United States Football League - Revisited

...where football is still a game!

  LOS ANGELES EXPRESS   (3-15)

OWNERSHIP:

Richard S. Stevens - Chairman of the Board*

    * - League office served as primary owner, but hired Stevens to fill active role

 

FRONT OFFICE:

Dan Klosterman - President / General Manager

Rich Snead - Director of Player Personnel

 

TEAM COLORS: Express Blue, Silver, and Red 

                          HOME UNIFORM                               AWAY UNIFORM 

                                               

HOME STADIUM: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (92,516 - GRASS)

TICKET PRICES: $14.00, $11.00, $5.00

TERRITORIAL LIST:

Cal Lutheran, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, Pacific, Southern California, South Carolina

Houston (NFL), L.A. Rams (NFL), British Columbia (CFL)

COACHING STAFF

John Hadl - Head Coach

 

Sam Gruneisen - Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line

Ed Lambert - Running Backs

Don McLeary - Receivers / Special Teams

 

Mike Ackerley - Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers

John Fox - Defensive Backs

Keith Gilbertson - Defensive Line

ACTIVE ROSTER  (for Opening Game)

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
75
GeorgeAchica
12
19
1961
6
5
260
DL
Southern California
24
2
77
Mark
Adickes
4
22
1961
6
5
278
T
Baylor
24
1
31
Robert
Alexander
4
21
1958
6
0
185
RB
West Virginia
27
3
24
Tony
Boddie
11
11
1960
5
11
198
RB
Montana State
25
2
87
LeRoy
Campbell
10
18
1958
6
1
180
WR
Sonoma State
27
1
54
Howard
Carson
2
11
1957
6
2
233
LB
Howard Payne
28
4
93
Ray
Cattage
9
22
1960
6
3
260
DE
Washington
25
2
71
Dan
Doubiago9
25
1960
6
5
283
T/G
Utah
25
2
33
Dwight
Drane
5
6
1962
6
1
200
S
Oklahoma
23
1
60
Mike
Durrette
8
11
1957
6
4
280
G
West Virginia
28
2
30
Mel
Gray
3
16
1961
5
9
166
RB
Purdue
24
1
83
DuaneGunn
11
17
1961
6
0
166
WR
Indiana
24
1
72
Jeff
Hart
9
10
1953
6
5
263
T
Oregon State
32
10
22
Wymon
Henderson
12
15
1961
5
10
186
CB
Nevada-Las Vegas
24
2
81
David
Hersey
53
1960
6
2
226
RB
Tulsa
25
1
20
John
Higgins
1
26
1959
6
1
200
S/CB
Nevada-Las Vegas
26
2
58
David
Howard
12
8
1961
6
2
232
LB
Long Beach State
24
1
88
GordonHudson
6
22
1962
6
4
241
TE/HB
Brigham Young
23
1
90
FletcherJenkins
11
4
1959
6
2
258
DE
Washington
26
2
65
Wayne
Jones
5
10
1960
6
4
270
G/C
Utah
25
3
70
Derek
Kennard9
9
1962
6
3
285
G
Nevada-Reno
23
1
62
Greg
Loberg
12
7
1961
6
4
264
OL
California
24
1
63
Joe
Lukens
9
2
1961
6
3
255
GOhio State24
2
52
Andy
Melontree
12
1
19576
3
228LB
Baylor
28
3
55
Gary
Moten
4
3
1961
6
1
210
LB
Southern Methodist
24
1
3
Kevin
Nelson
6
22
1962
5
11
191
RB
U.C.L.A.
23
1
85
Ken
O'Neal6
21
19626
3
240
TE/HBIdaho State
23
1
16
Jeff
Partridge
9
13
1961
6
1
175
P
Washington
24
2
46
Darrell
Pattillo
9
28
1960
5
10
194
CB/S
Long Beach State
25
2
53
Danny
Rich
8
14
1960
6
3
220
LB
Weber State
25
2
99
James
Robinson
3
7
1960
6
5
290
DT
Clemson
25
1
76
Ben
Rudolph8
29
1957
6
5
271
DL
Long Beach State
28
4
78
Clay
Ruyle10
11
1958
6
2
267
DE
Stephen F Austin
27
2
23
Ed
Scott
2
15
1961
5
10
182
CB
Grambling
24
1
10
Frank
Seurer8
16
1962
6
1
195
QB
Kansas
23
1
21
Allanda
Smith
3
7
1962
6
1
190
CB/S
Texas Christian
23
1
26
Jojo
Townsell
11
4
19605
9
180
WR
U.C.L.A.25
2
79
CharlesUssery
9
7
1960
6
4
255
DTSouthern California
25
2
61
Eddie
Weaver
3
25
1960
6
0
257
DL
Georgia
25
3
47
Troy
West
8
26
1961
6
1
205
S
Southern California24
2
8
Steve
Young
10
11
1961
6
2
200
QB
Brigham Young
24
1
11
TonyZendejas
5
15
1960
5
8
165
K
Nevada-Reno
25
1
56
Gary
Zimmerman12
13
1961
6
6
284
OL
Oregon
24
1

