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USFL Awards and All-League Selections

By Patrick Mondout

Both the league itself and The Sporting News (TSN) honored USFL players, coaches, and executives with awards following each season. The individual awards for each season are listed first followed by the official All-USFL team and TSN's All-League team.

1983 USFL Awards and Honors 1983 USFL Awards and Honors
MVP: Kelvin Bryant, RB, Philadelphia Stars
Defensive POY: John Corker, LB, Michigan Panthers
Coach: Dick Coury, Boston Breakers 
Leading Scorer: David Trout, K, Philadelphia Stars 
Outstanding QB:  Bobby Hebert, Michigan Panthers
Leading Receiver: Trumaine Johnson, Chicago Blitz 
Outstanding Lineman: Kit Lathrop, DE, Chicago Blitz 
Special Teams POY: Stan Talley, P, Oakland Invaders 
Man of the Year: Raymond Chester, TE, Oakland Invaders
TSN Player: Bobby Hebert, Michigan Panthers
TSN Coach: Dick Coury, Boston Breakers 
TSN Executive: Carl Peterson, Philadelphia Stars
  ALL-USFL  
 
OFFENSE POSITION DEFENSE
Trumaine Johnson
Chicago Blitz
WR/CB Jeff George
Tampa Bay
Eric Truvillion
Tampa Bay
WR/CB David Martin
Denver
Raymond Chester
Oakland
TE/S Luther Bradley
Chicago
Irv Eatman
Philadelphia
Stars
T/S Scott Woerner
Philadelphia
Ray Pinney
Michigan
T/ILB Sam Mills
Philadelphia
Buddy Aydelette
Birmingham
G/ILB Marcus Marek
Boston
Thom Dornbrook
Michigan
G/OLB John Corker
Michigan
Bobby Van Duyne
Tampa Bay
C/OLB Stan White
Chicago
Bobby Hebert
Michigan
QB/NT Fred Nordgren
Tampa Bay
Herschel Walker
New Jersey
RB/DE Mike Raines
Birmingham
Kelvin Bryant
Philadelphia
RB/DE Kit Lathrop
Chicago
SPECIAL TEAMS
Tim Mazzetti
Boston 
K/KR Eric Robinson
Washington 
Stan Talley
Oakland
P/PR David Martin
Denver Gold
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  OFFICIAL USFL  
  THE SPORTING NEWS  
 
OFFENSE POSITION DEFENSE
Trumaine Johnson
Chicago Blitz
WR/CB Clarence Chapman
Michigan
Eric Truvillion
Tampa Bay
WR/CB David Martin
Denver
Raymond Chester
Oakland
TE/S David Greenwood
Michigan
Irv Eatman
Philadelphia
Stars
T/S Scott Woerner
Philadelphia
Ray Pinney
Michigan
T/ILB Sam Mills
Philadelphia
Buddy Aydelette
Birmingham
G/ILB Ray Bentley
Michigan
Tyrone McGriff
Michigan
G/OLB John Corker
Michigan
Bart Oates
Philadelphia Stars
C/OLB Ben Needham
Boston
Bobby Hebert
Michigan
QB/NT Kit Lathrop
Chicago
Herschel Walker
New Jersey
RB/DE Mike Raines
Birmingham
Kelvin Bryant
Philadelphia
RB/DE Calvin Turner
Denver Gold
SPECIAL TEAMS
Tim Mazzetti
Boston 
K/KR Eric Robinson
Washington 
Sean Landetta
Philadelphia
P/PR Anthony Carter
Michigan
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  ALL-LEAGUE  

 

1984 USFL Awards and Honors 1984 USFL Awards and Honors
MVP: Jim Kelly, Houston Gamblers
Defensive POY: Marcus Quinn, Oakland Invaders
Coach: Jim Mora, Philadelphia Stars
Leading Scorer: Toni Fritsch, Houston Gamblers
Outstanding QB:  Chuck Fusina, Philadelphia Stars
Leading Receiver: Richard Johnson, Houston Gamblers
Outstanding Lineman: Kit Lathrop, Arizona Wranglers
Special Teams POY: Zenon Andrusyshyn, Tampa Bay Bandits
Man of the Year: Irv Eatman, Philadelphia Stars 
TSN Player: Chuck Fusina, Philadelphia Stars
TSN Coach: Jim Mora, Philadelphia Stars
TSN Executive: Carl Peterson, Philadelphia Stars
TSN Rookie of the Year: Jim Kelly, Houston Gamblers
  ALL-USFL  
 
OFFENSE POSITION DEFENSE
Richard Johnson
Houston
WR/CB Peter Raeford
San Antonio
Trumaine Johnson
Arizona
WR/CB Garcia Lane
Philadelphia
Dan Ross
New Orleans
TE/S Marcus Quinn
Oakland
Irv Eatman
Philadelphia
T/S Mike Lush
Philadelphia
Pat Phenix
Birmingham
T/ILB Ed Smith
Arizona
Chuck Commiskey
Philadelphia
G/ILB Jim LeClair
New Jersey
Buddy Aydelette
Birmingham
G/OLB Sam Mills
Philadelphia
Bart Oates
Philadelphia
C/OLB Kiki DeAyala
Houston
Jim Kelly
Houston
QB/DT Pete Kugler
Philadelphia
Joe Cribbs
Birmingham
RB/DT Kit Lathrop
Arizona
Kelvin Bryant
Philadelphia
RB/DE John Lee
Arizona
- /DE Pete Catan
Houston
SPECIAL TEAMS
Toni Fritsch
Houston
K/KR Derrick Crawford
Memphis
Stan Talley
Oakland
P/PR David Martin
Denver
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  OFFICIAL USFL  
  THE SPORTING NEWS  
 
