United States Football League - Revisited

...where football is still a game!

  DENVER GOLD  (11-7)

OWNERSHIP:

Ron Blanding - Owner / Chairman of the Board

Bob Frink - Minority Owner

 

FRONT OFFICE:

Richard L. Nathan - President / General Manager

Mark A. Bergdale - Administrative Assistant / Player Personnel

 

TEAM COLORS: Gold and Black 

                          HOME UNIFORM                               AWAY UNIFORM

                                               

HOME STADIUM: Mile High Stadium (75,123 - GRASS)

TICKET PRICES: $15.00, $11.00

TERRITORIAL LIST:

Colorado, Colorado State, Nebraska, Brigham Young, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State

Chicago (NFL), Denver (NFL), Minnesota (NFL)

COACHING STAFF

Darrel "Mouse" Davis - Head Coach

 

June Jones - Offensive Coordinator

Gale Davis - Offensive Line

Don Frease - Receivers / Special Teams

 

Joe Haering - Defensive Coordinator

Pete Rodriguez - Defensive Line

Greg McMackin - Defensive Backs

ACTIVE ROSTER  (for Opening Game)

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
84
John
Arnold
10
5
1955
5
10
175
WR
Wyoming
30
3
22
Kerry
Baird
10
21
1961
6
0
193
CB
Kentucky24
 1
50Stan
Blinka
4
29
1957
6
2
230
LB
Sam Houston State
28
 5
57
John
Bungartz
9
16
1958
6
3
220LB
Fullerton State
27
 3
83
Brad
Calip
12
12
1962
5
9
173
WR
East Central
23
 R
24
Ernie
Carswell
12
26
1961
5
10
203
S
Alabama State
24
 R
52
Tom
Davis
7
31
1955
6
2
260
C
Nebraska30
 4
63
Walt
Downing
6
11
1956
6
3
254
G
Michigan
29
 6
8
VinceEvans
6
14
1955
6
2
213QB
Southern California
30
 8
75
Greg
Feasel
11
7
1957
6
7
301
T/G
Abilene Christian
28
 3
10
Bob
Gagliano
9
5
1958
6
3
195
QB
Utah State
27
 4
37
Todd
Gerhart
12
8
1962
5
11
235
RB
Fullerton State
23
 R
80
Leonard
Harris
11
27
1960
5
8
155
WR
Texas Tech
25
 1
42
Nate
Harris
9
28
1962
5
9
172
S
Tulsa
23
 R
67
RonHausauer
8
16
1959
6
4
270
G
Jamestown26
 3
25
Darryl
Hemphill
3
29
1960
6
0
195
S
West Texas A&M
25
 2
54
NeilHope
3
22
1963
6
2
235
LBSouthern California
22
 R
56
Terry
Irvin
8
14
1962
6
2
238
LB
Colorado23
 R
34
Bill
Johnson
10
31
1960
6
2
230
RB
Arkansas State
25
 1
72
Steve
Johnson
1
6
1961
6
5
225
DE
Oregon
24
 2
58
TomKilkenny
8
27
1958
6
2
237
LB
Temple
27
 1
88
Marc
Lewis
5
15
1960
5
8
159
WR
Missouri Western State
25
 2
27
Calvin
Loveall
7
23
1962
5
9
180
CB
Idaho
23
 R
13
David
Martin
3
15
1959
5
9
187
CB
Villanova
26
 3
53
Mike
McKibben
9
3
1956
6
3
228
LB
Kent
29
 4
70
Doug
Mikolas
6
7
1961
6
1
270
DE
Portland State
24
 R
76
Matt
Miller
7
30
1956
6
6
270
T
Colorado
29
 4
23
Nate
Miller
3
21
1958
5
10
185
CB
Cameron
27
 3
74
Mike
Nease
10
30
1961
6
3
272
G
Tennessee-Chattanooga
24
 R
59
John
Nevens
5
9
1963
6
0
230
LB
Fullerton State
22 R
79
Pat
Ogrin
2
10
1958
6
5
265
DT
Wyoming
27
 3
3
BrianSpeelman
3
18
1957
5
11
185
K/P
Capital
28
 3
85
Gill
Stegall
4
30
1961
5
9
170
WR
Harding
24
 R
32
Tom
Sullivan
12
10
1960
5
11
190
S
U.C.L.A.
25
 2
73
Mike
Taliferro8
23
1961
6
4
280
DT
Texas Christian
24
 R
60
Bruce
Thornton
2
14
1958
6
5
265
DE
Illinois
27
 5
47
Steve
Trimble5
11
1958
5
10
181
S/CB
Maryland
27
 4
99
Calvin
Turner
4
10
1960
6
4
270
DE
West Virginia
25
 3
82
Lonnie
Turner
8
31
1959
5
7
164WR
Cal-Poly Ponoma
26
 2
78
Ray
Wagner
11
15
1957
6
3
290
T
Kent
28
 2
55
Craig
Walls
12
24
1958
6
1
215
LB/DB
Indiana
27
 2
44
Vincent
White
8
26
1961
5
8
190
RB
Stanford
24
 2
66
George
Yarno
8
12
1957
6
2
260
G/CWashington State
28
 6

