Capsules courtesy of the Hartford Colonials; players In alphabetical order:
CHRIS BAKER, Defensive Lineman
Height: 6-2; Weight: 329; DOB: Oct. 8, 1987
College: Hampton; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Hole-plugging defensive lineman joins Colonials for his first UFL campaign Comes to Hartford after spending time with the Denver Broncos Signed as an undrafted free agent by Denver in 2009, was released on cut-down day after training camp in 2010 Saw action in one game with the Broncos as a rookie.
COLLEGE: Started eight of 11 games played in 2008, and led Hampton in sacks (8.5), tackles for loss (16.5) and quarterback hurries (13) His 69 total tackles ranked third on the team Started as a sophomore at Penn State in 2007, and had 4.5 sacks and 43 tackles (21 solo) in 20 games in 2006-07 for the Nittany Lions.
PERSONAL: Prepped at Windsor (Conn.) High In 2009, joined with the American Cancer Society to lead a Christmas gift giveaway for children with cancer.
TRA BATTLE, Safety
Height: 5-11; Weight: 173; DOB: Jan. 5, 1985
College: Georgia; How Acquired: Protected 2010
PRO CAREER: Physical defensive back brings NFL experience to the Hartford Colonials Played in six regular season games with the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers in 2008, recording 15 tackles Also spent parts of the 2009 NFL season with the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns.
COLLEGE: Was a two-year starter at Georgia and earned All-Conference honors as a senior in 2006 after recording 58 tackles Also earned third-team All-American honors Registered 71 stops as a junior in 2005 First college interception came in the season opener in 2005 against Boise State.
PERSONAL: Born in Forsyth, Georgia Earned All-Middle Georgia honors from the Macon Telegraph as a senior at Mary Persons High School in Forsyth, Georgia Was a four-year starter at quarterback and free safety, leading his school to the state championships playoffs each season Also played basketball and ran track Competed in the state championships in the 300 hurdles, 110 hurdles, 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
JY BOND, Punter
Height: 6-3; Weight: 222; DOB: April 22, 1979
College: None; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Former Australian Rules Football player joins the Hartford Colonials as a free agent for the 2010 UFL season Originally entered the NFL as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins on March 3, 2009 but was released on June 15, 2009 Hooked up with the New York Giants on March 18, 2010 Waived on June 21, 2010.
COLLEGE: Did not play college football but trained for two years in preparation for an assault on the professional gridiron ranks Was mentored by former San Diego Chargers All-Pro punter and fellow Aussie Darren Bennett Worked alongside NFL punter Sav Rocca.
PERSONAL: Born in Melbourne, Australia Father, Graeme, played Aussie Rules Football for the Richmond Tigers Jy was drafted by the Tigers under the club's father/son rule but did not play senior football for the team.
LORENZO BOOKER, Running Back
Height: 5-10; Weight: 191; DOB: June 14, 1984
College: Florida State; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Two-year NFL veteran looking to make UFL debut with the Colonials this fall Played one season with the Miami Dolphins (2007) and one with the Philadelphia Eagles (2008) In his rookie season with Miami, caught 28 passes for 237 yards and ran 28 times for 125 yards in just seven games.
COLLEGE: Played in 47 games (16 starts) and was a four-year letter winner for the Seminoles Had 2,389 rushing yards at Florida State, and added 114 catches for 995 yards Was FSU's offensive team captain as a senior.
PERSONAL: Parade and Rivals.com's top high school running back as a senior, when he recorded 2,878 yards and 50 touchdowns rushing Ran for state-record 8,502 yards and 137 touchdowns in high school High school team was 42-0 in his three-year prep career Earned a degree in social sciences.
COLIN BROWN, Guard
Height: 6-7; Weight: 335; DOB: Aug. 29, 1985
College: Missouri; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Massive guard joins the Colonials for his first UFL season after spending more than a year with the Kansas City Chiefs Originally a fifth-round pick of the Chiefs in 2009, missed the entire season due to injury Released by the Chiefs on cut-down day after 2010 training camp.
COLLEGE: Saw action in 43 games for Missouri, starting 28 Started all 14 games at right tackle for the Tigers as a senior in 2008, and as a junior in 2007 Played in all 13 games as a sophomore as a backup and special-teamer Played in two games as a freshman Earned a scholarship after originally joining program as a walk-on.
PERSONAL: Majored in secondary education at Missouri Attended Braymer (Missouri) High School.
MARCUS BROWN, Cornerback
Height: 6-2; Weight: 200; DOB: April 2, 1986
College: McNeese State; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Cornerback begins his first UFL season after coming from the NFL Comes to Hartford after a 2010 training camp stint with the St. Louis Rams Originally an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2008 Also has spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals.
COLLEGE: As a senior in 2007, led the team in interceptions with four Added 52 total tackles and 13 passes defensed Was third on the team in tackles (61) as a sophomore in 2005.
PERSONAL: Hometown of Tangipahoa, Louisiana Went to Kentwood High School, and was the defensive Most Valuable Player of the 2003 state championship game with two interceptions, a fumble recovery and six tackles Majored in general studies.
PATRICK CARTER, Wide Receiver
Height: 6-3; Weight: 215; DOB: Feb. 6, 1985
College: Louisville; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: First-year wide receiver seeks to catch on with Colonials after a stint with the Denver Broncos this summer Spent 18 days in Broncos training camp in August Originally was an undrafted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens in 2008.
COLLEGE: As a senior in 2007, caught 25 passes for 344 yards and four touchdowns In his first season at Louisville in 2006 after transferring from Georgia Tech, grabbed five passes for 68 yards and returned 17 punts for 107 yards.
PERSONAL: Older brother, Tim, was a wide receiver in the NFL A communications major in college.
RYAN CAVE, Guard
Height: 6-4; Weight: 340; DOB: May 30, 1988
College: Hampton; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Rookie guard attempting to make his first professional roster with the Colonials.
COLLEGE: Started all 11 games during his senior year of 2009 and junior year of 2008 Played in 39 games overall, starting 25.
PERSONAL: Played at Beaufort (S.C.) High School Career goal is to become a physical therapist.
