Game Worn Football Jersey 

A game worn / game used football collection from the CFL, USFL, WFL, XFL, WLAF, NCAA, NFL, and Arena football leagues.

Orlando Renegades

The 1985 Orlando Renegades

Jerry Golsteyn - Quarterback (Illinois State)

Jerry Golsteyn was drafted by the New York Giants in the 12th round (333rd overall) of the 1976 NFL Draft. He spent three years with the Giants, the first on injured reserve but appeared in 13 games in 1977-78, starting 5 while completing 43 of 110 passes with 2 TDs and 9 interceptions. The Giants released him in July of 1979 and Golsteyn was claimed by the San Francisco 49ers on waivers. The 49ers cut him at the end of camp and he ended up splitting time in 1979 between the Baltimore Colts and Detroit Lions, appearing in a game for each team. He recorded no stats in Baltimore but started the game with the Lions, completing 2 of 9 passes with 2 picks. In 1981, Golsteyn played for the Orlando Americans of the American Football Association. Golsteyn resurfaced in the NFL in 1982 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and backed-up Doug Williams. He was elevated to starter the following season after Williams became embroiled in a contract dispute with Bucs owner, Hugh Culverhouse, and left the team for the Oklahoma Outlaws of the USFL. Golsteyn started the first 3 games of 1983 before being replaced by Jack Thompson. In 1983, Golsteyn played in a total of 5 contests for the Bucs, completing 47 of 97 passes for 535 yards and 2 interceptions. The Buccaneers released Golsteyn in May of 1984 but recalled him from waivers and traded him to the Los Angeles Raiders for corner Irvin Phillips. The Raiders released him in training camp, resigned him in November but Golsteyn did not see game action. Golsteyn completed 92 of 217 passes for 1,077 yards with 2 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 21 career games in the NFL. 

In 1985, Golsteyn returned to Orlando where he backed up Reggie Collier for the USFL Renegades. He completed 65 of 135 passes for 647 yards with 4 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Golsteyn wore this heavy mesh Speedline size L jersey for home games at the Citrus Bowl. It has the correct tagging for the only set of Renegade home jerseys with all letters, numbers and stripes screen printed. The color remains vibrant and the garment is still in excellent condition. It has one team repair on the right chest.

Ken Times - Nose Tackle (Southern)

Ken Times bounced around during his football career. He suited up for 3 games in 1980 for the San Francisco 49ers and also a single game for the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers that same year. In 1981, he did not make the Denver Broncos roster out of training camp but signed later in the year with the St. Louis Cardinals and played in 2 games before being a camp cut in 1982. In 1983, he signed with the Washington Federals of the USFL but was dealt to the Tampa Bay Bandits for a future draft pick and played 12 games as a part of “Bandit Ball”. The Bandits traded Times to Memphis in 1984 for center Lee North and he played 4 games for the Showboats before being placed on waivers. Chicago claimed Times and he ended the season with the Blitz. Times was selected by the Orlando Renegades in the dispersal draft of Blitz players. The Renegades traded Times back to the Tampa Bay Bandits during the 1985 season. He recorded 11 sacks in 1983, another 6 in 1984 (all for the Blitz) and 1 for the Renegades in 1985. Check out the Memphis Showboats page to see Ken's 1984 road Showboats jersey.

Times wore this Speedline size XL jersey for home games during the Renegades lone season of operation. It exhibits some decent game wear in the form of a few team repairs and several hit marks. In a sign of progression, this jersey features domes so that a crotch strap could be attached. I've never seen that in another jersey as most are sewn on or used buttons. The original crotch strap for this jersey has been lost to time.