Las Vegas Locomotives Week 4 Game Notes
Site: Sam Boyd Stadium
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011
Kickoff: 5 p.m. (PDT); 7 p.m. (CDT); 8 p.m. (EDT)
Radio: FOX Sports Radio 920 AM; http://werlv.com/ (Las Vegas)
KOZN 1620AM; http://1620thezone.com (Omaha)
Announcers: Mitch Moss (play-by-play), Doug Marsh (color) - Las Vegas
Mike'l Severe (play-by-play), Matt Seigel (color) - Omaha
2011 UFL Regular Season Updates
TEAM W L PCT. PF PA HOME ROAD
Virginia Destroyers 2 0 1.000 57 40 1-0 1-0
Las Vegas Locomotives 1 1 .500 40 51 0-0 1-1
Omaha Nighthawks 1 1 .500 46 53 0-1 1-0
Sacramento Mountain Lions 0 2 .000 47 56 0-2 0-0
This Week's UFL Games
10/7: Sacramento at Virginia, 4 p.m. (PDT); 7 p.m. (EDT)
10/8: Omaha at Las Vegas, 5 p.m. (PDT); 8 p.m. (EDT)
Virginia 23, Omaha 13 (Week 1)
Las Vegas 23, Sacramento 17 (Week 1)
Virginia 34, Las Vegas 17 (Week 2)
Omaha 33, Sacramento 30 (Week 3)
A Look at the Coaches:
Las Vegas Locos Head Coach: Jim Fassel
Overall UFL regular-season record: 10 - 6
About: Fassel's career regular season record as a professional football coach is 68-59-1. He had a record of 58-53-1 in seven seasons as the head coach of the New York Giants in the NFL and a record of 10-6 in his time as head coach of the Locos.
Omaha Nighthawks Head Coach: Joe Moglia
Overall UFL regular-season record: 1 - 1
About: Moglia is in his first season as head coach of the Omaha Nighthawks. The former TD Ameritrade CEO came to the Nighthawks after serving as an executive advisor at the University of Nebraska under head coach Bo Pelini in 2010. Prior to entering the world of finance in the 1980s, Moglia coached football for 16 years. During that time he won two Ivy League championships as Defensive Coordinator at Dartmouth, turned around two high school programs, wrote a book on coaching and had articles published in national coaching journals.
The Oct. 8 matchup will be a battle between the UFL's two 1 - 1 teams. With just a six game season, a win is crucial for one team to strengthen its position for a spot in the UFL title game. The winner of this game will sit alone at second place in the UFL standings.
Las Vegas leads the series 2 - 0, winning both meetings during Omaha's first UFL season in 2010.
Oct. 6, 2010: Las Vegas 22, Omaha 10
Oct. 28, 2010: Las Vegas 24, Omaha 10
Locos Will Work to Minimize Mistakes
In their loss to Virginia, the team committed 11 penalties totaling 90 yards and also lost a fumble to the Destroyers defense. A team with veteran leadership will look to bounce back with a disciplined effort against Omaha.
Running Game Looks to Gain Momentum
The Las Vegas Locos are still waiting on their first individual 100-yard rushing performance two games into the 2011 UFL Season. For the Locos offense to thrive, they will look for one of their star running backs to break out in a big way versus Omaha. Starter DeDe Dorsey had a solid opening game with 51 yards on 9 carries, but he was kept in check with only 7 yards on 5 carries against a stingy Virginia defense in Week 2. Hakim Hill, third on the running back depth chart, showed great potential during the fourth quarter against Virginia by rushing for 68 yards on 6 carries, including a 46-yard scamper. Hill's explosive speed could provide the spark needed to lift the Locos running game.
QBs Show Poise in Week 2 Defeat
The numbers don't tell the entire story for the Locos quarterbacks after the Week 2 loss against Virginia. Starter Chase Clement's numbers were 10 of 25 passing for 75 yards, including 3 sacks. The sack number could have been much higher. Clement showed great poise in a consistently hostile pocket by making several great plays with his feet to elude sacks. In fact, Clement ended the game with 24 yards rushing with most of those runs saving the Locos valuable yardage. Backup Brian Brohm was very effective during the fourth quarter and led the Locos on two touchdown drives. His final numbers were 10 of 19 passing for 111 yards and 2 touchdowns. While Clement remains the starter, Brohm proved he is a very capable backup should his number get called later this season.