JASON CHERY, wide receiver
Height: 5-10; Weight: 185; DOB: May 31, 1985
College: Louisiana-Lafayette; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Comes to the Colonials following a 2010 training camp appearance with the Green Bay Packers Originally entered professional football as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers in 2009 Was on 2009 practice squads of both of the Panthers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
COLLEGE: Played in 47 games (34 starts) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ended career with 3,518 all-purpose yards, third-most in school history Had 105 career receptions for 1,374 yards and 11 touchdowns, while adding 521 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 46 attempts Also excelled on special teams, averaging 20.1 yards on 80 kickoff returns with a touchdown, and adding 60 tackles and two blocked punts As a senior in 2008, had 1,921 all-purpose yards, and led Louisana-Lafayette in receiving with 46 catches for 656 yards and seven touchdowns Led the Sun Belt Conference with 953 kickoff returns on 44 tries (one touchdown).
PERSONAL: Attended Spanish River (Florida) High School Also ran track in college.
PETER CLIFFORD, tackle
Height: 6-7; Weight: 312; DOB: April 3, 1984
College: Michigan State; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: New England native looks to make Colonials roster in first UFL season Originally signed with Arizona Cardinals are undrafted free agent Signed to a future contract by the Tennessee Titans in January 2009, but was released in April 2010 after missing the 2009 season due to a knee injury.
COLLEGE: Started 19 of 29 career games for the Spartans - 16 at left tackle and three at left guard Started every game at left tackle as a senior.
PERSONAL: Earned degree in interdisciplinary studies-law & society Began pursuing second degree in criminal justice Started every game at right tackle at Bridgton (Maine) Academy, a college prep school he attended following prepping at Salem (New Hampshire) High School.
MANNY COLLINS, cornerback
Height: 5-10; Weight: 190; DOB: Aug. 2, 1984
College: Rutgers; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Defensive back with NFL experience joins the Hartford Colonials as a free agent for the 2010 UFL season Spent much of his rookie 2007 campaign on the practice squad of the New York Jets Re-signed by the Jets on January 15, 2008 Released by New York on April 24, 2008.
COLLEGE: Recorded 68 tackles, 2 interceptions for 25 yards and 4 fumble recoveries over four seasons at Rutgers from 2003-2006 Saw his most extensive playing time over the final two years with the Scarlet Knights Played in 12 games as a junior in 2005 and registered 27 tackles, 1.5 stops for losses, 2 pass defenses and 2 blocked kicks Played in 13 games as a senior in 2006 and notched 29 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 2 interceptions for 25 yards, 4 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 2 blocked kicks.
PERSONAL: Born in Plainfield, New Jersey Played wide receiver and defensive back for the Plainfield High School Cardinals and earned All-County, All-Conference and All-Area honors.
TANK DANIELS, linebacker
Height: 6-3; Weight: 248; DOB: Dec. 27, 1981
College: Harding; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Brings NFL pedigree to the Hartford Colonials Entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2006 Played with the Philadelphia Eagles as a rookie in 2006, the New York Giants during their Super Bowl-winning campaign of 2007 and the Eagles again in 2008 Has posted 20 career tackles in 26 regular season appearances Played in four regular season games and all four playoff victories during the Giants' Super Bowl campaign, recording 3 special teams tackles in the post-season, including 1 in the NFC Championship Game Starred on special teams for the Eagles in 2008, recording 18 tackles Spent the latter stages of the 2009 NFL season on the Jacksonville Jaguars' roster but was released on April 26, 2010.
COLLEGE: Became the first player from Division II Harding University to play in the NFL Was a two-time All-America honoree, compiling 237 tackles, 34 stops for losses, 17.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and 7 interceptions Best overall season came as a sophomore as he registered 69 tackles, 13.5 stops for losses, 7 sacks, 2 interceptions and 4 forced fumbles Tallied a career-high 74 tackles as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born in Clarendon, Arkansas Played quarterback and wide receiver at Clarendon High School in Arkansas, earning All-State honors Also earned All-State honors as a short-stop in baseball, a power forward in basketball and in track, competing in the hurdles, sprint relays and long jump Earned college degree in kinesiology.
CHARLES DAVIS, tight end
Height: 6-6; Weight: 260; DOB: March 13, 1983
College: Purdue; How Acquired: Protected 2010
PRO CAREER: Returns for a second season in the UFL after being protected by head coach Chris Palmer Played for the New York Sentinels in 2009 and caught 2 passes for 15 yards Originally chosen in the fifth round (167th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the New York Giants Has off-season or practice squad experience with the Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars and San Diego Chargers but has yet to play in a regular season NFL game.
COLLEGE: Played in 49 games with 33 starts at Purdue and finished career with 78 receptions for 865 yards and 4 touchdowns Played in all 11 games as a senior in 2005, reeling in 26 catches for 311 yards and 1 touchdown Named to the John Mackey Award Watch List as one of the nation's top tight ends Also played basketball at Purdue.
PERSONAL: Played football and basketball at St. Mary's High School in Fraser, Michigan Won two state championships on the football field In a poll of Big Ten players conducted by the Champaign News-Gazette, Davis was voted 'player you'd least want to meet in a dark alley.'
TYSON DEVREE, tight end
Height: 6-6; Weight: 245; DOB: Nov. 12, 1984
College: Colorado; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Big-bodied tight end originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the New England Patriots on May 5, 2008 Was signed to the club's practice squad for the 2008 campaign but was activated to the 53-man roster and saw regular season playing time against the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals Waived by the Patriots on August 23, 2009 Signed with the Buffalo Bills on September 1, 2009 but was among the final roster cuts ahead of the regular season.
COLLEGE: Played in 22 games for Colorado from 2006-2007 after transferring from Western Michigan, where he played in 2003-2004 Caught 37 passes for 402 yards and a career-high 8 touchdowns as a senior in 2007 Played in 11 games with three starts as a junior in 2006 and caught 4 passes for 36 yards Red-shirted in 2005 after transferring from Western Michigan Was a preseason second-team All-Mid America Conference selection in his final season at Western Michigan Caught 25 passes for 218 yards and 3 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2004 Grabbed 30 passes for 331 yards and 3 touchdowns as a freshman in 2003.
PERSONAL: Attended Hudsonville High School in Hudsonville, Michigan Named to the Detroit News Blue Chips list and was ranked 23rd on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50 squad Played three years of football and was also a member of the basketball and baseball teams, winning All-Conference honors on the diamond Brother, Todd, was an All-American defensive tackle at Hillsdale College Enjoys traveling and plans to live abroad with his wife, Aubree, to carry out missionary work after football career Would like to live in South Africa.
