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  HOUSTON GAMBLERS  (13-5)

OWNERSHIP:

Alvin Lubetkin - Chairman of the Board

Bernard Lerner - Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jerry Argovitz - President

Fred Gerson -Vice-President

 

FRONT OFFICE:

Gene Burrough - General Manager

Lewis Mangum - Director of Operations

Bill Groman - Director of Player Personnel

Wayne Tedder - Head Scout

 

TEAM COLORS: Black, Gray, Gambler Red, White, and Yellow Gold 

                          HOME UNIFORM                               AWAY UNIFORM

                                               

HOME STADIUM: Astrodome (47,695 - TURF)

TICKET PRICES: $13.00, $11.00, $9.00

TERRITORIAL LIST:

Houston, Rice, Texas A&I, Texas A&M, Texas Southern

Minnesota (NFL), Tampa Bay (NFL), Winnipeg (CFL)

COACHING STAFF

Jack Pardee - Head Coach

 

Darrel "Mouse" Davis - Offensive Coordinator

June Jones - Receivers

Bob Young - Offensive Line / Strength and Conditioning

John Jenkins - Offensive Backs / Special Teams

 

Jim Eddy - Defensive Coordinator

Ray Alborn - Defensive Line

Pat Thomas - Defensive Backs

ACTIVE ROSTER  (for Opening Game)

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
52
Joe
Bock
7
21
1959
6
4
254
C
Virginia25
2
60
Scott
Boucher
9
15
1958
6
3
260
G
Northeast Louisiana
26
1
54
Anthony
Brock1
15
1960
6
0
208
LB
Texas A&M-Commerce24R
5
Jeff
Brockhaus
415
1959
6
3
200
K/P
Missouri
25
1
78
Cleveland
Crosby
4
3
1956
6
4
252
DE
Arizona
29
3
21
David
Croudip1
25
1959
5
8
185CB
San Diego State
25
1
72
Bryan
Dausin
1
28
1960
6
4
260
T/G
Texas A&M
24
1
75
Charlie
Davis
11
17
1951
6
1
269
DT
Texas Christian33
7
31
Kiki
DeAyala
10
23
1961
6
1
225
LB
Texas23
R
10
Todd
Dillon
1
6
1962
6
0
195
QB
Long Beach State
22R
23
Donald
Dykes
8
24
1955
5
11
183
S/CB
Southwestern Louisiana
29
4
34
Calvin
Eason
8
18
1959
511
193
S
Houston
25
1
62
TonyFitzpatrick4
10
1961
6
0
243
DT
Miami (FL)
23
R
46
Todd
Fowler
6
9
1962
6
3
221
TE/RB
Stephen F Austin
22
R
25
Hollis
Hall
5
191960
5
10
178
CB/S
Clemson
24
2
29
Sam
Harrell
2
7
1957
6
2
213RB
East Carolina
27
2
59
Andy
Hawkins3
31
1958
6
2
225
LB
Texas A&M-Kingsville
26
4
57
Mike
Hawkins
3
31
1958
6
3
240
LB
Texas A&M-Kingsville26
5
22
Richard
Johnson
10
19
1961
5
7
178
WR
Colorado
23
1
67
Frank
Kalil
9
1
1959
6
3
260
C/G
Arizona
25
2
12
Jim
Kelly
2
14
19606
3
215
QB
Miami (FL)
24R
61
Billy
Kidd
11
28
1959
6
3
270
OL
Houston
25
R
24
Will
Lewis
1
16
1958
5
9
185
CB
Millersville
26
3
88
Scott
McGhee
3
15
1959
5
9
172
WR
Eastern Illinois
25
2
50
Kevin
McLain
9
15
19546
2
230
LB
Colorado State
30
5
13
Gerald
McNeil
3
27
1962
5
7
145
WR
Baylor
22
R
76
Mack
Mitchell
8
16
1962
6
7
246
DE
Houston
22
8
35
Mike
Mitchell
10
18
1961
5
10
180
CB
Howard Payne
24
1
85
Greg
Moser
5
5
1960
6
0
185
WR
Oregon
24
1
90
Pete
Perry
8
13
1958
6
5
246
DE
Colorado
26
2
44
Walter
Poole
3
27
19605
11
185
RB/WR
Southern Illinois
24
2
70
Tommy
Robison11
17
1961
6
4
290
T
Texas A&M23
R
73
Ernie
Rogers
2
28
19576
6
260
T
Rice
27
2
49
Mark
Rush3
31
1959
6
2
220
RB/TE
Miami (FL)
25
R
80
Ricky
Sanders
9
30
1960
5
11
182
WR
Southwest Texas State
24
R
55
Eric
Scoggins
1
23
1959
6
2
235
LB
Southern California25
2
93
Hosea
Taylor12
3
1958
6
5
260
DT/DEHouston
26
2
41
Reggie
Vonner
4
1
1961
5
11184
CB/S
Houston
23
R
1
Dale
Walters
6
21
1961
6
0
200
P
Rice
23
R
50
Ricky
Young
9
1
1960
6
3
250
LB
Oklahoma State
24
2

