Mountain Lions Game Notes for September 17 Game Vs. Las Vegas
Las Vegas at Sacramento
Saturday, Sept. 17 2011
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. (Pacific)
TV: COMCAST SPORTS NET
Radio: KHTK (1140 AM)
2011 Mountain Lions Schedule
Date Opponent Time/Score
All Times Pacific
9/17 LAS VEGAS 7:30 p.m.
10/1 OMAHA 4 p.m.
10/7 at Virginia 4 p.m.
10/15 VIRGINIA 4 p.m.
10/22 at LAS VEGAS 7 p.m.
10/28 at Omaha 5 p.m.
2011 UFL Standings
Team W-L Pct.
Sacramento 0-0 .000
Las Vegas 0-0 .000
Omaha 0-0 .000
Virginia 0-0 .000
This Week's Games (Times Pacific)
9-15 Virginia at Omaha, 5 p.m.
9-17 Las Vegas at Sacramento, 7:30 p.m.
Mountain Lions Home Games On Comcast SportsNet California; KHTK 1140 Will Air Home and Away Games
Each Mountain Lions home game will be aired live on Comcast SportsNet California in 2011. It will feature a broadcast team of Grant Napear (play-by-play), Jerry Glanville (color analyst), Mike Pawlawski (color analyst), Mike Lamb (color analyst) and Dan Dibley (sideline reporter). KHTK 1140 will air each Mountain Lions game, home and away, live on the radio. Scott Marsh is the play-by-play man for the KHTK broadcasts while former NFL linebacker Adrian Ross is the color analyst. Ross is a local product from Elk Grove High and he played his college football at Colorado State before playing in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals (1998-2003).
WR REGGIE WILLIAMS STARTING FOR SACRAMENTO
Reggie Williams, a first-round pick with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2004, is trying to make a comeback with the Mountain Lions. Williams signed with the Seattle Seahawks in April of 2010 but was released two months later and ended up not playing football in 2010. Williams, the No. 9 overall pick in 2004, played for Jacksonville through the 2008 season. He totaled 189 catches for 2,322 yards and 18 touchdowns with the Jaguars. His best statistical season came in 2007, when Williams caught 38 passes for 629 yards and a team-record 10 touchdown receptions.
ROOKIE RYAN COLBURN STARTING AT QB FOR MOUNTAIN LIONS
The Mountain Lions had veteran Daunte Culpepper behind center last season, a three-time NFL pro-bowler. But it will be rookie Ryan Colburn starting at quarterback on Saturday in the season opener. His backup, McLeod Bethel-Thompson, is also a rookie. Both got a taste of the NFL this off-season, with Colburn spending some time with the New Orleans Saints and Thompson playing in the preseason with the San Francisco 49ers. Harris has some experience in the NFL and the AFL
Sacramento coach Dennis Green was a head coach in the NFL for 13 seasons (Minnesota and Arizona) and this is his third year as a UFL head coach. He led the California Redwoods to a 2-4 record in 2009 and the Mountain Lions went 4-4 in 2010. The Redwoods moved from the Bay Area to Sacramento in 2010. Las Vegas coach Jim Fassel went 58-53-1 while coaching the NFL's New York Giants from 1998-2003. This is his third year as the coach of Las Vegas and the Locos won the title the first two seasons.
