BANDITS TRIVIA

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Fred Nordgren would record 15 sacks in the 1983 season, but fell an incredible 11 short of leading the league as John Corker of the Michigan Panthers recorded a pro football record 26 that season.
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Over its three year history, 115 different players were on the Bandits 40-man active roster or the team's 10-man developmental roster.
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When the Boston Breakers moved to New Orleans, USFL owners briefly discussed moving the Bandits to the Atlantic Division, joining the expansion Jacksonville Bulls and Pittsburgh Maulers, the Philadelphia Stars, New Jersey Generals and Washington Federals.
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Instead of having three six-team divisions in 1984, the league opted to create a Southern Division consisting of the Bandits, the Birmingham Stallions, New Orleans Breakers, and two expansion teams:  the Jacksonville Bulls and the Memphis Showboats. 
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The Bandits and Birmingham Stallions finished with identical 14-4-0 records in 1984.  The Stallions won the Southern Division title by virtue of the league's tiebreaking procedure.
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The Bandits never won a USFL playoff game.
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Bandit quarterback John Reaves was released from the team after its 1985 season in a contract dispute.
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Reaves was placed on waivers, where he was immediately picked up by the Orlando Renegades.
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Reaves would never play for the 'Gades.  After the USFL folded he tried to crack an NFL roster one last time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Reaves retired from football after a short stint with the Bucs.  Today, he's a real estate broker in the Tampa area.
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Player Name Pos. College/University 1983 1984 1985
Anderson, Dwayne DB Southern Methodist - X X
Anderson, Gary RB Arkansas X X X
Andrusyshyn, Zenon K-P UCLA X X X
Bailey, Alvin S Alcorn State X X X
Beaudoin, Doug S Minnesota X X X
Benson, John LB (Unknown) - X -
Blunk, Joel RB Duke - X X
Boone, Greg RB Duke X X X
Brinkman, John TE Duke - X X
Brodsky, Larry WR Miami (Florida) - X X
Brown, Rufus T Florida A&M - X X
Brown, Val WR (Unknown) X - -
Buggs, Danny WR West Virginia X - -
Bunche, Curtis DE Albany State X - -
Butler, Mike DE (Unknown) - X -
Canei, John T (Unknown) X X -
Carter, Walter DE Florida State X X X
Christian, Marv RB Tulane - X X
Clark, Keith LB Memphis State X X X
Clark, Mike DE Florida - X X
Compton, Russ C (Unknown) - X -
Collinsworth, Cris WR Florida - - X
Cox, Martin WR Vanderbilt X - -
Crouch, Terry G (Unknown) - X -
Dean, Fred G (Unknown) X X -
Drapeza, Walt P Purdue - - X
Edwards, Glen S Florida A&M X - -
Eppes, Roy S (Unknown) X - -
Fike, Dan T Florida - X X
Fitzpatrick, Jim WR Illinois State X X X
Foote, Chris C Southern California - - X
Franklin, Jerrell G Southern - - X
Franks, Carl RB (Unknown) X - -
Futrell, Bobby DB Elizabeth City - - X
Gallon, Russell DE Florida - - X
Gantner, Ed DT Central Florida X X -
George, Jeff CB Illinois State X X X
Gettel, Steve G South Carolina X - -
Gilbert, Lewis TE Florida X X -
Gillespie, Willie WR Tennessee - Chattanooga X X X
Goedecker, Mike LB Miami (Florida) X - -
Grayson, Michael RB Duke - - X
Green, Willie DL Mississippi Valley State - - X
Groves, Tim S Florida X - -
Hanna, Warren CB Florida State X X X
Harrell, James LB Florida - X X
Harvey, Marvin TE Southern Methodist - X X
Hayes, Tony LB Florida A&M X - -
Henderson, Zac DE Oklahoma - X X
Holman, Walter RB West Virginia State - - X
Holmes, Richard RB (Unknown) X - -
Hopkins, Bobby G Gardner-Webb X X -
Jackson, Ed WR Louisiana Tech - - X
Jackson, Spencer WR Florida - X -
Johnson, Alonzo DE Florida A&M X X X
Jordan, Jimmy QB Florida State X X -
Kelley, Mike QB (Unknown) X - -
Kirchbaum, Kelly LB Kentucky X X X
King, Tim DB Delaware State X X X
Koonce, Nathaniel QB Florida A&M X - -
Krakau, Merv LB Iowa State X - -
Krieg, Kevin G Eastern Michigan - - X
Mackie, Doug T Ohio State X - -
McCall, Jeff RB Clemson - - X
McCallister, Fred LB Florida - X X
McClelland, Kevin LB Kentucky - X X
Mikolajczyk, Ron T Tampa X - -
Mohr, Richard DE (Unknown) - X -
Montoute, Sankar LB St. Leo - - X
Morgan, Mike DT Brigham Young - - X
Morgan, Wilford TE Bethune-Cookman - X X
Newton, Nate T Florida A&M - X X
Nordgren, Fred NG Portland State X X X
Norris, Bob G East Illinois X - -
North, Lee C Tennessee - X X
Office, Tony LB Illinois State - - X
Peace, Wayne QB (Unknown) - X -
Pfohl, Larry G (Unknown) - X -
Phillips, Wes TE Lenoir Rhyne X - -
Pitcock, Chuck G Tulane - X X
Piurowski, Paul LB Florida State X X X
Platt, Sam RB (Unknown) X - -
Price, Jerry TE Mississipppi - - X
Pyles, Dave T Miami (Ohio) - X X
Quinn, Marcus S (Unknown) - - X
Ragsdale, George RB North Carolina A&T X - -
Ramey, James DE Kentucky X X X
Reaves, John QB Florida X X X
Reliford, Ron LB (Unknown) X - -
Richardson, Al LB Louisiana State - - X
Riggins, Charles DE Bethune-Cookman - X X
Robinson, Joe T Ohio State X - -
Robinson, Ray LB Houston X - -
Salley, Ron QB Duke - - X
Samuels, Tony TE Bethune-Cookman - - X
Simmons, Ron G Florida State X X X
Smith, Jeff DB Missouri - - X
Smith, Reggie T (Unknown) - X X
Stephens, Anthony WR Florida X - -
Taylor, Ken S Georgia Tech X - -
Times, Ken NG Southern X - -
Truvillion, Eric WR Florida A&M X X X
Tyson, Jim LB Duke X - -
Vaughan, Bruce CB Florida - X X
Van Duyne, Bob C Idaho State X - -
Walsh, Jim OL South Carolina - - X
Washington, Russ LB Southern Methodist X X -
Wilder, Willie RB Florida X - -
Williams, Herb DB Southern - - X
Williams, Leon CB Louisville X X -
Williams, Ricky RB Florida State X X X
Wilson, Greg RB East Tennessee State X - -
Winters, Bill C Princeton X X -
Young, Renard DB Nevada - Las Vegas - - X
Young, Robert TE Bethune-Cookman X - -
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