LB 6-2 235 22 Southern California 14
56 Terry Irvin LOLB 6-2 238 23 Colorado
34 Bill Johnson RB 6-2 230 25 Arkansas State 18
87 Kelley Johnson WR 5-8 168 23 Los Angeles Valley JC; Colorado 13
72 Steve Johnson DE 6-5 225 24 Oregon
89 Troy Johnson WR-SB 6-1 175 23 Southeastern Louisiana; Southern University 14
67 Frank Kalil OL 6-3 260 26 Arkansas; Arizona
58 Tom Kilkenny LB 6-2 237 27 Temple 18
88 Marc Lewis WR 5-8 159 25 Missouri Western State
61 Greg Loberg OG 6-4 264 24 California 14
27 Calvin Loveall CB 5-9 180 23 Idaho 18
13 David Martin LCB 5-9 187 26 Villanova
53 Mike McKibben ROLB 6-3 228 29 Kent State
70 Doug Mikolas RDT-NT-LDT 6-1 270 24 Oregon Tech; Portland State 16
76 Matt Miller ROT 6-6 270 29 Colorado
23 Nate Miller RCB 5-10 185 27 San Bernardino Valley JC; Cameron
74 Mike Nease ROG 6-3 272 24 Tennessee-Chattanooga
59 John Nevens LILB-MLB 6-0 230 22 Fullerton State
79 Pat Ogrin RDT 6-5 265 27 Wyoming
28 Lance Shields CB 6-0 178 25 Drake
77 Reggie Singletary DT 6-3 272 23 Crowley JC; Kansas State
3 Brian Speelman K-P 5-11 185 28 Capital
85 Gill Stegall WR-SB 5-8 160 24 Arkansas State; Harding
32 Tom Sullivan S 5-11 190 25 UCLA
73 Mike Taliferro LDT 6-4 280 24 Northeastern Oklahoma JC; Texas Christian
60 Bruce Thornton LDE 6-5 265 27 Illinois
47 Steve Trimble FS 5-11 190 27 Maryland
95 Calvin Turner RDE 6-4 270 25 West Virginia
82 Lonnie Turner WR 5-7 164 26 Los Angeles CC; Cal Poly (Pomona) 17
78 Ray Wagner OT 6-3 290 28 Kent State
55 Craig Walls MLB 6-1 215 27 Indiana 18
44 Vincent White SB-RB 5-8 190 24 Stanford
33 Donnie Williams RB 5-11 197 25 Blinn JC; Texas State
66 George Yarno LOG 6-2 267 28 Washington State 18 18
DRAFT LIST - TERRITORIAL
Player Pos College Notes
Mark Allen DB Brigham Young
Marv Allen LB Brigham Young
Dave Burke DB Nebraska
Alan Chrite LB Colorado
Bret Clark DB Nebraska
Wayne Dawson LB Texas Tech
Ken Graeber DT Nebraska
Harry Grimminger G Nebraska
Larry Hamilton DT Brigham Young
Rodney Harding DT Oklahoma State
Jamie Harris WR Oklahoma State
Adam Haysbert WR Brigham Young
Rusty Hilger QB Oklahoma State
Dwayne Jiles LB Texas Tech
Kelley Johnson WR Colorado
Shawn Jones RB Oklahoma State
Tom Morrow T Nebraska
Ralph Partida G Oklahoma State
Ray Polk DB Oklahoma State
Brad Smith DT Brigham Young
Scott Strasburger LB Nebraska
Shane Swanson WR Nebraska
Joe Walter T Texas Tech
Brad White DT Texas Tech
Louis Wong G Brigham Young
DRAFT LIST - OPEN
Round Overall Player Pos College Notes
1 4 John Nevens LB Fullerton State from MEM
2 23 Brad Calip WR East Central
4 51 Calvin Loveall DB Idaho
7 94 Doug Mikolas DT Portland State
7 102 Mark Pembrook DB Fullerton State from CHI
8 107 Fred Banks WR Liberty
8 116 Robert Curry T Missouri from CHI
9 132 Rich Miano DB Hawaii from OKL
11 152 Gill Stegall WR Harding
13 180 Dave Toub C Texas-El Paso
14 194 Nate Harris WR Tulsa
15 209 Todd Gerhart RB Fullerton State
15 219 Fred Hemphill DB Hawaii from JAC
SCORING BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT
Team Totals 71 130 112 120
Opponents Totals 106 100 57 126
TEAM STATS TOP 1ST DOWNS Rush Pass Pen 3RD DOWN Att Pct 4TH DOWN Att Pct PEN YDS
Team Totals 28:33 348 96 222 30 77 209 36.8 146 1122
Opponents Totals 31:27 318 121 16 28 93 216 43.1 127 1036
SCORING TD X1 X1A PCT X2 X2A FG FGA PCT SAF PTS
Bill Johnson 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 96
Jim Asmus 0 30 31 96.8 0 0 11 18 61.1 0 63
Leonard Harris 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48
Vince Evans 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42
Brian Speelman 0 20 22 90.9 0 0 6 14 42.9 0 38
Marc Lewis 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36
Vincent White 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
Gill Stegall 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
Bob Gagliano 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12
Todd Gerhart 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Darryl Hemphill 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Brad Calip 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Kelley Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Mike McKibben 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Mike Nease 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
(Team) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Team Totals 55 50 53 94.3 0 2 17 32 53.1 1 433
