January 7, 2013 - Arena Football League (AFL) - San Jose SaberCats
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned former USC Trojan quarterback Mitch Mustain and San Mateo native Andres Vargas on one-year contracts.
"Both Mitch and Andres are very talented and we are excited to bring them in to the mix to add depth at quarterback as well as along our offensive line," said Owner/Head Coach Darren Arbet. "As the 2013 season continues to approach, it is important that we are able to add these types of players to our roster."
Mustain (6-3, 220, USC) had signed with the Georgia Force of the Arena Football League in the 2011 offseason, but eventually decided to agree to a minor league baseball deal with the Chicago White Sox in February of 2012. Professionally, Mustain was also a member of the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He attended the University of Southern California from 2007-10 following his transfer after his freshman season at the University of Arkansas. As a Trojan, Mustain appeared in 11 games, mostly in relief, making one start and threw for 340 yards with two touchdowns. This followed his freshman campaign at Arkansas, where he made eight starts for the Razorbacks and threw for 894 yards with ten touchdowns. As a starter in college, the Fayetteville native finished with an 8-1 record for his career.
Vargas (6-4, 315, San Jose State), a Bay Area native, attended San Jose State for the past five seasons, and throughout his collegiate career with the Spartans, appeared in 42 games, starting 30 along their offensive line. As a redshirt freshman, Vargas played in five games, followed by 12 appearances as a sophomore, 13 as a junior and 12 in his senior campaign at right tackle. Vargas attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View and earned first-team all-league honors as a senior and also participated in wrestling as well as track and field.