Willie Rosborough was a tight end at the University of Washington but the Stars moved him to the defensive line and it paid some dividends. Rosborough appeared in 17 games in 1983 and notched 5 sacks, recovered 2 fumbles and intercepted a pass in helping the Stars to the 1983 Championship game. Rosborough played a smaller role in 1984 as he recovered a fumble in 11 games for the champion Stars. The Stars waived him in 1985 but he was claimed by the Portland Breakers. Rosborough recorded 1 sack in 5 games with the Breakers before being released mid-season. He signed with the NFL's Washington Redskins in the summer of 1985 but never appeared in a regular season game for the team. The picture shows Rosborough in action in 1983. The Stars used yellow helmets that were painted gold. This particular helmet was reconditioned after the 1984 season as evidenced by the sticker on the inner ear and may not have been put into service in the 1985 season in Baltimore.
The 1985 USFL Champion Baltimore Stars
George Gilbert - Guard (Tulsa)
George Gilbert went to training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1982 but was among the cuts as preseason rosters were reduced. He signed a contract with the USFL's Philadelphia Stars in October of 1982. Gilbert was with the Stars for all three seasons of their existence. He was a reserve playing in four games in 1983 but moved into a starting role the following year. This jersey has customized sleeves and features a couple of areas of significant repair work by the Stars equipment staff. The heavy game wear on the garment suggests this jersey likely dates to the 1984 season, when Gilbert started 14 games for the Stars. There is no championship game patch on this jersey as the Stars wore a brand new set of red jerseys for the title game that year. With the USFL folding after the 1985 campaign, Gilbert signed a deal with the CFL's Calgary Stampeders in 1986 and appeared in seven regular season and one playoff game there to close out his football career.