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  MEMPHIS SHOWBOATS  (7-11)

OWNERSHIP:

William B. Dunavant Jr. - Majority Owner / Team President

Logan Young Jr. - Minority Owner

 

FRONT OFFICE:

Charles Thornton - Vice-President / General Manager

Chuck Dickerson - Director of Player Personnel

 

TEAM COLORS: Scarlet and Silver 

                          HOME UNIFORM                               AWAY UNIFORM 

                                               

HOME STADIUM: Liberty Bowl (50,180 - GRASS)

TICKET PRICES: $11.00, $7.50

TERRITORIAL LIST:

Memphis State, Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee, Tennessee State, Vanderbilt

New England (NFL), Pittsburgh (NFL), Edmonton (CFL)

COACHING STAFF

Pepper Rodgers - Head Coach

 

Ernie Zwahlen - Offensive Line

Jimmy Sharpe - Running Backs

Jimmy Robinson - Wide Receivers

 

Doug Knotts - Defensive Coordinator

Bill Oliver - Defensive Backs

Bob Patterson - Defensive Line

ACTIVE ROSTER  (for Opening Game)

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
99
Steve
Bearden1
28
1962
6
4
240
DE/LB
Vanderbilt
22
R
83
Cormac
Carney
5
6
1959
5
11
200
WR
U.C.L.A.
25
R
74
Calvin
Clark
3
8
1959
6
4
260
DL
Purdue
25
2
81
Martin
Cox
8
12
1956
6
0
180
WR
Vanderbilt28
5
9
Derrick
Crawford
9
3
1960
5
10
185
WR
Memphis State
24
R
65
Brian
Dalatri5
29
1960
6
2
260
C
Louisiana Tech
24
1
89
Kim
Dameron
11
7
1960
5
9
171WR/DB
Arkansas
24
R
3
Alan
Duncan
11
13
1958
5
9
189
K
Tennessee26
1
79
Greg
Fairchild3
10
1954
6
4
257
T/G
Tulsa
30
6
55
Mike
Grant
11
3
1959
6
1
225
LB
East Carolina
25
R
54
Steve
Hammond
2
25
1960
6
4
225
LB
Wake Forest24
1
88
Van
Heflin
4
4
1959
6
3
235
TE
Vanderbilt
25
1
75
Myke
Horton
7
17
1954
6
3
260
G
U.C.L.A.
30
3
24
BryanHoward
3
6
1959
6
1
200
DB
Tennessee State
25
1
57
Lemont
Jeffers
4
15
19606
3
220
LB
Tennessee
24
1
7
Ken
Johnson
1
5
1951
6
2
205
QB
Colorado
33
7
76
Kurt
Jonker
1
21
1957
6
5
270
T
Augustana (SD)
27
2
53
Doug
Krahenbuhl
12
25
1959
6
1
230LB
Colorado
25
R
50
Art
Kuehn
2
12
1953
6
3
258
C
U.C.L.A.
31
9
10
Walter
Lewis
4
26
1962
6
1
209
QB
Alabama22
R
31
Terry
Love
8
25
1958
6
2
205
S
Murray State
26
2
22
RandyMcCue
3
27
1961
6
1
188
S
Eastern Illinois
23
1
73
Phil
McKinnely
7
8
1954
6
4
248
T
U.C.L.A.
30
7
43
Terdell
Middleton
4
8
1955
6
0
195
RB
Memphis State
29
7
23
Vic
Minor
11
28
1958
6
0
198
S
Northeast Louisiana
26
R
17
Rick
Partridge
8
26
1957
6
1
175
P
Utah
27
3
21
JairoPenaranda
6
15
1958
6
0
217
RB
U.C.L.A.26
2
19
Carlton
Peoples
11
9
1960
6
0
195
DB
Tennessee
24
1
34
Alan
Reid
9
6
1960
5
8
197
RB
Minnesota
24
R
51
Bill
Roe
2
6
1958
6
3
230
LB/DT
Colorado
26
2
87
Gary
Shirk
2
23
1950
6
1
220
TE
Morehead State
34
9
56
Rod
Shoate
4
26
1953
6
1
214
LB
Oklahoma
31
7
61
Ken
Smith
10
16
1960
6
2
275
G
Miami (OH)
24
1
32James
Stewart
6
28
1957
6
0
194
CB
Memphis State
27
1
28
DerrickTaylor
1
29
1960
6
0
187
CB
Purdue
24
R
92
Reggie
White
12
19
1961
6
5
285
DL
Tennessee
23
R
63
Brett
Williams
5
23
1958
6
3
260
DL/LB
Austin Peay
26
2
20
Leonard
Williams Jr
6
27
1960
6
0
205
RB/WR
Western Carolina
24
R
98
Ricky
Williamson
7
26
1960
6
4
240
DE
Mars Hill
24
1
58
Willis
Yates
12
15
1959
6
1
203
LB
Tennessee-Chattanooga
25
R

