Capsules courtesy of the Hartford Colonials; players In alphabetical order:
CHRIS BAKER, Defensive Lineman
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.