SHOWBOATS TRIVIA

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The Showboats were given the #4 overall pick in the 1984 USFL Draft.
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The Showboats also received additional picks in each odd-numbered round throughout the draft.
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Though the 1984 USFL Draft only comprised 19 rounds, through wheeling and dealing the Showboats selected an amazing total of 37 players, almost 10% of the total number of players selected throughout the entire league. 
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Surprisingly though, the Showboats selected DB Barney Bussey with the #4 overall pick instead of a player that would have added immediate marketability to the club - Brigham Young QB Steve Young.
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Young would be the 11th overall selection in the draft, taken (and later signed) by the Los Angeles Express.

The Memphis Showboats selections in the 1984 USFL College Draft:
Round Selection Player, Position College
1 4 Barney Bussey, DB South Carolina State
1 21 Martin Bayless, DB Bowling Green
2 40 Chris Scott, DT Purdue
3 45 Ernest Gibson, DB Furman
3 64 Doug West, LB UCLA
4 81 Hal Stephens, LB East Carolina
5 88 Richard Dukes, DB Western Carolina
5 105 Joe Carter, RB Alabama
6 124 Tom Andrews, T Louisville
7 129 Gary Bridges, DB Eastern Illinois
7 148 Ted Rosnagle, DB Portland State
8* 159* Carlton Gunn, DE Caron-Newman
8 165 Traded to Denver -
9 172 Traded to Denver -
9* 182* Leonard Williams, RB Western Carolina
9 189 Randy Wright, QB Wisconsin
10 208 John Robertson, T East Carolina
11 213 Doug Herrmann, DT Nebraska
11 232 Lawrence Lee, RB Kentucky
12* 247* Mark Catano, T Valdosta State
12 249 Jeff Tootle, LB Mesa College
13 256 Steve Gemza, T UCLA
13* 259* George Green, DB Western Carolina
13* 260* Eddie Simmons, LB Kansas
13 273 Doug Wilkening, RB Nebraska
14* 278* Larry Gunter, DT Lenoir-Rhyne
14 292 John Daly, WR Dartmouth
15 297 Robert Turner, DB James Madison
15* 310 Melvin Dorsey, RB Western Carolina
15* 312 Sam Seale, WR Western Carolina
15 316 Steve Harter, T Mount Union
16* 320 Eddie White, TE Arkansas
16 333 Willie Henderson, WR Central State
17 340 Ralph Battle, DB Jacksonville State
17 357 Alan Neal, LB South Carolina State
18* 362 Mike Grant, LB East Carolina
18 376 Chris Nicholson, DT Eastern Illinois
19 381 Billy Risher, WR Furman
19* 385* Alan Reid, RB Minnesota
19 400 Traded to Denver -

* - selection received in trade.

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