7, 16 Bruce Threadgill

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Quarterback   1984-1985



Born: May 7, 1956, Nocona, TX

Height: 6-00     Weight: 200

College: Mississippi State

Acquired: Signed as a free agent in 1984

Pro Bio: Member of Gamblers squad during both team campaigns... Signed with the Gamblers during their inaugural training camp... Was the Gamblers' third quarterback behind Jim Kelly and Todd Dillon... Was active for five games in 1984, and saw limited action at slotback when injuries depleted the receiving corps.

Fifth round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers in the 1978 NFL draft... Played the 1978 season with the 49ers as a rover back... Joined the CFL Calgary Stampeders from the 49ers midway through the 1979 season, and quarterbacked there until 1982... Career stats with Calgary include 201 completions for 2,648 yards and 12 TDs... Also rushed 70 times for 504 yards and three TDs, including a long rush of 58 yards... Joined the Toronto Argonauts late in the 1982 season and was released during their 1983 training camp.

College: Four-year letterman at Mississippi State... Ranks second in Mississippi State history for career passing yardage (3,957)... Voted second team All-SEC for two years.

Personal: Attended New Iberia High School in New Iberia, Louisiana, where he lettered in football and baseball... Has been a private pilot since 1977.

Houston-Gamblers.com Fun Facts: Bruce wore the number "16" in the Gamblers' 1984 team photo, and was also listed as wearing number 16 in the 1984 Gamblers media guide. He gave the number to kicker Toni Fritsch after the second week of the 1984 season.