2011 SACRAMENTO MOUNTAIN LIONS PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
Number Name Guide
72 Patrick AFIF A-Feef
50 Victor AIYEWA Aye-E-Wa
5 MCLEOD Bethel-Thompson Mick-Cloud
41 KAI Brown KY
40 John BUSING Bee-Sin
52 Prince KWATENG Kwa-Tang
77 Tyler LUELLEN LOU ELLEN
9 FABRIZIO SCACCIA FAB-Bree-Zee-o SKA-Chia
51 Mike TAUILIILI TAO-E-LEE-E-LEE
56 DONTARRIUS Thomas Don-Tear-Re-us
73 TORRIN Tucker Tore-In
98 EKOM UDOFIA A-com You-Doe-Fee-uh
2011 Sacramento Mountain Lions Numerical Roster
No. Last name First Name Pos Ht Wt DoB College
1 MALONE TOM P 6'0 205 3/29/84 USC
5 BETHEL-THOMPSON MCLEOD QB 6'3 230 7/3/88 SACRAMENTO STATE
7 HARRIS TREVOR QB 6'3 235 5/31/86 EDINBORO
9 SCACCIA FABRIZIO K 6'1 210 8/21/84 NO COLLEGE
10 AMEY OTIS WR 5'10 192 12/4/81 SACRAMENTO STATE
11 WILLIAMS REGGIE WR 6'4 212 5/17/83 WASHINGTON
13 MAXWELL MARCUS WR 6'3 210 7/8/83 OREGON
15 COLBURN RYAN QB 6'3 220 11/8/86 FRESNO STATE
20 ROSS CORY RB 5'6 201 9/22/82 NEBRASKA
21 PRUDE RONNIE CB 5'11 180 6/4/82 LSU
22 KEYES DENNIS DB 6'2 199 3/26/85 UCLA
23 POOLE WILL CB 5'10 193 7/24/81 USC
24 ANDERSON VICTOR DB 6'2 215 10/12/85 SE MISSOURI
25 MAZE TERRELL CB 5'10 172 3/14/84 SAN DIEGO STATE
26 BAYLARK STEVE RB 6'0 206 7/28/83 MASSACHUSETTS
28 WASHINGTON JOHN-DAVID RB 5'9 208 4/28/84 MOREHOUSE
30 COLLINS MANNY DB 5'10 190 8/2/84 RUTGERS
31 BOURNE II ROBERT DB 6'1 208 1/27/84 COLORADO STATE
32 PHILLIPS JERMAINE DB 6'2 230 3/27/79 GEORGIA
40 BUSING JOHN DS 6'2 231 9/1/83 MIAMI (OH)
41 BROWN KAI TE 6'3 240 2/12/86 BROWN
42 KING AARON LS 6'1 245 1/30/85 TEXAS-EL PASO
44 STONE GALEN TE 6'2 235 9/1/88 SAGINAW VALLEY STATE
45 ALI CHARLES FB 6'2 255 8/23/84 ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF
50 AIYEWA VICTOR LB 6'1 219 2/4/89 WASHINGTON
51 TAUILIILI MIKE LB 5'11 235 10/29/86 DUKE
52 KWATENG PRINCE LB 6'2 230 11/19/86 NORTHWESTERN
53 SNYDER CLINTON LB 6'4 240 4/18/87 STANFORD
54 PALMER RONNIE LB 6'3 245 3/29/86 ARIZONA
55 CRUM MAURICE DE 6'0 230 5/28/86 NOTRE DAME
56 THOMAS DONTARRIOUS LB 6'2 240 9/2/80 AUBURN
60 SPANOS MATT OL 6'5 305 12/31/84 USC
62 ROBERTSON ERIK OL 6'2 310 10/4/84 CALIFORNIA
67 QUARTERMAN KURT OL 6'5 381 10/5/83 LOUISVILLE
69 SEAWRIGHT JONAS DL 6'6 330 4/12/82 NORTH CAROLINA
72 AFIF PATRICK OT 6'7 313 3/20/83 WASHINGTON STATE
73 TUCKER TORRIN OL 6'6 320 12/25/79 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
76 HOWELL NICHOLAS OL 6'5 290 10/10/86 USC
75 LIGHTBODY SAM OL 6'9 325 8/22/81 WASHINGTON STATE
77 LUELLEN TYLER OT 6'6 300 7/25/84 MISSOURI
79 PETERSON GREG DT 6'5 290 1/21/84 NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
80 FOSTER JAYSON WR 5'7 175 7/22/85 GEORGIA SOUTHERN
82 MOORE KENNY WR 5'11 195 2/19/85 WAKE FOREST
83 WOODS AARON WR 5'6 180 8/5/86 PORTLAND STATE
85 JONES DOMINIQUE TE 6'3 250 8/15/87 SHEPHERD
90 PARKER JASON DE 6'3 265 1/23/85 ARIZONA
91 WILLIAMS WILLIE DT 6'4 305 9/19/84 LOUISVILLE
96 COULTER BRIAN DE 6'4 259 10/2/85 MISSOURI
97 SAVAGE JOSH DE 6'4 276 9/28/80 UTAH
98 UDOFIA EKOM DT 6'2 315 8/3/87 STANFORD
99 STEWART JASON NT 6'1 320 11/14/80 FRESNO STATE
2011 Mountain Lions Depth Chart
QB: 15 Ryan Colburn 5 McLeod Bethel-Thompson 7 Trevor Harris
FB: 44 Galen Stone 45 Charles Ali
RB: 20 Cory Ross 26 John David Washington 26 Steve Baylark
WR: 13 Marcus Maxwell 83 Aaron Woods 82 Kenny Moore
LT: 77 Tyler Luellen 72 Patrick Afif
LG: 73 Torrin Tucker
C: 60 Matt Spanos 62 Erik Robertson
RG: 67 Kurt Quarterman
RT: 75 Sam Lightbody 76 Nicholas Howell
TE: 41 Kai Brown 85 Dominique Jones WR: 11 Reggie Williams 10 Otis Amey 80 Jayson Foster
LE: 97 Josh Savage 79 Greg Peterson