ANDRE DIXON, running back
Height: 6-1; Weight: 210; DOB: Feb. 19, 1986
College: Connecticut; How Acquired: UFL Draft 2010 Round 1
PRO CAREER: Powerful rusher who also possesses the speed and moves to run around defenders Will make his UFL debut after being chosen by the Hartford Colonials in the first round (second overall) of the 2010 Draft.
COLLEGE: Made his debut at Connecticut in 2006, playing in the final four games of the season Earned first-team All-Big East honors in 2007 Missed the first two contests of the year through injury but bounced back to rush for 809 yards on 160 carries (5.1 average) with 3 touchdowns Also caught 24 passes for 280 yards and 1 touchdown His receiving yardage total was the best at UConn since Chad Martin in 1998 Enjoyed a career day against the USF Bulls, rushing for 167 yards on 32 carries and posting 210 all-purpose yards Sprained his ankle on the eve of the 2008 season, opening the way for Donald Brown, now of the Indianapolis Colts, to assume the starting role.
PERSONAL: Played football at New Brunswick High School and rushed for 1,018 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior Named second-team All-State and first-team All-Area as a senior in 2004 Helped his school to a 33-2 record from 2002-2004, including the 2003 state championship and three straight conference titles Was a member of the school's honor roll.
AUSTON ENGLISH, linebacker
Height: 6-3; Weight: 254; DOB: March 10, 1984
College: Oklahoma; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Rookie defensive end-turned-linebacker seeks to make initial professional regular-season roster with the Colonials Spent some time with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2010.
COLLEGE: A three-year starter at defensive end who played in 33 games (28 starts) for the Sooners (2005, 2007-09) Had 92 career tackles, 28.5 career tackles for loss and 18 career sacks In nine games during his senior year of 2009, recorded four sacks Had a career-high 9.5 sacks as a sophomore in 2007 Suffered injuries in all three seasons that caused him to miss multiple games.
PERSONAL: Planned program major at Oklahoma.
TREVOR FORD, defensive back
Height: 6-0; Weight: 188; DOB: Feb. 19, 1986
College: Troy; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Defensive back comes to the Colonials for his first UFL season Spent 2010 training camp with the Arizona Cardinals Played three games with the Green Bay Packers in 2009, making two total tackles Originally an undrafted free agent with the Packers in 2009.
COLLEGE: As a senior in 2008, had 49 total tackles and six passes defensed Also saw time as a junior in 2007 Originally played at Florida State, playing in seven games in 2005.
PERSONAL: Attended Miami Northwestern High School A social science major.
MAURICE FOUNTAIN, defensive end
Height: 6-3; Weight: 268; DOB: Sept. 22, 1982
College: Clemson; How Acquired: Protected - 2010
PRO CAREER: Returns for his second UFL season after serving as a backup for the New York Sentinels in 2009 Had seven tackles and a half-sack last fall In 2008, had four sacks for the Arena Football League's Utah Blaze Played in arenafootball2 in 2007 with the Manchester Wolves, recording 13 sacks.
COLLEGE: Had two sacks and 39 tackles in 2003, earning Clemson's defensive 12-man award from coaches Picked off two passes in 2002.
PERSONAL: Attended Camden High School, and was a two-time all-conference player and the Most Valuable Player of the North-South High School All-Star game in Myrtle Beach.
RONNIE GHENT, tight end
Height: 6-2; Weight: 255; DOB: Jan. 5, 1980
College: Louisville; How Acquired: Protected 2010
PRO CAREER: Returns for a second season in the UFL after being protected by the Hartford Colonials Played for the New York Sentinels in 2009 and caught 14 passes for 113 yards to rank third on the team Originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004 Joined the Cincinnati Bengals later that season and stayed with the AFC North Club from 2004-2006 Spent the 2007 campaign with New Orleans Saints and played in eight regular season games.
COLLEGE: Earned first-team All-Conference USA honors in each of his four seasons at Louisville (2000-2003), becoming the first player to achieve such a feat Caught at least one pass in each of his final 37 college games Missed some playing time due to a knee injury as a junior in 2002 but bounced back as a senior in 2003 with 34 catches for 421 yards and 4 touchdowns Ended college career with 120 receptions for 1,349 yards and 15 touchdowns.
PERSONAL: Born in Lakeland, Florida Attended Lakeland High School and was a member of the football, basketball and track and field teams Was named first-team All-Polk County by the Tampa Tribune Majored in justice administration.
RYAN GLASPER, safety
Height: 5-11; Weight: 215; DOB: June 15, 1985
College: Boston College; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Versatile defender gained his first professional experience when he attended a rookie tryout camp with the New York Giants in 2007 Joined the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League later that year and converted to outside linebacker Played in eight games in 2007 and recorded 27 tackles, 10 special teams tackles, 1 forced fumble, 2 tackles for losses and 2 pass defenses Played in the first 10 games of the 2008 season for Hamilton, recording 30 tackles and 5 special teams stops Was released by Hamilton on September 30, 2008 but was signed to the Toronto Argonauts' practice squad in October 2008 Also boasts off-season experience with the Edmonton Eskimos (2009).
COLLEGE: Played in 45 games with 29 starts during his career at Boston College Won two awards during his career with the Eagles Recorded 177 tackles, 5.5 tackles for losses, 1 sack, 6 interceptions and 8 pass defenses.
PERSONAL: Born in New Britain, Connecticut Attended Southington High School in Southington, Connecticut Played wide receiver, running back and defensive back during his high school career and also returned punts and kickoff returns Served as a team captain on the football team Earned SuperPrep All-American honors and was voted to the All-State Class LL team and was also named All-State by the Haven Register Was also a member of the basketball and track and field teams.
ADRIAN GRADY, defensive tackle
Height: 6-1; Weight: 302; DOB: Nov. 21, 1985
College: Louisville; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Looking to turn his camp and practice squad experience into a roster spot with the Colonials this fall Originally undrafted and signed as a rookie free agent by the Indianapolis Colts in 2009, also has been on practice squads with the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams.
COLLEGE: As a senior in 2008, led the Cardinals in tackles for loss with nine, to go with two sacks Played in 36 games in college, and finished with 101 career tackles.
PERSONAL: A sports administration major A two-year starter at Coffee High School.
