1983 Denver Gold Statistics

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 Roster
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 Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Ken Johnson24812148.811154.562.4124.856t1613949.4
Craig Penrose844857.16217.456.089.575t1412460.8
Fred Mortensen834048.24475.422.444.832106952.6
Jeff Knapple492346.91743.600.0918.41922416.4
Steve Gortz22100.010050.0150.000.075t00158.3
Harry Sydney3133.34615.300.0133.3460042.4
Alvin White7228.6385.4114.3228.631t0049.7
Totals47623749.825415.3153.2367.675 42356


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Harry Sydney1768014.645 9
Larry Canada1426314.424t3
Vincent White522915.629 0
Bo Matthews672573.816 0
Terry Miller511593.117 0
Putt Choate514529.058t1
Ken Johnson271415.217 3
Glenn Ford10424.211 0
Fred Mortensen10343.411 3
Vic James3258.317 0
Craig Penrose4123.00
Scott Stamper3113.70
Bob Niziolek060
Jeff Knapple2-1-0.50
Howard Ballage2-4-2.00
Johnnie Dirden1-10-10.0-10 0
Totals55525404.658 19


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Larry Canada422425.824 0
Bob Niziolek3737310.159 3
Harry Sydney313069.956t2
Vic James2534813.927 4
Bo Matthews191095.721 1
Johnnie Dirden1730117.775t2
Lonell Phea1320615.846 0
Terry Miller11847.620 0
Vincent White9647.113 0
Howard Ballage710915.629 0
Glenn Ford612420.775t1
Kevin Williams59719.434 0
Lloyd Jones57715.422 0
Kenny Brown34515.019 0
Tom Maher3217.00
Rich Matheney22713.514 0
Darryl Goosby284.02
Totals237254110.775 15


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Brian Speelman292793.1201365.066


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Steve Gortz85349641.159

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
David Martin3538010.929 0
Lonell Phea2136.513 0
Scott Stamper1-2-2.0-2 0
Totals3839110.329 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Glenn Ford2252123.759 0
Lonell Phea1328922.240 0
Scott Stamper1021321.330 0
Terry Miller37625.335 0
Howard Ballage35117.026 0
Vic James45112.821 0
Vincent White12020.020 0
Kenny Brown11717.017 0
Harry Sydney11313.013 0
David Martin11313.013 0
Tom Sullivan177.00
Totals60127121.259 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Dumars724234.681 1
David Martin6447.320 0
Nate Miller242.00
Kyle Whittingham200.00
Totals1729517.481 1


Player No. Yds Avg.
Calvin Turner6.5558.5
Greg Gerken6.5507.7
Laval Short5.0357.0
Larry White3.0217.0
Andy Poremba3.0186.0
Pete Perry1.564.0
John Barefield1.055.0
Kyle Whittingham1.022.0
Tom Maher0.536.0

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Harry Sydney920000000066
Brian Speelman00000132700066
Vic James040000000024
Larry Canada300000002022
Bob Niziolek030000000018
Ken Johnson300000000018
Fred Mortensen300000000018
Darryl Goosby020000000012
Johnnie Dirden020000000012
Bo Matthews01000000108
Glenn Ford01000000006
Dave Dumars00001000006
Putt Choate10000000006
Jeff Knapple00000000102