DT: 99 Jason Stewart 91 Willie Williams
DT: 69 Jonas Seawright 98 Ekom Udofia
RE: 90 Jason Parker 96 Brian Coulter
SLB: 55 Maurice Crum 52 Prince Kwateng 50 Victor Aiyewa
MLB: 51 Mike Tauiliili 54 Ronnie Palmer
WLB: 56 Dontarrious Thomas 53 Clinton Snyder
LCB: 21 Ronnie Prude 23 Will Poole 30 Manny Collins
FS: 32 Jermaine Phillips 24 Victor Anderson
SS: 40 John Busing 22 Dennis Keyes
RCB: 25 Terrell Maze 31 Robert Bourne
P: 1 Tom Malone
K: 9 Fabrizio Scaccia
LS: 42 Aaron King
Head Coach/General Manager Dennis Green
Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams Coordinator Martin Bayless
Offensive Coordinator Mike Kruczek
Offensive Assistant Kurt Beathard
Defensive Assistant Jeff Burris
Wide Receivers Charles Collins
Linebackers Kurt Gouveia
Player Personnel/Secondary Coach Robert Griffith
Defensive Line Carl Hairston
Defensive/Special Teams Assistant Steven Hoppe
Assistant Secondary Randy Hanson
Tight Ends/Asst. Offensive Line Bill Khayat
Running Back/Quality Control James MacPherson
Offensive Line Robert McFarland
Director of Football Operations Sid Pillai
Football Administrative Assistant John Tice
Assistant Athletic Training Carl Barnett
Strength and Conditioning Chris Clausen
Operations Intern Sam Cole
Assistant Equipment Manager Matthew Garber
Assistant Athletic Trainer Katsu Ichihara
Coaching Intern George Jackson
Video Assistant Mike McCormack
Head Athletic Traininer Sarah Muslim
Video Assistant TJ Sidlauskas
Equipment Assistant Tyler Thoms
Head Equipment Manager Bruce Wick
Video Director Garrett Wolfe
#1 P TOM MALONE 6-0 205 USC 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Malone enters his second season with the Mountain Lions and third overall season with the UFL. He has spent time with three NFL organizations - the San Francisco 49ers, the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.
#5 QB MCLEOD BETHEL-THOMPSON 6-3 230 SACRAMENTO STATE 1st UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Bethel-Thompson started his college career at UCLA but he played at Sacramento State for the last three seasons. He spent the entire 2011 pre-season with the San Francisco 49ers and was signed to the practice squad before being released just before the start of the regular season. He played in five games as a freshman at UCLA and played in 18 games despite dealing with injuries at Sac State.
#7 QB TREVOR HARRIS 6-3 235 EDINBORO 1st UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Harris has NFL experience with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played in two preseason games in 2010, combining to complete 14-of-21 passes for 116 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions. He was released prior to the 2010 season. Harris also played for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League in 2011.
#9 K FABRIZIO SCACCIA 6-1 210 No College 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Scaccia had a strong season for the Mountain Lions in 2010 and finished up the 2010 season as a backup with the San Francisco 49ers. He was one of the 49ers final cuts prior to the 2011 NFL regular season. Scaccia played his first season of professional football with the Arizona Rattlers in 2010 (Arena Football League). Spent six seasons in semi-pro football with the St. Lucie Bobcats prior to playing in the AFL. He is a member of the Minor League Football Hall of Fame. Hit a 68-yard field goal in semi-pro play, the longest field goal in semi-pro/pro history without a tee. Scaccia Attended Indian River State College but didn't play football due to his semi-pro career.
