On This Date 7/17/1983

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The Michigan Panthers win the inaugural USFL Championship Game, beating the Baltimore Stars 24-22 at Mile High Stadium in Denver. Panthers quarterback Bobby Hebert, who completed 12 of 14 passes for 314 yards with three touchdowns, is named the game’s MVP. The biggest play came when Hebert connected with Antony Carter on a 48-yard touchdown pass with 3:01 left in regulation to give Michigan a 24-14 lead.