Tuskers Greisen Added to Cowboys Practice Squad
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Florida Tuskers quarterback CHRIS GREISEN, who started the 2010 United Football League season as the team's No. 2 quarterback and ended it starting in the UFL Championship Game, has been added to the practice squad of the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys.
Greisen was the catalyst for the Tuskers' run to the 2010 UFL Championship Game, winning Florida's last three games as its starting quarterback. In the regular season, he was 58-for-84 for 664 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions (97.5 passer rating). He also ran six times for 24 yards. In the 2010 UFL Championship Game, Greisen was 24-for-42 for 346 yards passing, and added two rushing touchdowns.
Greisen reflected on his late-season rise to starter during Championship Week, saying, "When I got the opportunity three weeks ago, we were in a precarious position. We were 2-3, and as coachay) Gruden said, we needed to win out. For me, it was just a matter of doing the things we talked about - take care of the football, start converting on third downs, sustaining drives. Just putting the ball in our playmakers' hands."
One of the highlights of the 2010 UFL season as a whole was Greisen playing twice in the final three weeks of the season against his brother, Omaha Nighthawks middle linebacker Nick Greisen. Chris' Tuskers won both contests, as he went 23-for-31 for 215 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 8 at home and 17-for-26 for 200 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 in Omaha.
"We got face-to-face once, and the ref actually asked, 'Do you guys know each other ' '' said Chris, chuckling, after the first meeting of the brothers Greisen. "I said, 'Yeah, he's my little brother.' It was fun competing against him.''
As the Tuskers' backup in 2009, Greisen was 13-for-20 for 116 yards and a touchdown (97.1 passer rating).
This will be Greisen's third professional football league played in this year. He also played the 2010 Arena Football League season with the Milwaukee Iron, leading the league in passer rating (128.2) and passing yards (5,146), and finishing second in touchdown passes (107).
Greisen started his professional career with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals (1999-01), and also has played with the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe (2003), the Green Bay Blizzard of arenafootball2 (2004), and in the AFL with the Dallas Desperados (2005-06) and Georgia Force (2007-08).
About The United Football League: The UFL provides high-quality professional football during a traditional fall season while embracing innovation and fan interaction. The UFL serves its local communities with pride and dedication, and aims to provide every fan with an exciting and memorable game experience. The inaugural 2009 champion Las Vegas Locos won a second championship in 2010, lifting the the William Hambrecht Trophy with a 23-20 win over the Florida Tuskers. The 2011 season will feature the Locos, Tuskers, Hartford Colonials, Omaha Nighthawks, Sacramento Mountain Lions and expansion team Virginia Destroyers. All games were shown live on Versus, HDNet and the New England Sports Network. The UFL is led by Commissioner Michael Huyghue and is funded by a consortium of private investors. For season tickets, more information and to interact with passionate football fans, please visit www.UFL-Football.com.
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