The USFL is a league that offers players a chance to keep pursuing their professional football dreams. From the terrible preseason injury in your rookie NFL season, to just simply getting overlooked due to being at a small school or "weak" conference, the USFL offers guys the chance to get more film or show they're 100 percent. This article is to list all smaller schools including the HBCUs represented in the league as well as NAIA/FCS/DII/DIII schools. I mostly wanted to put this together for the fans of these schools as most have a passionate fan base, and I see some questions on Twitter about which team has who.
DISCLAIMER: *This list is based on what the USFL roster on FOX sports app has listed as the players colleges*
There are 51 FCS schools represented by 73 players across the league:
McNeese State: David Hamm RB Memphis Showboats. Isaiah Chambers DE Houston Gamblers.
Wofford: TJ Neal LB Memphis Showboats. JoJo Tillery S Birmingham Stallions.
Southeastern Louisiana university: Cole Kelley QB Memphis Showboats. Xavier Lewis WR Pittsburgh Maulers.
N.C Central (HBCU): Ryan McDaniel WR Memphis Showboats. Bryan Mills CB Birmingham Stallions.
Delaware: Vinny Papale JR WR Memphis Showboats. Joe Walker WR Michigan Panthers.
Rhode Island: L.B Mack III LB Memphis Showboats.
Georgetown: Michael Dereus WR Birmingham Stallions.
Dartmouth: Matt Kaskey IOL Birmingham Stallions.
Prairie View A&M (HBCU): Jalen Morton QB Birmingham Stallions. Josh Simmons WR Pittsburgh Maulers.
Idaho State: Christian McFarland S Birmingham Stallions.
UC Davis: Colby Wadman P Birmingham Stallions.
Southern Utah: Marquez Tucker OL Birmingham Stallions. Brock Miller P New Jersey Generals.
Monmouth: Kenji Bahar QB Houston Gamblers. Peter Guerriero RB New Orleans Breakers. Matt White P New Orleans Breakers.
Alabama State (HBCU): Brandon Barnes TE Houston Gamblers. Ezra Gray RB New Orleans Breakers. Luke Barnes LS Pittsburgh Maulers.
Villanova: Brandon Hitner OL Houston Gamblers. Denzel Williams DB Philadelphia Stars.
Lindenwood: Clint Sigg JR TE Houston Gamblers.
Sacramento State: Taylor Tappin OL Houston Gamblers. Isaiah Hennie WR Pittsburgh Maulers.
Weber State: Trey Hoskins CB Houston Gamblers. Adam Rodriguez DE Philadelphia Stars.
Northern Iowa: Malcolm Washington CB Houston Gamblers.
Chattanooga: Vantrel McMillan DE Michigan Panthers. Dale Warren LB Pittsburgh Maulers.
Florida A&M (HBCU): Calvin Ashley OL New Jersey Generals. Savior Williams DT Pittsburgh Maulers.
Sam Houston: Woody Brandom TE New Jersey Generals. Colby Thomas IOL Pittsburgh Maulers.
Tennessee State (HBCU): Brandon Haskin OL New Jersey Generals. Chris Rowland WR Philadelphia Stars.
Texas Southern (HBCU): DeAndre Johnson QB New Jersey Generals.
Richmond: Kyle Lauletta QB New Jersey Generals. Tim Coleman OL New Orleans Breakers.
Southern Illinois: Landon Lenoir WR New Jersey Generals.
Jackson State (HBCU): Warren Newman WR New Jersey Generals. Antwan Owens DT Philadelphia Stars.
Towson: Darius Victor RB New Jersey Generals.
Citadel: Willie Eubanks III LB New Jersey Generals.
St. Francis, PA: Jermaine Ponder DB New Jersey Generals.
Elon: Davis Cheek QB New Orleans Breakers.
Alabama A&M (HBCU): Aqeel Glass QB New Orleans Breakers.
Southern: Marquis McClain WR New Orleans Breakers.
Campbell: Darion Slade S New Orleans Breakers.
Princeton: Samuel Wright II DE New Orleans Breakers.
Norfolk State (HBCU): Nigel Chavis LB New Orleans Breakers.
Samford: Ahmad Golden DE New Orleans Breakers. Shaheed Salmon LB New Orleans Breakers.
Montana: Samuel Akem WR Philadelphia Stars.
Mississippi Valley State (HBCU): Sean Brown C Philadelphia Stars.
Kennesaw: Darnell Holland RB Philadelphia Stars.
Merrimack: Clay Legault OL Philadelphia Stars.
Eastern Washington: Tristen Taylor OL Philadelphia Stars.
