2022 USFL Season: When Are Former Mountain West Players Playing

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2022 USFL Season: When Are Former Mountain West Players Playing

Get ready for a new football league

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Find out where former players are playing

The USFL is back from the dead and the league has its season starting this weekend. All of the game will be played in Birmingham, Alabama, this year in a cost saving measure.

Who knows if the league will work but it’s spring football and could be a fun distraction.

The Mountain West will be well represented in this league.

HOUSTON GAMBLERS

JoJo Ward, WR, Hawaii

Dalyn Dawkins, RB, Colorado State

New Jersey Generals

Terry Pooloe, OT, San Diego State

MICHIGAN PANTHERS

Daishawn Dixon, G, San Diego State

Frank Ginda, LB, San Jose State

Michael Carrizosa, P, San Jose State

Adewale Adeoye, DE, Utah State

Keith Williams, OT, Colorado State

Teton Saltes, OT, New Mexico

Jalin Burrell, CB, New Mexico

PITTSBURGH MAULERS

Bailey Gaither, WR, San Jose State

Josh Love, QB San Jose State

DelVon Hardaway, WR, Fresno State

Tre Walker, WR, San Jose State

Boogie Roberts, DL, San Jose State

Kyahva Tezino, LB, San Diego State

TAMPA BAY BANDITS

Juwan Washington, RB, San Diego State

Ryan DiSalvo, LS, San Jose State

Week 1 Schedule

The league has some prime TV real estate with games on major well-known newtorks withing NBC Universal and FOX Sports.

New Jersey Generals at Birmingham Stallions: Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. ET (FOX, NBC, Peacock)

Houston Gamblers at Michigan Panthers: Sunday, April 17, noon ET (NBC, Peacock)

Philadelphia Stars vs. New Orleans Breakers: Sunday, April 17, 4 p.m. ET (USA)

Tampa Bay Bandits at Pittsburgh Maulers, Sunday, April 17, 8 p.m. ET (FS1)

There also are some new rules as well to make the league a bit different include some coll tech, that includes a helmet cam and better tracking the ball.

Plus, drone cams.

Unique rules that could be fun

  • A 35-second play clock

  • Three options after a touchdown: a one-point kick from the 15-yard line, a 2-point try from scrimmage at the 2-yard line and a 3-point try from scrimmage at the 10-yard line

  • The option to kick off or have an untimed down from their own 33-yard line in which the team retains possession if it gains 12 or more yards

  • Kickoffs from the 25-yard line, which Fisher predicted will nearly eliminate touchbacks

  • Best-of-three shootout format in overtime, where each team gets three plays from the 2-yard line, and the one with the most points after each team has three plays is the winner (after that, overtime extends to sudden death, and the first score wins)

  • On punts, gunners can’t line up outside the numbers and can’t be double-teamed until after the ball is kicked

  • A 15-yard walk-off for defensive pass interference

  • Multiple forward passes are allowed, as long as they are all attempted behind the line of scrimmage


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