DEVELOPMENTAL SQUAD  (for Opening Game)

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
51
Carl
Allen
4
26
1958
6
2
237
C
Long Beach State
26
2
64
Brad
Anae
10
3
1957
6
5
250
DL
Brigham Young
27
2
82
Mark
Barousse
1
28
1961
5
9
180
WR
McNeese State23
1
48
Rodney
Brown
3
6
1962
6
1
185
DB
Central Arkansas
22
R
83
Vince
Courville12
5
1959
5
9
170
WR
Rice25
1
33
Mike
Dunn
6
25
1960
5
11
182
CB
Southwest Texas State24
R
53
John
Samuelson
6
26
1960
6
2
230
LB
Azusa Pacific24
1
69
Bill
Searcey3
3
1959
6
1
281
G
Alabama
25
2
7
Bruce
Threadgill
5
7
1956
6
0
190
QB/WR
Mississippi State
28
5
89
Clarence
Verdin
6
14
1963
5
8
160
WR
Southwestern Louisiana
21
R
99
Angelo
Wells
1
19
1954
6
3
265
DL
Morgan State
30
3
27
Donnie
Williams
9
27
1960
5
11
197
RB
Southwest Texas State
24
1
22
Daric
Zeno
7
1
1962
5
9
170
WR
Central State (OK)
22
R

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

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
63
Donny
Martin
4
5
1961
6
2
270
G
Rice
23
1

ACQUIRED DURING SEASON - PLAYED

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
77
PeteCatan
11
12
1957
6
2
240
DE
Eastern Illinois
27
3
40
Darryl
Clark8
9
1961
5
11
204
RB
Texas
23
1
56
Greg
Davidson
4
24
1958
6
2
250
C
North Texas26
3
16
Toni
Fritsch
7
10
1945
5
7
188
K
none
39
11
32
JoJoHeath
3
9
1957
5
10
182
CB
Pittsburgh
27
4
90
Van
Hughes
11
14
1960
6
3
280
DT
Southwest Texas State
24
R
71
Denver
Johnson
10
17
1958
6
6
275
T
Tulsa
26
2
68
Loyd
Lewis
2
23
1962
6
3
250
DE/G
Texas A&M-Kingsville
22
R
37
Tommy
Myers
10
24
1950
5
11
181
S
Syracuse
34
10
76
CharlesPhilyaw2
25
1954
6
9
276
DL
Texas Southern
30
5
53
Ron
Reliford
12
12
1956
6
1
232
LB
Northeast Louisiana
28
2
26
Blaine
Smith12
22
1959
5
10
190
CB
Southern Methodist
25
1
28
LeeWilson
7
19
1959
5
9
182
CBSan Diego State
252

ACQUIRED DURING SEASON - DID NOT PLAY

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
74
Ernie
Price
9
20
1950
6
4
248
DE
Texas A&M-Kingsville34
8
74
RickKehr6
13
1959
6
3
285G
Carthage
25
1
 Jeff
Jackson
8
21
1959
6
7
265
DL
Toledo25
2

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

February 20 – Traded a future draft pick to the Los Angeles Express for LB Eric Scoggins.

February 23 – Traded a second round draft pick in the 1985 Open Draft to the San Antonio Gunslingers for the rights to WR Gerald McNeil; signed WR Gerald McNeil to the active roster.