Opponents Totals 46 44 45 97.8 0 1 21 27 77.8 3 389
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Bill Johnson 212 1261 5.9 56 15
Vince Evans 43 283 6.6 38 7
Todd Gerhart 52 279 5.4 18 2
Bob Gagliano 34 111 3.3 18 2
Darryl Hemphill 3 51 17.0 26 0
Vincent White 9 51 5.7 13 0
Kelley Johnson 1 28 28.0 28 0
Troy Johnson 2 11 5.5 10 0
Marc Lewis 1 3 3.0 3 0
Leonard Harris 6 1 0.2 8 0
Team Totals 363 2079 5.7 56 26
Opponents Totals 490 2172 4.4 19
PASSING ATT COM PCT INC YDS Y/ATT Y/COM LG TD TD% INT INT% TS YL NYP RTG
Bob Gagliano 358 205 57.3 136 2695 7.5 13.1 69 13 3.6 17 4.7 73.5
Vince Evans 325 157 48.3 152 2259 7.0 14.4 56 12 3.7 16 4.9 63.1
Darryl Hemphill 3 3 100.0 0 65 21.7 21.7 32 0 0.0 0 0.0 118.8
Team Totals 686 365 53.2 288 5019 7.3 13.8 69 25 3.6 33 4.8 59 469 4550 69.0
Opponents Totals 574 283 49.3 263 4128 7.2 14.6 79t 25 4.4 28 4.9 53 376 3752 67.3
RECEIVING REC YDS AVG LG TD
Leonard Harris 101 1432 14.2 66 8
Marc Lewis 75 1207 16.1 69 6
Vincent White 55 666 12.1 49 5
Gill Stegall 32 397 12.4 59t 3
Lonnie Turner 29 388 13.4 27 0
Bill Johnson 29 337 11.6 55 1
Troy Johnson 14 167 11.9 22 0
Kelley Johnson 10 149 14.9 37 1
Todd Gerhart 9 125 13.9 27 0
Brad Calip 8 86 10.8 31 1
Calvin Loveall 2 57 28.5 32 0
Ernie Carswell 1 8 8.0 8 0
Team Totals 365 5019 13.8 69 25
Opponents Totals 283 4128 14.6 79t 25
INTERCEPTIONS INT YDS AVG LG TD
Nate Miller 5 76 15.2 37 0
Steve Trimble 5 41 8.2 22 0
Jeff Delaney 3 77 25.7 32 0
Darryl Hemphill 3 6 2.0 6 0
Craig Walls 2 65 32.5 46 0
Mike McKibben 2 45 22.5 45t 1
Lance Shields 2 22 11.0 22 0
Stan Blinka 2 21 10.5 20 0
David Martin 2 17 8.5 10 0
John Nevens 2 15 7.5 9 0
Team Totals 28 385 13.8 46 1
Opponents Totals 33 520 15.8 77t 2
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG BL TB I20 RYDS NYDS NET
Brian Speelman 31 1179 38.0 58 0 1 3
Jim Asmus 30 1121 37.4 54 0 3 6
Team Totals 61 2300 37.7 58 0 4 9 34.3
Opponents Totals 80 3343 41.8 79 9 24 35.9
PUNT RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
David Martin 13 4 143 11.0 38 0
Lonnie Harris 10 3 104 10.4 44 0
Leonard Harris 7 2 35 5.0 15 0
Nate Harris 5 3 8 1.6 4 0
Vincent White 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
Calvin Loveall 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 13 290 7.8 44 0
Opponents Totals 20 11 130 6.5 32 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Lonnie Turner 24 464 19.3 30 0
Lonnie Harris 16 422 26.4 37 0
John Arnold 1 25 25.0 25 0
Leonard Harris 4 86 21.5 52 0
Troy Johnson 5 97 19.4 25 0
Brad Calip 9 172 19.1 32 0
Tom Kilkenny 1 12 12.0 12 0
Nate Harris 2 14 7.0 11 0
Ernie Carswell 2 11 5.5 15 0
Team Totals 65 1303 20.0 52 0
Opponents Totals 69 19.3 0
SACKS NO YDS
Bruce Thornton 12.5 90.5
Calvin Turner 11.0 63.0
Craig Walls 7.0 40.0
Doug Mikolas 4.5 27.5
Mike Taliferro 4.0 41.0
Pat Ogrin 3.5 32.5
Darryl Hemphill 2.0 18.0
Reggie Singletary 1.5 14.0
Mike McKibben 1.5 12.0
Mark Buben 1.0 10.0
Tom Kilkenny 1.0 7.0
Neil Hope 1.0 7.0
Ernie Carswell 1.0 5.0
John Nevens 1.0 3.0
Steve Trimble 0.5 5.5
Team Totals 53.0 376.0
Opponents Totals 59.0 469.0
FUMBLES NO LOST OWN OPP REC YDS TD
Stan Blinka 0 0 0 1 1 11 0
Ernie Carswell 0 0 2 1 3 15 0
Vince Evans 3 0 0 0 0 0
Bob Gagliano 5 3 0 3 0 0
Todd Gerhart 2 0 0 0 0 0
Leonard Harris 8 2 0 2 0 0
Lonnie Harris 0 0 0 0
Darryl Hemphill 0 0 0 4 4 152 2
Bill Johnson 8 0 0 0 0 0
Steve Johnson 2 0 0 0 0 0
Troy Johnson 1 1 0 1 0 0
Tom Kilkenny 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
David Martin 0 0 0 0
Mike McKibben 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Doug Mikolas 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Matt Miller 0 0 1 0 1 11 0
Nate Miller 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Mike Nease 0 0 2 0 2 0 1
John Nevens 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Lance Shields 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Mike Taliferro 0 0 0 2 2 6 0
Calvin Turner 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Lonnie Turner 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ray Wagner 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Craig Walls 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Vincent White 1 1 0 1 0 0
George Yarno 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Team Totals 33 15 18 15 33 3
Opponents Totals 31 15 16 15 31 0
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