United Football League Signs 19 Players To Las Vegas Roster

August 6, 2009

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ – The United Football League (UFL) announced today the signing of 19 players for its Las Vegas franchise including quarterback Tim Rattay and linebackers Teddy Lehman and Brandon Moore. The complete list of players being announced today includes:

          Pos.     Player                  College
         *TE       Bergen, Adam            Lehigh
         *OG       Boone, Jason            Utah
         *DT       Bryant, Wendell         Wisconsin
         *LB       Butler, Ezra            Nevada
         *OG       Davis, Frank            South Florida
         *OT       Joyce, Brandon          Illinois State
         *WR       Kircus, David           Grand Valley State
         *NT       Kolodziej, Ross         Wisconsin
         *LB       Lehman, Teddy           Oklahoma
         *DT       Long, Gabe              Utah
         *LB       Moore, Brandon          Oklahoma
         *LB       Palmer, Ronnie          Arizona
         *QB       Rattay, Tim             Louisiana Tech
         *RB       Thompson, Tyson         San Jose State
         *WR       Thurman, Andrae         Arizona
         *DB       Turnbull, Nick          Florida International
         *LB       Toal, Brian             Boston College
         *RB       Whitehead, Terrance     Oregon
         *CB       Williams, Chaz          LA Monroe

The United Football League previously announced the signing of former NFL first-round draft pick JP Losman to the Las Vegas franchise. There will be more players for the Las Vegas franchise announced over the next few weeks.

“The players who have signed with the Las Vegas franchise thus far are a top-notch line-up of former NFL veterans and skilled players who have the experience to produce on the field,” said Las Vegas Head Coach Jim Fassel. “I am anxious to complete my roster and begin training camp in September.”

The United Football League is a new professional football league that will kick-off its “Premiere” season this October. Featuring high-quality traditional football played by world-class athletes and former NFL coaches, the UFL will host four teams in seven cities. The UFL’s goal is to provide fans with affordable, innovative and entertaining game-day experiences.

The UFL’s games, which will be broadcast live on VERSUS in HD and on HDNet, will culminate with a Championship Game over Thanksgiving weekend in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas franchise will formally announce its team name and unveil its uniforms next week.

About The UFL

The UFL was developed to fulfill the unmet needs of football fans in major markets currently underserved by professional football by providing a high quality traditional football league comprised of world class professional football players. The UFL will serve the communities with pride, dedication and passion, and uphold a leadership role in the development of football worldwide. The UFL will provide every fan with an affordable, accessible, exciting and entertaining game experience. Scheduled to debut in October 2009, the UFL’s headquarters is in New York, N.Y. and has satellite offices in Jacksonville, Fla. and Rutherford, N.J. The UFL is led by Commissioner Michael Huyghue, COO Frank Vuono and is being funded by a consortium of investors including UFL Founder Bill Hambrecht, Tim Armstrong, Bill Mayer and Paul Pelosi. For more information on the UFL and how to purchase tickets for the UFL’s “Premiere” season, please visit www.ufl-football.com. For group ticket sales, please call 877.UFL.2009.

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