February 24 – Placed QB Bruce Threadgill, RB Donnie Williams, WRs Mark Barousse, Clarence Verdin, Vince Courville, and Daric Zeno, OC Carl Allen, OG Bill Searcey, DLs Brad Anae and Angelo Wells, LB John Samuelson, DBs Rodney Brown and Mike Dunn on the Developmental Squad; placed OG Donny Martin on Injured Reserve.

February 29 – Released DE Peter Perry and DB Dave Croudip.

March 3 – Signed DE Pete Catan and DB Jojo Heath to the active roster;

March 5 – Activated OG Bill Searcey; placed DB Reggie Vonner on the Developmental Squad

March 9 – Signed K Toni Fritsch to the active roster; activated WR Mark Barousse and DB Reggie Vonner; placed RB Mark Rush and LB Eric Scoggins on the Developmental Squad; released WR Daric Zeno, LB John Samuelson, DB Rodney Brown, and K Jeff Brockhaus.

March 11 – Activated OC Carl Allen; placed OG Billy Kidd on the Developmental Squad.

March 14 – Released DE Mack Mitchell.

March 16 – Activated OT Billy Kidd and DE Brad Anae; placed OC Joe Bock and OG Bill Searcey on the Developmental Squad.

March 18 – Activated RB Mark Rush.

March 23 – Activated WR Clarence Verdin; placed WR Gerald McNeil and OG Billy Kidd on the Developmental Squad.

March 26 – Activated OC Joe Bock and OG Donny Martin; placed WR Walter Poole on the Developmental Squad.

March 28 – Acquired OT Denver Johnson from the Los Angeles Express for past considerations and placed him on the active roster; placed OG Bill Searcey on Injured Reserve.

March 29 - Signed DB Blaine Smith to the active roster; activated DT Angelo Wells; placed DB Jojo Heath on the Developmental Squad; released DT Charles Davis.

March 31 – Activated WR Walter Poole and LB Eric Scoggins; placed LB Mike Hawkins and DB Reggie Vonner on the Developmental Squad.

April 4 – Signed DB Tommy Myers to the active roster; released RB Mark Rush.

April 6 – Activated WR Vince Courville and DB Reggie Vonner; placed WR Mark Barousse and DB Donald Dykes on the Developmental Squad.

April 9 – Activated QB/WR Bruce Threadgill and DB Jo Jo Heath; placed WR Scott McGhee and DE Pete Catan on the Developmental Squad.

April 10 – Placed WR Walter Poole on Injured Reserve; released OT Denver Johnson.

April 14 – Activated WRs Scott McGhee and Gerald McNeil; placed WR Vince Courville on the Developmental Squad.

April 16 – Signed LB Ron Reliford and placed on the Developmental Squad.

April 18 – Traded DB Donald Dykes to the Jacksonville Bulls for a future draft pick; signed DE Ernie Price to the Developmental Squad.

April 20 – Activated RB Donnie Williams and DE Pete Catan; placed DB Reggie Vonner on the Developmental Squad; placed RB Sam Harrell on Injured Reserve.

April 27 – Activated OG Billy Kidd and DB Reggie Vonner; placed DB Blaine Smith on the Developmental Squad; signed OC Greg Davidson to the Developmental Squad; placed OC Carl Allen on Injured Reserve.

April 30 – signed OT Denver Johnson to the active roster; placed OT Ernie Rogers on the Developmental Squad.

May 4 – Activated LBs Mike Hawkins and Ron Reliford; placed LBs Anthony Brock and Andy Hawkins on the Developmental Squad; signed OG Loyd Lewis to the Exempt List.

May 11 – Activated WR Vince Courville, OC Greg Davidson, DE Loyd Lewis, and LB Anthony Brock; placed OG Donny Martin on the Developmental Squad; released DE Ernie Price.

May 16 – Signed RB Darryl Clark to the Developmental Squad; released OG Bill Searcey.

May 18 – Activated WR Mark Barousse; placed QB/WR Bruce Threadgill on the Developmental Squad.

May 19 – Signed DT Charles Philyaw to the active roster; signed DT Van Hughes to the Exempt List; released DE Angelo Wells.

May 20 – Activated RB Darryl Clark; placed RB Donnie Williams on the Developmental Squad.

May 24 – Signed DB Lee Wilson to the active roster; activated OT Ernie Rogers and DT Van Hughes; placed OT Bryan Dausin, DE Brad Anae, and LB Eric Scoggins on the Developmental Squad; placed OG Donny Martin on Injured Reserve; released DB Blaine Smith.

