USFL Philadelphia Stars Retro T-Shirt

$21.40 USD

This is an authentic USFL Philadelphia Stars Vintage Adult T-Shirt in yellow with the year 1984 printed on it and the Stars logo. For those of you too young to know any better, Philadelphia once had another pro football team, The Philadelphia Stars. 100% Cotton. The United States Football League (USFL) was an American football league which was in active operation from 1983 to 1987. It played a spring/summer schedule in its first three seasons and a traditional autumn/winter schedule was set to commence before league operations ceased. The USFL was conceived in 1965 by New Orleans, Louisiana, businessman David Dixon, who saw a market for a football league which would play while the established National Football League was in its off-season. Dixon had been a key player in the expansion of the NFL into New Orleans; the New Orleans Saints began play in 1967. The USFL had notable successes, including three consecutive Heisman Award winners: Georgia running back Herschel Walker and Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie signed with the New Jersey Generals, and Nebraska running back Mike Rozier signed with the Pittsburgh Maulers out of college. Additionally, future Pro Football Hall of Fame members defensive end Reggie White of the University of Tennessee and quarterbacks Jim Kelly of the University of Miami and Steve Young of Brigham Young University, began their professional careers with the USFL's Memphis Showboats, Houston Gamblers, and Los Angeles Express, respectively. Some veterans, such as quarterbacks Chuck Fusina and Cliff Stoudt, who had extremely limited success in the NFL, had successful careers in the USFL. Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Dave Lapham notably signed an unusual personal services contract (rather than a traditional players' contract) with billionaire New Jersey Generals owner Donald Trump. In Philly, we had The Stars and stars they were. They were the USFL's most dominant team led on defense by Sam Mills and their star running back Kelvin Bryant. Oh yeah, Sean Landeta was their punter. Who said Philadelphia never had a pro Football Championship?

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