DEVELOPMENTAL SQUAD  (for Opening Game)

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
11
Mike
Fisher
12
29
1960
6
3
223
QB
North Texas
25
R
51
Greg
Gerken
4
30
1959
6
4
230
LB
Northern Arizona
26
3
30
NormanHill1
5
1961
6
2
205
LB
Texas Tech
24
R
87
Kelley
Johnson
6
3
1962
5
8
168
WR
Colorado
23
R
89
Troy
Johnson
10
20
1962
6
1
175
WR
Southern23
R
86
Kevin
Williams
1
7
1958
5
8
164
WR
Southern California27
3

INJURED RESERVE  (for Opening Game) - italics denotes Exempt List

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
  NONE
          

ACQUIRED DURING SEASON

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
9
Jim
Asmus
12
2
1958
6
1
195
P/K
Hawai'i
27
2
65
Mark
Buben
3
23
1957
6
3
260
DL
Tufts
28
5
71
Bryan
Dausin
1
28
1960
6
4
260
T/GTexas A&M25
2
40
Jeff
Delaney
12
28
19566
0
195
S
Pittsburgh29
5
 Kris
Haines
7
23
1957
5
11
181
WR
Notre Dame
28
5
81
Lonnie
Harris
4
22
1959
5
6
170
WR
North Carolina A&T26
1
67
Frank
Kalil
9
1
1959
6
3
260
C/GArizona
26
3
61
Greg
Loberg
12
7
1961
6
4
264
OL
California
24
1
28
Lance
Shields
4
1
19606
0
178
CB
Drake
25
2
77
Reggie
Singletary
5
3
1962
6
3
272
DT
Kansas State
23
1
33
Donnie
Williams
9
27
1960
5
11
197
RB
SW Texas State
25
2

TRANSACTIONS (names italicized for estimated dates due to single reference verification)

SCHEDULE  (HOME in all caps; all times local to Denver)

W01SUNFeb 241:00 PM
Denver Gold
10
OAKLAND INVADERS
31
W02
SUNMar 3
1:30 PM
Denver Gold40
BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS
23
W03
SUNMar 10
12:30 PM
DENVER GOLD
29
Portland Breakers
17
W04
MON
Mar 18
7:00 PM
Denver Gold17
HOUSTON GAMBLERS
36
W05
MON
Mar 25
7:00 PM
DENVER GOLD16
San Antonio Gunslingers
2
W06SUN
Mar 31
12:30 PM
DENVER GOLD21
Orlando Renegades
17
W07
MON
Apr 8
7:00 PM
DENVER GOLD28
Arizona Outlaws
7
W08
MON
Apr 15
8:00 PM
Denver Gold17
TAMPA BAY BANDITS
33
W09
SATApr 20
7:00 PM
DENVER GOLD51
Los Angels Express 0
W10
FRI
Apr 26
7:00 PM
DENVER GOLD17
Memphis Showboats
33
W11
SUN
May 5
1:30 PM
Denver Gold35
SAN ANTONIO GUNSLINGERS
9
W12
SUN
May 12
1:30 PM
Denver Gold42
ARIZONA OUTLAWS
28
W13
SUN
May 19
12:30 PM
DENVER GOLD28
New Jersey Generals
24
W14
THU
May 23
7:00 PM
DENVER GOLD16
Oakland Invaders
31
W15
THU
May 30
6:00 PM
Denver Gold27
LOS ANGELES EXPRESS
20
W16
SUN
Jun 9
12:30 PM
DENVER GOLD16
Houston Gamblers 13
W17
FRIJun 14
7:00 PM
Denver Gold17
PORTLAND BREAKERS
23
W18
SUN
Jun 23
2:30 PM
Denver Gold6
JACKSONVILLE BULLS
42

TEAM SEASON STATISTICS*  (1985 - FINAL)

Score By Quarter   1st  2nd  3rd  4th   OT    Tot  
GOLD                71  130  112  120    0    433
Opponent           106  100   57  126    0    389


