Packer trivia answers

Here are the answers to Packer trivia on the renegade leagues:

1. A, Dave Roller. A year before he joined the Packers, Roller earned All-WFL honors for the Sun. When the league folded, Roller joined the Packers in October of 1975 and went on to have a productive career in Green Bay.

2. B, Ken Bowman. Vince Lombardi's center in Super Bowls I and II is listed on the Honolulu Hawaiians all-time roster as a member of the 1975 team. By the way, Randy Johnson, who had a cup of coffee with the Packers in 1976, quarterbacked the Hawaiians to the WFL playoffs in 1974.

3. D, Don Horn. The former backup to Bart Starr finally got a chance to play regularly with the Portland Thunder in 1975 and he made the most of it. Horn, the Packers' first round pick in the 1967 draft out of San Diego State, finished fifth in the WFL in passing in 1975. He completed 158 of 272 passes (58.1 percent) for 1,742 yards, 11 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

4. B, Lindy Infante. In his first head coaching job, Infante guided the Bulls to a 15-21 record in 1984 and '85. Nine years earlier, Infante landed his first pro coaching job as offensive coordinator for the WFL's Charlotte Hornets where one of his quarterbacks was future Packer Brian Dowling.

5. A, Alan Risher. In Week 6, Risher hit Jackie Flowers with a 98-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to give the Arizona Wranglers a 22-21 win over the Washington Federals at RFK Stadium. Risher was a solid and exciting USFL signal-caller who couldn't make the transition to the NFL. He finished fifth in the USFL in passing in 1983 but couldn't get on the field in the NFL except for the Packers' three non-union games in 1987.

6. C, David Greenwood. Greenwood will go down as one of top performers in the history of the USFL. The Park Falls, Wis., native was named All-USFL in 1983 and is a member of the USFL's all-time team. After a stellar career at the University of Wisconsin, Greenwood was a first round pick of the Michigan Panthers in 1983 and helped lead them to the league's first title in 1983. In addition to his safety duties, Greenwood was an accomplished punter, averaging 41.4 yards a boot in 1983. He stayed with the Panthers after they merged with the Oakland Invaders before joining Tampa Bay in 1985. Greenwood played in nine games for the Packers in 1986, registering three sacks. He finished his career with the Raiders in 1988.

7. A, Harry Sydney. Before becoming Green Bay's running backs coach, Sydney was a pretty fair player. The first entry on his professional resume was an 801-yard campaign for the USFL's Denver Gold in 1983. Sydney averaged 4.6 yards a carry and scored nine touchdowns for coach Craig Morton.

8. C, Mossy Cade. Prior to his turbulent career with the Packers, Cade showed promise in the USFL. Packer coach Forrest Gregg thought so highly of the Texas product that he surrendered a first round pick to the San Diego Chargers for Cade. Cade played two undistinguished seasons in Green Bay posting five interceptions with one sack.

9. B, Chuck Fusina. While Jim Kelly and Doug Flutie are the most heralded QB alums of the USFL, they weren't any more efficient or productive than Fusina. After playing sparingly with Tampa Bay from 1979 to 1981, Fusina joined the Philadelphia-Baltimore Stars, won two championships, one passing title, one title game MVP award and was named all-league. He played in seven games for the 1986 Packers, completing 19 of 32 passes for 178 yards with no touchdowns and an interception.

10. B, Sean Landeta. Landeta, who played for the Packers in 1998, was so good he was named to the USFL's all-time team.

11. A, Reggie White. White, fresh off the campus of the University of Tennessee, logged 12 sacks for 84 yards in losses and 11.5 sacks for 93.5 yards losses for the Showboats in 1984 and 1985.

12. B, Dan Ross. Following a standout career with Cincinnati (where he played in the Super Bowl under Forrest Gregg in 1982), Ross bolted for the New Orleans Breakers of the USFL. He caught 106 passes for 1,335 yards with seven touchdowns in two seasons before rejoining the Bengals in 1985. He finished his career with the Packers in 1986, catching 17 passes for 143 yards and one touchdown.

World Bowl answer: Willie Wood. The Hall of Fame defensive back began the season as one of four assistants on Waller's staff before being elevated to the top job.

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