Locals In The UFL: How To Watch Week One Games

Mar 28, 2024, 3:03 PM


UFL signage during the game between the California Redwoods and the Florida Tuskers at the Florida Citrus Bowl on October 22, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The United Football League kicks off its first season after the XFL and USFL joined forces to create a new spring professional football league.

UFL kicking off 2024 season

The 2024 UFL season kicks off this weekend with games played on Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31.

Eight teams will participate in the United Football League’s inaugural season. One dozen players with ties to the state of Utah will be on UFL rosters for Week 1’s contest.

Here are the UFL teams this season and the local players on rosters for the opening weekend’s games:

2024 UFL Teams & Stadiums

USFL Conference

  • Birmingham Stallions – Protective Stadium
  • Houston Roughnecks – Rice Stadium
  • Memphis Showboats – Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium
  • Michigan Panthers – Ford Field

XFL Conference

  • Arlington Renegades – Choctaw Stadium
  • D.C Defenders – Audi Field
  • San Antonio Brahmas – The Alamodome
  • St. Louis Battlehawks – The Dome at America’s Center


These are the following UFL players with ties to the state of Utah:

Former Utah Utes

  • Francis Bernard – Linebacker – D.C. Defenders
  • T.J. Pledger – Running Back – Houston Roughnecks
  • Darrin Paulo – Offensive Tackle – Memphis Showboats
  • Salesi Uhatafe – Offensive Tackle – Memphis Showboats
  • Troy Williams — Quarterback – Memphis Showboats
  • Corrion Ballard – Safety – Michigan Panthers
  • Mika Tafua — Defensive End — Michigan Panthers
  • Pita Taumoepenu – Linebacker – St. Louis Battlehawks

Former BYU Cougars

  • Tomasi Laulile — Defensive Tackle – Arlington Renegades
  • Kai Nacua – Safety – Michigan Panthers

Former Weber State Wildcats

  • Adam Rodriguez – Defensive End – Houston Roughnecks

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

  • Brock Miller – Punter – Michigan Panthers

Week 1 UFL Games

RELATED: United Football League Reveals Inaugural Regular Season Schedule

Saturday, March 30

Game: Birmingham Stallions @ Arlington Renegades

Time: 11 a.m. (MT)


Game: St. Louis Battlehawks @ Michigan Panthers

Time: 2 p.m. (MT)


Sunday, March 31

Game: D.C. Defenders @ San Antonio Brahmas

Time: 10 a.m. (MT)


Game: Memphis Showboats @ Houston Roughnecks

Time: 1 p.m. (MT)


Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. Listen to Ireland on Yards After College: An NFL Podcast. Follow him on X (@kyleireland), Threads (@kyleirelandksl), and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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Locals In The UFL: How To Watch Week One Games