1985 Memphis Showboats Roster

United States Football League (USFL)
Team Record: 11-7
Finishing 3rd in the USFL's Eastern Conference
Lone Star Division
Coach: Pepper Rodgers (11-7)
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 278,473, Avg. 30,941 in 9 home dates
1985 Memphis Showboats Statistics
1985 Memphis Showboats Results

The Memphis Showboats of the United States Football League ended the 1985 season with a record of 11 wins and 7 losses, finishing third in the USFL's Eastern Conference.

The Showboats ran up 429 points, while the solid defense conceded 337. Mike Kelley threw for 2,186 yards, and Walter Lewis played quarterback, too. Derrick Crawford snagged 70 passes, while Greg Moser accumulated 1,145 receiving yards.

Tim Spencer carried the ball for a team-best 789 yards for Memphis.

Don Bessillieu, Barney Bussey and Ron Osborne each intercepted 3 opponent throws. Reggie White topped the defensive unit with 11.5 quarterback sacks.

Pepper Rodgers coached the team. The 1985 Memphis Showboats Lone Star Division.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
59Dave AlbrightLBJanuary 25, 19606'2"235San Jose StateOakland, CA
21John ArnaudS/CBJune 4, 19616'0"185Iowa StateFort Lewis, WA
76John BanaszakDEAugust 24, 19506'3"242East. MichiganCleveland, OH USA
99Steve BeardenDE/LBJanuary 28, 19626'4"240VanderbiltSelma, AL
47Don BessillieuSMay 4, 19566'1"200Georgia TechFort Benning, GA USA
73Russ BolingerTSeptember 10, 19546'5"255California-RiversideWichita, KS USA10
Scott BolzanTJuly 25, 19626'3"280Northern IllinoisChicago, IL 2
80Gerald BradleyWRJanuary 16, 19616'1"180Weber State
52Mike BrewingtonLBDecember 4, 19576'3"225East CarolinaGreenville, NC
81Preston BrownWRMarch 2, 19585'10"184VanderbiltNashville, TN USA
Chuck BushbeckKAugust 2, 19605'9"East Carolina0
8Barney BusseyS/CBMay 20, 19626'0"215South Carolina St.Lincolnton, GA USA17
3Mossy CadeC/GDecember 26, 19616'1"197TexasCasa Grande, AZ USA150
70John CaneiT/GNovember 1, 19596'5"258MiamiSteubenville, OH
90Sam ClancyDEMay 29, 19586'7"288PittsburghPittsburgh, PA USA18
74Calvin ClarkDE/DTMarch 8, 19596'4"260PurdueAtlanta, GA
58Will CokeleyLBDecember 6, 19606'2"220Kansas St.Topeka, KS USA14
31Leonard ColemanCBJanuary 30, 19626'2"203VanderbiltBoynton Beach, FL USA18
Charles CookDTMay 13, 19596'3"255Miami (FL)Gainesville, FL USA
53John CorkerLBDecember 29, 19586'5"240Oklahoma St.Miami, FL USA17
9Derrick CrawfordWRSeptember 3, 19605'10"185MemphisMemphis, TN USA18
7Alan DuncanKNovember 13, 19385'9"189Tennessee0
29Mike FoxS/CBOctober 26, 19595'11"180San Diego StateFontana, CA
Greg GerkenLBApril 30, 19596'4"230Northern ArizonaDenver, CO
57Darryl GoodlowLBNovember 2, 19606'2"235OklahomaSt. Louis, MO USA
David GrahamDT/DEApril 6, 19596'6"250MorehouseChicago, IL USA
55Mike GrantLBNovember 3, 19596'1"225East CarolinaCharleston, SC
11Bob GruppPMay 8, 19555'11"193DukePhiladelphia, PA USA
54Steve HammondLBFebruary 25, 19606'4"225Wake ForestHartford, CT USA17
60Paul HannaDTSeptember 14, 19596'4"251PurdueLakewood, OH 5
John HarperLBJune 12, 19606'3"230Southern IllinoisMemphis, TN USA
93Jay HayesDEMarch 3, 19606'6"265IdahoPittsburgh, PA
88Van HeflinTEApril 4, 19596'3"235VanderbiltAtlanta, GA
Bryan HowardDBMarch 6, 19596'0"200Tennessee St.New Orleans, LA USA
19Gary HuffQBApril 27, 19516'1"195Florida St.Natchez, MS USA
56Dave HuffmanG/CApril 4, 19576'6"280Notre DameCanton, OH USA18
57Lemont JeffersLBApril 15, 19606'3"220TennesseeNewport, VA
12Mike KelleyQBDecember 31, 19596'3"195Georgia TechSonora, CA USA13
50Art KuehnCFebruary 12, 19536'3"257San Jose St.Victoria, BC Canada
10Walter LewisQBApril 26, 19626'1"209AlabamaBrewton, AL 14
27Doran MajorSMay 20, 19615'10"180Memphis StateHonolulu, HI 17
68Tyrone McGriffGJanuary 13, 19586'0"270Florida A&MVero Beach, FL USA
62Ron MikolajczykT/GJune 2, 19506'3"275MarshallPassaic, NJ USA
1Jim MillerPJuly 5, 19575'11"183MississippiRipley, MS USA0
84Greg MoserWRMay 5, 19606'0"185OregonFort Collins, CO
44Ron O'NealRBMarch 16, 19636'0"265AuburnAtlanta, GA
32Ray OdumsDBOctober 30, 19516'2"175Alabama
23Ron OsborneCB/SJanuary 22, 19615'11"190Iowa StatePahokee, FL
25Anthony ParkerRBApril 2, 19616'0"210Memphis StateBuffalo, NY
Larry PfohlT/GJune 2, 19586'3"270MiamiBuffalo, NY
26Ricky PorterRBJanuary 14, 19605'10"198Slippery RockSylacauga, AL USA18
83Mark RaughTEMay 4, 19606'3"215West VirginiaRoaring Springs, PA
Alan ReidRBSeptember 6, 19605'8"190TCUWurzburg, Germany
91Carlton RoseLBFebruary 8, 19626'2"220MichiganPompano Beach, FL USA17
51Larry RubensCJanuary 25, 19596'1"253Montana St.Spokane, WA USA18
67Luis SharpeTJune 16, 19606'5"275UCLAHavana, Cuba10
87Gary ShirkTEFebruary 23, 19506'1"220Morehead St.Marysville, OH USA
59Sanders ShiverLBFebruary 14, 19546'2"227Carson-NewmanGadsden, SC USA
61Ken SmithGOctober 16, 19606'2"285EvansvilleIndianapolis, IN USA18
46Tim SpencerRBDecember 10, 19606'1"224Ohio St.Martins Ferry, OH USA16
24Harry SydneyRBJune 26, 19596'0"217KansasPetersburg, VA USA1212
49Mike ThomasCBApril 6, 19576'0"175Tennessee StateLynchburg, VA
92Reggie WhiteDE/DTDecember 19, 19616'5"291TennesseeChattanooga, TN USA1818
52Mike WhittingtonLBAugust 9, 19586'2"220Notre DameMiami, FL USA
63Brett WilliamsDE/DT/LBMay 23, 19586'3"260Austin PeayNorfolk, VA
89Henry WilliamsWRMay 31, 19625'6"185East CarolinaMemphis, TN USA170
20Leonard WilliamsRB/WRJune 27, 19606'0"205West. CarolinaMan, WV USA11
Lenny WillisWRMarch 4, 19535'11"183Ohio St.Washington, DC USA
79Robert WoodsTJuly 26, 19506'3"255Tennessee St.Florence, AL USA