DEVELOPMENTAL SQUAD  (for Opening Game)

#
First
Last
Mth
Day
 YrHtFt
HtIn
Wt
PosCollegeAge Exp
67
Ed
Fisher
5
31
1949
6
3
249
G
Arizona State
36
9
18
Russ
Jensen
7
13
1961
6
3
215
QB
Cal Lutheran24
2
82
Gary
Lowell12
30
1959
6
0
200
WR
Oklahoma26
1
59
Ed
Martin
3
29
1962
6
4
220
LB
Indiana State
23
1
57
Mike
Ruether
9
20
1962
6
4
279
C
Texas
23
1
86
Mike
Sherrod
1
17
1958
6
6
240
TE
Illinois
27
3
49
Kirby
Warren
3
1
1962
6
0
185
RB
Pacific
23
1

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
34
TrentBryant
8
14
1959
5
10
180
CB
Arkansas
26
3
80
Kris
Haines
7
23
1957
5
11
181
WR
Notre Dame
28
5
27
Don
Jones
3
28
1958
6
0
183
DB
Southern California
27
2
84
Darren
Long
7
12
1959
6
3
240
TE
Long Beach State
26
2
74
Harold
Norfleet
6
3
1957
6
6
275
T
Prairie View A&M
28
3
12
Mike
Rae
7
26
1951
6
0
193
QB
Southern California34
9
 Eric
Thomson
   6
4
210
QB
Arizona
27
1
50
Kevin
Turner
2
5
1958
6
2
225
LB
Pacific
27
5
37
John
Warren
4
25
1963
5
10
180
CB
Virginia Union
22
R

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

SCHEDULE  (HOME in all caps; all times local to Los Angeles)

W01SUNFeb 241:00 PM
LOS ANGELES EXPRESS33
Houston Gamblers 34
W02
SAT
Mar 2
6:00 PM
Los Angeles Express10
PORTLAND BREAKERS
14
W03
SUN
Mar 10
11:30 AM
Los Angeles Express
24
NEW JERSEY GENERALS
35
W04
SAT
Mar 16
5:00 PM
LOS ANGELES EXPRESS38
San Antonio Gunslingers 7
W05
SAT
Mar 23
6:00 PM
Los Angeles Express13
ARIZONA OUTLAWS
27
W06
SUN
Mar 31
1:00 PM
LOS ANGELES EXPRESS6
Oakland Invaders
30
W07
SUN
Apr 7
1:00 PM
LOS ANGELES EXPRESS6
Baltimore Stars
17
W08
SUN
Apr 146:00 PM
Los Angeles Express18
HOUSTON GAMBLERS
17
W09
SATApr 20
6:00 PM Los Angeles Express0
DENVER GOLD
51
W10
SAT
Apr 27
5:00 PM
LOS ANGELES EXPRESS17
Portland Breakers
12
W11
SAT
May 4
5:00 PMLOS ANGELES EXPRESS14
Tampa Bay Bandits
24
W12
SAT
May 11
3:00 PM
Los Angeles Express6
OAKLAND INVADERS
27
W13
SUN
May 19
1:00 PM
LOS ANGELES EXPRESS7
Birmingham Stallions
44
W14
SUN
May 2611:30 AM
Los Angeles Express7
JACKSONVILLE BULLS
21
W15
THU
May 30
6:00 PM LOS ANGELES EXPRESS20
Denver Gold
27
W16
SUN
Jun 9
11:30 AM
Los Angeles Express27
SAN ANTONIO GUNSLINGERS
31
W17
SATJun 15
5:00 PM
LOS ANGELES EXPRESS10
Arizona Outlaws
21
W18
FRIJun 21
5:00 PM
Los Angeles Express10
ORLANDO RENEGADES
17

