United Football League Signs 21 Players to Florida Tuskers' Roster

Aug 17, 2009, 11:35 ET from United Football League

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Football League announced today the signing of 21 players for the Florida Tuskers' franchise including former NFL veterans Zach Piller, Tim McGarigle and Jermaine Wiggins. The complete list of players being announced today includes:

            Pos.   Player                    College
         -- OL     Alexander, PJ             Syracuse
         -- FB     Cruz, Ronnie              Northern State
         -- NT     Bledsoe, Fred             Arkansas
         -- DT     Boykin, McKinley          Ole Miss
         -- DE     Cooper, Josh              Ole Miss
         -- DB     Fassitt, Greg             Grambling State
         -- P      Fisher, Patrick           LSU
         -- WR     Gessner, Chas             Brown
         -- TE     Heinrich, Keith           West Virginia
         -- FB     Korte, Steven             LSU
         -- K      Lovell, Kevin             Cincinnati
         -- LS     Madrid, Joey              Colorado State
         -- LB     McGarigle, Tim            Northwestern
         -- OG     Piller, Zach              Florida
         -- DE     Schobel, Bo               Texas Christian
         -- WR     Thompson, Dominique       William & Mary
         -- DB     Vinnett, Darius           Arkansas
         -- TE     Wiggins, Jermaine         Georgia
         -- RB     Wilson, Quincy            West Virginia
         -- DB     Wright, TJ                Ohio University
         -- NT     Wrotten, Claude           LSU

This is the first of several player announcements for the Florida Tuskers that will be made over the next few weeks.

"The level of talent that has committed to the United Football League is proof positive that attendees at UFL games are going to see quality professional football," said Florida Tuskers' Head Coach Jim Haslett. "Many of these players have had the highest success in the NFL and are now just looking for another opportunity to showcase their skills -- the UFL will provide this."

The Florida Tuskers will kick-off their season on Saturday, October 10(th) at the Citrus Bowl. To purchase tickets for the Tusker's games, please call Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000, visit www.ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster Centers in the metro Orlando area (including F.Y.E. stores or Guest Services at the Florida Mall). Tickets are also available for purchase at the Amway Arena Box Office located on the East Side of the Arena. Box office is open Monday-Friday from 10-6.

The Tuskers will also be playing its October 30(th) game at Tropicana Field. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 18(th), at 10:00 AM, at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000, Ticketmaster Outlets and Tropicana Field Gate 1 Box Office (9-5:30 Monday - Friday, 9-3 Sat., 12-4 Sun.).

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, Paul Pelosi and Tampa Bay Rays. 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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