Locos Secondary Faces Tough Test in Omaha's Misoli
Omaha quarterback Jeremiah Misoli has thrown for 452 yards and 1 touchdown through the first two games of the UFL season. The Locos' veteran secondary will look to slow Misoli's solid start with tight coverage from cornerbacks Wale Dada and Marquis Floyd. Thus far, the Locos secondary has put together solid play. Dada leads the team in tackles and has added 3 pass break ups, and Floyd was the UFL's Defensive Player of the Week for Week 1. Through the first two games, Floyd has 6.5 tackles, 1 interception and 2 pass break ups. Coming off of a 283-yard passing performance against Sacramento in Week 3, Misoli should have great confidence early in the game against Las Vegas. Dada, Floyd and safeties Nick Turnbull and Lewis Baker will work to stay disciplined in their coverage to limit the young quarterback's opportunities.
2011 Las Vegas Locos Pronunciation Guide
Danny BAUGHER BAH-ger
Ryan BOSCHETTI bah-SKETTI
Brian BROHM brah-m
WALE Dada WAH-lay
DEDE Dorsey DEE-DEE
MARQUIS Floyd Mar-kiss
Ron GIRAULT Jer-alt
SALIM HAKIM sah-LEEM hah-KEEM
HAKIM Hill hah-KEEM
RIGO Morales REE-go
LAUVALE SAPE la-VAH-lay SAH-pay
Dezmond SHERROD sure-ODD
MONTAVIOUS Stanley mon-TAY-VE-us
Albert TOEAINA toe-AY-na
Las Vegas Locos Week 4 Depth Chart
QB: Chase Clement Brian Brohm Zac Lee
RB: Marcel Shipp DeDe Dorsey Hakim Hill
FB: Bobby Rome
WR: Cameron Colvin Saalim Hakim
LT: Joel Bell Branndon Braxton
LG: Tony Ugoh
C: Jesse Boone Keith Gray
RG: Tim Duckworth Albert Toeaina
RT: Branndon Braxton Brandon Torrey
TE: Adam Bergen Jamie Petrowski Dezmond Sherrod Xavier Lee
WR: Andrae Thurman Samie Parker Eddie Drummond
LDE: Josh Cooper Mike Montgomery
LDT: Ryan Boschetti Lauvale Sape Marcus Smith
RDT: Alfred Malone Montavious Stanley
RDE: Eric Henderson Copeland Bryan
LB: Kris Griffin Simoni Lawrence
LB: Teddy Lehman Danny Lansanah
LB: Brandon Moore Marcus Riley
LCB: Wale Dada Trae Williams Antonio Smith
SS: Lewis Baker Trey Young
FS: Nick Turnbull Ron Girault
RCB: Marquis Floyd Patrick Stoudamire Antonio Smith
P: Danny Baugher
K: Clint Stitser
LS: Rigo Morales
Las Vegas Locos Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Jim Fassel
Defensive Coordinator & Special Teams Coordinator: Larry Mac Duff
Secondary Coach: Isaac Carter
Secondary Coach: Larry Marmie
Defensive Line Coach: Kevin Wolthausen
Linebackers & Assistant Special Teams Coach: Dennis Therrel
Offensive Line Coach: Don Eck
Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Ben Norton
Running Backs Coach: Amp Lee
Wide Receivers Coach: Tim Rattay
Quarterbacks Coach: Eric VanHeusen
Offensive Assistant: Turk Schonert
Strength Coach: I.J. Gorman
Week 4 Game Officials
Referee: Jon Bible #10 (Austin, TX)
Umpire: Hugh Douglass #25 (Seguin, TX)
Head Linesman: Gerry Austin #24 (Summerfield, NC)
Line Judge: Fred Cook #15 (Bowie, MD)
Field Judge: Robert Powell #18 (Darien, IL)
Side Judge: Wade Wagner #39 (Hutto, TX)
Back Judge: Craig Griffith #33 (Louisville, OH)
Locos Statistics 2011 Season
Overall Team Statistics
First Downs 31
Net Yards Rushing 225
Rush Attempts 45
Avg. Per Rush 5.0
Rushing TD 2
Net Yards Passing 384
Comp-Att-Int 40 - 72 - 0
Avg. Per Att. 5.3
Avg. Per Comp. 9.6
Passing TD 2
Total Offense Yards 609
Avg. Per Game 304.5
3rd-Down Conversion 12 - 33
4th-Down Conversion 3 - 4
Red-Zone Score-Chances 5 - 5
PAT Kicks 4 - 4
Field Goals 4 - 4
Sacks-Yards Lost 2 - 10
Interceptions-Yards-TD 1 - 35 - 0
Las Vegas Locos Play Breakdown
Down Rush Pass Total
OVERALL 45 74 119
Las Vegas Locos Offense
#1 DeDe Dorsey RB 5-11 210 Lindenwood
Dorsey was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Lindenwood . Dorsey has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions . Dorsey joined the Locomotives in 2009. He scored two touchdowns for the Las Vegas Locomotives against the California Redwoods in the first ever game of the UFL on Oct. 8, 2009. He rushed for 63 yards on nine carries and 3 receptions. On Nov. 27, 2009, in the first-ever UFL Championship game, Dorsey rushed 11 times for 66 yards and scored on touchdown runs of 38 yards and 1 yard to help the Las Vegas Locomotives defeat the previously unbeaten Florida Tuskers 20-17 in overtime. Dorsey was named MVP of the game. Dorsey re-signed with the Las Vegas Locomotives on Sept. 24, 2010. On Oct. 5, he was named UFL Player Of The Week for week 3. Dorsey returned to the Locos in 2011 after not making an NFL roster.