TEAM SEASON STATISTICS*  (1985 - FINAL)

Score By Quarter   1st  2nd  3rd  4th   OT    Tot  
EXPRESS             39   94   65   90    0    266
Opponent           126  114   90  126    0    456


                   LA           Opp
     Points       266           456
First Downs       275           335      
  Penalties       111           130      
      Yards       880           981      
Rushing Att       454           464      
 Rush Yards      2087          2132      
        Ave       4.6           4.6      
         TD        11            22      
Passing Att       494           550      
       Comp       257           314      
          %      52.0          57.1      
        Int        32            20      
          %       6.5           3.6      
         TD        14            33     
          %       2.8           6.0      
 Pass Yards      3220          4376      
     Sacked        75            32      
 Yards Lost       602           235

    
Punt Return        26            49
      Yards       197           397     
        Ave       7.6           8.1      

Kick Return        84            53
      Yards      1525          1062
        Ave      18.2          20.0

      Punts        75            71
      Yards      3005          2833
        Ave      40.1          39.9

     FG Att        34            26
       Made        26            19
          %      76.5          73.1

   Safeties         0             0
    Fumbles        34            37
       Lost        20            21
  Turnovers        52            41

Net Offense      4705          6273
   Per Play       4.6           6.0

* - 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
Gray       125  526  4.2  26  1           Townsell     47  777 16.5  64  6
Warren      97  452  4.7  20  6           Hudson       34  476 14.0  46  0
Young       56  368  6.6  28  2           Gunn         32  585 18.3  71  2
Nelson     103  355  3.4  32  1           Hersey       28  320 11.4  41  1
Boddie      48  199  4.1  21  1           Gray         20  101  5.1  14  0
Seurer      16   96  6.0  13  0           Haines       18  342 19.0  66  2
Gunn         1   47 47.0  47  0           Boddie       17  124  7.3  21  1
Alexander    4   27  6.8  12  0           Warren       16   83  5.2  14  0
Townsell     2    9  4.5  11  0           Nelson       13   81  6.2  14  0
Hersey       2    8  4.0   8  0           Sherrod      11   84  7.6  25  1
           454 2087  4.6  47 11           Lowell        8  102 12.8  23  0
                                          O'Neal        6   52  8.7  27  1
                                          Long          3   28  9.3  15  0
                                          Campbell      2   54 27.0  46  0
                                          Alexander     2   11  5.5   9  0
                                                      257 3220 12.5  71 14
                                                      
Passing     Att Cmp    C%  Yds  Ave  Lg  In    I%   Sk  TD   TD%  Rate
Young       250 137  54.8 1741 12.7  66  14   5.6   44   7   2.8  62.8
Seurer      242 120  49.6 1479 12.3  71  18   7.4   31   7   2.9  47.5
Boddie        1   0   0.0    0  0.0   0   0   0.0    0   0   0.0  39.6
Partridge     1   0   0.0    0  0.0   0   0   0.0    0   0   0.0  39.6
            494 257  52.0 3220 12.5  71  32   6.5   75  15   2.8  55.1

Kicking      XPA XPM   XP%  FGA FGM   FG%   40+   50+   Lg   Pts
Zendejas      24  23  95.8   34  26  76.5 12-19   1-5   50   101

Punting        No Yards  Lg TB BK 20   Ret  Yds    Net   Gross
Partridge      74  3005  59  3  1 17    49  397   34.8    40.1

Kick Returns No Yards  Ave   Lg TD      Punt Returns No FC Yards  Ave  Lg TD
Boddie        27  467  17.3  29  0      Gunn         17 11   171 10.1  45  1
Nelson        12  240  20.0  54  0      Townsell      8 10    23  2.9  16  0
Gunn           9  212  23.6  46  0      Bryant        1  0     3  3.0   3  0
Gray          11  203  18.5  28  0                   26 21   197  7.6  45  0
Alexander      9  143  15.9  26  0      
Warren         5  129  25.8  29  0      
Haines         6  116  19.3  24  0
Howard         1   10  10.0  10  0
Sherrod        1    7   7.0   7  0    
Hersey         1    6   6.0   6  0
Kennard        1    0   0.0   0  0    
Carson         1   -8  -8.0  -8  0    
              84 1525  18.2  54  0

