PANTHERS TRIVIA

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The 1984 USFL Draft was the largest in the league's history in terms of the number of players selected (405).
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The 1983 USFL Draft consisted of more rounds - 24 as opposed to 19.
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Thanks to General Manager Jim Spavital's wheeling and dealing however, the defending USFL champions selected a total of 24 players over the course of the 19 rounds.
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For 1984 the Panthers were aligned into the Central Division together with the Chicago Blitz, Houston Gamblers, Oklahoma Outlaws and San Antonio Gunslingers.
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As the division consisted of three expansion teams and the Chicago Blitz, who were essentially the transplanted Arizona Wranglers, the Panthers were picked to run away with the division title.
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Instead, it would be the expansion Houston Gamblers that took home the 1984 Central Division title, going 13-5-0 compared to the Panthers 10-8-0 record.

The Michigan Panthers selections in the 1984 USFL College Draft:
Round Selection Player, Position College
1 18 Stanford Jennings, RB Furman
2 36 Walter Broughton, RB Jacksonville State
3* 58* Kerry Baird, DB Kentucky
3 60 Traded to Denver -
4 78 Traded to Tampa Bay -
4* 80* Steve Hamilton, DE East Carolina
5* 94* Bobby Futrell, DB Elizabeth City State
5* 97* Jason Jacobs, RB Iowa State
5 102 Reggie Singletary, DT Kansas State
6* 114* Vito McKeever, DB Florida
6 120 Traded to Chicago -
7 144 Anthony Corley, RB Nevada - Reno
8* 160* Ken O'Neal, TE Idaho State
8 162 Traded to Oakland -
9 186 Willie Green, DE Mississippi Valley State
10 204 Traded to Denver -
11* 226* Chris Jensen, WR Lake Forest
11 228 Traded to New Jersey -
12* 243* Russ Hedderly, LB Kent State
12 246 Rick Naylor, LB Notre Dame
13 271 Mark Jenkins, G Cincinnati
14* 285* Cedric Anderson, WR Ohio State
14 288 Shaun Gayle, DB Ohio State
15* 302* Linnie Patrick, RB Alabama
15 312 Traded to Chicago -
16* 325* Rod Brooks, DB Northern Alabama
16 330 Traded to Oakland -
17* 352* Kurt Kapischke, T Augustana
17 354 Carlton Rose, LB Michigan
18 372 Gardner Williams, DB St. Mary's
19* 394* Eric Mack, TE Kansas State
19 396 Michael Wade, WR Iowa State

* - selection received in trade.

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