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The Firsts of the USFL and the lasts....

Last Player to touch the ball in a USFL game: Kelvin Bryant RB Stars [gained 103 yards and scored 3 TDs in 1985 title game

 
The First USFL owners were:
    Myles Tannebaum- 
Philadelphia
    John Bassett- Tampa Bay
    Tad Taube- Oakland
    Marvin Warner- Birmingham
    George Matthews- Boston
    Dr. Ted Dietrich- Chicago
    Ron Blanding- Denver
    Alfred Taubman- Michigan
    J. Walter Duncan- New York/New Jersey
    Berl Bernhard- Washington
    Jim Joseph- Los Angeles
    Bill Daniels/Alan Harmon- San Diego

First Commissioner:Chester R. "Chet" Simmons 1983-1984 (resigned)
First Player 'Officially' signed:Tim Wrightman, Chicago, August 1982 
First Player to be Cut: Craig Penrose, Denver, February 17, 1983
First Cut Player to be Signed: Craig Penrose, Denver, February 22, 1983
First Trade: WR Joey Walters, Washington to Michigan for LB Mel Land and WR Frank McCrimmon (and 4th pick in 1984 Draft), February 20, 1983
First underclassman to leave college early to play professionally: Herschel Walker, Generals, 1983
First Player officially drafted by the USFL: Dan Marino, Los Angeles Express, January 4 1983 (Marino didn't sign)
First Player drafted to sign: Tim Spencer (Ohio State), Chicago Blitz, January 7 1983 
First Trade Involving Draft Picks: WR Joey Walters, Washington to Michigan for LB Mel Land and WR Frank McCrimmon (and 4th pick in 1984 Draft), February 20, 1983
First Preseason Game: Michigan Panthers defeated Birmingham Stallions 55-22 at Michigan
First Raid Against CFL: Arizona Wranglers signed Edmonton QB JoJo Bradford
First Points Scored in USFL Game: 2 (safety), CB Coy Bacon, Washington Federals vs. Philadelphia Stars, March 6, 1983
First Rushing Touchdown: Anthony Anderson, rb, Philadelphia vs. Washington, March 6, 1983
First Passing Touchdown: Chuck Fusina, qb, Philadelphia (to TE Dan Dunek) vs. Washington, March 6, 1983
First Field Goal: David Trout, pk, Philadelphia vs. Washington, March 6, 1983
First Interception Thrown: Kim McQuilken, qb, Washington vs. Philadelphia, March 6, 1983
First Fumble: Kelvin Bryant, rb, Philadelphia vs. Washington, March 6, 1983
First Sack Recorded by: Robert Barber, de, Washington vs. Philadelphia, March 6, 1983
First Interception by: Scott Woerner, cb, Philadelphia vs. Washington, March 6, 1983
First Kickoff Return for a Touchdown: Kris Haines, wr, Los Angeles vs. Arizona, March 6, 1983
First Punt Return for a Touchdown: Eric Truvillion, wr, Tampa Bay vs. Birmingham, March 6, 1983
First Tie in USFL History: Arizona at Los Angeles (9-9), March 6, 1983
First MVP '83 season: Kelvin Bryant RB Stars (In 17 games in 1983, he ran for 1,442 yards and 16 TDs, caught 53 passes for 410 yards)
First Championship Team: Michigan Panthers defeated Philadelphia Stars 24-22

First USFL player in Pro Football Hall of Fame:Jim Kelly (Houston Gamblers)- Inducted 2002. Joined in 2005 by Steve Young (Los Angeles Express)
First USFL Coach in Pro Footabll Hall of Fame:Marv Levy (Chicago Blitz)- Inducted 2001. Joined in 2002 by George Allen (Arizona Wranglers)
Last USFL Player in NFL: The honour of being the last active USFL player within the NFL goes to Doug Flutie. 

OTHER HONORS: * Heisman Trophy - 1984 * Maxwell Award - 1984 * Walter Camp Award - 1984 * Davey O'Brien Award - 1984 * All-America - 1984

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