2011 Season: 14 rushes for 58 yards and 1 touchdown; 7 receptions for 47 yards and 0 touchdowns
#2 Chase Clement QB 6-1 220 Rice 2011 UFL season as the Locos' starter
Clement won Game Most Valuable Player honors in the 2010 UFL title game. He the led Las Vegas Locomotives to a 23-20 victory over the Florida Tuskers by going 15-for-24 for 239 yards, two touchdowns and one interception and rushing for 30 yards on five carries. Clement started the Locos' final regular-season game in 2010, and ended the regular season 17-for-35 for 212 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. He also ran for 84 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries. Clement briefly gained professional experience with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in June 2009.
2011 Season: 30-53 passing for 308 yards and 0 touchdowns; 7 rushes for 56 yards and 1 touchdown; Clement earned UFL Offensive Player of the Week honors in Week 1 vs. Sacramento
#3 Clint Stitser PK 6-1 200 Fresno State
Stitser played college football for the Fresno State Bulldogs from 2003-2007. He made 71% of his field goals in his college career. He went undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was signed by the New York Jets on April 6, 2010 but was waived on June 1. He signed with the Seattle Seahawks on August 17, 2010 and played in one preseason game for the Seahawks. He made a 35-yard field goal in the game, and converted all three extra point attempts. He was waived on August 31, 2010. On November 30, 2010, he was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals, replacing ineffective starter Aaron Pettrey. Stitser signed with the Washington Redskins on August 17, 2011, but was waived on August 30.
2011 Season: 1 - 1 on field goals, long 45 yards
#5 Zac Lee QB 6-2 215 Nebraska
Lee joins the Locos in 2011 for his first season of professional football. During his time with Nebraska, he threw for 2,250 yards with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also earned First-Team Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2009 and 2010.
#8 Danny Baugher P 5-10 194 Arizona
Baugher is the punter for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League . He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Arizona . Baugher has also been a member of the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders .
2011 Season: 10 punts for 417 yards, long 54 yards; 41.7 yard average; inside the 20: 1
#10 Saalim Hakim WR 6-0 195
Hakim is a newcomer to the Locos roster who has shown great speed and pass catching availability throughout the Locos 2011 training camp. One of the team's youngest members, Hakim played his college football at Palomar College.
2011 Season: 2 receptions for 37 yards and 1 touchdown
#12 Brian Brohm QB 6-4 223 Louisville
The Las Vegas Locos picked up former star Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm during their 2011 training camp. Brohm had a standout collegiate career at Louisville from 2004-2008, leading the Cardinals to an Orange Bowl victory in 2007. Following his career at Louisville, he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Brohm remained with the Packers until he was waived by the team in 2009. The Buffalo Bills picked him up in November of 2009 and Brohm made his first career NFL start in December 2009 against the Atlanta Falcons.
2011 Season: 10 - 19 passing for 111 yards and 2 touchdowns
#18 Eddie Drummond WR 5-9 190 Penn State
After being out of football for two years, on June 13, 2011 Drummond signed with the Las Vegas Locomotives . He was signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at Penn State . A Pro Bowl selection with the Lions in 2004, Drummond has also been a member of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers .
