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Locals Post Big Defensive Outings During Week 8 Of USFL Season

Jun 6, 2022, 1:19 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 – Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah fared during the eighth week of the USFL season.

Former Utah Utes

Brian Allen – Cornerback – Birmingham Stallions (8-0)

Allen had two tackles, one solo tackle, and two pass breakups in Birmingham’s 10-9 win over the New Orleans Breakers on Saturday, June 4.

Next Game: vs. Houston Gamblers on Saturday, June 11 at 4 p.m. (MDT) on USA

Hunter Thedford – Tight End – Pittsburgh Maulers (1-7)

Thedford had five catches for 37 yards in Pittsburgh’s 29-18 loss to the New Jersey Generals on Friday, June 3.

Next Game: vs. Philadelphia Stars on Sunday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m. (MDT) on FS1

Former BYU Cougars

Tejan KoromaOffensive LineMichigan Panthers (1-7)

Koroma and the Panthers suffered a 46-24 loss to the Philadelphia Stars on Sunday, June 5.

Next Game: vs. New Jersey Generals on Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Tomasi LaulileDefensive TackleHouston Gamblers (1-7)

Laulile had two tackles in Houston’s 13-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Bandits on Sunday, June 5.

Next Game: @ Birmingham Stallions on Saturday, June 11 at 4 p.m. (MDT) on USA

Zac DaweDefensive EndTampa Bay Bandits (4-4)

Dawe had three total tackles and two solo tackles in Tampa Bay’s 13-3 win over the Houston Gamblers on Sunday, June 5.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Breakers on Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

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

Kaufusi and the Bandits beat the Houston Gamblers, 13-3, on Sunday, June 5.

Next Game: @ New Orleans Breakers on Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. (MDT) on FOX

Former Utah State Aggies

Adewale AdeoyeDefensive EndMichigan Panthers (1-7)

Adeoye and the Panthers suffered a 46-24 loss to the Philadelphia Stars on Sunday, June 5.

Next Game: vs. New Jersey Generals on Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Former Weber State Wildcats

Adam RodriguezDefensive EndPhiladelphia Stars (5-3)

Rodriguez had one tackle in Philadelphia’s 46-24 win over the Michigan Panthers on Sunday, June 5.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Maulers on Sunday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m. (MDT) on FS1

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Brock Miller – Kicker – New Jersey Generals (7-1)

Miller punted three times with an average of 46.0 yards per kick in New Jersey’s 29-18 win over the Pittsburgh Maulers on Friday, June 3.

Next Game: @ Michigan Panthers on Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Marquez TuckerOffensive LineBirmingham Stallions (8-0)

Tucker and the Stallions beat the New Orleans Breakers, 10-9, on Saturday, June 4.

Next Game: vs. Houston Gamblers on Saturday, June 11 at 4 p.m. (MDT) on USA

Former High School Standouts

Gabriel Sewell Jr. (Desert Hills)– Linebacker – Philadelphia Stars (5-3)

Sewell had 11 total tackles, eight solo tackles, and a forced fumble in Philadelphia’s 46-24 win over the Michigan Panthers on Sunday, June 5.

Next Game: @ Pittsburgh Maulers on Sunday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m. (MDT) on FS1

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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