DEVELOPMENTAL SQUAD  (for Opening Game)

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
80
Leonard
Floyd
6
13
1961
5
11
177
WR
Tennessee State
23
R
70
Charles
Gillespie
11
17
1958
6
4
295
G
Tennessee
26
1
66
Carlton
Gunn
8
12
1960
6
2
305
DL
Carson-Newman24
R
12
Mike
Kelley
12
31
19596
3
195
QB
Georgia Tech
25
2
59
HerbertLowe6
1
1961
6
1
215
LB
Northern Alabama
22
1
27
Doran
Major
5
20
1961
5
10
175
S
Memphis State
23
R
 Bob
Norris
11
13
1960
6
5
272
G
Eastern Illinois
24
1
25
Anthony
Parker
4
2
1961
6
0
210
RB
Memphis State
23
R
40
CorneliusQuarles7
7
1959
6
0
220
RB
Howard
25
1
60
Bob
Sebro3
9
1959
6
3
260
G
Colorado25
1
84
Frank
Smith2
9
1961
6
2
220
TE
Memphis State
23
R
77
Ken
Times
1
26
1957
6
2
246
DL
Southern27
3
39
James
Tolbert
12
2
1959
5
11
210
RB
Arkansas
25
1

INJURED RESERVE  (for Opening Game)

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
  NONE           

ACQUIRED DURING SEASON - PLAYED

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
8
Barney
Bussey
5
20
1962
6
0
195
DB
South Carolina State
22
R
59
Steve
Doolittle1
5
1959
6
3
235
LB
Colorado
25
1
48
MickeyFitzgerald
4
10
1958
6
2
235
RB
Virginia Tech
26
1
33
Glenn
Ford
6
30
1960
6
1
200
RB
Lenoir-Rhyne
24
1
20
Tim
Groves2
18
19596
1
210
S
Florida
25
2
85
Anthony
Jordan10
19
1962
6
0
186
WR
Memphis State
22
R
62
Ron
Mikolajczyk
6
2
1950
6
3
275
T/G
Marshall
34
9
72
Larry
Pfohl
6
2
1958
6
3
270
T/G
Miami (FL)
26
3
35
Dwayne
Pittman
10
27
1960
5
11
200RB
Arkansas State
24
1
69
Greg
Roberts
11
29
1956
6
3
262
G
Oklahoma
28
4
82
ReggieSandilands
8
30
1962
5
10
180
WR
Bethune-Cookman
22
R
49
MikeThomas
4
6
1957
6
0
175
CB
Tennessee State
27
1
93
Jimmy
Walker
12
30
1956
6
2
265
DL
Arkansas
28
4
44
Billy
White
1
3
1959
5
11
190
RB
Missouri
25
2
52
Mike
Whittington
8
9
1958
6
2
220
LB
Notre Dame
26
4
29
Leon
Williams
3
23
1959
5
10
180
CBLouisville
25
2

ACQUIRED DURING SEASON - DID NOT PLAY

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
5
John
Fourcade
10
11
1960
6
1
208
QB
Mississippi
24
1
 Lee
Wilson
7
19
1959
5
9
182
CB
San Diego State
25
2

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

February 20 – Signed OGs Bob Norris and Bob Sebro; traded 5th round draft pick in the 1985 Open Draft to the Oakland Invaders for OT Kurt Jonker; traded OC Lee North to the Tampa Bay Bandits for DT Ken Times.

