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Locals Record Big Defensive Games During Fourth Week Of USFL Season

May 8, 2022, 4:41 PM | Updated: Feb 25, 2023, 6:23 pm

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

Former Utah Utes

Brian Allen – Cornerback – Birmingham Stallions (4-0)

Allen had six total tackles, five solo tackles, and one tackle for loss in Birmingham’s 16-10 win over the Tampa Bay Bandits on Saturday, May 7.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Stars on Sunday, May 15 at 10 a.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Hunter Thedford – Tight End – Pittsburgh Maulers (0-4)

Thedford had one catch for 16 yards in Pittsburgh’s 21-13 loss to the New Jersey Generals on Saturday, May 7.

Next Game: @ Houston Gamblers on Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former BYU Cougars

Tejan KoromaOffensive LineMichigan Panthers (1-3)

Koroma and the Panthers suffered a 26-25 loss to the Philadelphia Stars on Friday, May 6.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Bandits on Friday, May 13 at 6 p.m. (MDT) on USA

Tomasi LaulileDefensive TackleHouston Gamblers (1-3)

Laulile had two tackles in Houston’s 23-16 loss to the New Orleans Breakers on Sunday, May 8.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Maulers on Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Zac DaweDefensive EndTampa Bay Bandits (2-2)

Dawe and the Bandits suffered a 16-10 loss to the Birmingham Stallions on Saturday, May 7.

Next Game: vs. Michigan Panthers on Friday, May 13 at 6 p.m. (MDT) on USA

Corbin Kaufusi – Tackle – Tampa Bay Bandits (2-2)

Kaufusi and the Bandits suffered a 16-10 loss to the Birmingham Stallions on Saturday, May 7.

Next Game: vs. Michigan Panthers on Friday, May 13 at 6 p.m. (MDT) on USA

Former Utah State Aggies

Adewale AdeoyeDefensive EndMichigan Panthers (1-3)

Adeoye had one tackle in Michigan’s 26-25 loss to the Philadelphia Stars on Friday, May 6.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Bandits on Friday, May 13 at 6 p.m. (MDT) on USA

Former Weber State Wildcats

Adam RodriguezDefensive EndPhiladelphia Stars (2-2)

Rodriguez had five total tackles, four solo tackles, one sack, and one tackle for loss in Philadelphia’s 26-25 win over the Michigan Panthers on Friday, May 6.

Next Game: vs. Birmingham Stallions on Sunday, May 15 at 10 a.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Brock Miller – Kicker – New Jersey Generals (3-1)

Miller punted the ball twice with an average of 47.0 yards per kick in New Jersey’s 21-13 win over the Pittsburgh Maulers on Saturday, May 7.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Breakers on Saturday, May 13 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Marquez TuckerOffensive LineBirmingham Stallions (4-0)

Tucker and the Stallions beat the Tampa Bay Bandits, 16-10, on Saturday, May 7.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Stars on Sunday, May 15 at 10 a.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Former High School Standouts

Gabriel Sewell Jr. (Desert Hills)– Linebacker – Philadelphia Stars (2-2)

Sewell had two total tackles, one solo tackle, and one tackle for loss in Philadelphia’s 26-25 win over the Michigan Panthers on Friday, May 6.

Next Game: vs. Birmingham Stallions on Sunday, May 15 at 10 a.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

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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