#10 WR OTIS AMEY 5-10 192 SACRAMENTO STATE 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Amey, who had a record-breaking career at Sacramento State, was with the Mountain Lions for the 2010 season (16 catches, 148 yards). Amey entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers in 2005. He played in 11 regular season games that season and scored a touchdown the first time he ever touched the ball (75-yard punt return). Also played in preseason games for the Atlanta Falcons in 2007. Was an Arena Football League star from 2007-08, combining for 201 receptions for 2,549 yards and 66 touchdowns. Played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 2009.
#11 WR REGGIE WILLIAMS 6-4 212 WASHINGTON 1st UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Williams was the No. 9 pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, the third receiver taken in that year's draft behind current NFL players Larry Fitzgerald (No. 2) and Roy Williams (No. 7). Williams remained with the Jaguars through the 2008 season, totaling 189 catches for 2,322 yards and 18 touchdowns. His best statistical season came in 2007, when Williams caught 38 passes for 629 yards and a team-record 10 touchdown receptions. Williams signed with the Seattle Seahawks in April of 2010 but was released in June of 2010.
#13 WR MARCUS MAXWELL 6-3 210 OREGON 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Maxwell began his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers (2005-2006 - played in total of four games). Maxwell, 27, also spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Bucs and the Baltimore Ravens and starred in NFL Europe. Maxwell was cut by the Seattle Seahawks in August of 2010. Maxwell caught 11 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown for the Mountain Lions in 2010.
#15 QB RYAN COLBURN 6-3 220 FRESNO STATE 1st UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Colburn was a star at Fresno State over the last two years. He was 227-360 (63.1 %) for 2,817 yards, 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2010 and 181-298 (60.7 %) for 2,459 yards, 19 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 2009. He also ran for five touchdowns over the last two years. He spent part of the 2011 off-season in camp with the New Orleans Saints and says he learned a lot from Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Colburn was born in Sacramento but moved at a young age. He still has lots of family in the Sacramento area.
#20 RB CORY ROSS 5-6 201 NEBRASKA 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Ross led the UFL in rushing in 2009 as a member of the California Redwoods as he piled up 462 yards on 117 carries. He followed that up with a fantastic 2010 in Sacramento, leading the league in receptions (56) and receiving yards (443). He also gained 435 yards on the ground and scored five total touchdowns for the second year in a row. He was named the UFL's Offensive Player of the Year in 2010. Ross played in four regular season games for the Baltimore Ravens in 2006 and got into another six games in 2007. As a member of the Ravens, Ross injured his ankle in the final preseason game of 2008 and took an injury settlement.
#21 DB RONNIE PRUDE 5-11 180 LSU 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Prude was second on the California Redwoods with 31 tackles in 2009 and was eighth on the Mountain Lions with 22 tackles in 2010. He also led Sacramento with eight passes defended last year. Prude played in 30 NFL regular season games for the Baltimore Ravens in 2006-07, recording 22 tackles, six pass defenses, two interceptions and one touchdown. Also spent part of the 2009 off-season with the Atlanta Falcons.
#22 DB DENNIS KEYES 6-2 199 UCLA 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Keyes was with the Mountain Lions in 2010. He was fifth on the team with 36 tackles and he also had a pass defended and forced a fumble. Keyes was chosen in the eight round (36th overall) of the 2010 UFL Draft by Sacramento. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2008 and finished the season on the practice squad. Keyes was cut by the Cardinals in August of 2009.
#23 DB WILL POOLE 5-10 193 USC 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Played in 15 regular-season games for the Miami Dolphins and was with Miami until 2006. He has also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs (2007-08), Toronto Argonauts (2007-09) and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2010).
#24 DB VICTOR ANDERSON 6-2 215 SE MISSOURI 1st UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Anderson actually played quarterback in college, switching to defense near the end of his junior season at Southeast Missouri in 2007. He started six of the first seven games at quarterback that year.