February 24 – Placed QB Mike Kelley, RBs Anthony Parker, Cornelius Quarles and James Tolbert, WR Leonard Floyd, TE Frank Smith, OGs Charles Gillespie, Bob Norris and Bob Sebro, DLs Carlton Gunn and Ken Times, LB Herbert Lowe, and S Doran Major on the Developmental Squad.

March 4 – Activated RB Cornelius Quarles; placed WR Martin Cox on the Developmental Squad.

March 7 – Traded 1985 draft choice to the Birmingham Stallions for DL Jimmy Walker, who was placed on the Developmental Squad.

March 9 – Activated OG Charles Gillespie and DT Ken Times; placed OT Phil McKinnely and DE Reggie White on the Developmental Squad; placed DE Brett Williams on Injured Reserve; released RB James Tolbert, OG Bob Norris, and LB Herbert Lowe.

March 11 – Activated DT Carlton Gunn and DB Doran Major; placed DB Vic Minor on the Developmental Squad; traded future draft choice to the Tampa Bay Bandits for OL Larry Pfohl, who was placed on the Developmental Squad; released WR Martin Cox.

March 17 – Activated OT Phil McKinnely; placed WR Leonard Williams Jr. on the Developmental Squad.

March 20 – Traded future draft choice to the New Jersey Generals for OG Greg Roberts, who was placed on the Developmental Squad.

March 22 – Released OG Bob Sebro.

March 24 – Activated DE Reggie White, DL Jimmy Walker, and DB Vic Minor; placed OC Brian Dalatri and DB Derrick Taylor on the Developmental Squad; traded negotiating rights to RB Waddell Kelly and WR Hercules Stancil to the Chicago Blitz for the negotiating rights to LB Mike Whittington; released OG Charles Gillespie.

March 25 – Activated OG Greg Roberts; placed DT Carlton Gunn on the Developmental Squad.

March 28 – Signed LB Mike Whittington to the Exempt List.

March 29 – Signed RB Billy White to the active roster; placed DE Ricky Williamson on the Developmental Squad; placed OT Greg Fairchild on Retired Reserve.

March 30 – Activated OC Brian Dalatri.

March 31 – Activated TE Frank Smith and DB Derrick Taylor; placed TE Van Heflin and DB James Stewart on the Developmental Squad.

April 3 – Signed DB Leon Williams to the active roster; released RB Terdell Middleton.

April 4 – Released WR Leonard Williams Jr. and DT Ken Times.

April 7 – Activated RB Anthony Parker, TE Van Heflin, OT Larry Pfohl, DE Brett Williams, and LB Mike Whittington; placed TE Frank Smith and LB Bill Roe on the Developmental Squad; signed RB Mickey Fitzgerald and WR Anthony Jordan to the Developmental Squad; placed OC Brian Dalatri on Injured Reserve; released DB Derrick Taylor.

April 11 – Signed WR Reggie Sandilands to the active roster; signed DB Mike Thomas to the Developmental Squad; placed RB Anthony Parker on the Developmental Squad; placed DB James Stewart on Injured Reserve.

April 12 – Activated RB Mickey Fitzgerald and LB Bill Roe; placed RB Jairo Penaranda and LB Doug Krahenbuhl on the Developmental Squad.

April 14 – Signed LB Steve Doolittle to the active roster; activated DB Mike Thomas; placed LB Rod Shoate and DB Bryan Howard on the Developmental Squad; placed DE Ricky Williamson on Injured Reserve.

April 18 – Activated RB Jairo Penaranda and DB Bryan Howard; placed RB Mickey Fitzgerald and DB Randy McCue on the Developmental Squad; signed OT Ron Mikolajczyk to the Developmental Squad; released WR Leonard Floyd.

April 21 – Released DT Jimmy Walker.

April 25 – Activated RB Mickey Fitzgerald, OT Ron Mikolajczyk, and DE Carlton Gunn; placed RB Jairo Penaranda and OT Kurt Jonker on the Developmental Squad; traded DB Carlton Peoples to the Chicago Blitz for RB Glenn Ford, who was added to the active roster.

