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1985 Final USFL Standings

   Eastern Conf         W  L  T   Pct Pts  Ave Opp  Ave  Diff     Home     Conf     
  Birmingham       13  5  0  .722 436 24.2 299 16.6   7.6   8  1  0   9  3  0  

    New Jersey       11  7  0  .611 418 23.2 378 21.0   2.2   8  1  0   8  4  0 

    Memphis          11  7  0  .611 429 23.8 337 18.7   5.1   6  3  0   7  5  0   

    Baltimore        10  7  1  .583 368 20.4 260 14.4   6.0   7  2  0   5  7  0  

    Tampa Bay        10  8  0  .556 405 22.5 422 23.4  -0.9   6  3  0   6  6  0   

    Jacksonville      9  9  0  .500 407 22.6 402 22.3   0.3   7  2  0   5  7  0   

  Orlando           5 13  0  .278 308 17.1 481 26.7  -9.6   4  5  0   2 10  0  

   Western Conf         W  L  T   Pct Pts  Ave Opp  Ave  Diff     Home     Conf      
  Oakland          13  4  1  .750 473 26.2 359 19.9   6.3   7  1  1   9  3  0   

  Denver           11  7  0  .611 433 24.1 389 21.6   2.5   7  2  0   9  3  0   

   Houston          10  8  0  .556 544 30.2 388 21.6   8.6   4  5  0   9  3  0  

    Arizona           8 10  0  .444 376 20.9 405 22.5  -1.6   6  3  0   6  6  0   

  Portland          6 12  0  .333 275 15.3 422 23.4  -8.1   6  3  0   3  9  0   

    San Antonio       5 13  0  .278 296 16.4 436 24.2  -7.8   4  5  0   4  8  0   

    Los Angeles       3 15  0  .167 266 14.8 456 25.3 -10.5   2  7  0   3  9  0    

* - Go to individual team season summary pages by clicking team names above   

1985 USFL Playoffs

(Bold = game winner; CAPS = home team; Links below to game box scores; All Times EDT)

USFL Quarterfinal Playoff Games  

Saturday, June 29, 1985

BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS 22, Houston Gamblers 20                                                        (2:30 pm / ABC)

Sunday, June 30, 1984

MEMPHIS SHOWBOATS 48, Denver Gold  7                                                                   (2:30 pm / None)

OAKLAND INVADERS 30, Tampa Bay Bandits 27                                                            (2:45 pm / ABC)

Monday, July 1, 1985

Baltimore Stars 20, NEW JERSEY GENERALS 17                                                            (8:00 pm / None)

 

USFL Semifinal Playoff Games  

Saturday, July 6, 1985

Oakland Invaders 28, MEMPHIS SHOWBOATS 19                                                         (2:30 pm / ABC)

Sunday, July 7, 1985

BALTIMORE STARS 28, Birmingham Stallions 14                                                             (2:30 pm / ABC)

 

USFL Championship Game  

Sunday, July 14, 1985

Baltimore Stars 28, Oakland Invaders 24                                                                    (8:00 pm / ABC / Giants Stadium - East Rutherford, New Jersey)

1985 USFL All-League Teams

QB1Jim
Kelly
HOU
 QB2Cliff
Stoudt
BIR
RB1
Herschel
Walker
NJ
 RB2
Bill
Johnson
DEN
RB1Gary
Anderson
TB
 RB2
Mike
Rozier
JAC
WR1
Jim
Smith
BIR
 WR2
Anthony
Carter
OAK
WR1
RichardJohnson
HOU
 WR2Leonard
Harris
DEN
TE1
Marvin
HarveyTB
 TE2
DanRoss
POR
OT1
Irv
Eatman
BAL
 OT2
Pat
Phenix
BIR
OT1
Ray
Pinney
OAK
 OT2
DanFike
TB
OG1
Buddy
Aydelette
BIR
 OG2
AlvinPowell
ARI
OG1
Pat
Saindon
BIR OG2
Chuck
Commiskey
BAL
OC1
Kent
Hull
NJ
 OC2
Jim
Leonard
OAK
 


  


DE1James
Lockette
NJ
 DE2Keith
Millard
JAC
DE1
BruceThornton
DEN
 DE2Pete
Catan
HOU
DT1
Reggie
White
MEM
 DT2
Fred
Nordgren
TB
DT1
Dave
Tipton
ARI DT2Kit
Lathrop
ARI
LB1
Sam
MillsBAL
 LB2
Bill
Roe
BIR
LB1
Kiki
DeAyala
HOU LB2
Herb
Spencer
BIR
LB1
AngeloSnipes
OAK
 LB2
Ray
BentleyOAK
CB1
Kerry
Justin
NJ
 CB2
Vito
McKeever
OAK
CB1
David
Martin
ARI
 CB2
JonathanSutton
BAL
S1
Chuck
Clanton
BIR
 S2
Luther
Bradley
HOU
S1
Mike
Lush
BAL
 S2
Vic
Minor
SA
 


  


K1
BrianFranco
JAC
 K2
Toni
Fritsch
HOU
P1
Stan
Talley
OAK
 P2
Greg
Cater
ORL
KR1
Clarence
Verdin
HOU
 KR2
Jerry
Parrish
ORL
PR1
Gerald
McNeil
HOU
 PR2
ThadMcFadden
BIR

1985 The Sporting News All-USFL Team

QBJim
Kelly
HOU
 DEReggie
White
MEM
RB
Herschel
Walker
NJ
 DE
William
FullerBAL
RB
Gary
Anderson
TB
 DT
Jerald
BaylissPOR
WR
JimSmithBIR
 DT
Doug
Smith
BIR
WR
Anthony
Carter
OAK
 OLB
Herb
SpencerBIR
WR
Richard
Johnson
HOU
 OLB
Andy
HawkinsHOU
TE
Gordon
Hudson
LA
 ILB
Sam
Mills
BAL
OT
Ray
Pinney
OAK
 ILB
John
Nevens
DEN
OTGary
ZimmermanLA
 ILB
Howard
CarsonLA
OG
Buddy
Aydelette
BIR
 CB
Jerry
HolmesNJ
OGPat
SaindonBIR
 CB
David
Martin
ARI
OC
KentHull
NJ SS
Barney
Bussey
MEM
     FSChuckClantonBIR
         
K
Tony
Zendejas
LA
 KR
Clarence
VerdinHOU
P
Stan
Talley
OAK
 PR
GeraldMcNeil
HOU

1985 USFL Special Awards

AP Player of the Year - Herschel Walker, New Jersey Generals

AP Coach of the Year - ???, ???

 

TSN Player of the Year - RB Herschel Walker, New Jersey Generals

TSN Coach of the Year - Rollie Dotsch, Birmingham Stallions

TSN Executive of the Year - Jerry Sklar, Birmingham Stallions

 

Miller Lite Most Valuable Player - RB Herschel Walker, New Jersey Generals

Dodge Man of the Year - DE Reggie White, Memphis Showboats

Dodge Coach of the Year - Rollie Dotsch, Birmingham Stallions

Pony Outstanding Running Back - RB Herschel Walker, New Jersey Generals

Pan Am Outstanding Quarterback - QB Jim Kelly, Houston Gamblers

Avis Leading Scorer - RB Herschel Walker, New Jersey Generals

Miller Lite Leading Receiver - WR Richard Johnson, Houston Gamblers

Sqwincher Special Teams Player of the Year - KR Clarence Verdin, Houston Gamblers