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1983 Denver Gold Roster

United States Football League (USFL)
Team Record: 7-11
Finishing 3rd in the USFL's Pacific Division
Coach: Red Miller (4-7)
Coach: Charley Armey (0-1)
Coach: Craig Morton (3-3)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 375,620, Avg. 41,736 in 9 home dates
1983 Denver Gold Statistics
1983 Denver Gold Results

The Denver Gold of the United States Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 7 wins and 11 losses, finishing third in the USFL's Pacific Division.

Denver labored to change the scoreboard with just 284 points, while the defensive squad surrendered 304. Harry Sydney rushed for a team-leading 801 yards for the Gold, while Larry Canada also buoyed the ground attack.

Ken Johnson passed for 1,115 yards. Larry Canada topped all receivers, catching 42 balls, while Bob Niziolek added 373 receiving yards. Harry Sydney and Vic James were targeted regularly as well.

Dave Dumars picked off 7 opponent throws. Greg Gerken and Calvin Turner each dropped quarterbacks 6.5 times.

Red Miller, Charley Armey and Craig Morton coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
27Anthony AllenCBJanuary 13, 19616'0"175Texas ChristianHouston, TX 91
60George AtiyehDTMarch 6, 19596'3"255LSUAllentown, PA 92
80Howard BallageWRJuly 13, 19576'0"183ColoradoFort Polk, LA 61
58John BarefieldLB/SMarch 23, 19556'2"224Texas A&M-KingsvilleVictoria, TX USA1211
Tony BlountSNovember 5, 19586'1"195VirginiaAtlanta, GA USA81
Kenny BrownWRJune 26, 19566'0"182NebraskaCincinnati, OH 30
57John BungartzLBSeptember 16, 19586'3"220Fullerton StateGlendale, CA 11
Joe CampbellNTSeptember 15, 19586'0"275Baylor
35Larry CanadaRBDecember 16, 19546'2"233WisconsinChicago, IL USA1811
51Phil CancikLBApril 19, 19576'1"228Northern ArizonaSouth Bend, IN USA63
55Putt ChoateLBDecember 11, 19566'0"225SMUBig Spring, TX USA1818
52Tom DavisCJuly 31, 19556'2"260NebraskaOmaha, NE 1818
54Mark DeRoseLBDecember 8, 19606'2"220Southern ColoradoPueblo, CO 20
80Johnnie DirdenWRMarch 14, 19526'0"188Sam Houston St.Houston, TX USA88
Amos DonaldsonG6'2"268Kansas State
21Dave DumarsSJanuary 21, 19575'10"170Northeastern LouisianaNatchitoches, LA 1717
73Matt ElisaraDTAugust 25, 19596'3"256Washington StatePago Pago, American Samoa10
75Greg FeaselT/GNovember 7, 19586'7"300Abilene ChristianBarstow, GA USA153
Mike FisherQBApril 22, 19585'11"172BaylorGatesville, TX USA
22Glenn FordRBJune 30, 19606'1"200Lenoir-RhyneGreensboro, NC 150
87Earl GabbidonTEJanuary 15, 19586'4"230Arizona StateKingston, Jamaica10
Bubba GarciaWROctober 18, 19575'11"185Texas-El PasoNew Braunfels, TX USA
50Greg GerkenLBApril 30, 19596'4"230Northern ArizonaDenver, CO 1818
85Darryl GoosbyTEAugust 28, 19616'5"235CincinnatiGary, IN 102
9Steve GortzPMay 23, 19566'2"205UNLVInglewood, CA 180
Sammy GreeneWRJanuary 28, 19596'1"190UNLV20
27Ricky HarrSAugust 8, 19575'11"190Colorado StateMcPherson, KS 103
67Ron HausauerGAugust 16, 19596'4"270JamestownHazen, ND 1515
72Doug HoppockTJanuary 30, 19606'4"280Kansas St.Wichita, KS USA1615
65Glenn HydeG/CMarch 14, 19516'3"253PittsburghBoston, MA USA1717