#25 DB TERRELL MAZE 5-10 172 SAN DIEGO STATE 3rd UFL
PREVIOUSLY: Enters his second season with the Mountain Lions and third overall season with the UFL. He entered the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens in 2007 but was released prior to the regular season. He has also spent time in the Arena Football League and the Italian Football League.
#26 RB STEVE BAYLARK 6-0 206 MASSACHUSETTS 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Baylark is entering his third UFL season and his second under head coach Dennis Green and the Mountain Lions. He rushed 19 times for 86 yards and a touchdown for Sacramento in 2010. Baylark has also played for the Arizona Cardinals organization in 2007 and 2008. He played on the practice squad for the Denver Broncos in 2008.
#28 RB JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON 5-9 208 MOREHOUSE 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Washington enters his third UFL season under head coach Dennis Green. He scored two touchdowns as a back-up to UFL Offensive MVP Cory Ross in 2010. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and spent 2006 and 2007 on the St. Louis Rams practice squad. He also played in NFL Europe in 2007. Washington is the son of Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington and appeared as a student in the movie 'Malcolm X', which starred his father in the title role. John David's parents, Denzel and Pauletta Washington, roamed the sidelines for the Mountain Lions home games in 2010.
#30 DB MANNY COLLINS 5-10 190 RUTGERS 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Collins spent the 2010 season with the Hartford Colonials, knocking down a team-high six passes and finishing third on the team in tackles with 31. He spent much of the 2007 season on the New York Jets practice squad and he was released by the Jets in April of 2008.
#31 DB ROBERT BOURNE 6-1 208 COLORADO STATE 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Bourne enters his second season with the Mountain Lions. He broke his leg during the fourth game last year and missed the rest of the season. Bourne previously played under the name Robert Herbert. He started all 12 games as a junior at Colorado State in 2005 and earned honorable mention for All-Mountain West Conference honors.
#32 DB JERMAINE PHILLIPS 6-2 230 GEORGIA 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Phillips played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002-09, winning a Super Bowl ring in 2002. He was a fifth-round draft pick in 2002. He played 96 regular-season games for Tampa Bay and had 74 regular-season starts. He had 11 interceptions, 10 forced fumbles, three sacks and 332 tackles in his time with the Bucs. He played with the Omaha Nighthawks in 2010.
#40 DB JOHN BUSING 6-2 231 MIAMI (OH) 1st UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Busing played the last four years in the NFL, combining for 43 games for the Cincinnati Bengals (2006-08) and the Houston Texans (2009). He recorded 32 tackles and had an interception while playing in all 16 games for Houston in 2009.
#41 TE KAI BROWN 6-3 240 BROWN 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Brown enters his third UFL season under head coach Dennis Green. He handled long-snapping duties in 2009 for the California Redwoods and was a back-up tight end for the Mountain Lions in 2010 (two catches, seven yards). He has also played in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
#42 LS AARON KING 6-1 245 TEXAS EL-PASO 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: King was the Mountain Lions long snapper in 2010 and he played in 49 games at UTEP as the long snapper.
#44 FB GALEN STONE 6-1 240 SAGINAW VALLEY STATE 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Stone was a star at Saginaw Valley State, collecting 49 passes for 635 yards and six touchdowns as a senior. Stone caught six passes for 90 yards as a member of the UFL's Florida Tuskers in 2010.
#45 FB CHARLES ALI 6-2 255 ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 1st UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Ali was with the Arizona Cardinals throughout the preseason this year but he was released prior to the regular season. He played in 28 regular games for the Cleveland Browns (2007-08) and was with the Baltimore Ravens in 2009. He started four games in 2008.
#50 LB VICTOR AIYEWA 6-1 219 WASHINGTON 1st UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: A rookie out of Washington, Aiyewa earned an Honorable Mention for All-Pac-10 for his play in 2010.
#51 LB MIKE TAUILIILI 5-11 235 DUKE 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Tauiliili played with the Mountain Lions in 2010 and was third on the team with 40 tackles. He signed with the Indianapolis Colts in May of 2009 as an undrafted free agent. He changed his last name from Brown to Tauiliili prior to the 2006 season to honor his Samoan heritage. Was named the Most Valuable Player in the East-West Shrine game after making 13 tackles.
