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Fred Besana USFL Statistics

Frederick Joseph Besana
Born: March 9, 1954
Roseville, CA
Position: QB
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 203
College: California
High School: Roseville (CA)
USFL Career: 1983-1985
More: Fred Besana complete pro stats

Fred Besana played from 1983 to 1985 during his career with the Oakland Invaders. Besana threw for 7,266 yards in his career, completing 636 of 1,054 passes with 41 touchdowns and 32 interceptions. He also ran for 328 yards in 80 attempts with 6 rushing touchdowns.

Oakland Invaders
Oakland Invaders

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
1983Oakland Invaders55034562.739807.2213.8162.980t7156085.1
1984Oakland Invaders44625757.627926.3143.1122.759t5945475.4
1985Oakland Invaders583458.64948.5610.346.963t108692.2
Totals105463660.372666.9413.9323.080 1401100


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1983Oakland Invaders411393.417 3
1984Oakland Invaders351424.114 3
1985Oakland Invaders44711.817 0
Totals803284.117 6

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick Int Fum Other FG XP Single 2Pt Saf Points
1983Oakland Invaders3000000000018
1984Oakland Invaders3000000000018

USFL Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1983USFLOakland Invaders1818
1984USFLOakland Invaders1816
1985USFLOakland Invaders0