1985 Houston Gamblers Statistics

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 Roster
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.

The Gamblers piled up points with 544 points, and 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 contributed to the receiving game, too.

Todd Fowler ran for a team-best 402 yards for Houston, 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 Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Jim Kelly56736063.546238.2396.9193.474t3524797.9
Todd Dillon22512153.814956.694.094.047t139471.3
Bruce Threadgill6350.06310.500.0233.3400047.9
Ricky Sanders100.
Totals79948460.661817.7486.0303.874 48341


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Todd Fowler924024.426 3
Sam Harrell693264.727 7
Jim Kelly281706.127 1
Todd Dillon151177.836t2
Darryl Clark17704.115 0
Ricky Sanders5326.413 0
Bruce Threadgill22512.514 0
Clarence Verdin7202.914 0
Richard Johnson2157.510 0
Billy Kidd11313.013 0
Shawn Potts122.00
Totals23911925.036 13


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Richard Johnson103138413.452t14
Clarence Verdin84100412.074t9
Gerald McNeil58101717.569t6
Sam Harrell514919.655 2
Ricky Sanders4853811.243 7
Scott McGhee4767114.346 3
Todd Fowler272398.947t1
Vince Courville2547318.950t4
Mark Barousse2023111.640 1
Darryl Clark10727.223 0
Shawn Potts8506.216 1
Chris Riehm188.00
Jim Kelly133.00
Dan Rosado100.00
Totals484618112.874 48


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Toni Fritsch625995.2242187.5122


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Dale Walters38149939.456
Frank Corral2496140.057

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gerald McNeil3950512.979t2
Calvin Eason133.00
Totals4050812.779 2

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Clarence Verdin2874626.6102t3
Vince Courville1843424.144 0
Calvin Eason814618.232 0
Scott McGhee612420.739 0
Shawn Potts610116.822 0
Gerald McNeil26231.040 0
Ricky Young4205.010 0
Tom Myers11212.012 0
Adrian Simpson11212.012 0
Billy Kidd100.00
Totals79165721.0102 3


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Luther Bradley1216113.436t1
Durwood Roquemore710715.345 0
Kiki DeAyala4379.219 0
Michael Mitchell33712.318 0
Loyd Lewis28643.070 0
Dennis DeVaughn27236.041t1
Andy Hawkins2136.513t1
Mike Hawkins2115.511 0
Calvin Eason13838.038 0
Adrian Simpson13535.021 0
Tom Myers13434.034 0
Totals3763117.170 3


Player No. Yds Avg.
Pete Catan11.075.56.9
Van Van Hughes7.0537.6
Hosea Taylor6.551.57.9
Kiki DeAyala5.0377.4
Loyd Lewis5.0224.4
Tony Fitzpatrick4.0287.0
Mike Hawkins4.0276.8
Rayford Cooks3.527.57.9
Tony Holyfield3.0268.7
Cleveland Crosby2.0115.5
Andy Hawkins1.52013.3
Luther Bradley1.088.0
Ross Browner0.55.511.0

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Toni Fritsch000002159000122
Richard Johnson0140000000084
Clarence Verdin090300000072
Sam Harrell720000001056
Gerald McNeil062000000048
Ricky Sanders070000000042
Todd Fowler310000001026
Vince Courville040000001026
Scott McGhee030000000018
Todd Dillon200000000012
Andy Hawkins00001000006
Dennis DeVaughn00001000006
Shawn Potts01000000006
Mark Barousse01000000006
Jim Kelly10000000006
Luther Bradley00001000006
Loyd Lewis00000000012


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