GOLD TRIVIA

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Jim Asmus joined the Gold for 1985, having previously spent time with the USFL's Arizona Wranglers.
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Asmus took over kicking duties for Brian Speelman, who was released.
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Bill Johnson recorded the Gold's only 1,000-plus yard season, racking up 1,261 yards and 15 touchdowns in 1985.
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Quarterback Vince Evans, who came over to the Gold from the Chicago Blitz, was the team's second leading rusher with 283 yards and 7 scores. 
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Evans, who had signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar deal with the Blitz, was relegated to splitting quarterbacking duties with Bob Gagliano.
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Leonard Harris caught a team record 101 passes in 1985, gaining 1,432 yards, another team receiving record.
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Despite the Gold having the second-best record in the Western Conference, the team was forced to go on the road for the first round of the USFL playoffs against the lower-seeded Memphis Showboats. 
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The reason?  USFL playoff games were administered by the league as opposed to its teams.  Attendance in Denver had slipped so bad, so fast that to minimize the amount of money the league would lose on the playoffs, they awarded the game to Memphis, where they thought more fans would attend. 
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Ranked by yards passing.

Player Att Cmp Cmp% Yards TD INT
Bob Gagliano 358 205 57.3 2,695 13 17
Vince Evans 325 157 48.3 2,259 12 16

Ranked by yards rushing.

Player Att Yards TD
Bill Johnson 212 1,261 15
Vince Evans 43 283 7
Todd Gerhart 52 279 2

Ranked by receptions.

Player Rec Yards TD
Leonard Harris 101 1,432 8
Marc Lewis 75 1,207 6
Vincent White 55 666 5

Ranked by points scored.

Player XPM XPA FG FGA Points
Jim Asmus 30 31 11 18 63
Brian Spellman 20 22 6 14 38

Ranked by punting average.

Player Punts Yards Avg.
Brian Speelman 31 1,179 38.0
Jim Asmus 30 1,122 37.4

Ranked by average per return.

Player Ret Yards Avg.
David Martin 23 228 9.9
Lonnie Harris 38 349 9.1

Ranked by average per return.

Player Ret Yards Avg.
Lonnie Harris 35 879 25.1
Calvin Turner 24 464 19.3

Ranked by interceptions.

Player INT Yards Avg.
Nate Miller 5 76 15.2
David Martin 5 51 10.2
Steve Trimble 5 41 8.2

Ranked by sacks.

Player Sacks . .
Bruce Thornton 12.5 - -
Calvin Turner 11.0 - -
Craig Walls 7.0 - -
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