Colorado Football: The Buffs are back in business in the USFL
The first inaugural season of the USFL is now more than halfway over. In the North Division the New Jersey Generals are leading the way with another big win over Houston last night, carrying a now 5-1 record. Next week they will go head to head with the Tampa Bay Bandits. The Philadelphia Stars are just behind them with an even 3-3 record in week 7 they will challenge the Houston Gamblers to climb up the ranks.
Down in the South Division the Birmingham Stallions carry the only undefeated record in the league. Coming in at 6-0. They will match up with the Pittsburgh Maulers at Protective Stadium next Sunday. In second place in the South is the New Orleans Breakers standing strong with a 4-2 record. Breakers will take on the Michigan Panthers this coming Saturday.
With week six in the books we now take a look at the Buffs who have led the way in the newly reformed league.
First we start with #21 Delrick Abrams Jr. at cornerback for Tampa Bay. Abrams Jr. has 11 tackles on the season. The Bandits are now in third place the South division at 3-3. He spent time previously the Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles Rams. Delrick will take on the Generals with his team as 12:00 PM EDT on USA this Saturday.
Linebacker and #20 for the Houston Gamblers Drew Lewis has been limited so far this season and has wrapped up 4 tackles. The Gamblers hold a struggling 1-5 record and are in last place in the South Division. In the past he has led the Colorado Buffaloes in tackles and we really hope that Houston gambles more on this guy to get the defense soaring. Watch for Lewis as the Gamblers take on Philly at 6:00 PM EDT on Sunday set to air on the Peacock Network.
One of the biggest Buff successes in the USFL has been #18 wide receiver Devin Ross for the Michigan Panthers. Ross has caught 23 receptions for 243 yards, and one touchdown. He is second on the team only to Lance Lenoir Jr. The Panthers are standing at a 1-5 record but look for those numbers to go up with the strong receiving core they have. On Twitter Ross stated that being a CU Buff has been the best experience for him. Now we are really watching him see what he does with it. He caught 7 receptions for 67 yards and 1 touchdown this past game. Ross and company will look for their second win as they take on New Orleans this Saturday at 9:00 PM EDT on FS1.
The fourth and final forever Buff #20 Evan Worthington playing at safety for the Philadelphia Stars has 15 tackles in his first season. Worthington signed as an undrafted free-agent with the Baltimore Ravens and went on to a career in the Canadian Football League before settling in the USFL. We will get to see his team and Drew Lewis’s team go toe to toe in the battle of the Buffs at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama.
We are already so proud of these boys and with 4 weeks left to go in the season we can’t wait to see what they do next.