Tuskers sign former Olympian

I find the decisions on the Florida Tuskers roster to be very interesting. They had the best offensive attack in the inaugural UFL season led by QB Brooks Bollinger and WR Taye Biddle. Biffle did so well in fact, 30 catches for 525 yards and two touch downs easily leading the league, that he was signed to a futures contract with the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. Now the Tuskers are rebuilding their Wide Out corps with two receivers taken in the draft, and two more signed in free agency. The latest signing is WR Bennie Brazell a former Olympian track star.

Brazell so impressed the tuskers coaching staff in a tryout on May 15th that he was awarded a contract. While he biggest accomplishment was as a member of the 2004 United States Olympic team (400m Hurdles was his event), he did play four years of football at LSU and was a member of the 2003 National Championship team. His numbers in school were very impressive, averaging more than 20 years per catch in his four season there, and 24 yards per catch in his senior season.

Now what could this mean for the Tuskers offense? I think Head Coach Jay Gruden, who served as the Tuskers offensive coordinator in 2009, is building a high powered offensive attack, much like the kind of offense he use to run in the Arena Football League. In that league Gruden won four Arena Bowl's as a player and two more as a head coach. He would very much like to add a 2010 UFL ring to that collection that includes a Super Bowl Championship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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