#52 LB PRINCE KWATENG 6-2 230 NORTHWESTERN 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Kwateng is entering his third UFL season under Mountain Lions head coach Dennis Green. Kwateng was third on the team with 30 tackles in 2009 and he had nine tackles in 2010. He has spent time on the practice squad with the New Orleans Saints as well.
#53 LB CLINTON SNYDER 6-4 240 STANFORD 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: He suited up for the Mountain Lions for two games in 2010 but didn't record any stats. Snyder started 42 of 44 career games at Stanford before his college career ended with a knee injury in November of 2009. He led the team in tackles at the time of the injury.
#54 LB RONNIE PALMER 6-3 245 ARIZONA 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Palmer returns for his third season in the UFL after playing for the Las Vegas Locomotives in 2009 and the Mountain Lions in 2010. He recorded eight tackles and two pass breakups during the regular season in 2009 and had 11 tackles for the Mountain Lions last year. Originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins in 2009 but was cut prior to the regular season.
#55 DE MAURICE CRUM 6-0 230 NOTRE DAME 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Crum enters his third UFL season under head coach Dennis Green. He had 25 tackles, two sacks and forced a fumble for Sacramento last season. He is one of 17 players in Notre Dame history to be named team captain twice.
#56 LB DONTARRIOUS THOMAS 6-2 240 AUBURN 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Thomas returns for a third UFL season after serving as a key member of the California Redwoods defense in 2009. Recorded a team-leading 52 tackles in 2009 and was fourth on the Mountain Lions with 37 tackles in 2010. Thomas was chosen in the second round (48th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings and played in 63 games for the Vikings (2004-08). Recorded 59 tackles as a rookie in Minnesota in 2004. Also spent time in the off-season with the San Francisco 49ers (2009) and the San Diego Chargers (2010).
#60 OL MATT SPANOS 6-5 305 USC 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Spanos started at guard for the Mountain Lions for much of the 2010 season after beginning the season with the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL. He has also spent time with the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins organizations.
#62 OL ERIK ROBERTSON 6-2 310 CALIFORNIA 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Robertson played for the New York Sentinels in 2009 and the Mountain Lions in 2010. In 2006 he was named the University of California's most valuable offensive lineman and was awarded honorable mention for All-Pac 10. Robertson plays bass guitar in a metal band with former teammates from Cal.
#67 OL KURT QUARTERMAN 6-5 348 LOUISVILLE 1st UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Quarterman has spent off-season or practice-squad time with the NFL's Atlanta Falcons (2007-08), New York Giants (2008), Cleveland Brown (2008-09) and the Detroit Lions (2009-10).
#69 DL JONAS SEAWRIGHT 6-6 330 NORTH CAROLINA 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Seawright returns for a third UFL season after recording 20 tackles and two sacks for Hartford in 2010. He played in nine games for the New York Giants in 2006 after joining the team originally in 2005. He was released by the Giants prior to the 2007 season. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2009 but was released prior to the season.
#72 OL PATRICK AFIF 6-7 313 WASHINGTON STATE 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Afif has played for eight teams over the last five years - Rio Grande Valley Dorados (2006), San Jose Saber Cats (2007), Arizona Rattlers (2008), Toronto Argonauts (2009), Florida Tuskers (2009), New York Sentinels (2009), Orlando Predators (2010) and the Edmonton Eskimos (2010).
#73 OL TORRIN TUCKER 6-6 320 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Played with the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-05 and also spent off-season time or was a practice squad member of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2006), Oakland Raiders (2007) and Houston Texans (2008). He also played in the AFL and the CFL in 2008 and was with the UFL's Florida Tuskers in 2010. He started for the Cowboys in 2004 and 2005.
#75 OL SAM LIGHTBODY 6-9 325 WASHINGTON STATE 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Lightbody is entering his third UFL Season. He entered the NFL as a free agent with the Houston Texans in 2005 and also has practice squad experience with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006. He was born in the Philippines and lived there until age 9. In 2005 he graduated with his B.A. in Fine Arts from Washington State University. He has an art career as well.
#76 OL NICHOLAS HOWELL 6-5 290 USC 1st UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Howell finished up his 2010 rookie season on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad.