81Vic JamesWRFebruary 6, 19616'0"190Colorado1817
Keith JenkinsSJune 5, 19556'2"185CincinnatiCleveland, OH 10
7Ken JohnsonQBJanuary 5, 19516'2"205ColoradoLansing, MI 119
Richard JohnsonWROctober 19, 19615'7"182ColoradoLos Angeles, CA USA10
Lloyd JonesWRJanuary 7, 19586'3"185Brigham YoungDetroit, MI 50
Tim JonesWRMay 23, 19575'11"185Kansas
Wayne JonesG/CFebruary 10, 19606'4"270UtahGrand Island, NE USA
12Jeff KnappleQBAugust 27, 19566'2"200UCLAWurzburg, Germany92
Bob KnaptonLBMay 22, 19606'2"225Northern ColoradoBitburg Air Force Base, West Germany80
20Will LewisCBJanuary 16, 19585'9"185MillersvilleQuakertown, PA USA157
Tom MaherTEJuly 12, 19536'3"233Los Angeles StateHighland Park, IL 102
34/13David MartinCBMarch 15, 19595'9"191VillanovaPhiladelphia, PA USA1818
Rich MatheneyWRMay 5, 19576'1"185Utah StateLos Angeles, CA 30
41Bo MatthewsRBNovember 15, 19516'4"230ColoradoHuntsville, AL USA186
Bill McClungC/GMay 4, 19566'3"235Carson-Newman
23Nate MillerCBMarch 21, 19585'10"185CameronRailto, CA 1711
43Terry MillerRBJanuary 7, 19565'10"196Oklahoma St.Columbus, GA USA112
14Fred MortensenQBMarch 24, 19546'2"195Arizona StateSafford, AZ 83
Dennis MosleyRBMarch 19, 19575'9"175Iowa
53Kelvin NewtonLBApril 20, 19596'0"220Texas ChristianBeaumont, TX 184
89Bob NiziolekTEJune 30, 19586'4"220ColoradoChicago, IL USA1615
70Harold NorfleetTJune 3, 19576'6"280Prairie View A&MBaytown, TX 93
Craig PenroseQBJuly 25, 19536'3"211ColoradoWoodland, CA USA54
Pete PerryDEAugust 13, 19586'5"246ColoradoDenver, CO 100
82Lonell PheaWRSeptember 29, 19585'10"175Houston99
68Andy PorembaDEMay 13, 19606'3"245Colorado StateDenver, CO 1810
Don RauschDENovember 5, 19606'4"269NW Missouri State
Jerry ReeseSJanuary 7, 19556'3"192OklahomaNew Orleans, LA USA
74Steve RogersTJanuary 9, 19596'4"260Oregon St.Escondido, CA USA180
Tom SchnabelLBMarch 1, 19606'0"220Dakota Wesleyan61
92Laval ShortDTSeptember 29, 19586'3"250ColoradoNashville, TN USA1714
66Joe SilipoG/CDecember 31, 19576'3"295TulaneGlen Cove, NY USA171
37Dave SmiloS/CBSeptember 22, 19586'2"190Eastern MichiganChinon, France80
Robert SparksDB/WRJanuary 23, 19535'10"188San Francisco StateTulsa, OK
3Brian SpeelmanK/PMarch 18, 19575'11"185CapitalColumbus, OH 180
30Scott StamperRBDecember 29, 19595'9"204Fort LewisDayton, OH 70
Joe StevensLBJanuary 21, 19616'5"230Michigan State
32Tom SullivanSDecember 10, 19605'11"190UCLASouth Bend, IN 1412
24Harry SydneyRBJune 26, 19596'0"217KansasPetersburg, VA USA1814
Arland ThompsonG/TSeptember 19, 19576'4"265BaylorLockney, TX USA11
Steve TurkQBNovember 28, 19576'4"210Eastern Illinois
99Calvin TurnerDEApril 10, 19606'4"270West VirginiaFairmont, WV USA1716
42Maurice TylerCB/SJuly 19, 19506'0"188Morgan St.Karnack, TX USA113
Alvin WhiteQBMarch 26, 19536'3"215Oregon StateOntario, CA 10
91Larry WhiteDEOctober 11, 19616'3"260Jackson StateTuscaloosa, AL 1713
Vincent WhiteRBAugust 26, 19615'8"190StanfordKansas City, MO 72
59Kyle WhittinghamLB/DTNovember 21, 19596'0"232BYUSan Luis Obispo, CA USA1514
86Kevin WilliamsWRJanuary 7, 19585'8"164USCLos Angeles, CA USA41



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