2011 Season: 8 kick returns for 159 yards, long 29 yards; 4 punt returns for 50 yards, long 15 yards
#22 Hakim Hill RB 6-0 215 Arizona
An athletic running back with experience in the Canadian Football League, Hill rejoins the Las Vegas Locomotives for a second season. Hill ran for 37 yards on 16 carries during the 2010 UFL regular season, and he had the eventual game-winning 37-yard touchdown run in the 2010 UFL Championship Game. He gained professional experience in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts in 2005, playing in four games and rushing for 61 yards and 1 touchdown on 17 carries. He also added 14 receptions for 115 yards that season. Hill also briefly spent time with the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2007, but he did not see any regular season action.
2011 Season: 6 rushes for 68 yards; 2 receptions for 24 yards and 1 touchdown
#26 Marcel Shipp RB 5-11 224 Massachusetts
Shipp returns for a third season in the UFL after being protected by the Las Vegas Locomotives for the 2011 campaign. He was Locos' second-leading rusher in 2010 with 318 yards and led team with 114 carries and four rushing touchdowns. Shipp also caught six passes for 54 yards. In the 2010 UFL Championship Game victory over Florida, he ran for 43 yards on 16 carries and caught a pass for two yards. Shipp also won a UFL championship with the Locos in 2009 after finishing fourth in the league with 257 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on 72 carries while adding two receptions for 14 yards. He boasts a wealth of NFL experience after playing in 88 games with 28 starts for the Arizona Cardinals from 2001-07. Shipp rushed for 2,197 yards (56 long) and 11 touchdowns on 605 carries and added 113 receptions for 937 yards (80 long) and 3 touchdowns during his NFL career. His best season came in 2002 when he carried 188 times for 834 yards and 6 touchdowns and added 38 catches for 413 yards and 3 scores.
2011 Season: 17 rushes for 45 yards and 0 touchdowns; 1 reception for 9 yards
#35 Bobby Rome FB 5-11 250 North Carolina
Rome returns to the Las Vegas Locomotives for 2011 after serving as team's starting fullback in 2010 as a rookie. He caught 11 passes for 45 yards and a touchdown during the regular season, then broke out in the 2010 UFL Championship Game with a team-high four catches for 44 yards and a kickoff return for 18 yards. Rome gained his first professional experience in March 2010 after he spent some time with the NFL's Green Bay Packers.
2011 Season: 3 reception for 14 yards and 0 touchdowns
#60 Rigo Morales LS 6-1 250 Texas A&M Kingsville
Long-snapping specialist Morales returns to Las Vegas for his third UFL campaign. He was the Locos' long snapper in all eight regular-season games and the UFL Championship Game in 2010, and he served as the Locos' long snapper in all six-regular season games and the UFL Championship Game in 2009.
#65 Tony Ugoh OG 6-5 301 Arkansas
Ugoh was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft, after the Colts gave up a first-round pick in 2008 for the chance to move up in the 2007 draft and select him. He took over as the starting left tackle after Tarik Glenn retired during the offseason. The Colts waived Ugoh in September 2010. In December 2010, Ugoh was signed by the Detroit Lions for the remainder of the 2010 NFL season but was released prior to the start of the 2011 season this past August. He joined the Locos during Week 4 of the 2011 UFL season.
#72 Albert Toeaina OT 6-5 350 Tennessee
A professional American and Canadian football offensive tackle for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League . He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football for Tennessee . He has also been a member of the Oakland Raiders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats .
#73 Joel Bell OT 6-7 310 Furman
After spending time in the NFL and CFL, Bell was drafted by the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League, fifth overall in the 2011 UFL Draft . He played college football for the Furman Paladins .
#75 Tim Duckworth G 6-5 318 Auburn
Duckworth has also been a member of the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers of the National Football League . Duckworth was a member of the Saints practice squad during their 2007 and 2008 seasons, and then after a 2008 post-season stint on the Eagles practice squad, he rejoined the Saints practice squad for their Super Bowl -winning 2009 season. Duckworth was released by the Saints on Aug. 24, 2010. He signed with Carolina on Aug. 30, 2010. On Oct. 10, 2010, Duckworth was released by the Panthers
#75 Branndon Braxton OT 6-6 312 Oklahoma
Braxton signed an undrafted rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns shortly after the 2009 NFL Draft . He is one of four rookie Oklahoma Sooner offensive linemen who joined the NFL that season. He was waived prior to the season opening.
#77 Brandon Torrey G 6-4 310 Howard
Torrey has also been a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers (2006-2007), Baltimore Ravens (2007), Arizona Cardinals (2007), New York Giants (2007-2008), Tennessee Titans (2008), Oakland Raiders (2008) and Houston Texans (2009). He earned a Super Bowl ring while on the Giants' practice squad in Super Bowl XLII .