April 26 – Activated DB Randy McCue; placed RB Glenn Ford on the Developmental Squad; signed DB Derrick Taylor to the Developmental Squad.

May 1 – Activated RB Glenn Ford; placed WR Reggie Sandilands on the Developmental Squad; signed DB Tim Groves to the Developmental Squad; traded LB Bill Roe to the Birmingham Stallions for a future draft choice; released RB Jairo Penaranda.

May 2 – Activated OT Brian Dalatri from Injured Reserve; released DT Ricky Williamson.

May 3 – Activated WR Anthony Jordan.

May 4 – Signed DB Lee Wilson to the Developmental Squad; released DB Derrick Taylor.

May 6 – Activated LB Rod Shoate; placed OT Larry Pfohl and LBs Mike Whittington on the Developmental Squad.

May 8 – Signed S Barney Bussey to the Exempt List.

May 10 – Activated TE Frank Smith, OT Larry Pfohl, LB Mike Whittington, and DB Tim Groves; placed RB Billy White on the Developmental Squad; released DB Lee Wilson.

May 11 – Placed DB James Stewart on Developmental Squad from Injured Reserve.

May 15 – Activated DB Barney Bussey; released DB Randy McCue; traded OT Kurt Jonker to the San Antonio Gunslingers for a 9th round pick in the 1985 Open Draft; signed RB Dwayne Pittman to the Developmental Squad.

May 20 – Activated RB Billy White; placed OL Brian Dalatri on the Developmental Squad.

May 22 – Signed DT Jimmy Walker to the active roster; placed LB Mike Grant on the Developmental Squad; released DB James Stewart.

May 24 – Activated QB Mike Kelley and WR Reggie Sandilands; placed QB Walter Lewis and WR Anthony Jordan on the Developmental Squad.

May 29 – Placed RB Anthony Parker on Injured Reserve.

May 31 – Signed QB John Fourcade to the Developmental Squad.

June 7 – Activated RB Dwayne Pittman and LB Mike Grant; placed RB Glenn Ford and LB Rod Shoate on the Developmental Squad.

June 13 – Activated WR Anthony Jordan and LBs Doug Krahenbuhl and Rod Shoate; placed LB Willis Yates on the Developmental Squad; placed LB Steve Doolittle and DB Bryan Howard on the Injured Reserve.

June 16 – Activated RB Glenn Ford and OC Brian Dalatri; placed RB Dwayne Pittman and LB Mike Grant on the Developmental Squad.

June 22 – Activated RB Dwayne Pittman; placed RB Glenn Ford on the Developmental Squad.

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

W01SUNFeb 26
1:30 PMMEMPHIS SHOWBOATS
9
Philadelphia Stars
17
W02
SUN
Mar 4
1:30 PMMEMPHIS SHOWBOATS23
Chicago Blitz 13
W03
SUN
Mar 11
1:30 PM
Memphis Showboats
14
NEW ORLEANS BREAKERS
37
W04
SAT
Mar 17
7:00 PM
Memphis Showboats6
BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS 54
W05
SUN
Mar 251:30 PM
MEMPHIS SHOWBOATS24
Denver Gold 28
W06
SAT
Mar 31
7:00 PM
MEMPHIS SHOWBOATS27
Jacksonville Bulls 24
W07
SUN
Apr 8
1:30 PMMemphis Showboats10
NEW JERSEY GENERALS 35
W08
SAT
Apr 14
7:00 PM
Memphis Showboats17
LOS ANGELES EXPRESS 23
W09
FRI
Apr 20
7:00 PM
Memphis Showboats10
JACKSONVILLE BULLS 12
W10
FRI
Apr 27
7:30 PM
MEMPHIS SHOWBOATS17
Pittsburgh Maulers 7
W11
SUN
May 6
1:30 PM
Memphis Showboats13
WASHINGTON FEDERALS 10
W12
FRI
May 11
7:30 PM
MEMPHIS SHOWBOATS38
San Antonio Gunslingers 14
W13
SAT
May 19
7:00 PM
Memphis Showboats14
OAKLAND INVADERS 29
W14
FRI
May 25
7:30 PM
MEMPHIS SHOWBOATS31
Tampa Bay Bandits 21
W15FRI
Jun 1
7:30 PM
MEMPHIS SHOWBOATS20
New Orleans Breakers 17
W16
SAT
Jun 9
7:00 PM
Memphis Showboats24
TAMPA BAY BANDITS 42
W17
SAT
Jun 16
7:00 PM
MEMPHIS SHOWBOATS20
Birmingham Stallions 35
W18
MON
Jun 25
7:00 PM
Memphis Showboats3
HOUSTON GAMBLERS 37

