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Philadelphia Stars

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The first Philadelphia Stars were the most successful USFL franchise!

The Stars played in three of the championship games – winning two of them. 

 

Jim Mora was the coach, future All-Pro C Bart Oates and P Sean Landeta went on to successful careers in the NFL.  Oates won two Super Bowls with the Giants and won another while playing for the San Francisco 49ers.  Landeta was also a key part of the championship Giant teams in ’86 and ‘90 with his booming leg and remains one of two active players from the USFL  --  Flutie is the other. 

 

The irony for Mora, despite winning two USFL rings, he failed to win a playoff game, despite six appearance in the post-season as coach of the New Orleans saints and Indianapolis Colts.   Mora retired after the 2001 season after a 16-year career as an NFL coach.