OFFENSE POSITION DEFENSE
Joey Walters
Washington
WR/CB Jerry Holmes
Pittsburgh
Trumaine Johnson
Arizona
WR/CB David Martin
Denver
Dan Ross
New Orleans
TE/S Marcus Quinn
Oakland
Irv Eatman
Philadelphia
T/S Gary Barbaro
New Jersey
Buddy Aydelette
Birmingham
T/ILB Howard Carson
Los Angeles
Gary Zimmerman
Los Angeles
G/ILB Jim LeClair
New Jersey
Gerry Raymond
Oakland
G/OLB  John Corker
Michigan
Wayne Radloff
Michigan
C/OLB James Harrell
Tampa Bay
Chuck Fusina
Philadelphia
QB/DT Kit Lathrop
Arizona
Joe Cribbs
Birmingham
RB/DE Pete Catan
Houston
Kelvin Bryant
Philadelphia
RB/DE Karl Lorch
Arizona
SPECIAL TEAMS
Tony Zendejas
Los Angeles
K/KR Derrick Crawford
Memphis
Sean Landeta
Philadelphia
P/PR David Martin
Denver
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  ALL-LEAGUE  

 

1985 USFL Awards and Honors 1985 USFL Awards and Honors
MVP: Herschel Walker, New Jersey Generals
Defensive POY: (None awarded)
Coach: Rollie Dotsch, Birmingham
Leading Scorer: Herschel Walker, New Jersey Generals
Leading Passer:  Jim Kelly, Houston Gamblers
Leading Receiver: Richard Johnson, Houston Gamblers
Outstanding Lineman: (None awarded)
Special Teams POY: Clarence Verdin, Houston Gamblers
Man of the Year: Reggie White, Memphis Showboats
TSN Player: Herschel Walker, New Jersey
TSN Coach: Rollie Dotsch, Birmingham
TSN Executive: Jerry Sklar, Birmingham
TSN Rookie of the Year: (None awarded)
  ALL-USFL  
 
OFFENSE POSITION DEFENSE
Jim Smith
Birmingham
WR/CB Kerry Justin
New Jersey
Richard Johnson
Houston
WR/CB David Martin
Arizona
Marvin Harvey
Tampa Bay
TE/S Chuck Clanton
Birmingham
Irv Eatman
Philadelphia
T/S Mike Lush
Baltimore
Ray Pinney
Oakland
T/ILB Sam Mills
Baltimore
Buddy Aydelette
Birmingham
G/ILB John Nevens
Denver
Pat Saindon
Birmingham
G/OLB Kiki DeAyala
Houston
Kent Hull
New Jersey
C/OLB Sam Mills
Baltimore
Jim Kelly
Houston
QB/DT Dave Tipton
Arizona
Herschel Walker
New Jersey
RB/DT Reggie White
Memphis
Gary Anderson
Tampa Bay
RB/DE James Lockette
New Jersey
- /DE Bruce Thornton
Denver
SPECIAL TEAMS
Brian Franco
Jacksonville
K/KR Clarence Verdin
Houston
Stan Talley
Oakland
P/PR Gerald McNeil
Houston
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  OFFICIAL USFL  
  THE SPORTING NEWS  
 
OFFENSE POSITION DEFENSE
Jim Smith
Birmingham
WR/CB Jerry Holmes
New Jersey
Anthony Carter
Oakland
WR/CB David Martin
Denver/Arizona
Richard Johnson
Houston
WR/S Barney Bussey
Memphis
Gordon Hudson
Los Angeles
TE/S Chuck Clanton
Birmingham
Ray Pinney
Oakland
T/ILB Howard Carson
Los Angeles
Gary Zimmerman
Los Angeles
T/ILB John Nevens
Denver
Buddy Aydelette
Birmingham
G/ILB Sam Mills
Baltimore
Pat Saindon
Birmingham
G/OLB Andy Hawkins
Houston
Kent Hull
New Jersey
C/OLB Herb Spencer
Birmingham
Jim Kelly
Houston
QB/DT Doug Smith
Birmingham
Herschel Walker
New Jersey
RB/DT Jerald Baylis
Portland
Gary Anderson
Tampa Bay
RB/DE Reggie White
Memphis
- /DE William Fuller
Baltimore
SPECIAL TEAMS
Tony Zendejas
Los Angeles
K/KR Clarence Verdin
Houston
Stan Talley
Oakland
P/PR Gerald McNeil
Houston
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  ALL-LEAGUE  

The Sporting News named three wide receivers and three inside linebackers to their All-League teams because of ties in their voting. Because the league employed both 3-4 and 4-3 defensive sets, there normally would have been four defensive lineman and four linebackers.

Herschel Walker, who rushed for a professional football record 2,411 yards and 22 touchdowns in 1985, received 27 of 28 MVP votes with Oakland QB Bobby Hebert taking the other.



USFL Bibliography
Books:
The $1 League: The Rise and Fall of the USFL by Jim Byrne
The Sporting News Official USFL Guide and Register, 1984
The Sporting News Official USFL Guide and Register, 1985
USFL Media Guides (each team published one each year)

Magazines:
Kickoff Magazine (published by league; 9 issues per year + playoffs; sold at games)
The Sporting News (regular coverage + special "preview" inserts)

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