TEAM SEASON STATISTICS (1984 - FINAL)

Score By Quarter   1st  2nd  3rd  4th   OT    Tot  
SHOWBOATS           51  122   85   59    3    320
Opponent           112  112   80  145    6    455


                  MEM           Opp 
     Points       320           455 
First Downs       274           326      
  Penalties       101           113      
      Yards       693           859      
Rushing Att       498           550      
 Rush Yards      2163          2289      
        Ave       4.3           4.2      
         TD        11            31      
Passing Att       459           535      
       Comp       273           298      
          %      59.5          55.7      
        Int        26            15      
          %       5.7           2.8      
         TD        24            26     
          %       5.2           4.9      
 Pass Yards      3186          4067      
     Sacked        61            29      
 Yards Lost       448           230

     
Punt Return        36            40      
      Yards       156           243     
        Ave       4.3           6.1      

Kick Return        78            68
      Yards      1669          1317
        Ave      21.4          19.4

      Punts        81            72
      Yards      3301          2723
        Ave      40.8          37.8

     FG Att        29            19
       Made        21            13
          %      72.4          68.4 

   Safeties         0             2
    Fumbles        43            43
       Lost        17            25
  Turnovers        45            40

Net Offense      4901          6126
   Per Play       4.8           5.5

* - All above statistics were manually tabulated from 1984 published box scores.  

INDIVIDUAL SEASON STATISTICS* (1984 - FINAL)

Rushing    Att  Yds  Ave  Lg TD           Receiving   Rec  Yds  Ave  Lg TD
Reid       183  723  4.0  33  3           Crawford     61  703 11.5  44 12
Lewis       60  552  9.2  45  5           Shirk        57  604 10.6  41  2
Quarles    109  318  2.9  12  2           Carney       37  701 18.9  57  2
Ford        65  296  4.6  27  1           Reid         37  302  8.2  38  2
Penaranda   19   53  2.8  18  0           Quarles      26  332 12.8  30  2
Johnson      6   50  8.3  15  0           Ford         15  145  9.7  26  1
Kelley       7   46  6.6  17  0           Sandilands    8  138 17.3  42  0
Middleton   13   42  3.2   8  0           Heflin        8   65  8.1  13  1
Crawford    13   27  2.1  13  0           Fitzgerald    7   37  5.3  14  0
Fitzgerald   6   20  3.3  10  0          
Middleton     5   34  6.8  16  1
White B      9   19  2.1   7  0           Dameron       3   54 18.0  21  0 
Williams Jr  4   14  3.5   5  0           Penaranda     3   16  5.3   8  1
Pittman      3    7  2.3   6  0           Jordan        2   30 15.0  29  0 
Duncan       1   -4 -4.0  -4  0           White B       2   14  7.0  11  0
           498 2163  4.3  45 11           Smith F       1    7  7.0   7  0
                                          Pittman       1    4  4.0   4  0
                                                      273 3186 11.7  57 24
                                                      
Passing     Att Cmp    C%  Yds  Ave  Lg  In    I%   Sk  TD   TD%  Rate
Lewis       276 161  58.3 1862 11.6  57  10   3.6       15   5.4  81.8

Kelley      120  82  68.3 1014 12.4  41   6   5.0        8   6.7  95.6

Johnson      63  30  47.6  310 10.3  42  10  15.9        1   1.6  28.0

            459 273  59.5 3186 11.7  57  26   5.7   61  24   5.2  76.2

Kicking      XPA XPM   XP%  FGA FGM   FG%   40+   50+   Lg   Pts
Duncan        35  36  97.2   29  21  72.4   5-9   2-3   52    98