KEITH GRAY, center/guard
Height: 6-1; Weight: 294; DOB: Aug. 28, 1986
College: UConn; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Physical offensive lineman will make his UFL debut in 2010 after signing a free agent contract with the Hartford Colonials Originally entered the NFL as a free agent with the Carolina Panthers on May 1, 2009 but was among the final roster cuts on September 5, 2009 Signed with the Indianapolis Colts on December 2, 2009 Released by the Colts on January 21, 2010.
COLLEGE: Played in 34 games with 31 starts at center for Connecticut Played four years from 2005-2008 Started 13 contests as a senior in 2008 and served as team captain Anchored an offensive line that allowed Donald Brown to lead the nation with 2,083 rushing yards Started 13 games and served as team captain during the 2007 campaign Started the first two games of his sophomore season in 2006 before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury against Wake Forest Played in six games with three starts as a freshman in 2005.
PERSONAL: Attended Doherty High School in Worcester, Massachusetts Majored in mathematics and actuarial science at Connecticut.
BEN HANNULA, cornerback
Height: 6-2; Weight: 205; DOB: Oct. 13, 1985
College: San Diego; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Versatile player with experience on both sides of the ball joins the Hartford Colonials as a free agent for the 2010 UFL season Also boasts off-season NFL experience after attending mini-camp with the New York Giants in 2010.
COLLEGE: Was a two-way star for San Diego from 2005-2008 Played quarterback and wide receiver during his senior year of 2008, completing all 4 of his attempts, including 2 for touchdowns and catching 48 passes for 515 yards and 6 scores Played all 11 games on defense at cornerback as a junior in 2007, notching 39 tackles, 3 interceptions and 4 pass breakups Was named to the All-Patriot Football League second-team as a wide receiver as a sophomore in 2006 and second-team All-PFL as a cornerback in 2007 Led team with 56 receptions for 549 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2006 Posted 16 tackles and 1 fumble recovery on defense in 2005.
PERSONAL: An outstanding athlete at Bellarmine Prep School in Tacoma, Washington Was an All-League quarterback as a senior and was a second-team All-League quarterback as a junior Also earned All-State honors as a special teams player as a junior Was also a member of the track and field and basketball teams.
KENNY INGRAM, linebacker
Height: 6-5; Weight: 236; DOB: Feb. 27, 1986
College: Florida State; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Ex-New York Giants free agent moves up the coast to attempt to make the Colonials' roster this fall Signed with the Giants in 2009 as an undrafted free agent, and spent time on their practice squad, but was released in late July 2010.
COLLEGE: Played in all 13 Florida State games as a senior, and made the first five starts of his career in 2008 Had 22 tackles as a senior, including 3.5 for loss Played in 34 games as a Seminole Started at Florida State, then spent time earning his eligibility back at Tallahassee Community College and East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi.
PERSONAL: Majored in rehabilitation services Went to Edgewater High School.
GREG ISDANER, offensive lineman
Height: 6-4; Weight: 325; DOB: Feb. 25, 1987
College: West Virginia; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: First-year offensive lineman looks to crack an opening day roster at the professional level Has spent time with the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles.
COLLEGE: Renounced his final year of college eligibility to enter the 2010 NFL draft Started 12 games and played in 13 as a junior in 2008 Was a starter all three years of college.
PERSONAL: Business and economics major at West Virginia Prepped at Episcopal Academy.
TAURUS JOHNSON, wide receiver
Height: 6-0; Weight: 205; DOB: April 13, 1986
College: South Florida; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Wide receiver and kickoff return threat begins first UFL season with Hartford Comes to the Colonials following 2010 training camp stints with the Miami Dolphins and the Cleveland Browns Originally an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009, also spent parts of 2009 on practice squads with the Dolphins and Detroit Lions.
COLLEGE: Saw time in 49 games in his South Florida career from 2005 to 2008 Caught 112 passes for 1,434 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career Had college career-highs of 38 catches, 498 yards and six touchdowns as a senior.
PERSONAL: A native of Fort Myers, Florida Attended Cape Coral (Florida) High School.
FRANTZ JOSEPH, linebacker
Height: 6-2; Weight: 240; DOB: June 12, 1986
College: Florida Atlantic; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Playmaking linebacker seeks to crack an opening-day roster for the first time with the Colonials Spent time with the Oakland Raiders in 2009 and the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos in 2010.
COLLEGE: Started all 13 games in 2009 for FAU, leading the team with 154 tackles, nine tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries Recorded 131 tackles in 13 games in 2008, to go along with 12.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.
PERSONAL: Played at Fort Lauderdale High School, and was the team's captain as a senior A marketing a business management major.
DANNY LANSANAH, linebacker
Height: 6-1; Weight: 255; DOB: Aug. 28, 1985
College: UConn; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Local product with NFL experience joins the Hartford Colonials as a free agent for the 2010 UFL campaign Originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers in 2008 Played in five regular season games with the Packers in 2008 and recorded 2 tackles Also boasts off-season and practice squad experience with the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions (both 2009).
COLLEGE: Earned All-Big East (2007) honors during college career at Connecticut Posted massive numbers during that senior campaign, recording 121 tackles, 14 tackles for losses and 3 interceptions Recorded 99 tackles and 4 interceptions as a junior in 2006 Was a three-year starter at Connecticut from 2005-2007.
PERSONAL: Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Played football at Harrisburg High School.
SIMONI LAWRENCE, linebacker
Height: 6-0; Weight: 232; DOB: Feb. 1, 1989
College: Minnesota; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Returns to Colonials after NFL training camp stint Spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles from June to August 2010 Originally was a fifth-round pick of the Colonials in 2010.
COLLEGE: Started all 13 games for Minnesota in 2009, recording 85 total tackles, eight tackles for loss, two sacks and an interception In first year with Golden Gophers in 2008, played in all 13 games (five starts) and made 66 tackles, including 10.5 for loss, four sacks and an interception transferred to Minnesota from Valley Forge Military Academy.
PERSONAL: Prepped at Upper Darby High School Majored in communications studies.
TIM MATTRAN, center
Height: 6-4; Weight: 308; DOB: Oct. 23, 1984
College: Stanford; How Acquired: UFL Draft 2010 Round 6
PRO CAREER: Chosen in the sixth round (27th overall) of the 2010 UFL Draft by the Hartford Colonials Joins the Colonials after spending 2010 training camp with the St. Louis Rams Originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Minnesota Vikings in 2008 Spent the 2008 season on the practice squad of the Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars Spent the 2009 off-season with the Rams before being signed to the Oakland Raiders' practice squad on December 18, 2009.
