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1984 United States Football League season
UnitedStatesFootballLeague
Regular season
Duration February – June, 1984 2017-02-18 | 1984-06-18 | 1984 United States Football League season
Playoffs
Start date June 30, 1984 1984-06-30 | 1985-07-15 | Playoffs
Eastern Conference champions Philadelphia Stars 1984-07-08
Western Conference champions Arizona Wranglers 1984-07-07
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Championship
Date July 15, 1985
Site Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
Champions Philadelphia Stars
1983  USFL seasons  1985

The 1984 USFL season was the second season of the United States Football League.

Regular seasonEdit

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

  y  = Division Champion,   x  = Wild Card

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
TeamWLTPCTPFPAStadium1984 CapacityAvg. Att.Avg. % filledCoach
y-Philadelphia Stars 1620.889479225Veterans72,20428,66840%Jim Mora
x-New Jersey Generals 1440.778430312Meadowlands76,89137,71649%Walt Michaels
Pittsburgh Maulers 3150.167259379Three Rivers59,00022,85839%Joe Pendry/Ellis Rainsberger
Washington Federals 3150.167270492RFK54,794769414%Ray Jauch/Dick Bielski
Southern Division
TeamWLTPCTPFPAStadium1984 CapacityAvg. Att.Avg. % filledCoach
y-Birmingham Stallions 1440.778539316Legion Field77,00036,85048%Rollie Dotsch
x-Tampa Bay Bandits 1440.778498347Tampa72,81246,15863%Steve Spurrier
New Orleans Breakers 8100.444349395Superdome72,67530,55742%Dick Coury
Memphis Showboats 7110.389320455Liberty Bowl50,18027,59955%Pepper Rodgers
Jacksonville Bulls 6120.333327455Gator Bowl80,10046,73058%Lindy Infante
Western Conference
Pacific Division
TeamWLTPCTPFPAStadium1984 CapacityAvg. Att.Avg. % filledCoach
y-Los Angeles Express 1080.556338373LA Coliseum94,00015,36116%John Hadl
x-Arizona Wranglers 1080.556502284Sun Devil70,03025,56837%George Allen
Denver Gold 990.500356413Mile High75,12333,95345%Craig Morton
Oakland Invaders 7110.389242348Oak. Coliseum54,61523,64443%John Ralston/Chuck Hutchison
Central Division
TeamWLTPCTPFPAStadium1984 CapacityAvg. Att.Avg. % filledCoach
y-Houston Gamblers 1350.722618400Astrodome47,69528,15259%Jack Pardee
x-Michigan Panthers 1080.556400382Silverdome80,63832,45740%Jim Stanley
San Antonio Gunslingers 7110.389309325Alamo32,00015,44448%Gil Steinke
Oklahoma Outlaws 6120.333251459Skelly40,23521,03852%Woody Widenhofer
Chicago Blitz 5130.278340466Soldier Field65,793745511%Marv Levy

PlayoffsEdit

Home team in CAPITALS

Conference Semifinals

  • PHILADELPHIA 28, New Jersey 7
  • LOS ANGELES 27, Michigan 21 (3 OT)
  • BIRMINGHAM 36, Tampa Bay 17
  • Arizona 17, HOUSTON 16

Conference Championships

  • ARIZONA 35, Los Angeles 23
  • PHILADELPHIA 20, Birmingham 10

USFL Championship Game (at Tampa, Florida)