Punting        No Yards  Lg TB BK 20   Ret  Yds    Net   Gross
Partridge      82  3301  59 13  2 17    40  243   37.3    40.3


Kick Returns No Yards  Ave   Lg TD      Punt Returns No FC Yards  Ave  Lg TD
Crawford      47 1247  26.5  97  1      Dameron      22 13    86  3.9  13  0
Reid           6   92  15.3  20  0      Sandilands
    8  0    46  5.8  13  0
Ford           5   97  19.4  24  0     
Crawford      6  0    24  4.0  10  0
Pittman        4   68  17.0  24  0                   36 13   156  4.3  13  0
Carney         4   56  14.0  24  0
      
White B        3   40  13.3  18  0      
Groves         2   23  11.5  12  0 
Penaranda      2    9   4.5  11  0

Krahenbuhl     2    0   0.0   0  0
    

Sandilands     1   18  18.0  18  0

Fitzgerald     1   12  12.0  12  0
    

Shirk          1    7   7.0   7  0
    
              78 1669  21.4  97  1

Own Fumbles-Recoveries  
Lewis      9-3  White B    2-2  Partridge  2-0  Kuehn      0-2  McKinnely  0-1  
Crawford   7-5  Penaranda  2-1  Johnson    1-1  Roberts    0-2  Pfohl      0-1  
Quarles    5-1  Shirk      2-1  Howard     1-0  Carney     0-1     
Reid       5-0  Ford       2-0  Pittman    1-0  Duncan     0-1  
Dameron    3-2  Kelley     2-0  Grant      0-2  Major      0-1  

Sacks          Hurries      Stuffs         Deflections    Forced Fmb     Opp Fumble Rec
White R   11   Unknown      Jeffers     8  Thomas     19  Minor       3  Minor       5
Clark      7                Hammond     5  Minor       9  Hammond     3  Hammond     4
Love       2                Doolittle   4  Williams L  9  White R     2  Jeffers     2
Jeffers   1.5               White R     2  White R     7  Love        2  Love        2
Gunn      1.5               Roe         2  Love        7  Clark       2  Major       2
Shoate     1                Williams B  2  Howard      7  Whittington 2  Shoate      2
Hammond    1                Shoate      2  Hammond     6  Major       2  Bearden     1
Major      1                Clark       2  Williams B  3  Williams B  1  Bussey      1
Howard     1                Whittington 2  Shoate      3  Roe         1  Clark       1
Walker     1                Walker      1  Peoples     3  Jeffers     1  Peoples     1
Williams B 1                Love        1  McCue       3  Doolittle   1  Roe         1
                            Thomas      1  Roe         2  Gunn        1  Thomas      1
                            Taylor      1  Clark       2                 White R     1
                            Yates       1  Whittington 2                 Whittington 1
                                           Major       2                
                                           Jeffers     1                
                                           Grant       1               
  
Tackles                                                             
Hammond   131  Minor      59  Thomas     32  Stewart    9  White B     3  Sandilands  1
Love       96  Howard     56  Grant      29  Taylor     9  Crawford    2
  Shirk       1
White R    96  Roe        53  Bussey     28  Groves     8  Heflin      2
  Smith       1
Jeffers    94 
Williams B 47  Walker     22  Times      7  Roberts     2 
Clark      82 
Major      43  Doolittle  21  Fitzgerald 7  Dameron     2
Whittingtn 64  Peoples    37  McCue      20  Williamson 5  Dalatri     1   
Shoate     63  Williams L 36  Yates      16  Kuehn      4  Lewis       1   

Gunn       62 
Bearden    35  Krahenbuhl 14  Quarles    3  McKinnely   1   
 
Ints      No Yds  Ave  Lg TD
Thomas     5  29  5.8  28  0
Love       2  87 43.5  79  1
Howard     2  60 30.0  30  0
Major      2  20 10.0  18  0
Dameron    1  15 15.0  15  0
Stewart    1   5  5.0   5  0
Gunn       1   0  0.0   0  0
Minor      1   0  0.0   0  0

          15 216 14.4  58  1

* - All above statistics, except for individual fumbles, tackles, hurries, stuffs, deflections, forced fumbles, fumbles recovered, were manually tabulated from 1984 published box scores. 