COLLEGE: Spent six seasons at Stanford and played in four seasons with two medical red-shirts Was a walk-on at Stanford who did not play during the 2002 and 2003 seasons Played as a reserve tackle in 2004 and moved into a starting role at center in 2005 and held the position for six games Missed the 2006 campaign with a high ankle sprain but returned to start all 12 contests in 2007 Ended career with 18 starts and was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic team on four occasions.
PERSONAL: Played football at Chaska High School in Chanhassen, Minnesota Started every game on the offensive line during his junior and senior seasons Named honorable mention All-Lake Conference as a senior Was also a member of the track and field team for three years and competed in the shot put and discus Was captain of the track and field team during his senior season Two-year medallist in the state Science Olympiad Favorite TV show is Heroes and the place he would most like to visit in the world is New Zealand.
SHAHEER McBRIDE, wide receiver
Height: 6-2; Weight: 205; DOB: Feb. 6, 1985
College: Delaware State; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008 and spent his rookie year on the NFC East club's practice squad Was released by the Eagles on August 25, 2009.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons at Delaware State and finished second all-time in receptions and third all-time in receiving yards Began college career in 2004 and was the MEAC Rookie of the Year after catching 46 passes for 849 yards and 7 touchdowns Was an All-MEAC first-team selection in 2005 after catching 50 passes for 720 yards and 6 touchdowns Caught 55 passes for 852 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2006 to earn first-team All-MEAC honors Ended career by catching 50 passes for 586 yards and 9 touchdowns as a senior in 2007 Compiled a total of 201 catches for 3,007 yards and 33 touchdowns.
PERSONAL: Born in Chester, Pennsylvania Was an All-Delaware County Conference first-team selection at Chester High School Played running back and wide receiver Played just two seasons of varsity football Also played basketball.
JOSH McCOWN, quarterback
Height: 6-4; Weight: 215; DOB: July 4, 1979
College: Sam Houston State; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Experienced passer brings NFL pedigree to the Hartford Colonials for the 2010 UFL season Originally chosen in the third round (81st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals Played for the Cardinals from 2002-2005, Detroit Lions in 2006, Oakland Raiders in 2007 and Carolina Panthers in 2008-2009 Played in 47 NFL regular season games with 31 starts Compiled career figures of 610 completions from 1,058 attempts for 6,584 yards, 35 touchdowns and 40 interceptions Added 127 runs for 569 yards and 3 touchdowns Best season came with the Cardinals in 2004 when he started 13 of 14 games and hit on 233 of 408 attempts for 2,511 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
COLLEGE: Played three seasons at Southern Methodist University, passing for 4,022 yards and 24 touchdowns Left SMU to prove he could lead a passing attack and did just that at Sam Houston State, surpassing his career touchdown totals at his old school in just a single season Passed for 3,481 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions as a senior at Sam Houston State That passing yardage total was the best single-season effort in Sam Houston State history Following his senior season, McCown was one of 16 players considered for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top performer in NCAA Division 1-AA football.
PERSONAL: Brother, Luke, is an NFL quarterback with the Jacksonville Jaguars Born in Jacksonville, Texas Attended Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, Texas. As a senior, he was the East Texas Player of the Year, District 17-4A Offensive Player of the Year, and an All-State honorable mention Also played basketball and won All-District second-team honors as a senior.
MARSHALL McDUFFIE, safety
Height: 6-2; Weight: 207; DOB: July 31, 1986
College: Florida International; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Big, strong defensive back who likes to deliver the big hit joins the Hartford Colonials as a free agent for the 2010 UFL season Has spent some time with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers Signed with Tampa Bay in April 2009 Released by the Buccaneers on September 2, 2009.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons at Florida International (2004-2006 and 2008) Saw action in nine games as a true freshman in 2004 and started three times Ranked among the school's leading defenders with 40 tackles and 2.5 tackles for losses Played in eight games as a sophomore in 2005, recording 19 tackles and returning 4 interceptions for touchdowns, tying an NCAA I-A record that had stood since 1987 Competed in six games as a junior in 2006 and finished with 19 tackles and 1.5 tackles for losses Did not play in 2007 Played in nine games as a senior in 2008 while battling through a shoulder injury Recorded 26 tackles, 2 tackles for losses, 3 interceptions for 10 yards, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble.
PERSONAL: Played four years of football at Durant High School and added four seasons of basketball and two letters in track and field Earned All-Conference honors and served as captain of the football team Was MVP of the University of Central Florida football camp.
CLINT McPEEK, linebacker
Height: 6-2; Weight: 226; DOB: Dec. 22, 1986
College: New Mexico; How Acquired: UFL Draft 2010 11th Round
PRO CAREER: Prolific and tough linebacker will make his professional football debut in 2010 after being chosen by the Hartford Colonials in the 11th round (52nd overall) of the UFL Draft Has a reputation for delivering big hits.
COLLEGE: Former walk-on who developed into one of New Mexico's most versatile, toughest and most reliable players on defense Made a name for himself as one of the top defensive backs in the Mountain West Conference in 2008 when he played the hybrid linebacker/safety position in the team's 3-3-5 scheme Moved to outside linebacker in a 4-3 system as a senior in 2009 Finished career with 249 tackles, 9.5 stops for losses Played in 45 games with 29 starts Posted at least nine games with 10 tackles or more all in his final two seasons Also knocked down 14 passes during his career and added 1 interception.
PERSONAL: Attended La Cueva High School in Albuquerque and was an All-State and All-Metro safety for the back-to-back Class 5A champions Helped his school go 26-0 during the 2003 and 2004 seasons Was also an All-District pick at wide receiver and was a member of the wrestling and track and field teams Majored in business administration.
TAYLOR MEHLHAFF, kicker
Height: 5-10; Weight: 184; DOB: Aug. 25, 1985
College: Wisconsin; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Kicker with NFL experience joins the UFL for the 2010 season after inking a free agent deal with the Hartford Colonials Originally chosen in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints Was waived by the Saints during the final cuts of the preseason but was re-signed to the active roster on October 8, 2008 Played in three games in relief of the injured Martin Gramatica and hit on 3 of 4 field goals (44 long) and 9 of 10 extra points Was released by the Saints on October 28, 2008 Signed with the Minnesota Vikings on December 31, 2008 but was waived on September 1, 2009.