June 1 – Signed OT Rick Kehr to rhe Developmental Squad; released DE Charles Philyaw.

June 3 – Activated DB Mike Dunn.

June 8 – Activated RB Sam Harrell and LB Andy Hawkins; placed RB Darryl Clark and DB Lee Wilson on the Developmental Squad; released DE Brad Anae.

June 10 – Activated OT Bryan Dausin; placed OT Tommy Robison on the Developmental Squad.

June 11 – Signed DE Jeff Jackson to the Developmental Squad; placed RB Donnie Williams on Injured Reserve.

June 15 – Suspended DE Cleveland Crosby (procedurally placed on Developmental Squad).

June 18 – Activated RB Darryl Clark and OT Tommy Robison; placed OT Bryan Dausin on the Developmental Squad.

June 19 – Placed DE Jeff Jackson on Retired Reserve.

June 20 – Reinstated DE Cleveland Crosby from suspension (procedurally activated from Developmental Squad).

June 22 – Activated DB Lee Wilson; placed RB Darryl Clark and OC Carl Allen on the Developmental Squad; signed DB Blaine Smith to the Developmental Squad; released DB Jo Jo Heath

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

W01SUNFeb 261:30 PM
Houston Gamblers
17TAMPA BAY BANDITS
20
W02
MON
Mar 5
7:00 PM
Houston Gamblers35
SAN ANTONIO GUNSLINGERS7
W03
SUNMar 11
1:30 PM
Houston Gamblers
45
CHICAGO BLITZ
36
W04
SUN
Mar 18
1:30 PM
HOUSTON GAMBLERS32New Jersey Generals
25
W05
MON
Mar 26
8:00 PM
HOUSTON GAMBLERS34
Michigan Panthers
52
W06SATMar 31
1:30 PM
Houston Gamblers28
OKLAHOMA OUTLAWS
31
W07
MON
Apr 9
8:00 PM
HOUSTON GAMBLERS31
Washington Federals
13
W08
MON
Apr 16
8:00 PM
Houston Gamblers35
OAKLAND INVADERS
27
W09
SAT
Apr 21
7:00 PM
HOUSTON GAMBLERS37
Arizona Wranglers
24
W10
MON
Apr 30
7:00 PM
HOUSTON GAMBLERS24
Los Angeles Express27
W11
SUN
May 6
1:30 PM
Houston Gamblers28
MICHIGAN PANTHERS31
W12
SAT
May 12
7:00 PM
Houston Gamblers47
PITTSBURGH MAULERS 26
W13
SUN
May 20
1:30 PM
HOUSTON GAMBLERS31Oklahoma Outlaws
12
W14
FRI
May 25
7:00 PM
Houston Gamblers54
JACKSONVILLE BULLS
7
W15
SUN
Jun 3
1:30 PM
Houston Gamblers36
DENVER GOLD
20
W16
SUN
Jun 10
1:30 PM
HOUSTON GAMBLERS38
Chicago Blitz
13
W17
MONJun 18
8:00 PM
HOUSTON GAMBLERS29
San Antonio Gunslingers
26
W18
MON
Jun 25
7:00 PM
HOUSTON GAMBLERS37
Memphis Showboats
3

TEAM SEASON STATISTICS*  (1984 - FINAL)

Score By Quarter   1st  2nd  3rd  4th   OT    Tot  
GAMBLERS           159  190  114  155    0    618
Opponent            65  118   98  110    9    400


                  HOU           Opp
     Points       618           400
First Downs       385           337      
  Penalties       154           120      
      Yards      1218          1074      
Rushing Att       412           514      
 Rush Yards      2373          2121     
        Ave       5.8           4.1      
         TD        30            24      
Passing Att       667           629      
       Comp       408           315      
          %      61.2          50.1      
        Int        28            24      
          %       4.2           3.8      
         TD        45            23  
          %       6.7           3.7       
 Pass Yards      5793          4161      
     Sacked        79            60      
 Yards Lost       478           478

     
Punt Return        54            26       
      Yards       468           133    
        Ave       8.7           5.1  

Kick Return        76           110
      Yards      1504          1933
        Ave      19.8          17.6

      Punts        66            93
      Yards      2618          3584
        Ave      39.7          38.5