1984 SHOWBOATS PARTICIPATION CHART   (A = active roster; D = developmental squad; I = injured list; E = exempt list; blank = unsigned; * = some values estimated/single source verification)

 

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02

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03

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04

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05

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06

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07

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08

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09

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10

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11

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12

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13

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14

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15

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16

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17

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18

Bearden
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Bussey
           E
A
A
A
A
A
A
Carney*
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Clark
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Cox*A
D
                
CrawfordA
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Dalatri
A
A
A
A
D
A
I
I
I
I
A
A
A
D
D
D
A
A
Dameron
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Doolittle*       A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
I
I
DuncanA
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Fairchild*A
A
A
A
A
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Fitzgerald
      D
A
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Floyd*D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
          
Ford         D
A
A
A
A
A
D
A
D
Fourcade
              D
D
D
D
Gillespie*D
D
A
A
              
Grant
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
A
D
D
Groves*
          D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Gunn
D
D
A
A
D
D
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Hammond
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Heflin
A
A
A
A
A
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Horton
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Howard
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
I
I
Jeffers
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Johnson
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Jonker
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
D
      
Jordan
      D
D
D
D
A
A
A
D
D
D
A
A
Kelley
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
Krahenbuhl*A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
A
A
KuehnA
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Lewis
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
D
D
D
Love
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Lowe*
D
D
                
Major
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
McCue*
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
A
A
A
      
McKinnely
A
A
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Middleton*
A
A
A
A
A
A
            
Mikolajczyk
        D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Minor
A
A
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Norris*
D
D
                
Parker
D
D
D
D
D
D
A
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
I
I
I
I
Partridge
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Penaranda
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
A
D
        
Peoples
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
         
Pfohl  D
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Pittman*
            D
D
D
A
D
A
QuarlesD
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Reid
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Roberts
    A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Roe
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
A
A
A
        
Sandilands
       A
A
A
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
Sebro
D
D
D
D
              
Shirk
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Shoate*A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
D
A
A
Smith F
D
D
D
D
D
A
D
D
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Smith K
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Stewart
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
I
I
I
I
D
D
     
Taylor*
A
A
A
A
D
A
   D
        
Thomas
       A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Times
D
D
A
A
A
A
            
Tolbert*
D
D
                
Walker*
  D
D
A
A
A
A
A
    A
A
A
A
A
White B*
     A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
White R
A
A
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Whittington
     E
A
A
A
A
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Williams B
A
A
I
I
I
I
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Williams L      A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Williams JrA
A
A
D
D
D
            
Williamson R
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
I
I
I
        
Wilson          D
       
YatesA
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D

SHOWBOATS 1984 TEAM CHRONOLOGY

PLAYERS SELECTED IN 1983 EXPANSION DRAFT  (Sept 6, 1983)

Num
First
Last
Pos
Club From
Club To
6
Greg
Fairchild
OT
Michigan
Memphis
7
Leo
Biederman
OT
Oakland
Memphis
18
Anthony
Allen
DB
Denver
Memphis
19
Hugh
Jernigan
DB
Philadelphia
Memphis
30
Dewey
McClain
LB
Oakland
Memphis
31
Mike
Kelley
QB
Tampa Bay
Memphis
42
Bill
Roe
LB
Boston
Memphis
43
Calvin
Clark
DE
Arizona
Memphis
54
Joe
Harris
LB
WashingtonMemphis
55
JoePeters
DE
Philadelphia
Memphis
66
Chris
Prince
OG
Arizona
Memphis
67
Myke
Horton
OG
Washington
Memphis
78
Jairo
Penaranda
RB
Oakland
Memphis
79
Mel
Land
LB
Birmingham
Memphis
90
Wes
Roberts
DE
Michigan
Memphis
91
Doug
Cozen
TE
Chicago
Memphis
102
Billy
Ryckman
WR
Arizona
Memphis
103
Martin
Cox
WR
Tampa Bay
Memphis
114
Ed
Taylor
DB
Oakland
Memphis
115
Terry
Love
DB
Boston
Memphis
126
Robert
Knapton
LB
Denver
Memphis
127
Louie
Giammona
RB
BostonMemphis
138
Dan
Rice
OG
Boston
Memphis
139
Don
Harris
DB
New Jersey
Memphis