COLLEGE: Played 51 games at Wisconsin Handled kickoff duties for all 51 games and also took care of field goals and extra points in 39 contests Connected on 50 of 65 field goals and 145 of 148 extra point attempts Scored 295 points to rank second on the school's all-time scoring charts Kicked off 287 times for an average of 62.8 yards with 123 touchbacks Was an All-Big Ten selection in 2006 and 2007 and was voted a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association in 2007.
PERSONAL: Was a decorated kicker during his time at Aberdeen Central High School in Aberdeen, South Dakota Was rated as America's best high school kicker by Rivals.com Earned first-team All-American honors from Ridell and second-team accolades from USA Today Was a two-time All-State, All-Area and All-Conference selection on special teams and was also an All-Conference choice at quarterback Named South Dakota's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2003 Played quarterback, strong safety, kicker and punter.
JOE MORTENSEN, linebacker
Height: 6-1; Weight: 250; DOB: July 27, 1986
College: Kansas; How Acquired: Protected 2010
PRO CAREER: Returns for a second UFL season after being protected by the Hartford Colonials for the 2009 campaign Played for the New York Sentinels during the inaugural UFL season and ranked fourth on their defense with 29 tackles and 2 pass defenses.
COLLEGE: Three-year starter who played in 50 games at Kansas from 2005-2008, starting his final 38 contests Recorded 282 tackles, 32 stops for losses, 8.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 6 fumble recoveries and 10 pass defenses Enjoyed a career year as a junior in 2007 when he recorded 106 tackles, 15 tackles for losses, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries and 5 pass defenses to earn All-Big 12 honors Was also on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List in 2008.
PERSONAL: Born in Concord, California Hobbies include reading and lifting weights Attended Clayton Valley High School in San Francisco and was named an All-State first-team selection after his senior season Was named the Northern California Defensive MVP after notching a school record 171 tackles Also earned All-City and All-Metro honors.
VINCE OGHOBAASE, defensive tackle
Height: 6-5; Weight: 302; DOB: Jan. 24, 1987
College: Duke; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Consistent performer on the collegiate level joins the Hartford Colonials as a free agent for the 2010 UFL campaign Gained first professional experience on April 26, 2010 when he inked a free agent deal with the NFL's Miami Dolphins.
COLLEGE: Was a four-year starter at Duke from 2006-2009 Rounded out his career as a senior in 2009 by recording 37 tackles in eight appearances Added 7.5 tackles for losses, 2 sacks for 15 yards, 1 pass defense and 2 quarterback hurries Was an honorable mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a junior in 2008 Started all 12 games at defensive tackle and recorded 51 tackles, 9 tackles for losses and 5 quarterback hurries His total of 6 sacks was second among defensive tackles in the ACC, behind Boston College first round draft pick B.J. Raji (Green Bay Packers) Started all 12 games as a sophomore in 2007 and tied for the team lead with 4.5 sacks and ranked second on the squad with 12 tackles for losses Finished the year with 49 tackles and 4 quarterback pressures Started all 12 games as a freshman in 2006 and was named a Freshman All-American by Rivals.com, College Football News and The Sporting News Credited with 28 tackles, 8 tackles for losses and 1 sack.
PERSONAL: Played football for two years at Alief Hastings High School in Houston, Texas Was an All-American selection by PrepStar magazine Rated as the seventh-best defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com One of five finalists for the Watkins Award, an honor given to the top African-American high school student-athlete in the country Earned All-State honors as a senior and All-District accolades as a junior.
RYAN PALMER, cornerback
Height: 5-10; Weight: 190; DOB: Sept. 11, 1985
College: Texas; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Productive cornerback on the college level will make his UFL debut in 2010 after signing a free agent deal with the Hartford Colonials.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Texas from 2005-2008 Appeared in 50 games with 25 starts and posted 136 tackles, 3 sacks, 9 tackles for losses, 4 interceptions, 24 pass defenses, 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery Started 12 of 13 games as a senior in 2008 and was named second-team All-Big 12 by the Austin American-Statesman, the league's coaches, the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Recorded 32 tackles, 3 sacks, 8 pass defenses and 3 interceptions Started all 13 games as a junior in 2007 and ranked second on the team with 80 tackles, a team-high 14 pass defenses, 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery Played in all 13 games as a sophomore in 2006 and in 10 games as a red-shirt freshman in 2005.
PERSONAL: Was a three-year starter at Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas Played wide receiver and cornerback and was also an All-State sprinter for the track and field team Was a first-team All-District selection as a senior Born in Dallas, Texas Lists his favorite car as a Bentley, favorite movie as Menace II Society and favorite actor as Omar Epps.
RYAN PERRILLOUX, quarterback
Height: 6-2; Weight: 225; DOB: Jan. 1, 1987
College: Jacksonville State; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Exciting quarterback prospect who has been compared to Donovan McNabb joins the Hartford Colonials as a free agent for the 2010 UFL campaign Gained his first professional experience in the spring of 2010 when he was invited to a tryout by the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.
COLLEGE: Played two years at Louisiana State University (2006-2007) before rounding out his career with Jacksonville State (2008-2009) Saw little playing time as a freshman at LSU in 2006 as he backed up NFL-bound quarterbacks JaMarcus Russell and Matt Flynn Completed his only pass of the season against Louisiana-Lafayette on September 2, 2006 Made his first start at LSU as a sophomore, completing 20 of 25 attempts for 298 yards and 3 touchdowns against Middle Tennessee on September 15, 2007 Next start came in the SEC Championship Game on December 1 when he led LSU to victory over Tennessee by completing 20 of 30 passes for 243 yards and 1 touchdown That win placed LSU in the BCS National Championship Game Transferred in 2008 and led Jacksonville State to an 8-3 record, completing 174 of 276 passes for 2,199 yards and 19 touchdowns Was named Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week and OVC Offensive Player of the Week during that season Was named Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 despite only appearing in five games Threw for 961 yards, 12 touchdowns and 1 interception while posting a passer rating of 199.2 Added 40 rushes for 125 yards and 3 touchdowns.