North Arizona: Case Cookus QB Philadelphia Stars. Luis Aguilar K Philadelphia Stars.
Youngstown State: Charles Baldwin OL Pittsburgh Maulers.
South Carolina State (HBCU): Justin Evans OL Pittsburgh Maulers.
Western Illinois: Connor Sampson QB Pittsburgh Maulers.
East Tennessee State: Nasir Player DE Pittsburgh Maulers.
Morehead State: Vaughn Taylor JR DE Pittsburgh Maulers.
Fordham: Caleb Ham DB Pittsburgh Maulers.
Nicholls State: Chase Fourcade QB Pittsburgh Maulers.
Maine: Manny Patterson CB New Orleans Breakers.
There are 34 Division two players, 6 Division three players, and 4 NAIA players as well throughout the league listed below.
Azusa Pacific: Darrell Adams JR TE Memphis Showboats.
University of Charleston at West Virginia: Kahzin Daniels DE Memphis Showboats. Kenneth Randall DT New Jersey Generals.
Midwestern State: DJ Myers WR Memphis Showboats.
Valdosta State: Kwan Stallworth IOL Memphis Showboats.
University of California at Pennsylvania: Lamont McPhatter II S Memphis Showboats.
Tuskegee (HBCU): Peyton Ramsey WR Birmingham Stallions.
Northwest Missouri State: Brody Buck LB Birmingham Stallions.
North Greenville: Chauncy Haney DE Birmingham Stallions.
Indiana university of Pennsylvania: Dondrea Tillman DE Birmingham Stallions. Nazir Streater CB Houston Gamblers.
Nebraska-Kearney: OL Michigan Panthers.
Ouachita Baptist: La'Darius McElroy WR Michigan Panthers. Keandre Evans DB Michigan Panthers.
Pittsburgh State: Kiante Hardin DB Pittsburgh Maulers.
West Texas A&M: Ethan Westbrooks DL Michigan Panthers.
Northwood: Charles Williams LB Michigan Panthers.
Gannon, PA: Tyler Palka WR Houston Gamblers.
CSU-Pueblo: Ikenna Onwuasoanya DT Houston Gamblers. Brandon Payer LB Houston Gamblers. Deyon Sizer DL New Jersey Generals.
Concord West Virginia: Jeremiah Johnson S Houston Gamblers.
West Chester: Shane Griffin LS Michigan Panthers.
Miles University (HBCU): Kingston Davis RB New Jersey Generals.
Minnesota State-Mankato: Evan Heim C New Jersey Generals.
Augustana University: Jake Lacina OL New Jersey Generals.
Slippery Rock: Wes Hills RB New Orleans Breakers.
West Florida: Lawrence Dalla Betta TE Philadelphia Stars.
Lincoln University of California: Jerome Brown IOL Pittsburgh Maulers.
Grand Valley State: Hunter Rison WR Pittsburgh Maulers.
West Alabama: Sedevyn Gray DB Pittsburgh Maulers.
Central Oklahoma: Malcolm Howard LB Pittsburgh Maulers.
Kentucky-Wesleyan: Shedrick Kirk CB Pittsburgh Maulers.
Ferris State: Christopher Okoye DT Pittsburgh Maulers.
Mary Hardin-Baylor: Keith Gipson JR CB Pittsburgh Maulers.
Redlands: Nathan Hierlihy K Pittsburgh Maulers.
Western Connecticut: Duane Gary RB Pittsburgh Maulers.
Carthage: Amani Dennis CB Philadelphia Stars.
Lyon University of Arkansas: Randy Satterfield WR New Jersey Generals.
Franklin: Deontez Alexander WR Houston Gamblers.
Bethel University of Tennessee: Karrheem Darrington DB Memphis Showboats.
Southern Oregon: Jordan Suell WR Philadelphia Stars.
Central Methodist: Malcolm Elmore S Pittsburgh Maulers. Will Miles DT Pittsburgh Maulers.
Friends University of Kansas: Datryan Evans TE Pittsburgh Maulers.
An aspect of this list that the USFL Network would like to specifically highlight is that within this list, there are 23 players that are products of HCBU programs. Historically Black Colleges and Universities have fantastic and loyal fanbases as well as countless players that deserve their shots in professional football. We at the USFL Network are proud to represent a league that is helping give these players their chance.
I really hope everyone and every fan of these schools can use this list to decide on their favorite USFL team!! Feel free to fact check me as well because this was a LOT of research, and I could have missed something so I welcome comparing notes!! Stay tuned into the USFL Network to keep up to date on the latest USFL news and activity!!