Former Desert Hills High Standout Forces Fumble During USFL Win

Jun 6, 2022, 1:16 PM | Updated: Feb 25, 2023, 6:33 pm


Gabriel Sewell #7 of the Nevada Wolf Pack is escorted off the field after being ejected for spearing during the second half of a game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

(Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Desert Hills and Nevada Wolfpack standout Gabriel Sewell Jr. forced a big fumble during the Philadelphia Stars’ victory over the Michigan Panthers.

The Stars hosted the Panthers during Week 8 of the 2022 USFL season on Sunday, June 5.

With 6:49 remaining in the fourth quarter and Philadelphia owning a 39-18 lead, the Panthers were on the verge of scoring with the ball on the one-yard line.

Shortly after Panthers quarterback Paxton Lynch snapped the pigskin, Sewell leaped into the backfield and swung his left arm down towards the ball. Sewell’s swing punched the ball free and inside the end zone. Philadelphia’s Ahmad Dixon recovered the ball for a touchback.

On their subsequent possession, the Stars scored a touchdown to take a 46-18 lead.

Philadelphia held on for a 46-24 win.

Sewell finished the contest with 11 total tackles, eight solo tackles, and a forced fumble.

With the victory, the Stars improved their record to 5-3 this season. The win also clinched a playoff berth for Philadelphia.

The Stars’ next game is against the Pittsburgh Maulers on Sunday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m. (MDT). The game will be televised on FS1.

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


USFL XFL Merge Dwayne Johnson...

Chandler Holt

USFL, XFL Announce Plan To Merge Leagues

The two biggest spring football leagues, the USFL and XFL, have announced their intent to merge in the near future.

6 days ago


The Associated Press

Alex Collins, Former Seahawks, Ravens Running Back, Dies At Age 28

Former NFL RB Alex Collins, who played five seasons for the Seahawks and Ravens after a terrific college career at Arkansas, has died.

2 months ago

Brian Allen-Birmingham-Stallions-USFL-2022...

Kyle Ireland

Former Utah DB Helps Stallions Win Back-To-Back USFL Championships

Here is how the local players performed during the 2023 USFL Championship Game between the Pittsburgh Maulers and Birmingham Stallions.

3 months ago


Kyle Ireland

How To Watch 2023 USFL Championship Game

The 2023 USFL Championship game is almost here and features an exciting matchup with multiple players with ties to the state of Utah.

3 months ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utes Bulletin: Things Happening In Utah Athletics (Week Of 6/26/23)

Can you believe it's the final week of June? Soon the Utes Bulletin will be prepping you all for Pac-12 Media Day and Fall Camp.

3 months ago


Kyle Ireland

Locals In The USFL: 2023 Division Championship Round Recap

Here is how the local players performed during the opening week of the USFL postseason, which featured a pair of division championship games.

3 months ago

Sponsored Articles

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.

ksl sports logos...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.

Former Desert Hills High Standout Forces Fumble During USFL Win