1985 Houston Gamblers Roster

United States Football League (USFL)
Team Record: 10-8
Finishing 3rd in the USFL's Western Conference
Lost Quarterfinal
Coach: Jack Pardee (10-8)
Location: Houston, Texas
Attendance: 170,739, Avg. 18,971 in 9 home dates
1985 Houston Gamblers Statistics
1985 Houston Gamblers Results

The Houston Gamblers of the United States Football League ended the 1985 season with a record of 10 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the USFL's Western Conference.

Houston piled up points with 544 points, while the defense conceded 388. Jim Kelly led the charge, passing for 4,623 yards. Richard Johnson paced the receiving corps, snagging 103 passes for 1,384 yards, while Gerald McNeil and Clarence Verdin were targeted regularly, too.

Todd Fowler ran for a team-best 402 yards for the Gamblers, while Sam Harrell also buoyed the ground attack.

Luther Bradley intercepted 12 errant tosses from the opposition. Pete Catan topped the defensive unit with 11 quarterback sacks, part of an overall team total of 54 sacks.

Jack Pardee coached the team. The 1985 Houston Gamblers lost in the Quarterfinal.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
51Carl AllenOCApril 26, 19586'2"237Long Beach StateSan Jose, CA 180
82Mark BarousseWRJanuary 28, 19615'9"180McNeese StateLake Charles, LA 152
Larry BetheaDE/DTJuly 21, 19566'2"251Michigan St.Florence, SC USA10
60Scott BoucherGSeptember 15, 19586'3"260La-MonroeHouston, TX USA1814
27Luther BradleyS/CBMay 7, 19556'2"195Notre DameFlorence, SC USA1817
54Anthony BrockLBJanuary 15, 19606'0"208Texas A&M - CommerceHouston, TX 70
Walter BroughtonRB/WROctober 20, 19625'10"180Jacksonville St.Brewton, AL USA
79Ross BrownerDEMarch 22, 19546'3"262Notre DameWarren, OH USA54
77Pete CatanDENovember 12, 19576'2"240Eastern IllinoisRochester, NY 1212
40Darryl ClarkRBAugust 9, 19615'11"204TexasHouston, TX USA104
76Rayford CooksDTAugust 25, 19626'3"245North TexasDallas, TX USA149
3Frank CorralP/KJune 16, 19556'2"224UCLAChihuahua, Mexico60
83Vince CourvilleWRDecember 5, 19595'9"170Texas SouthernGalveston, TX USA181
78Cleveland CrosbyDEApril 3, 19566'5"250PurdueWest Point, MS USA169
72Bryan DausinT/GJanuary 28, 19606'4"260Texas A&MSan Antonio, TX 30
31Kiki DeAyalaLBOctober 23, 19616'1"225TexasMiami, FL USA1818
Curtis DeBardlabonWRAugust 2, 19626'0"170Mississippi Valley State
39Dennis DeVaughnCBOctober 28, 19605'10"175BishopLos Angeles, CA USA181
10Todd DillonQBJanuary 6, 19626'0"195Long Beach StateModesto, CA 134
34Calvin EasonSAugust 18, 19595'11"193HoustonHouston, TX 151
62Tony FitzpatrickDTApril 10, 19616'0"250MiamiClearwater, FL 92
46Todd FowlerTE/RBJune 9, 19626'3"221S.F. AustinVan, TX USA138
16Toni FritschKJuly 10, 19455'7"190nonePetronell, Austria180
52Willie HarperLBJuly 30, 19506'2"215NebraskaToledo, OH USA80
29Sam HarrellRBFebruary 7, 19576'2"217East CarolinaAhoskie, NC USA186
59Andy HawkinsLBMarch 31, 19586'2"225Texas A&M-KingsvilleBay City, TX USA1818
59Mike HawkinsLBOctober 29, 19556'2"235Texas A&M-KingsvilleBay City, TX USA1816
97Tony HolyfieldDENovember 22, 19606'3"250Hawaii81
22Richard JohnsonWROctober 19, 19615'7"182ColoradoLos Angeles, CA USA1716
67Frank KalilC/GSeptember 1, 19596'3"260ArizonaAjo, AZ 129
74Rick KehrG/C/TJune 18, 19596'3"285CarthagePhoenixville, PA USA1613
12Jim KellyQBFebruary 14, 19606'3"217Miami (FL)Pittsburgh, PA USA1414
61Billy KiddG/T/CNovember 28, 19596'4"270HoustonDallas, TX USA189
Jeff KiewelT/GSeptember 27, 19606'4"270ArizonaTucson, AZ USA
36Sandy LaBeauxSAugust 22, 19616'2"210Cal State-HaywardSan Antonio, TX USA70
68Loyd LewisDE/GFebruary 23, 19626'3"250Texas A&M - KingsvilleDallas, TX 152
24Will LewisCBJanuary 16, 19585'9"185MillersvilleQuakertown, PA USA1818
88Scott McGheeWRMarch 15, 19595'9"172Eastern IllinoisEvergreen Park, IL 1817
13Gerald McNeilWRMarch 27, 19625'7"145BaylorFrankfurt, Germany1818
35Michael MitchellCBOctober 18, 19615'10"180Howard PayneWaco, TX USA1818
35Tom MyersSOctober 24, 19505'11"184SyracuseCohoes, NY USA184
Jay PennisonCSeptember 9, 19616'1"276Nicholls St.Houma, LA USA
86Shawn PottsWRSeptember 9, 19605'10"168Bowling GreenKalamazoo, MI 130
75Chris RiehmTApril 14, 19616'6"275Ohio St.Columbus, OH USA86
70Tommy RobisonTNovember 17, 19616'4"290Texas A&MMerkel, TX USA1515
38Durwood RoquemoreSJanuary 19, 19606'1"183Texas A&M-KingsvilleDallas, TX USA1813
65Dan RosadoGJuly 6, 19596'3"280Northern IllinoisLawton, OK USA1412
80Ricky SandersWRAugust 30, 19625'11"182Texas St.Temple, TX USA103
Dave SimmonsLBJanuary 19, 19576'4"221North CarolinaGoldsboro, NC USA
21Adrian SimpsonCBJanuary 1, 19625'11"182SW Texas State142
93Hosea TaylorDT/DEDecember 3, 19586'5"255HoustonJefferson, TX USA1717
71Rob TaylorTNovember 14, 19606'6"293NorthwesternSt. Charles, IL USA1612
7Bruce ThreadgillQB/WRMay 7, 19566'0"190Mississippi St.Nocona, TX USA170
90Van Van HughesDTNovember 14, 19606'3"280Texas TechWaco, TX USA1616
89Clarence VerdinWRJune 14, 19635'8"160La-LafayetteNew Orleans, LA USA1815
41Reggie VonnerCB/SApril 1, 19615'11"184HoustonWaco, TX 160
1Dale WaltersPJune 21, 19616'0"200RiceDighton, KS USA120
55Ladell WillsLBMay 30, 19626'3"240Jackson St.Flint, MI USA60
50Ricky YoungLBSeptember 1, 19606'3"250Oklahoma StateChicago Heights, IL 180
Wilbur YoungDTApril 20, 19496'6"285William PennNew York, NY USA