Pelluer in the meantime held out, and in mid-October was traded to the Chiefs for a couple of low round draft choices.
Saw action in 5 contests, starting 3 in 1990, including a win over Seattle, when he threw for 205 yards and a TD.
Sprained knee and was out remainder of year.
As Steve DeBerg cemented his role as starter, Pelluer saw sparing playing time.
Pelluer joined the Denver Broncos in 1992 via Plan B, but he would not make the roster.
After a brief break, he’d play in the CFLUSA for the Blue Bombers in 1995, completing 9 of 17 passes for 112 yards and a TD, but was lost to injury after injury for the season in Week 2.
Pelluer signed on with the reborn World League in 1995, playing for the Frankfurt Galaxy and helping the team reach the World Bowl for the first time.
Retired after the 1996 campaign, playing mainly as a backup.
Since retirement has spent time in real estate with a specialization in commercial properties.
I always felt like Steve got a bad rap in Dallas, but he did also hold out at a critical time when the Cowboys were rebuilding. Then he got shipped to KC only to get stuck behind DeBerg. I had wanted to get Steve for a while- failing on him twice previously. -I even had his Starting Lineup figure!
CARD: Pro Set 1989 ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home SENT: 5/18 RECEIVED: 7/20 (63 days)
Gerald Willhite played RB for the San Jose St Spartans from 1980-81.
He rushed for 1,000 yards in both years, and had 542 carries for 2403 yards and 20 TDs over his time there.
At the time he was only the second player in NCAA history who ran for 1,000+ yards and caught 50 or more passes.
Selected at the bottom of round one by the Denver Broncos in the 1982 NFL Draft.
A scatback ahead of his time, Willhite contributed nearly 1,000 yards al-purpose yards in his first 3 seasons, before topping out at 1,397 yards in 1985.
In 1986, became the first Bronco to have two 3-TD games in one season.
That same year, he set the team mark with 64 receptions for a runningback.
Early in the ’87 campaign against the Vikes, suffered a gruesome injury, breaking his leg in two places, a bone chip, and an injured ankle.
He returned the following year and played for the Broncos for two more seasons before officially hanging up the cleats.
At the time of his retirement, his 4.4 yards per carry was also a career franchise mark.
Gerald played just long enough to get some great card love from Pro Set and Score. I wanted to get both of them signed- but he kept the Score card. Still I’m grateful he took the time to pen this one. What a beauty.
Gerald was a plaintiff member of the concussion lawsuit against the NFL. The smallish, (5-10, 200) Willhite was a fearless runnner who loved to hit, but his little body took a pounding. Outside of his major injury, he took concussions, hamstring injuries, and other unreported knicks and tears every season he played.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.