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Locals Record Big Defensive Games During Week 7 Of USFL Season

May 30, 2022, 2:44 PM
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Former Weber State defensive end Adam Rodriguez (Courtesy of Weber State Athletics)
(Courtesy of Weber State Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY – A pair of local players recorded big defensive performances for the Philadelphia Stars during Week 7 of the 2022 USFL campaign.

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

Former Utah Utes

Brian Allen – Cornerback – Birmingham Stallions (7-0)

Allen had two tackles in Birmingham’s 26-16 win over the Pittsburgh Maulers on Sunday, May 29.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Breakers on Saturday, June 4 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Hunter Thedford – Tight End – Pittsburgh Maulers (1-6)

Thedford and the Maulers suffered a 26-16 loss to the Birmingham Stallions on Sunday, May 29.

Next Game: @ New Jersey Generals on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. (MDT) on USA

Former BYU Cougars

Tejan KoromaOffensive LineMichigan Panthers (1-6)

Koroma and the Panthers suffered a 31-27 loss to the New Orleans Breakers on Saturday, May 28.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Stars on Sunday, June 5 at 10 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Tomasi LaulileDefensive TackleHouston Gamblers (1-6)

Laulile had three total tackles, one solo tackle, and a tackle for loss in Houston’s 35-24 loss to the Philadelphia Stars on Sunday, May 29.

Next Game: @ Tampa Bay Bandits on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. (MDT) on Peacock

Zac DaweDefensive EndTampa Bay Bandits (3-4)

Dawe and the Bandits suffered a 20-13 loss to the New Jersey Generals on Saturday, May 28.

Next Game: vs. Houston Gamblers on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. (MDT) on Peacock

Corbin Kaufusi – Tackle – Tampa Bay Bandits (3-4)

Kaufusi had one catch for 32 yards in Tampa Bay’s 20-13 loss to the New Jersey Generals on Saturday, May 28.

Next Game: vs. Houston Gamblers on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. (MDT) on Peacock

Former Utah State Aggies

Adewale AdeoyeDefensive EndMichigan Panthers (1-6)

Adeoye had two tackles and one tackle for loss in Michigan’s 31-27 loss to the New Orleans Breakers on Saturday, May 28.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Stars on Sunday, June 5 at 10 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former Weber State Wildcats

Adam RodriguezDefensive EndPhiladelphia Stars (4-3)

Rodriguez had seven total tackles, six solo tackles, three sacks, and two tackles for loss in Philadelphia’s 35-24 win over the Houston Gamblers on Sunday, May 29.

Next Game: vs. Michigan Panthers on Sunday, June 5 at 10 a.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Brock Miller – Kicker – New Jersey Generals (6-1)

Miller punted four times with an average of 45.8 yards per kick in New Jersey’s 20-13 win over the Tampa Bay Bandits on Saturday, May 28.

Next Game: vs. Pittsburgh Maulers on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. (MDT) on USA

Marquez TuckerOffensive LineBirmingham Stallions (7-0)

Tucker and the Stallions beat the Pittsburgh Maulers, 26-16, on Sunday, May 29.

Next Game: vs. New Orleans Breakers on Saturday, June 4 at 1 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former High School Standouts

Gabriel Sewell Jr. (Desert Hills)– Linebacker – Philadelphia Stars (4-3)

Sewell had five total tackles, two solo tackles, and 0.5 sacks in Philadelphia’s 35-24 win over the Houston Gamblers on Sunday, May 29.

Next Game: vs. Michigan Panthers on Sunday, June 5 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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