1985 / Division Championship Game (vs Baltimore Stars 17 – 20) Averaged 35,004 in 1983, 37,716 in 1984 and 41,268 in 1985 (80,242 seat stadium) Herschel Walker’s record USFL 2,411 rushing yards Feb 25 @ UTA, HOU (37-21) lost to UTA, 97-100, 59. Jan 14, HOU (25-13) lost to UTA, 102-105, 39.  (Series Stats)Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-2) versus Denver Nuggets Despite being an expansion team the Gamblers were the most exciting team in the league, as they set the USFL all-time record for points scored at 618, which was needed since their defense allowed 400 points, which was among the worst in the league.

LADELL WILLS Wills, Ladell Height: 6-3 Weight: 240 Born: 5/30/1962 Flint, MI High School: Northern (Flint, MI) College: Jackson State [1981 1982 1983P 1984P] Draft: 3rd round (40th overall) 1985 Houston Gamblers Roster Key • Stat Key } HOUSTON GAMBLERS ROSTER 1985. Jack Pardee coached the team. } College 51 Allen, Carl OC 6- 3 250 5 Cal St. Long Beach 64 Anae, Brad DE 6- 5 250 4 Brigham Young 82 Barousse, Mark WR 5- 9 180 R McNeese State 52 Bock, Joe OC 6- 4 250 5 Univ. Apr 3 @ SAS, HOU (48-29) beat SAS, 136-110, 78. AC Every player to appear on a regular season roster should be listed here. Apr 10 @ LAL, HOU (51-30) lost to LAL, 113-117, 82.

border: 1px solid; Feb 21 @ DAL, HOU (36-20) beat DAL, 111-104, 57. Pro No. border: 4px solid; To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Mar 24 @ BOS, HOU (44-28) lost to BOS, 107-114, 73. } .table_d0e1039 td { Find out more. Midwest Division, PTS/G: Data Provided By Championship +700, Arena: The movements, mergers and suspensions of United States Football League franchises after each of the league's three seasons. The Gamblers top stars, including Jim Kelly and Coach Jack Pardee were all set to join the Generals for the 1986 season, before the league suspended operations and eventually folded. width: 100%; Jan 30 @ SAC, HOU (32-14) beat SAC, 111-109, 47.
Feb 11, HOU (34-16) beat ATL, 113-100, 51. border-color: #000000; Tap (mobile) or mouse over chart for numbers, Houston Gamblers Custom Name & Number Replica Jersey from 503 Sports, Houston Gamblers Logo T from Old School Sports, United States Football League Media Guides. June 3, 1985, Gamblers @ Birmingham Stallions. Record: Dec 14 @ UTA, HOU (17-8) lost to UTA, 100-114, 26. The Gamblers jumped out early, as Jim Kelly opened the scoring with a 14-yard touchdown run. 51-31, Finished 1st in NBA But a combination of key injuries, league-wide turmoil and local financial troubles short-circuited the Gamblers’ second and final campaign. Hockey Stats - NHL - WHA - Minor League Hockey - Search

Although Ross, a 45-year-old developer who moved to New York from Michigan about 15 years ago and quietly built one of the city's largest real estate fortunes, has no experience in professional sports, he played a key if minor role in Trump's purchase of the Generals two years ago when he introduced him to the Generals' original owner, J. Walter Duncan. Opp PTS/G: Or write about sports? April 14, 1985 at Houston Gamblers: Houston Astrodome: 20,193 — 18-17 OT W 2-6 — Saturday April 20, 1985 at Denver Gold: Mile High Stadium: Postponed; rescheduled for April 21. ©MMXVII Tank Productions. 111.8 (13th of 23), SRS: 2.10 (6th of 23)

Age Exp. border: 1px solid; The Gamblers had it all: an edgy name, cool colors, audacious roster raids against the NFL establishment, a record-shattering offensive scheme, and a future Hall-of-Fame quarterback who re-wrote pro football’s single-season passing record book as a rookie. The Gamblers jumped out to a quick start, winning their first five games. Portland Breakers and San Antonio Gunslingers miss payrolls and declare all players free agents. Mar 13, HOU (41-25) beat POR, 126-118, 67. Backup Todd Dillon also excelled in Houston’s run and shoot system passing for 1,495 yards with nine touchdowns as the Gamblers once again were the highest scoring team in the USFL with 544 points. Mar 18, HOU (43-26) beat PHO, 112-109, 70. Dec 6 @ LAL, HOU (14-7) lost to LAL, 112-120, 25.

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