PERSONAL: Enjoyed one of the most dominant high school careers in the state of Louisiana Played at East St. John High School in Reserve, Louisiana Racked up 12,705 yards of total offense (9,025 passing, 3,680 rushing) His passing yardage total of 9,025 ranks fourth all-time in state football records Accounted for 155 touchdowns (84 passing, 71 rushing) during his four years at East St. John Racked up a Louisiana high school record 5,006 total yards as a senior, including 3,546 yards passing and 1,460 yards rushing In his final high school game in the state playoffs, Perrilloux accounted for 495 yards of offense against Evangel Christian Academy Won the Hall Trophy as high school football's most outstanding player in 2004 and was named Offensive Player of the Year by USA Today Was named Louisiana's Mr Football Was named a Gatorade Player of the Year and was a Parade All-American Also played forward for the basketball team and center fielder for the baseball squad.
JARED RETKOFSKY, long snapper
Height: 6-5; Weight: 268; DOB: March 16, 1983
College: TCU; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Pin-point long snapper will play in his second UFL season Saw action in all six games last fall for the New York Sentinels In between UFL stints, saw a second tour of duty with the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing in two regular-season games after snapping in nine games for Pittsburgh in 2008 Was a member of the Steelers' Super Bowl XLIII-winning team.
COLLEGE: Retkosky served as a reserve defensive lineman who doubled as a long snapper for Texas Christian Played in every game in 2004 and 2005.
PERSONAL: Attended Northwest High School Was team captain and most valuable offensive player as a senior.
ANDREW ROBINSON, wide receiver
Height: 5-9; Weight: 191; DOB: March 4, 1987
College: Louisville; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Fleet-footed and hard-nosed wide receiver with experience on offense, defense and special teams joins the Hartford Colonials as a free agent for the 2010 UFL season.
COLLEGE: Saw his first action as a sophomore at Louisville in 2007, appearing in 12 games and recording 1 special teams tackle Played on offense as a junior in 2008, catching 7 passes for 71 yards Also recorded 1 special teams tackle Played in eight games as a senior in 2009 and caught 1 pass for 16 yards Added 4 punt returns for 15 yards, 11 tackles on defense and 1 interception.
PERSONAL: Played prep football at Manual High School and totalled 78 receptions for 1,385 yards and 23 touchdowns Caught 48 passes for 985 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior Earned second-team All-State honors as a senior Was named District Player of the Year Also recorded 10 career interceptions as a defensive back.
ASAPH SCHWAPP, fullback
Height: 6-0; Weight: 257; DOB: Jan. 26, 1987
College: Notre Dame; How Acquired: UFL Draft 2010 Round 8
PRO CAREER: Big, tough, physical fullback was chosen in the eighth round (40th overall) of the 2010 UFL Draft by his local team, the Hartford Colonials Originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2009 but was among the final roster cutdowns ahead of the regular season kickoff in September.
COLLEGE: Earned a reputation as one of the strongest players on the Notre Dame roster and as an imposing blocking back Was primarily used to pave the way for other runners during his career with the Fightin' Irish Played 39 career games and carried 44 times for 98 yards (9 long) and added 8 receptions for 62 yards (15 long).
PERSONAL: Graduated from Weaver High School in Hartford, Connecticut Earned first-team All-State honors from the Hartford Courant Averaged more than 5 yards per carry while rushing for 1,110 yards and also playing inside linebacker in 2004 Was named Gatorade Player of the Year for Connecticut Rushed for 1,313 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior and added 74 tackles, 8 sacks and 5 interceptions Rated the nation's 21st-best fullback by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report.
JONAS SEAWRIGHT, defensive tackle
Height: 6-6; Weight: 330; DOB: April 12, 1982
College: North Carolina; How Acquired: Protected 2010
PRO CAREER: Massive defensive lineman returns for a second UFL season after being protected by the Hartford Colonials Played for the New York Sentinels during the 2009 campaign and recorded 4 tackles and 2 pass defenses Served on the 53-man roster for the New York Giants during the 2006 NFL season, playing in nine games and recording 1 tackle Had originally joined the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2005 Was released by the NFC East club ahead of the 2007 regular season Signed with the Dallas Cowboys on May 18, 2009 but was waived ahead of the regular season kickoff.
COLLEGE: Began college career at North Carolina by appearing in two games as a freshman in 2001 Moved between the offensive and defensive lines as a sophomore in 2002 Played in 11 games and recorded 7 tackles Played in 12 games with six starts as a junior in 2003 and registered 10 tackles and 3 blocked kicks Recorded 29 tackles as a senior in 2004 and added 2 pass defenses, 2 quarterback hurries and 1 blocked kick.
PERSONAL: Attended Orangeburg Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg, South Carolina Was a two-year starter for the football team and earned All-State honors as a senior Recorded 175 tackles and 5 sacks as a junior Full name is Jonas Salley Seawright.
BRIAN SIMMONS, offensive lineman
Height: 6-4; Weight: 315;' DOB: March 16, 1985
College: Oklahoma; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Rookie free agent lineman begins his first professional season with the Spent two weeks in 2010 training camp with the New England Patriots.
COLLEGE: Saw action in 42 games for the Sooners Oklahoma's starter at left guard in 2009, but missed five games due to injury Was a backup guard in first three collegiate seasons.
PERSONAL: Cousin Cedric plays in the National Basketball Association Majored in sociology Was born with club foot deformity - wears a size-15 right shoe and a size-18 left shoe.
ISAAC SOWELLS, offensive lineman
Height: 6-3; Weight: 320; DOB: May 4, 1982
College: Indiana; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Career NFL backup offensive lineman begins first UFL campaign with the Colonials Comes to Hartford following a stint at 2010 training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals Played in 17 games over three seasons (2006-08) with the Cleveland Browns Saw action in all 16 games with the Browns in 2008 Originally was a fourth-round pick of the Browns in 2006.
COLLEGE: Was a four-year letter winner at Indiana, and a starter at left tackle in his final three seasons.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Louisville, Kentucky Attended Doss High School An avid bowler Active in community service while with the Browns, supporting Children's Hospital, NFL Hometown Huddle, Rainbow Babies and Shoes and Clothes for Kids.
MICHALE SPICER, defensive end
Height: 6-3; Weight: 275; DOB: June 30, 1982
College: Western Carolina; How Acquired: Protected 2010
PRO CAREER: Returns for a second season in the UFL after being protected by the Hartford Colonials Played for the New York Sentinels in 2009 and recorded 6 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble Originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Buffalo Bills in 2004 but has gained most of his professional football experience in the Arena Football League playing linebacker and defensive line with the Los Angeles Avengers (2005-2006), Columbus Destroyers (2007), New Orleans VooDoo (2007-2008) Totaled 75 tackles, 10.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble in the AFL.