1984 TERRITORIAL SELECTIONS  (highlighted signed with team; * - acquired via trade with NJ)

First
Last
Position
College
Steve
Bearden
DE
Vanderbilt
Chuck
Coleman
RB
Tennessee
Leonard
Coleman
DB
Vanderbilt
Derrick
Crawford
WR
Memphis State
Clyde
Duncan
WR
Tennessee
Leonard
Floyd
WR
Tennessee State
Mike
Furnas
OG
Tennessee
Anthony
Jordan
WR
Memphis State
Steve
Knight
OT
Tennessee
John
Matthews
OT
Tennessee
Greg
Montgomery
DT
Memphis State
Randall
Morris
RB
Tennessee
PercyNabors
DB
Memphis State
Darrell
Nelson
TE
Memphis State
Robert
O'Connor
LB
Vanderbilt
Russell
PhillipsOT
Tennessee State
Phil
Roach
WR
Vanderbilt
Ken
Sample
OG
Vanderbilt
David
Scandrett
LB
Tennessee
Curt
Singer
OT
Tennessee
Glynn
Streno
OC
Tennessee
Mark
Studaway
DE
Tennessee
Golden
Tate
WR
Tennessee State
Lenny
Taylor
WR
Tennessee
WilliamThomas
DB
Vanderbilt
Willie
Twyford
DT
Vanderbilt
StanWeaver
P
Memphis State
Reggie
White
DE
Tennessee
Johnny
Williams
DT
Tennessee
Cedrick
Wright
DE
Memphis State
John
Bond
QB
Mississippi*

1984 OPEN DRAFT SELECTIONS  (highlighted signed with team)

Rd
Num
First
Last
Pos
College
1
4
Barney
Bussey
DB
South Carolina State
1
21
Martin
Bayless
DB
Bowling Green
2
40
Chris
Scott
DT
Purdue
3
45
Ernest
Gibson
DB
Furman
3
64
Doug
West
LB
U.C.L.A.
4
81
Hal
Stephens
LB
East Carolina
5
88
Richard
Dukes
DB
West Carolina
5
105
Joe
Carter
RB
Alabama
6
124
Tom
Andrews
OT
Louisville
7
129
Gary
Bridges
DB
Eastern Illinois
7
148
Ted
Rosnagle
DB
Portland State
8
159
Carlton
Gunn
DE
Carson-Newman
9
182
Leonard
Williams Jr
RB
Western Carolina
9
189
Randy
Wright
QB
Wisconsin
10
208
John
Robertson
OT
East Carolina
11
213
Doug
Herrmann
DT
Nebraska
11
232
Lawrence
Lee
RB
Kentucky
12
247
Mark
Catano
OT
Valdosta State
12
249
Jeff
Tootle
LB
Mesa College
13
256
Steve
Gemza
OT
U.C.L.A.
13
259
George
Green
DB
Western Carolina
13
260
EddieSimmons
LB
Kansas
13
273
Doug
Wilkening
RB
Nebraska
14
278
Larry
Gunter
DT
Lenoir-Rhyne
14
292
John
Daly
WR
Dartmouth
15
297
Robert
Turner
DB
James Madison
15
310
Melvin
Dorsey
RB
Western Carolina
15
312
Sam
Seale
WR
Western Colorado
15
316
Steve
Harter
OT
Mount Union
16
320
EddieWhite
TE
Arkansas
16
333
WillieHenderson
WR
Central (OK) State
17
340
Ralph
Battle
DB
Jacksonville State
17343
Mark
Weiler
LB
Indiana
17
357
Alan
Neal
LB
South Carolina State
18
362
MikeGrant
LB
East Carolina
18
376
Chris
Nicholson
DT
Eastern Illinois
19
381
Billy
Risher
WR
Furman
19
385
Alan
Reid
RB
Minnesota