Nighthawks Sign Former Husker Steve Octavien

September 6, 2011 - United Football League (UFL) - Omaha Nighthawks News Release

OMAHA, Neb., Tuesday, September 6, 2011 -' Nighthawks General Manager Rick Mueller announced the addition of several players to the team's active roster. Former Nebraska Cornhusker Steve Octavien joins the team at linebacker. Octavien was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008. He also spent time with the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and most recently the Cleveland Browns.

Also joining Octavien are five players that spent the preseason in NFL training camps. Offensive Center Donovan Raiola (Washington Redskins), Offensive Guard Dan Gay (New Orleans Saints), Running Back John Griffin (Cincinatti Bengals), Wide Reciever Greg Orton (Denver Broncos) and Wide Reciever Chad Jackson (Oakland Raiders). Raiola and Gay were with the Nighthawks in 2010 and Jackson was a second round draft pick by the New England Patriots in 2006.

Return Specialist Phillip Livas from Louisiana Tech has not spent time with the Nighthawks. Livas returned a punt for 75 yards in the Miami Dolphins' first preseason game and played for several Nighthawks staff members in the Stars and Stripes All Star Game.

Get your tickets today to see these players and the rest of the power-packed Nighthawks roster take the field on September 15 at TD Ameritrade Park! A limited number of tickets remain for the home opener when Marty Schottenheimer's Virgina Destroyers come to town. Tickets are available by calling 402-403-3776, online at nighthawkstickets . com , or in person at the CenturyLink Center Box Office and all Omaha Kwik Shop locations.

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