  • Philadelphia 23, Arizona 3

StatisticsEdit

1984 regular season stat leadersEdit

1984 Passing Leaders (over 100 pass attempts & 55+ QB rating)
Name, TeamAttComp%yardsYDs/AttTDTD %INTINT %Rating
Chuck Fusina, PHIL46530264.938378.25316.791.9104.7
Fred Mortensen, DENV1006464.09949.9444.022.0101.8
Cliff Stoudt, BIRM36621257.931218.53267.171.9101.6
Jim Kelly, HOU58737063.052198.89447.5264.498.2
Mike Kelley, MEM1208268.310148.4586.765.095.6
Greg Landry, AZ44928363.035347.87265.8153.392.8
John Reaves, TB54431357.540927.52285.1162.986.3
Brian Sipe, NJ32419259.325407.84175.2154.682.3
Walter Lewis, MEM27616158.318626.75155.4103.681.8
Steve Young, LA31017957.723617.62103.292.980.6
Craig Penrose, DENV26215860.319847.57124.6145.376.9
Bobby Hebert, MICH50027254.437587.52244.8224.476.4
Fred Besana, OAK44625757.627926.26143.1122.775.4
Robbie Mahfouz, JACK30918058.321747.04113.6134.274.3
Mike Hohensee, WASH40123157.627666.90174.2205.072.2
Johnnie Walton, NO51228054.735546.94173.3193.772.2
Rick Neuheisel, SA38321155.125426.64143.7153.971.5
Matt Robinson, JACK23512553.216877.1873.0125.165.0
Glenn Carano, PITT35419053.723686.69133.7195.464.6
Alan Risher, AZ1036361.27227.0132.976.863.7
Layne Reeves, DENV1407251.48436.0221.442.962.9
Tom Rozantz, PITT1306348.58786.7543.164.661.6
Doug Williams, OKL52826149.430845.84152.8214.060.5
Vince Evans, CHIC41120048.726246.38143.4225.458.3
1984 Rushing leaders
Name, TeamAttYdsAve.TDs
Joe Cribbs, BIRM29714674.98
Kelvin Bryant, PHIL29714064.713
Herschel Walker, NJ29313394.616
Buford Jordan, NO21412766.08
Tim Spencer, AZ22712125.317
Curtis Bledsoe, WASH24610804.47
Maurice Carthon, NJ23810424.411
Kevin Long, AZ22510104.515
Greg Boone, TB19310095.28
Gary Anderson, TB26710083.819
Todd Fowler, HOU17010035.911
John Williams, MICH1979845.08
Harry Sydney, DENV2309614.210
Larry Canada, CHIC1699155.47
Kevin Nelson, LA2168283.87
Mike Rozier, PITT2237923.63
Leon Perry, BIRM1897744.113
Eric Jordan, OAK1357445.56
Alan Reid, MEM1917233.83
Sam Harrell, HOU1206975.814
Marcus Dupree, NO1456844.79
Mel Gray, LA1336254.73
Tom Newton, OAK1465713.95
Walter Lewis, MEM605529.25
Ken Lacy, MICH1345484.12
Steve Young, LA795156.57
Scott Stamper, SA1235004.13
1984 Receiving Leaders
Name, TeamRecYdsAve.TDs
Richard Johnson, HOU115145512.715
Ricky Sanders, HOU101137813.611
Joey Walters, WASH98141014.413
Trumaine Johnson, AZ90126814.113
Jim Smith, BIRM89148116.68
Eric Truvillion, TB70104414.99
Marvin Harvey, TB7093813.49
Gary Anderson, TB6668210.32
Dan Ross, NO6583312.82
Gordon Banks, OAK6493714.65
Greg Anderson, PITT6399415.86
Derek Holloway, MICH62121919.79
Derrick Crawford, MEM6170311.512
JoJo Townsell, LA5888915.37
Gary Shirk, MEM5760410.62
Willie Collier, PHIL5675713.57
Frank Lockett, NO56119921.48
Gary Clark, JACK5676013.62
Scott Fitzkee, PHIL5589516.39
Mike Cobb, MICH5457310.65
Billy Taylor, WASH513877.61
Jackie Flowers, CHIC/PITT5190417.78
Ron Wheeler, OKL5165112.82
Willie Gillespie, TB5080316.15
Alphonso Williams, OKL50108721.77
Marcus Anderson, CHIC5094018.85
Kelvin Bryant, PHIL484539.41
Paul Bergmann, JACK4864713.53
Larry Canada, CHIC483587.52
Lenny Willis, AZ4881417.07
Steve Folsom, PHIL4648510.56
Tim Spencer, AZ4658912.82
Jerry Gordon, SA4564814.44
Buford Jordan, NO454279.54
Perry Kemp, JACK4473016.62