#78 Keith Gray G Connecticut
Gray played in 34 games for UConn in 2005-08 and was a team captain. He signed with the Indianapolis Colts last December and was assigned to their practice squad before being released in January. Prior to that, Gray was with the Carolina Panthers after signing as a free agent in April 2009. He played in two preseason games and was waived at the end of training camp.
#79 Jesse Boone C 6-4 300 Utah
Boone returns for a third season in the UFL after being protected by the Las Vegas Locomotives. He was the full-time starter at center for the Locos in 2009 and 2010 as they won back-to-back UFL championships. Boone led the Locos in total plays and knockdown blocks in 2009. He entered the NFL as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2006. Other professional experience includes starting 10 games at right tackle for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe in 2007, time on the practice squad of the Oakland Raiders in 2008 and a stint with the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League.
#80 Cameron Colvin WR 6-2 205 Oregon
Colvin is a talented wide receiver looking to see his first on-field professional action with the Locos this season. He also spent time in training camp with the Sacramento Mountain Lions in 2010.
2011 Season: 3 receptions for 23 yards and 0 touchdowns
#81 Andrae Thurman WR 5-11 190 Arizona
Thurman returns for a third season in the UFL after being protected by the Las Vegas Locomotives. He was one of the UFL's top wide receivers with 23 catches for 299 yards and two touchdowns during the 2010 regular season, and he caught three passes for 96 yards in the 2010 UFL Championship Game, including a record-75-yard touchdown grab. Thurman caught 15 passes for 218 yards (33 long) and one touchdown during the 2009 regular season, and he added one reception for 17 yards in the 2009 UFL Championship Game defeat of Florida. Thurman entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2004 and spent time with the New York Giants and Houston Texans before making his regular season debut for the Green Bay Packers. He played in 17 games for the Packers (2004-05) and Tennessee Titans (2005) with one start. His career numbers are 9 catches for 104 yards, and his best season came with the Packers in 2005 when he played in 10 games, catching 7 passes for 92 yards. Thurman also played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 2006 and caught 40 passes for 426 yards and 1 touchdown. He started 14 of 16 games for the Arena Football League's Dallas Desperados in 2007 and caught 65 passes for 839 yards and 19 touchdowns.
2011 Season: 4 receptions for 28 yards and 0 touchdowns; 1 rush for 5 yards
#82 Xavier Lee TE 6-4 235 Florida State
Lee decided to forgo his senior season at Florida State, and declared himself eligible for the 2008 NFL Draft . He was not invited to the NFL Combine, and therefore could only showcase his talent at Florida State's Pro Day, where he was measured in at 6'4", weighed 232 pounds, and was clocked at times of 4.54, 4.64, and 4.76 seconds in the 40 yard dash . Despite his workouts and Pro Day results, he was not selected in the 2008 NFL Draft. On May 16, 2008, the Baltimore Ravens signed Lee as an undrafted free agent . The Ravens signed him as a tight end instead of quarterback. He was released by the Ravens on June 26, 2008.
Following a brief stint as a wide receiver for the Southern New Hampshire Beavers of the New England Football League, Lee was invited to the preseason camp of the Arkansas Twisters of the af2 as a quarterback but was later converted to wide receiver. He was a wide receiver and back-up quarterback for the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz of the Arena Football League . He then played wide receiver and back-up quarterback for the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League before joining the Locos.
#84 Dezmond Sherrod TE 6-2 250 Mississippi State
A former Super Bowl-winning tight end, Sherrod returns to Locos for second UFL season. As Las Vegas' No. 3 tight end, he caught a pass for three yards during the 2010 regular season. Sherrod entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008 and spent the year on the club's practice squad, picking up a Super Bowl ring following Pittsburgh's victory over the Arizona Cardinals. He also boasts off-season experience with the Houston Texans.
2011 Season: 1 reception for 6 yards
#85 Samie Parker WR 5-10 190 Oregon
Parker was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft . He played for them from 2004 to 2007. Parker was signed by the Denver Broncos in the 2008 offseason; however, he was released on Aug. 25 before the regular season. A day after being released by the Broncos, Parker was signed by the Carolina Panthers when the team waived wide receiver Sean Bailey . He was later released on Aug. 30, 2008. Parker was signed by the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 10, 2008. He was released three days later after the team signed wide receiver Michael Bumpus off its practice squad. Parker was signed by the Oakland Raiders on May 12, 2009. He was released on Aug. 26 to make room for cornerback Mike Hawkins . Parker played with the Locomotives for the inaugural season of the UFL. The Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League signed Parker for the team's 2010 season. Parker started 11 games for the Rush, catching 78 passes for 1,135 yards and 15 touchdowns. Parker is back for his third season with the Locos.