COLLEGE: Finished career as Western Carolina's all-time leader in tackles for losses with 58 and also posted 29 sacks Recorded 16 stops behind the line of scrimmage as a senior in 2003 and added 7.5 sacks and 1 interception as a senior in 2003 Was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection in 2002 and 2003.
PERSONAL: Played football at Southern Wayne High School in Dudley, North Carolina Rushed for more than 2,500 yards and 20 touchdowns Born in El Paso, Texas.
CAMERON STEPHENSON, guard
Height: 6-3; Weight: 326; DOB: June 18, 1983
College: Rutgers; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Versatile offensive lineman with NFL experience joins the Hartford Colonials as a free agent for the 2010 UFL season Joins Hartford after spending 2010 training camp with the San Diego Chargers Boasts practice squad experience with the Green Bay Packers (2007), New Orleans Saints (2008) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2009) Originally chosen in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers Has also spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles (2008).
COLLEGE: Spent the 2002 and 2003 seasons at Los Angeles Harbor College Started at defensive tackle in 2002 and recorded 78 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 29 quarterback hits, earning All-South Coast Conference second-team and All-State honors Recorded 4 tackles and 2.5 sacks in the 2003 season opener before missing the remainder of the campaign with a knee injury Played three years at Rutgers from 2004-2006, seeing action on the offensive and defensive lines Recorded 28 tackles, 4.5 sacks and 8 tackles for losses on defense Started at right guard as a senior in 2006 and earned second-team All-Big East honors.
PERSONAL: Born in Sydney, Australia Played three seasons of football at Hawthorne High School in Hawthorne, California Started at left tackle and also played defensive tackle, earning All-Bay League and All-CIF honors on two occasions each Was named to the Los Angeles Times first team Recorded 86 tackles and 13.5 sacks during a two-year spell.
ORRIN THOMPSON, guard/tackle
Height: 6-6; Weight: 320; DOB: Nov. 11, 1982
College: Duke; How Acquired: Protected 2010
PRO CAREER: Returns for a second season in the UFL after being protected by the Hartford Colonials Served as a key starter on the offensive line for the New York Sentinels in 2009 Originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins in 2005 and was immediately switched to offensive line having played defensive tackle in college Spent the entire 2005 campaign on Miami's practice squad Split practice squad time with the Dolphins and the Green Bay Packers during the 2006 season Was on Green Bay's active roster at the start of the 2007 season but did not see playing time and was signed to the practice squad in late October Also had another brief spell on Green Bay's active roster for the final week of the 2008 campaign Spent the 2009 off-season with the New York Giants before being among the final cuts of the preseason.
COLLEGE: Played in 46 career games at defensive tackle for the Blue Devils Started 27 games and collected 141 tackles, 16 stops for losses and 3.5 sacks Was selected to play in the annual Villages Gridiron Classic in Florida.
PERSONAL: Born in Camden, New Jersey Grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina.
MARKEE WHITE, wide receiver
Height: 6-7; Weight: 205; DOB: Oct. 4, 1983
College: Texas State; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: 2010 ArenaBowl hero takes his game outdoors after signing with the Colonials As a professional football rookie with the Arena Football League's Spokane Shock, caught 66 passes for 925 yards and 18 touchdowns during the regular season Caught nine passes for 99 yards and four touchdowns in the Shock's ArenaBowl XXIII win over the Tampa Bay Storm.
COLLEGE: Played 20 games in two seasons (2004-05) at Texas State, catching 67 passes for 980 yards In 2005, caught 56 passes for 786 yards and five touchdowns Came to Texas State from Long Beach City College.
PERSONAL: Also played basketball at Texas State Majored in exercise and sports science and minored in sociology Prepped at Long Beach Poly High School.
KYLE WHITEHURST, cornerback
Height: 6-2; Weight: 178; DOB: Jan. 19, 1982
College: Hampton; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Defensive back with blazing speed joins the Hartford Colonials as a free agent for the 2010 UFL season Played for the Omaha Beef of the National Indoor Football League in 2007 and 2008 Appeared in a total of 27 games and recorded 93 tackles, 3 tackles for losses, 5 interceptions and 5 pass breakups... Has also spent time with the Arena Football League's Spokane Shock.
COLLEGE: Played at Hampton from 2003-2005 after transferring from Marshall University Produced a career-best 2005 season as a senior, earning second-team All-MEAC honors Started all 12 games and recorded 63 tackles, 3.5 tackles for losses, 3 interceptions for 106 yards and 1 touchdown, 7 pass breakups, 3 sacks, 3 quarterback hurries and 1 forced fumble.
PERSONAL: Born in Hampton, Virginia Earned a degree in political science Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds while trying out for the Colonials in Petersburg, Virginia, in 2010 Played football at Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia.
JULIUS WILLIAMS, defensive end
Height: 6-2; Weight: 260; DOB: Aug. 19, 1986
College: UConn; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Defensive end begins first season in the UFL with the Colonials Made the 2009 Jacksonville Jaguars roster as an undrafted free agent Saw action in 11 games (one start), recording eight total tackles.
COLLEGE: Didn't miss a game in four seasons with the Huskies, playing in 50 games and making 26 starts Totalled 92 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks in career As a senior, 11 tackles for loss and six sacks were both second on the team.
PERSONAL: Majored in sociology Attended Towers (Georgia) High School.
DWAYNE WRIGHT, running back
Height: 5-11; Weight: 228; DOB: June 2, 1983
College: Fresno State; How Acquired: Free Agent 2010
PRO CAREER: Late arrival to team begins first UFL season after spending 2010 training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers Only on-field professional action came with the Buffalo Bills in 2007 In 15 games, ran 29 times for 94 yards and caught three passes for 17 yards Originally a fourth-round pick of the Bills in 2007, and also has spent time with the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.
COLLEGE: In final collegiate season in 2006, saw action in 12 games, and ran for 1,462 yards and 11 touchdowns on 261 carries Added 29 catches for 221 yards and a touchdown Returned from serious injury which cost him most of 2004 and all of 2005 In 2003, ran for 1,038 yards in 14 games Originally played at West Hills Junior College.
PERSONAL: Played at Lincoln (California) High School.Copyright © 2015, CT Now