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1983-1985 Oakland Invaders

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Oakland InvadersUnited States Football League (1983-1985)

Born: May 11, 1982 – USFL founding franchise
Folded: Postseason 1985

Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Team Colors:


USFL Championships: None


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Oakland Invaders Shop

Invaders Logo T-Shirt by American Classics

Invaders Retro T-Shirt by Throwback Max

Just Published! One of FWIL’s Top Sports Books of 2017


Oakland Invaders Memorabilia


Invaders Video

The last USFL game.  Invaders vs. Baltimore Stars in the 1985 USFL Championship Game, July 14, 1985.


In Memoriam

Defensive end Larry Bethea, who played briefly for Oakland in 1985, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 24, 1987 at age 30.

Offensive lineman Chris Riehm (Invaders ’84) passed away in March 2012 at age 50.

Safety John Arnaud died of lung cancer at age 51 on November 10, 2012.



1-4-1984 Oakland Invaders Territorial Draft Selections Press Release

April 1984 Oakland Invaders “Gold Helmet Club” Newsletter



USFL Media Guides

USFL Game Programs



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