     FG Att        28            29
       Made        22            20
          %      78.6          69.0  

   Safeties         0             1
    Fumbles        32            36
       Lost        12            15
  Turnovers        40            39

Total Plays      1158          1203
Net Offense      7688          5804
   Per Play       6.6           4.8


* - 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
Fowler     170 1003  5.9  53 11           Johnson     114 1450 12.7  53 15
Harrell    120  697  5.8  53 14           Sanders     101 1378 13.6  77 11
Kelly       85  493  5.8  26  5           McGhee       40  637 15.9  54  5
Sanders     10   58  5.8  11  0           Moser        36  685 19.0  65  4
Clark        9   43  4.8  12  0           McNeil       33  501 15.2  49  1
Dillon       7   21  3.0  16  0           Harrell      25  304 12.2  50  2
Johnson      4   19  4.8  15  0           Fowler       24  301 12.5  36  2
Walters      2   12  6.0  18  0           Verdin       16  320 20.0  63  3
Williams     1   11 11.0  11  0           Barousse      7   73 10.4  18  1
McNeil       1   11 11.0  11  0           Courville     4   83 20.8  32  1
Courville    1   11 11.0  11  0           Rush          4   45 11.3  17  0
Verdin       1   -2 -2.0  -2  0           Poole         3   29  9.7  13  0
McLain       1   -4 -4.0  -4  0           Kelly         1  -13-13.0 -13  0
           412 2373  5.8  53 30                       408 5793 14.2  77 45
                                                      
Passing     Att Cmp    C%  Yds  Y/A  Lg  In    I%   Sk  TD   TD%  Rate
Kelly       586 369  63.0 5219  8.9  77  26   4.4   72  44   7.5  97.0
Dillon       80  39  48.8  574  7.2  65   2   2.5    7   1   1.3  70.1
Walters       1   0   0.0    0  0.0   0   0   0.0    0   0   0.0  39.6
            667 408  61.2 5793  8.7  77  28   4.2   79  45   6.7  88.3

Kicking      XPA XPM   XP%  FGA FGM   FG%   40+   50+   Lg   Pts
Fritsch       69  67  97.1   26  21  80.8   6-8   0-0   49   130
Brockhaus      6   5  83.3    2   1  50.0   0-1   0-0   26     8
              75  72  96.0   28  22  78.6   6-9   0-0   49   138

Punting        No Yards  Lg TB BK 20   Ret  Yds    Net   Gross

Walters        66  2618  63  8  1 16    26  133   37.7    39.7

               66  2618  63  8  1 16    26  133   37.7    39.7

Kick Returns No Yards  Ave   Lg TD      Punt Returns No FC Yards  Ave  Lg TD
Verdin        25  630  25.2  94  1      McNeil       31  6   334 10.8  43  1
Eason         16  357  22.3  38  0      Sanders      20  1   132  6.6  29  0
Courville      9  171  19.0  36  0      Eason         1  0     1  1.0   1  0
Johnson        5  109  21.8  28  0      McGhee        1  0     1  1.0   1  0
Heath          6  106  17.7  26  0      Lewis         1  0     0  0.0   0  0
Rush           3   58  19.3  31  0                   54  7   468  8.7  43  1
Sanders        2   26  13.0  16  0                   
McGhee         1   18  18.0  18  0
Vonner         2   15   7.5  11  0
McClain        3    9   3.0   9  0
Reliford       1    3   3.0   3  0
DeAyala        1    2   2.0   2  0
Dykes          1    0   0.0   0  0
Kidd           1    0   0.0   0  0
              76 1504  19.8  94  1

Own Fumbles-Recoveries
 
Kelly      9-4  Sanders    3-2  Walters    1-2  Rush       1-1  Boucher    0-2
Fowler     4-2  Johnson    3-1  Courville  1-1  DeAyala    1-0  Martin     0-1
McNeil     4-2  Verdin     2-2  Lewis      1-1  Moser      1-0  McLain     0-1
Harrell    4-2  Dillon     2-1  Eason      1-1  Boch       1-0  

Sacks           Hurries       Stuffs        Deflections   Forced Fmb    Opp Fumble Rec