1984 USFL regular season sortable offensive team statisticsEdit

Team Pts. Ave. Rank Total
Yards
Ave. Rank Rush.
Yards
Ave. Rank Pass.
Yards
Ave. Rank
Houston 618 34.3 1 7684 427 1 2373 132 7 5311 295 1
Birmingham 539 29.9 2 6714 373 2 3313 184 1 3401 189 9
Arizona 502 27.9 3 6709 373 3 2719 151 4 3990 222 3
Tampa Bay 498 27.7 4 6634 369 4 2341 130 8 4293 239 2
Philadelphia 479 26.6 5 6426 357 5 2820 157 3 3606 200 8
New Jersey 430 23.9 6 5553 309 9 2848 158 2 2705 150 16
Michigan 400 22.2 7 6030 335 7 2194 122 11 3836 213 4
Denver 356 19.8 8 5325 296 12 2056 114 14 3269 182 11
New Orleans 349 19.4 9 6400 356 6 2589 144 5 3811 212 5
Chicago 340 18.9 10 5361 298 11 2230 124 9 3131 174 13
Los Angeles 338 18.8 11 5671 315 8 2464 137 6 3207 178 12
Jacksonville 327 18.2 12 5390 299 10 1731 96 17 3659 203 6
Memphis 320 17.8 13 4895 272 16 2163 120 12 2732 152 15
San Antonio 309 17.2 14 4808 267 17 2205 123 10 2603 145 17
Washington 270 15.0 15 5324 296 13 2002 111 16 3322 185 10
Pittsburgh 259 14.4 16 4909 273 15 2011 112 15 2898 161 14
Oklahoma 251 13.9 17 5152 286 14 1537 85 18 3615 201 7
Oakland 242 13.4 18 4592 255 18 2150 119 13 2442 136 18

1984 USFL regular season sortable defensive team statisticsEdit

Team Pts. Ave. Rank Total
Yards
Ave. Rank Rush.
Yards
Ave. Rank Pass.
Yards
Ave. Rank
Philadelphia 225 12.5 1 4863 270 2 1859 103 1 3004 167 2
Arizona 284 15.8 2 4517 251 1 2061 115 6 2456 136 1
New Jersey 312 17.3 3 5341 297 4 1992 111 4 3349 186 8
Birmingham 316 17.6 4 5541 308 6 1869 104 2 3672 204 14
San Antonio 325 18.1 5 5752 320 11 1910 106 3 3842 213 17
Tampa Bay 347 19.3 6 5583 310 8 2009 112 5 3574 199 10
Oakland 348 19.3 7 5911 328 13 2590 144 13 3321 185 7
Pittsburgh 373 20.7 8 5742 319 10 2633 146 15 3109 173 4
Los Angeles 379 21.1 9 5508 306 5 2207 123 8 3301 183 6
Michigan 382 21.2 10 5299 294 3 2268 126 9 3031 168 3
New Orleans 395 21.9 11 5573 310 7 2277 127 10 3296 183 5
Houston 400 22.2 12 5793 322 12 2136 119 7 3657 203 13
Denver 413 22.9 13 6196 344 15 2617 145 14 3579 199 11
Jacksonville 455 25.3 14 6328 352 16 2721 151 16 3607 200 12
Memphis 455 25.3 15 6116 340 14 2289 127 11 3827 213 15
Oklahoma 459 25.5 16 5704 317 9 2296 128 12 3408 189 9
Chicago 466 25.9 17 6877 382 17 3037 169 18 3840 213 16
Washington 492 27.3 18 6933 385 18 2975 165 17 3958 220 18

AwardsEdit

1984 USFL All-League Team

1984 The Sporting News USFL All-Star Team

See alsoEdit

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