                  DEN           Opp
     Points       433           389
First Downs       348           318      
  Penalties       151           129      
      Yards      1122          1036      
Rushing Att       363           491      
 Rush Yards      2079          2171      
        Ave       5.7           4.4      
         TD        26            19      
Passing Att       685           572      
       Comp       365           283      
          %      53.3          49.5      
        Int        32            28      
          %       4.7           4.9      
         TD        25            25     
          %       3.6           4.4      
 Pass Yards      5021          4128      
     Sacked        59            51      
 Yards Lost       469           374

     
Punt Return        37            20      
      Yards       292           130     
        Ave       7.9           6.5      

Kick Return        63            69
      Yards      1278          1323
        Ave      20.3          19.2

      Punts        61            80
      Yards      2300          3343
        Ave      37.7          41.8

     FG Att        31            27
       Made        17            21
          %      54.8          77.8

   Safeties         1             3
    Fumbles        33            31
       Lost        16            15
  Turnovers        48            43

Net Offense      6631          5925
   Per Play       6.0           5.3

* - All above statistics were manually tabulated from 1985 published box scores.  

INDIVIDUAL SEASON STATISTICS*  (1985 - FINAL)

Rushing    Att  Yds  Ave  Lg TD           Receiving   Rec  Yds  Ave  Lg TD
Johnson B  212 1261  5.9  56 15           Harris Le   101 1432 14.2  66  8
Evans       43  283  6.6  38  7           Lewis        74 1192 16.1  69  6
Gerhardt    52  279  5.4  18  2           White        55  690 12.5  49  5
Gagliano    34  111  3.3  18  2           Stegall      32  397 12.4  59  3
White        9   51  5.7  13  0           Turner L     30  403 13.4  27  0
Hemphill     3   51 17.0  26  0           Johnson B    29  315 10.9  55  1
Johnson K    1   28 28.0  28  0           Johnson T    14  167 11.9  22  0
Johnson T    2   11  5.5  10  0           Johnson K    10  149 14.9  37  1
Lewis        1    3  3.0   3  0           Gerhardt      9  125 13.9  27  0
Harris Le    6    1  0.2   8  0           Calip         8   86 10.8  31  1
           363 2079  5.7  56 26           Lowell        2   57 28.5  32  0
                                          Carswell      1    8  8.0   8  0
                                                      365 5021 13.8  69 25
                                         
Passing     Att Cmp    C%  Yds  Ave  Lg  In    I%   Sk  TD   TD%  Rate
Gagliano    358 205  57.3 2695 13.2  69  17   4.7   35  13   3.6  73.5
Evans       324 157  48.5 2261 14.4  56  15   4.6   24  12   3.7  64.6
Hemphill      3   3 100.0   65 21.7  32   0   0.0    0   0   0.0 118.8
            685 365  53.3 5021 13.8  69  32   4.7   59  25   3.7  69.7

Kicking      XPA XPM   XP%  FGA FGM   FG%   40+   50+   Lg   Pts
Asmus         29  28  96.6   16  10  62.5   4-8   0-2   47    58
Speelman      25  22  88.0   15   7  46.7   1-6   0-4   47    43
              54  50  92.6   31  17  54.8  5-14   0-6   47   101
 
Punting        No Yards  Lg TB BK 20   Ret  Yds    Net   Gross
Speelman       31  1179  58  1  0  3    12  101   34.8    38.0
Asmus          30  1121  54  3  0  6     8   29   36.4    37.4
               61  2300  58  4  0  9    20  130   35.6    37.7

Kick Returns No Yards  Ave   Lg TD      Punt Returns No FC Yards  Ave  Lg TD
Turner L      23  439  19.1  30  0      Martin       13  4   145 11.2  38  0
Harris Lo     16  422  26.4  37  0      Harris Lo    10  3   122 12.2  44  0
Calip          9  172  19.1  32  0      Harris Le     7  2    17  2.4  15  0
Johnson T      5   97  19.4  25  0      Harris N      5  3     8  1.6   4  0
Harris Le      4   86  21.5  52  0      White         1  1     0  0.0   0  0
Harris N       2   14   7.0  11  0      Loveall       1  0     0  0.0   0  0
Carswell       2   11   5.5  15  0                   37 13   292  7.9  44  0
Blinka         1   25  25.0  25  0
Kilkenny       1   12  12.0  12  0
              63 1278  20.3  52  0
                                                                      
Own Fumbles-Recoveries  
Harris Le  8-2  Gerhardt   2-0  Harris Lo  1-0  Kilkenny   0-1  Yarno      0-1
Johnson B  8-0  Johnson S  2-0  Turner Lo  1-0  Miller M   0-1  
Gagliano   5-3  Johnson T  1-1  Carswell   0-2  Miller N   0-1  
Evans      3-0  White      1-1  Nease      0-2  Wagner     0-1  