2011 Season: 4 receptions for 101 yards and 0 touchdowns; Parker broke the record for longest pass reception in Week 1 vs. Sacramento with an 83-yard catch from Clement
#87 Adam Bergen TE 6-4 253 Lehigh
Returns for a third season in the UFL after being protected by the two-time champion Las Vegas Locomotives... Despite fighting injuries in 2010, caught 19 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown during the regular season, including a nine-catch effort in Week 1...Was a key member of the championship-winning team of 2009, catching 16 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns during the six-game regular season...Led all receivers in the 2009 Championship Game defeat of Florida by reeling in seven passes for 52 yards...Played in 30 NFL games with 16 starts for the Arizona Cardinals in the 2005-06 seasons... Caught 43 passes for 381 yards (32 long) and 2 touchdowns... Best season was in 2005 when he started nine games and caught 28 passes for 270 yards and 1 score... Also boasts NFL off-season experience with the Dallas Cowboys (2007), Baltimore Ravens.
2011 Season: 9 receptions for 90 yards and 0 touchdowns
#89 Jamie Petrowski TE 6-4 262 Indiana State
After going undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft, Petrowski signed as a free agent with the Tennessee Titans on May 3, 2006. He was waived during final cuts on September 2. The Titans signed him to their practice squad, where he remained for the final three games. Petrowski has also been a member of the Frankfurt Galaxy, Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers . Petrowski was signed by the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League on May 11, 2011.
2011 Season: 4 receptions for 40 yards and 0 touchdowns
Las Vegas Locos Defense
#21 Nick Turnbull DB 6-2 222 Florida International
Returns for a third season in the UFL after being protected by the Las Vegas Locomotives... Started and played one game for the Locos in 2010 before suffering a season-ending injury... Started at free safety for the Locos in 2009 and recorded 31 tackles to rank fourth on the team... Tied for the league lead with two interceptions and added two pass breakups... Started the 2009 UFL Championship Game victory over Florida and recorded 4 tackles and one interception for 13 yards...Entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons in 2006... Played in two games with the Falcons in 2006 and another contest for the Chicago Bears... Gained further NFL experience with the Falcons (2007-2008) and Cincinnati Bengals (2007).
2011 Season: 7 tackles (6 solo, 2 assisted)
#23 Patrick Stoudamire DB 5-11 204 Western Illinois
Stoudamire joins the Locos for his first season with the team. While at Western Illinois, he twice earned all-conference honors.
2011 Season: 2 tackles (2 solo)
#24 Wale Dada DB 5-10 200 Washington State
Returns for a third season in the UFL after being protected by the Las Vegas Locomotives for the 2011 campaign...Had 32 total tackles, a team-high eight pass breakups and two interceptions (for 68 yards and a touchdown) during the regular season...Had seven total tackles in the 2010 UFL Championship Game...Ranked second on the Las Vegas defense in 2009 with 37 tackles while adding a pair of pass defenses...Also jointly-led the league with two interceptions... Led the Locos with eight total tackles and broke up two passes during the 2009 UFL Championship Game victory over Florida...Has NFL off-season and practice squad experience with the New York Jets (2006), Seattle Seahawks (2007-2008), New Orleans Saints (2008) and Denver Broncos (2008)...Has also spent time in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos (2008)...Played for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe in 2007, starting all 10 games at cornerback and recording 36 tackles and 1 interception.
2011 Season: 12 tackles (11 solo, 2 assisted), 1 tackle for loss; 3 pass break-ups
#27 Marquis Floyd CB 6-0 190 West Georgia
He was signed by the Tennessee Valley Vipers as a street free agent in 2004. Floyd has also played for the Rio Grande Valley Dorados (2005), San Jose SaberCats (2006-2008), Seattle Seahawks (2008-2009), Cleveland Browns (2009), Dallas Cowboys (2009-2010) and Arizona Rattlers (2011).
2011 Season: 6.5 tackles (5 solo, 3 assisted); 1 interception with a 35-yard return; 2 pass break-ups; Floyd earned UFL Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 1 vs. Sacramento
#28 Ron Girault S 5-11 200 Rutgers
He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Rutgers . Girault has also been a member of the New York Jets .