Own Fumbles-Recoveries  
Gray       7-1  Henderson  3-1  Townsell   2-1  Alexander  1-1  Pattillo   0-1
Young      7-1  Seurer     3-1  Gunn       2-1  Carson     1-0  Melontree  0-1
Warren     3-3  Boddie     3-0  Hudson     1-1  Nelson     1-0  Durrette   0-1

Sacks         Hurries       Stuffs        Deflections   Forced Fmb    Opp Fumble Rec
Rudolph    8  Unknown       Unknown       Unknown       Unknown       Howard     4
Weaver     7                                                          Carson     2
Achica     7                                                          Higgins    2
Cattage    3                                                          Rich       2
Howard     3                                                          Scott      2
Jenkins    3                                                          Achica     1
Carson     1                                                          Bryant     1
                                                                      Cattage    1
                                                                      Haines     1
                                                                      Jenkins    1
                                                                      Kennard    1
                                                                      Rudolph    1
                                                                      Warren,J   1
                                                                      Warren,K   1
 
Tackles                                                             
Unknown
 
Ints      No Yds  Ave  Lg TD
Pattillo   6  67 11.2      0
Henderson  4  44 11.0      0
West       2  81 40.5      1
Scott      2  36 18.0      0
Melontree  2  31 15.5      0
Haines     1  22 22.0  22  0
Howard     1   6  6.0   6  0
Warren,J   1   0  0.0   0  0
Bryant     1   0  0.0   0  0
Smith      0  19  -.-  19  0
          28 364 13.0      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 EXPRESS 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
Dan
DoubiagoG
PIT Maulers
LA Express
Joe
Lukens
G
PIT Maulers
LA Express
Kris
Haines
WR
CHI BlitzLA Express
John
HigginsDB
OKL Outlaws
LA Express
Frank
McClain
WR
OKL Outlaws
LA Express
Clay
Ruyle
DE
OKL Outlaws
LA Express
Andrew
Melontree
LB
ARI Wranglers
LA Express
Ken
O'Neal
TE
MCH Panthers
LA Express
Carlton
Rose
LB
MCH Panthers
LA Express

1985 TERRITORIAL SELECTIONS  (highlighted signed with team)

First
Last
Pos
College
Damon
Allen
QB
Cal State Fullerton
Paul
Berner
QB
Pacific
Duane
Bickett
LB
Southern California
Keith
Biggers
LB
Southern California
Mark
Boyer
TE
Southern California
Jeff
Carter
P
Long Beach State
Chris
Corley
TE
South Carolina
Jack
Del Rio
LB
Southern California
DarrenGilbert
T
Cal State Fullerton
Bryant
Gilliard
FS
South Carolina
Tom
Haynes
CBSouthern California
John
Hendy
CB
Long Beach State
Ira
Hillary
WR
South Carolina
Neil
Hope
LB
Southern California
Darrel
Hopper
CB
Southern California
Earl
Johnson
CB
South Carolina
Steve
Jordan
K
Southern California
Kevin
Junior
LB
Long Beach State
Chuck
Page
T
Long Beach State
James
Seawright
LB
South Carolina
James
Sumpter
LB/DE
South Carolina
Paul
Vogel
LB
South Carolina
Tim
Ware
WR
Southern California
Del
Wilkes
G
South Carolina
Frank
Wright
DE/DTSouth Carolina

1985 OPEN DRAFT SELECTIONS  (highlighted signed with team)

Rd
Num
First
Last
Pos
College
1
16
Steve
Sewell
WR
Oklahoma
1
17
JamesManess
WR
Texas Christian
3
38
Kevin
Williams
DB
Iowa State
3
45
JayLawson
DB
Cal Davis
5
64
Anthony
Tuggle
DBNicholls State
6
80
Judias
Lewis
WR
Arkansas State
7
96
John
Warren
DB
Virginia Union
7
97
Lenson
Staples
DE/LB
Missouri
11
154
Kevin
Murphy
LB
Oklahoma
12
169
John
Cade
DE
Louisville
13
182
Keli
McGregor
TE
Colorado State
14
195
Scott
Napier
RB
Redlands