USFL

USFL Regular Season Ends, Five Locals Advance To Playoffs

Jun 19, 2022, 11:57 PM | Updated: Feb 25, 2023, 6:27 pm

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Brian Allen #29 of Birmingham Stallions celebrates with teammates after getting an interception and running it for a touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Houston Gamblers at Protective Stadium on April 23, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Jamie Squire/USFL/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jamie Squire/USFL/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Five local players helped their teams advance to the postseason following the final week of the 2022 USFL regular season.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah fared during the 10th week of the USFL season.

Former Utah Utes

Brian Allen – Cornerback – Birmingham Stallions (9-1)

Allen had five total tackles, four solo tackles, and one pass breakup in Birmingham’s 21-18 win over the Tampa Bay Bandits on Saturday, June 18.

Next Game: Playoffs – Semifinal vs. New Orleans Breakers on Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Hunter Thedford – Tight End – Pittsburgh Maulers (1-9)

Thedford and the Maulers suffered a 33-21 loss to the Michigan Panthers on Sunday, June 19.

Next Game: None

Former BYU Cougars

Tejan KoromaOffensive LineMichigan Panthers (2-8)

Koroma and the Panthers beat Pittsburgh Maulers, 33-21, on Sunday, June 19.

Next Game: None

Tomasi LaulileDefensive TackleHouston Gamblers (3-7)

Laulile had two total tackles and one solo tackle in Houston’s 20-3 win over the New Orleans Breakers on Sunday, June 19.

Next Game: None

Zac DaweDefensive EndTampa Bay Bandits (4-6)

Dawe had one tackle in Tampa Bay’s 21-18 loss to the Birmingham Stallions on Saturday, June 18.

Next Game: None

Corbin Kaufusi – Tackle – Tampa Bay Bandits (4-6)

Kaufusi and the Bandits suffered a 21-18 loss to the Birmingham Stallions on Saturday, June 18.

Next Game: None

Former Utah State Aggies

Adewale AdeoyeDefensive EndMichigan Panthers (2-8)

Adeoye and the Panthers beat Pittsburgh Maulers, 33-21, on Sunday, June 19.

Next Game: None

Former Weber State Wildcats

Adam RodriguezDefensive EndPhiladelphia Stars (6-4)

Rodriguez had four total tackles, two solo tackles, one sack, and one tackle for loss in Philadelphia’s 26-23 loss to the New Jersey Generals on Saturday, June 18

Next Game: Playoffs – Semifinal @ New Jersey Generals on Saturday, June 25 at 1 p.m. (MDT)

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Brock Miller – Kicker – New Jersey Generals (9-1)

Miller punted punted once with an 85-yard kick in New Jersey’s 26-23 win over the Philadelphia Stars on Saturday, June 18

Next Game: Playoffs – Semifinal vs. Philadelphia Stars on Saturday, June 25 at 1 p.m. (MDT)

Marquez TuckerOffensive LineBirmingham Stallions (9-1)

Tucker and the Stallions beat the Tampa Bay Bandits, 21-18, on Saturday, June 18.

Next Game: Playoffs – Semifinal vs. New Orleans Breakers on Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Former High School Standouts

Gabriel Sewell Jr. (Desert Hills)– Linebacker – Philadelphia Stars (6-4)

Sewell had two tackles in Philadelphia’s 26-23 loss to the New Jersey Generals on Saturday, June 18

Next Game: Playoffs – Semifinal @ New Jersey Generals on Saturday, June 25 at 1 p.m. (MDT)

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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