2011 Season: 5 tackles (4 solo, 2 assisted)
#29 Trae Williams CB 5-10 195
He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft . He played college football at South Florida . Williams has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles (2008-2009), Seattle Seahawks (2009), Pittsburgh Steelers (2009), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2010) and Buffalo Bills (2010).
2011 Season: 1.5 tackles (1 solo, 1 assisted)
#33 Trey Young S 6-0 210 Montana
Returns for a third season in the UFL after being protected by the Las Vegas Locomotives... Had 23 total tackles and a sack during the 2010 regular season, and three total tackles in the UFL Championship Game... Starred in the inaugural 2009 campaign by jointly leading the league with two interceptions for 82 yards and a touchdown... Added 14 tackles, 1 1/2 tackles for loss, one pass defense and one forced fumble... Also made three tackles and recovered one fumble in the 2009 UFL Championship Game victory over the Florida Tuskers... Played in three games with two starts for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League in 2008, recording 5 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 1 interception before being placed on injured reserve... Began his professional career by playing for the Calgary Stampeders from 2005-2007... Played in 17 regular season games in 2005... Appeared in 15 games in 2006 and recorded 39 tackles and 6 special teams' stops... Also made 2 interceptions and added 2 fumble recoveries and 1 forced fumble... Led Calgary with 77 tackles in 2007 and also added a team-high 4 interceptions... Also scored 3 defensive touchdowns in 2007 and recovered 3 fumbles.
2011 Season: 3 tackles (2 solo, 2 assisted)
#38 Antonio Smith CB 5-9 190 Bowling Green
Smith played in 46 games making 45 starts in four years at Bowling Green (2005-08), compiling 249 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 6 interceptions, 26 pass breakups, 5 fumble recoveries and 3 forced fumbles...Led the MAC with 11 pass breakups as a senior and finished the year with 73 tackles, six tackles for loss, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. Following the 2009 NFL Draft, Smith was signed to a rookie free-agent contract with the Cleveland Browns.
2011 Season: 2 tackles (2 solo)
#43 Lewis Baker S 6-2 202 Oklahoma
Returns for a second season with the Locos after serving as a key backup in 2010... Was the UFL's Week 5 Defensive Player of the Week, and finished the regular season with an interception, 14 total tackles and two forced fumbles... Had three total tackles in the 2010 UFL Championship Game... Chosen in the 10th round (46th overall) of the 2010 UFL Draft by the Las Vegas Locomotives... Also boasts NFL experience with the San Francisco 49ers (2008-09).
2011 Season: 7.5 tackles (6 unassisted, 3 assisted)
#50 Eric Henderson DE 6-3 265 Georgia Tech
Entering his third season with the Locos. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He was waived on Sept. 2, 2006 and then signed September 4 to the Bengals practice squad where he spent the full season. Henderson played in all four preseason games in 2006, recording five total tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble. On Jan. 2, 2007, he was signed to Bengals offseason roster. Henderson spent the first seven weeks of the 2008 season on the Bengals' practice squad. He was signed to the active roster on Oct. 24 after fullback Reagan Maui'a was placed on injured reserve . On Dec. 10, 2008, Henderson was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a neck injury. He finished the 2008 season with two tackles in two games. The Bengals released Henderson on April 27, 2009.
2011 Season: 3 tackles (1 solo, 4 assisted), .5 tackle for loss
#52 Simoni Lawrence LB 6-0 232 Minnesota
Lawrence spent most of the 2011 training camp on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster. He was released during final cuts at the beginning of September and was picked up by the Locos.
2011 Season: 1.5 tackles (3 assisted)
#53 Mike Montgomery DE 6-0 282 Texas A & M
Montgomery was drafted in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and played with the team through the 2009 season. He spent time with Minnesota and Green Bay last season before joining the Locos for their 2011 campaign.
2011 Season: 4 tackles (2 solo, 4 assisted); 1 tackle for loss; 1 sack
#54 Kris Griffin LB 6-3 245 Indiana
Veteran linebacker begins his second UFL season with the Locomotives this fall... Made five total tackles during the regular season for the Locos in 2010, and one solo tackle in the UFL Championship Game...Joined the Locos after a 2010 training camp stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars... Spent four seasons in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs (2005-06) and the Cleveland Browns (2007-08)...Played in 46 games in the NFL, primarily on special teams, including all 16 with the Chiefs in 2006...Also played in NFL Europe in 2006 with the Hamburg Sea Devils.
