Game Worn Football Jersey 

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

San Antonio Gunslingers

Ralph Williams - Guard / Tackle (Southern)

Ralph Williams entered the pros as a free agent signing of the Houston Oilers in 1981. He did not play that year due to a back injury but made the roster and played 7 games with the club in 1982. He suited up for 1 game with the Oilers in 1983. In 1984, Williams signed with the expansion San Antonio Gunslingers and spent two seasons with them in the USFL, playing in all 36 games during the team's two-year existence. After the conclusion of the 1985 USFL season, Williams signed with the New Orleans Saints and played in 22 games for the Saints with 20 starts over two seasons (1985-86). In the NFL, he appeared in 32 contests. Since his playing days ended, Williams has had a long career in law enforcement in Louisiana.

Williams wore this Champion size L for home games in 1984 and 1985. I exchanged emails with the Gunslingers equipment manager, Billy Schott, who informed me that the Gunslingers used the same set of jerseys in their two seasons. This one features significant game wear with several team repairs. All Gunslinger offensive lineman had their sleeves shortened and customized with an elastic to tighten them per Schott, which is evident in this jersey.

Scott Stamper - Running Back (Fort Lewis)

Scott Stamper was signed as a free agent by the Denver Gold on January 30, 1983. He made the team but spent the first 11 games of the season on the Developmental Squad before being activated to the regular roster on May 20, 1983. Stamper ran the ball 3 times for 11 yards and also saw duty on the kickoff return team where he fielded 10 kickoffs in 7 games for an average of 21.3 yards a return. Stamper was selected by the San Antonio Gunslingers in the 19th round (112th overall) of the USFL Expansion Draft on September 6, 1983. Stamper rushed 123 times in 1984 for 500 yards and 3 touchdowns to go along with 14 catches for 84 yards. In 1985, Stamper had 127 carries for 371 yards and 6 majors for the Gunslingers. He added 25 receptions for 179 yards and a score. After the USFL ceased operations, Stamper was signed by the New York Jets but was cut in training camp. Stamper was inducted into the Fort Lewis Hall of Fame in 1996.

Stamper wore this Champion size L jersey for road games with the Gunslingers in 1984 and 1985 as the team recycled their inaugural season's uniforms for use in year two. It features heavy game wear with areas of major repair work. The sleeves were shortened with a pair of scissors to the end of the green stripe. I traded this jersey to a San Antonio collector for another item in 2019.