1984 Houston Gamblers Statistics

United States Football League (USFL)
Team Record: 13-5
Finishing 1st in the USFL's West Division of the Western Conference
Lost Quarterfinal
Coach: Jack Pardee (13-5)
Location: Houston, Texas
Attendance: 253,372, Avg. 28,152 in 9 home dates
1984 Houston Gamblers Roster
1984 Houston Gamblers Results

The Houston Gamblers of the United States Football League ended the 1984 season with a record of 13 wins and 5 losses, finishing first in the USFL's West Division of the Western Conference.

Offensively, Houston paced the circuit with 618 points. At the same time, the defensive unit allowed 400 points. Jim Kelly led the charge, passing for 5,219 yards. Richard Johnson snagged 115 passes for 1,455 yards. Ricky Sanders was targeted regularly, too.

Todd Fowler ran for a team-best 1,003 yards for the Gamblers.

Will Lewis picked off 8 errant tosses from the opposition. Pete Catan topped the defensive unit with 16 quarterback sacks, leading the way for a team which created 62 sacks.

Jack Pardee coached the team. The 1984 Houston Gamblers lost in the Quarterfinal.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Jim Kelly58737063.052198.9447.5264.477t7545098.2
Todd Dillon803948.85747.211.222.565t66.4
Dale Walters100.
Totals66840961.257938.7456.7284.277 75450


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Todd Fowler17010035.953 11
Sam Harrell1206975.853t14
Jim Kelly854935.826 5
Ricky Sanders10585.811 0
Darryl Clark9434.812 0
Todd Dillon7213.016 0
Richard Johnson4194.815 0
Dale Walters2126.018 0
Donnie Williams11111.011 0
Vince Courville11111.011 0
Gerald McNeil11111.011 0
Clarence Verdin1-2-2.0-2 0
Kevin McLain1-4-4.0-4 0
Totals41223735.853 30


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Richard Johnson115145512.753t15
Ricky Sanders101137813.677t11
Scott McGhee4063715.954 5
Greg Moser3668519.065t4
Gerald McNeil3350115.249 1
Sam Harrell2530412.250 2
Todd Fowler2430112.536t2
Clarence Verdin1631519.763t3
Mark Barousse77310.418 1
Vince Courville48320.832 1
Mark Rush44511.217 0
Walter Poole3299.713 0
Jim Kelly1-13-13.0-13 0
Totals409579314.277 45


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Toni Fritsch696797.1262180.8130
Jeff Brockhaus6583.32150.08


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Dale Walters64262541.063

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gerald McNeil3032510.843t1
Ricky Sanders191517.929 0
Scott McGhee111.00
Calvin Eason111.00
Loyd Lewis100.00
Totals524789.243 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Clarence Verdin2564325.794t1
Calvin Eason1635722.338 0
Vince Courville917119.036 0
Richard Johnson510921.828 0
Jo Jo Heath610617.726 0
Mark Rush35819.331 0
Ricky Sanders22814.016 0
Scott McGhee11818.018 0
Reggie Vonner2157.511 0
Kevin McLain393.00
Ron Reliford133.00
Kiki DeAyala122.00
Donald Dykes100.00
Billy Kidd100.00
Totals77151919.794 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Will Lewis88310.434t1
Michael Mitchell44310.822 0
Tom Myers35919.727 0
Calvin Eason3165.314 0
Mike Hawkins12424.024 0
Reggie Vonner12121.021 0
Donald Dykes11818.018 0
Hollis Hall11212.012 0
Kiki DeAyala177.00
Jo Jo Heath100.00
Totals2428311.834 1


Player No. Yds Avg.
Pete Catan16.0146.59.2
Tony Fitzpatrick13.01017.8
Cleveland Crosby11.5100.58.7
Hosea Taylor5.5346.2
Tom Myers4.539.58.8
Loyd Lewis3.0124.0
Kiki DeAyala1.510.57.0
Andy Hawkins1.099.0
Ricky Young1.088.0
Anthony Brock1.088.0
Brad Anae1.066.0
Joe Bock1.066.0
Charles Davis1.055.0
Michael Mitchell1.044.0

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Toni Fritsch000002167000130
Sam Harrell14200000020100
Richard Johnson0150000000090
Todd Fowler1120000000078
Ricky Sanders0110000000066
Jim Kelly500000001032
Scott McGhee050000000030
Greg Moser040000000024
Clarence Verdin030100000024
Gerald McNeil011000000012
Jeff Brockhaus00000150008
Will Lewis00001000006
Pete Catan000001000006
Mark Barousse01000000006
Vince Courville01000000006