2011 Season: 6.5 tackles (4 solo, 5 assisted)
#55 Marcus Riley LB 6-0 236 Fresno State
Explosive athlete returns for a third season in the UFL after playing for the Las Vegas Locos in 2009 and 2010...Made 11 total tackles and knocked down a pass during the 2010 regular season... Recorded two tackles during the regular season and also saw action in the 2009 UFL Championship Game victory over Florida...Entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers in 2008 and also boasts experience with the St. Louis Rams (2008) and Chicago Bears (2008-09).
2011 Season: 7 tackles (6 solo, 2 assisted), .5 tackle for loss
#56 Brandon Moore LB 6-1 240 Oklahoma
Moore was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent following the 2002 NFL Draft . Moore has also been a member of the New England Patriots (2002), San Francisco 49ers (2002 -2007), Arizona Cardinals (2008). Moore was drafted by the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League and signed with the team on August 5, 2009. Moore was a starter for the Locomotives, and won UFL championship titles both seasons that he was a member of the franchise.
2011 Season: 8 tackles (5 solo, 6 assisted)
#57 Teddy Lehman LB 6-2 238 Oklahoma
He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft . He played college football at Oklahoma . Lehman has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars . Lehman signed with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League on Aug. 5, 2009. On May 11, 2010 Teddy Lehman signed a contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars . He was one of eight players that participated in the club's May 1-3 mini-camp on a tryout basis. On Sept. 3, 2010 he was released by the Jaguars. He returned to the Locos in 2010.
2011 Season: 1.5 tackles (1 solo, 1 assisted)
#58 Danny Lansanah LB 6-1 255 Connecticut
He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. Lansanah has also been a member of the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, and Hartford Colonials . He joined the Locos in 2011.
2011 Season: 7.5 tackles (6 solo, 3 assisted), 2.5 tackles for loss
#91 Ryan Boschetti DE 6-4 310 UCLA
Veteran defensive tackle returns for his third season in the UFL, and second with the Locos... In 2010, recorded 15 total tackles, 1.5 sacks and 3 pass breakups...In 2009, while with the New York Sentinels, started four games at left defensive end and recorded 12 total tackles... Returned to the UFL in 2010 following an off-season stint with the NFL's Oakland Raiders... Played 22 games with the Washington Redskins from 2004-08, recording 19 tackles.
2011 Season: 2 tackles (2 solo)
#92 Josh Cooper DE 6-4 270 Mississippi
Returns for a third season in the UFL after playing for the Las Vegas Locomotives in 2010 and the Florida Tuskers in 2009...Had two sacks and eight total tackles for the Locos during the 2010 regular season, and had a safety, two total tackles and a tackle for loss against his former team in the 2010 UFL Championship Game...Recorded five tackles and two sacks for the Tuskers during the regular season and saw playing time in the UFL Championship Game loss to Las Vegas...Originally entered the NFL as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers in 2004...Played in two games for the Niners in 2004 and appeared in 18 games with three starts for the New Orleans Saints during the 2006 and 2007 campaigns... Recorded 24 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 pass defense and 1 forced fumble during his spell in the NFL...Also boasts NFL experience with the Buffalo Bills (2006) and played for the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe in 2006, starting all 10 regular season games and recording 26 tackles and 2 sacks.
2011 Season: 1 tackle (2 assisted)
#94 Copeland Bryan DE 6-4 253 Arizona
He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Arizona . From 2007 to 2009, he played for the Buffalo Bills .
2011 Season: 3.5 tackles (1 solo, 5 assisted), 2 tackles for loss; 1 sack
#95 Marcus Smith DT 6-4 295 Arizona
Smith has professional experience with the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Montreal Alouettes. He is a new addition to the 2011 Locos roster.
2011 Season: 1 tackles (2 assisted)
#96 Montavious Stanley DT 6-2 302 Louisville
Stanley was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He has also been a member of the St. Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Omaha Nighthawks, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions. Stanley has 54 tackles in 32 career NFL games with the Jaguars and Falcons.
2011 Season: 2.5 tackles (1 solo, 3 assisted)
#97 Lauvale Sape DT 6-1 297 Utah
Sape has been a member of the Las Vegas Locos since 2009. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft . Sape has also been a member of the Berlin Thunder (2007), Oakland Raiders (2007), Tennessee Titans (2007), New Orleans VooDoo (2008), and Colorado Crush (2008).
2011 Season: .5 tackle (1 assisted)
#98 Alfred Malone DT 6-4 312 Troy State
Malone joined the Locos in 2010. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2005. Malone has also played for the Green Bay Packers (2007 -2008).
2011 Season: 3 tackles (1 solo, 4 assisted)
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