Catan       16  Unknown       Unknown       Unknown       Unknown       Myers       2
Fitzpatrick 13                                                          Fowler      2
Crosby       9                                                          Catan       2
Taylor      5.5                                                         Verdin      2
Myers       4.5                                                         Eason       1
Lewis L      3                                                          Anae        1
DeAyala     2.5                                                         DeAyala     1
Mitchell    1.5                                                         Dunn        1
Hawkins A    1                                                          Fitzpatrick 1
Young        1                                                          Mitchell M  1
Brock        1                                                          Young       1
Anae         1                                                          
Bock         1                                                        

Tackles                                                             
DeAyala     102  Hall         51  Catan       31.5 Vonner        5  Wilson      3
Eason        80  Crosby       51  Hawkins M    31  McLain        5  Hughes      2
Lewis W      66  Myers        50  Dykes        13  Smith         5  Wells       1
Hawkins A    65  Taylor       42  Scoggins     13  Davis         5  Dunn        1
Mitchell Mi  60  Young        40  Brock        13  Reliford      4
Fitzpatrick 55.5 Heath        34  Lewis L       7  Anae          3

Ints       No Yds  Ave  Lg TD
Lewis W     8  83 10.4  34  1
Mitchell Mi 4  43 10.8  22  0
Myers       3  59 19.7  27  0
Eason       3  16  5.3  14  0
Hawkins M   1  24 24.0  24  0
Vonner      1  21 21.0  21  0
Dykes       1  18 18.0  18  0
Hall        1  12 12.0  12  0
DeAyala     1   7  7.0   7  0
Heath       1   0  0.0   0  0
           24 283 11.8  34  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 GAMBLERS PARTICIPATION CHART (A = active roster; D = developmental squad; I = injured list; E = exempt list; blank = unsigned; *= some values estimated/single source verification)

 

Wk

01

Wk

02

Wk

03

Wk

04

Wk

05

Wk

06

Wk

07

Wk

08

Wk

09

Wk

10

Wk

11

Wk

12

Wk

13

Wk

14

Wk

15

Wk

16

Wk

17

Wk

18

Allen
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
D
Anae
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
   
Barousse
D
D
A
A
A
A
D
D
D
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
BockA
A
A
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Boucher
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Brock
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Brockhaus
A
A
                
Brown
D
D
                
Catan
 A
A
A
A
A
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Clark
            A
A
A
D
A
D
Courville
D
D
D
D
D
D
A
D
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Crosby
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
A
Croudip
A
                 
Dausin
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
A
D
D
Davidson         D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Davis
A
A
A
A
A
             
DeAyala
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Dillon
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Dunn
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
Dykes
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
          
Eason
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
FitzpatrickA
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Fowler
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Fritsch
  A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Hall
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Harrell
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
A
A
A
Hawkins A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
D
D
D
A
A
A
Hawkins M
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Heath
 A
A
A
A
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
 
Hughes            E
A
A
A
A
A
Jackson
                D
R
Johnson D
     D
D
  A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Johnson R
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Kalil
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Kehr
              D
D
D
D
Kelly
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Kidd
A
A
D
A
D
D
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Lewis L
          E
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Lewis W
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Martin
I
I
I
I
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
I
I
I
I
I
McGhee
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
McLain
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Mitchell Ma
A
A
A
               
Mitchell Mi
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Moser
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Myers
      A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Perry
A
                 
Philyaw
            A
A
    
Poole
A
A
A
A
D
A
A
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Price
        D
D
D
       
Reliford
       D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Robison
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
A
A
Rogers
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
Rush
A
A
D
A
A
A
            
SamuelsonD
D
                
SandersA
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Scoggins
A
A
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
D
D
D
Searcey
D
A
A
D
D
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
      
Smith     A
A
A
A
D
D
D
D
    D
Taylor
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
ThreadgillD
D
D
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
D
D
D
D
D
D
Verdin
D
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Vonner
A
D
A
A
A
D
A
A
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Walters
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Wells
D
D
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
      
WilliamsD
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
A
A
A
A
D
D
D
D
I
I
Wilson
             A
A
D
D
A
Young
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Zeno
D
D
                

