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Local Players Show Out During Opening Week Of 2022 USFL Season

Apr 17, 2022, 7:13 PM | Updated: Apr 23, 2022, 2:20 pm
Brian Allen - Birmingham Stallions - USFL...
Birmingham Stallions cornerback Brian Allen (29) breaks up a pass intended for New Jersey Generals wide receiver KaVontae Turpin (5) during the inaugural USFL game between the New Jersey Generals and Birmingham Stallions on April 16, 2022, at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL. (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Multiple local players helped their teams to victory during the first week of the 2022 USFL season.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah fared during the opening week of the season.

Former Utah Utes

Brian Allen – Cornerback – Birmingham Stallions (1-0)

Allen had four tackles, one tackle for loss, and one pass defended in Birmingham’s 28-24 win over the New Jersey Generals on Saturday, April 16.

Next Game: @ Houston Gamblers on Saturday, April 23 at 5 p.m. (MDT) on FS1

Hunter Thedford – Tight End – Pittsburgh Maulers (0-1)

Thedford and the Maulers suffered a 17-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Bandits on Monday, April 18.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Stars on Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former BYU Cougars

Tejan KoromaOffensive LineMichigan Panthers (0-1)

Koroma and the Panthers suffered a 17-12 loss to the Houston Gamblers.

Next Game: @ New Jersey Generals on Friday, April 22 at 6 p.m. (MDT) on USA

Tomasi LaulileDefensive TackleHouston Gamblers (1-0)

Laulile had three tackles, including two tackles for loss in Houston’s 17-12 win over the Michigan Panthers.

Next Game: vs. Birmingham Stallions on Saturday, April 23 at 5 p.m. (MDT) on FS1

Zac DaweDefensive EndTampa Bay Bandits (1-0)

Dawe had three tackles, one sack, and two tackles for loss in Tampa Bay’s 17-3 win over the Pittsburgh Maulers on Monday, April 18.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Breakers on Sunday, April 24 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Corbin Kaufusi – Tackle – Tampa Bay Bandits (1-0)

Kaufusi and the Bandits beat the Pittsburgh Maulers, 17-3, on Monday, April 18.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Breakers on Sunday, April 24 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Former Utah State Aggies

Adewale AdeoyeDefensive EndMichigan Panthers (0-1)

Adeoye and the Panthers suffered a 17-12 loss to the Houston Gamblers.

Next Game: @ New Jersey Generals on Friday, April 22 at 6 p.m. (MDT) on USA

Former Weber State Wildcats

Adam RodriguezDefensive EndPhiladelphia Stars (0-1)

Rodriguez had three total tackles, one solo tackles, and one tackle for loss in Philadelphia’s 23-17 loss to the New Orleans Breakers.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Maulers on Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Brock Miller – Kicker – New Jersey Generals (0-1)

Miller punted the ball four times with an average of 41.2 yards per kick in New Jersey’s 28-24 loss to the Birmingham Stallions on Saturday, April 16.

Next Game: vs. Michigan Panthers on Friday, April 22 at 6 p.m. (MDT) on USA

Marquez TuckerOffensive LineBirmingham Stallions (1-0)

Tucker and the Stallions beat the New Jersey Generals on Saturday, April 16, 28-24.

Next Game: @ Houston Gamblers on Saturday, April 23 at 5 p.m. (MDT) on FS1

Former High School Standouts

Gabriel Sewell Jr. (Desert Hills)– Linebacker – Philadelphia Stars (0-1)

Sewell had one tackle in Philadelphia’s 23-17 loss to the New Orleans Breakers.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Maulers on Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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