Sacks         Hurries       Stuffs        Deflections   Forced Fmb    Opp Fumble Rec
Thornton 10.5 Unknown       Unknown       Unknown       Unknown       Hemphill   4
Turner    10                                                          Nevens     2
TEAM**     9                                                          Taliferro  2
Walls      4                                                          Blinka     1
Ogrin     3.5                                                         Carswell   1
Mikolas   3.5                                                         McKibben   1
Hemphill   2                                                          Mikolas    1
Taliferro  1                                                          Shields    1
Buben      1                                                          Turner C   1
McKibben   1                                                          Walls      1
Hope       1                                                          
Kilkenny   1                                                          
Carswell   1                                                          
Nevens     1                                                        
Trimble   0.5                                                       

** - Box scores from Week 2 and 5 did not separate out individual sacks.

Tackles                                                             
Unknown
 
Ints      No Yds  Ave  Lg TD
Miller N   5  76 15.2  37  0
Trimble    5  41  8.2  22  0
Delaney    3  77 25.7  32  0
Hemphill   3   6  2.0   6  0
Walls      2  65 32.5  46  0
McKibben   2  45 22.5  45  1
Shields    2  22 11.0  22  0
Blinka     2  21 10.5  20  0
Martin     2  17  8.5  10  0
Nevens     2  15  7.5   9  0
          28 385 13.8  46  1

* - All above statistics, except for individual fumbles, tackles, hurries, stuffs, deflections, forced fumbles, fumbles recovered, were manually tabulated from 1985 published box scores. 

1985 GOLD PARTICIPATION CHART  (A = active roster; D = developmental squad; I = injured list; E = exempt list; blank = unsigned; *= some values estimated/single source verification)

PLAYERS SELECTED IN pre-1985 DISPERSAL DRAFT  (Dec 6, 1984)

First
Last
Pos
Club From
Club To
John
Arnaud
DB
CHI Blitz
DEN Gold
Ricky
Edwards
RB
CHI Blitz
DEN Gold
Tom
Kilkenny
LB
CHI Blitz
DEN Gold
James
King
OT
CHI Blitz
DEN Gold
Kerry
Baird
DB
MCH Panthers
DEN Gold
Max
Gill
OT
MCH Panthers
DEN Gold
James
Brinson
LB
PIT Maulers
DEN Gold
Ron
Hausauer
OGPIT Maulers
DEN Gold
Marc
Lewis
WR
OAK Invaders
DEN Gold
LonnieTurner
WR
OKL Outlaws
DEN Gold

1985 TERRITORIAL SELECTIONS  (highlighted signed with team)

First
Last
Pos
College
Mark
Allen
DB
Brigham Young
Marv
Allen
LB
Brigham Young
Dave
Burke
DB
Nebraska
Alan
Chrite
LB
Colorado
Bret
Clark
DB
Nebraska
Wayne
Dawson
LB
Texas Tech
Ken
Graeber
DT
Nebraska
Harry
Grimminger
OG
Nebraska
Larry
Hamilton
DT
Brigham Young
Rodney
Harding
DT
Oklahoma State
Jamie
Harris
WR
Oklahoma State
Adam
Haysbert
WR
Brigham Young
Rusty
Hilger
QB
Oklahoma State
Dwayne
Jiles
LB
Texas Tech
Kelley
Johnson
WR
Colorado
Shawn
Jones
RB
Oklahoma State
Tom
Morrow
OT
Nebraska
Ralph
Partida
OG
Oklahoma State
Raymond
Polk
DB
Oklahoma State
Brad
Smith
DT
Brigham Young
Scott
Strasburger
LB
Nebraska
Shane
Swanson
WR
Nebraska
Joe
Walter
OT
Texas Tech
Brad
White
DT
Texas Tech
Louis
Wong
OG
Brigham Young

1985 OPEN DRAFT SELECTIONS  (highlighted signed with team)

Rd
Num
First
Last
Pos
College
1
4
John
Nevens
LB
Fullerton State
2
23
Brad
Calip
WREast Central
4
51
Calvin
Loveall
DB
Idaho
7
94
Doug
Mikolas
DE
Portland State
7
102
Mark
Pembrook
DB
Fullerton State
8
107
Fred
Banks
WR
Liberty Baptist
8
116
Robert
CurryDT
Missouri
9
132
Rich
Miano
SS
Hawai'i
11
152
Gill
StegallWR
Harding
13
180
Dave
Toub
OC
Texas-El Paso
14
194
Nate
Harris
WR
Tulsa
15
209
Todd
GerhartRB
Fullerton State
15
219
Fred
Hemphill
DB
Hawai'i