#77 OL TYLER LUELLEN 6-6 300 MISSOURI 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Luellen returns for a third season in the UFL under head coach Dennis Green. He joined the NFL's San Diego Chargers in 2008 but was among the final roster cuts before the regular season.
#79 DT GREG PETERSON 6-5 290 NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL 1st UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Peterson was a fifth-round draft pick in the NFL (Tampa Buccaneers in 2007) and he played in 10 regular-season games as a rookie (14 tackles, 1 1/2 sacks). He also played in two games for the Bucs in 2008 and two with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009.
#80 WR JAYSON FOSTER 5-7 175 GEORGIA SOUTHERN 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Foster was with the Mountain Lions for the final game of the 2010 season, catching one pass for five yards. He played for the UFL's Florida Tuskers earlier in the 2010 season. Foster has NFL experience with the Miami Dolphins (pre-season, practice squad 2008), Pittsburgh Steelers (practice squad 2008; off-season 2009), Denver Broncos (practice squad 2008, off-season 2009) and the Baltimore Ravens (pre-season 2009). He has played in eight NFL pre-season games.
#82 WR KENNY MOORE 5-11 195 WAKE FOREST 1st UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Moore was a fifth-round draft pick by the Detroit Lions in 2008 and he saw his first regular-season action in 2009 with the Carolina Panthers (12 games, six catches, 59 yards; 10 kickoff returns for 209 yards; two punt returns for four yards). He played in two games with the Indianapolis Colts in 2010 (five kickoff returns for 102 yards; six punt returns for 36 yards).
#83 WR AARON WOODS 5-6 180 PORTLAND STATE 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Woods entered the UFL last season with the Mountain Lions and made a major impact despite being the smallest player on the team. He returned punts and kickoffs for the Mountain Lions all season, averaging 21.4 yards per kick return and 11.1 per punt return. He returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown at Hornet Stadium during a Week 6 loss to visiting Hartford. He also caught five passes for 23 yards last season. Woods was a star at Portland State where he ranks fifth in school history with 1,968 all-purpose yards.
#85 TE DOMINIQUE JONES 6-3 250 SHEPHERD 1st UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Jones was one of two 2011 Mountain Lions signed during open player tryouts in May.
#90 DE JASON PARKER 6-3 265 ARIZONA 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Parker returns to the Mountain Lions for his third UFL season under head coach Dennis Green. The starter on the defensive line recorded 17 tackles in 2009 and had 20 in 2010. He saw some playing time on offense and caught four passes for 50 yards in 2009. Entered the NFL as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008 and spent some time on the practice squad that season.
#91 DT WILLIE WILLIAMS 6-4 305 LOUISVILLE 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Williams returns for a third UFL season, playing for Florida in 2009 and Omaha in 2010. Williams had two sacks and 18 tackles in 2010. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis Rams in 2008 and spent his rookie year on the club's practice squad. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009 but was waived just before the season began.
#96 DE BRIAN COULTER 6-4 259 MISSOURI 1st UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Coulter was one of two 2011 Mountain Lions signed during open player tryouts in May. This is his first professional season.
#97 DE JOSH SAVAGE 6-4 276 UTAH 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Savage played for four NFL teams from 2004-08, seeing regular-season action for each team. He was with Tampa Bay in 2004, Atlanta in 2005, Tennessee in 2006 and New Orleans in 2007-08. He played for the Florida Tuskers of the UFL in 2009 and started the 2010 season with the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks before wrapping up with the Mountain Lions. He forced a fumble in Week 7 at Las Vegas last season, allowing Sacramento to run out the clock during a victory.
#98 DT EKOM UDOFIA 6-2 315 STANFORD 2nd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Udofia spent the first three games of the season with the Mountain Lions in 2010 and recorded three tackles after coming out of Stanford in 2010. Also spent time with the New Orleans Saints organization in 2010.
#99 NT JASON STEWART 6-1 320 FRESNO STATE 3rd UFL Season
PREVIOUSLY: Stewart returns to the Mountain Lions for his third UFL season under head coach Dennis Green. The starter on the defensive line recorded 16 tackles in 2009 and had 10 in 2010. Stewart played with the Indianapolis Colts (2003-2005) and played for the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League from 2005-2008.
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