GAMBLERS 1984 TEAM CHRONOLOGY

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

Num
First
Last
Pos
Club From
Club To
2
Brad
Anae
DE
Philadelphia
Houston
11
Will
Lewis
DB
Denver
Houston
14
Bill
Searcy
OG
Birmingham
Houston
23
Carl
Allen
OC
Los Angeles
Houston
26
Junior
Filiaga
DT
Los Angeles
Houston
35
Pete
Perry
DE
Denver
Houston
38
John
SchmedingOG
BostonHouston
47
Hollis
Hall
DB
Arizona
Houston
50
Greg
Moser
WRLos Angeles
Houston
59
Richard
Johnson
RB
DenverHouston
62
Frank
Kalil
OG
Arizona
Houston
71
Ricky
Young
LB
Michigan
Houston
74
David
Smilo
DB
BirminghamHouston
83
Jeff
Rodenberger
RB
Philadelphia
Houston
86
Larry
Brodsky
WR
New Jersey
Houston
95
Curtis
Bunche
DE
Tampa Bay
Houston
98
Walter
Poole
WR
Chicago
Houston
107
Dave
Croudip
DB
Los Angeles
Houston
110
Ray
Robinson
DE
Tampa Bay
Houston
119
TomSchnabel
LB
DenverHouston
122
Ron
Seawell
LB
Los Angeles
Houston
131
Joe
Bock
OC
Birmingham
Houston
134
Merv
Krakau
LB
Tampa Bay
Houston
143
Gary
Kuhlman
OG
Philadelphia
Houston

1984 TERRITORIAL SELECTIONS  (highlighted signed with team; * - acquired in trade with SA)

First
Last
Position
College
Fred
Acorn
DB
Texas*
Mark
Adickes
OT
Baylor*
Mike
BuchannanDE
Texas*
Jerry
Bullitt
LB
Texas A&M
Rod
Clark
DE
Southwest Texas State*
Mike
Dunn
DB
Southwest Texas State*
Jeff
Fuller
LB
Texas A&M
Keith
Guthrie
DT
Texas A&M
Van
Hughes
DT
Southwest Texas State*
Boyd
Jones
OT
Texas Southern
Dave
Jones
OC
Texas*
Don
Jones
WR
Texas A&M
Lloyd
Lewis
DE
Texas A&I
EugeneLockhart
LB
Houston
Rick
McIvor
QB
Texas*
Bobby
Micho
TE
Texas*
Kenneth
Peters
TE
Houston
Allen
Rice
RB
Baylor*
David
Roberson
WR
Houston
Tommy
Robison
OT
Texas A&M
Mike
Ruether
OC
Texas*
Ricky
Sanders
WR
Southwest Texas State*
Adam
Schreiber
OG
Texas*
Adrian
Simpson
DB
Southwest Texas State*
Casey
Smith
OT
Texas*
John
Walker
RB
Texas*
Dale
Walters
P
Rice
Jimmy
Williams
WRTexas A&M
Lionel
Wilson
QB
Houston
Ray
Woodward
DT
Texas*

1984 OPEN DRAFT SELECTIONS  (highlighted signed with team)

Rd
Num
First
Last
Pos
College
2
41
Rodney
Bellinger
DB
Miami (FL)
3
65
Glenn
Dennison
TE
Miami (FL)
5
104
Turner
Gill
QB
Nebraska
6
125
Paul
Fairchild
OG
Kansas
7
128
Tony
Fitzpatrick
DT
Miami (FL)
7
149
Craig
White
WR
Missouri
9
173
Billy
Jackson
LB
Mississippi State
9
188
Brian
Solanen
TE
Montana
10
203
Ben
WiseLB
Southern Methodist
11
212
Tom
Galloway
DB
Holy Cross
11
233
Dennis
Rogan
RB
Weber State
12
248
Bruce
Kozerski
OT
Holy Cross
13
257
Ron
MottonOG
Nicholls State
13
272
Shawn
Rogers
RB
Cal-Davis
14
293
Tom
Hornof
OG
Missouri
15
296
Daric
Zeno
WR
Central (OK) State
15
311
Rodney
Brown
DB
Central Arkansas
15
317
Rayford
Cooks
DE
North Texas State
16
332
Todd
Fowler
TE
Stephen F. Austin
17
341
Emmanuel
Cole
DT
Toledo
17
356
ClarenceVerdin
WR
Southwestern Louisiana
18
377
Nate
Mason
QB
Nebraska
19
380
Bob
Seccareccia
OT
Rhode Island
19
401
Trent
Collins
DB
San Diego State