Over the Hill Gang: The UFL Boasts a Number of Former NFL Stars

Jake WinieckiCorrespondent IIIAugust 24, 2010

ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 22:  UFL signage during the game between the California Redwoods and the Florida Tuskers at the Florida Citrus Bowl on October 22, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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The UFL may not be the most exciting football league to watch, but it has some intrigue.

There are tons of former NFL players, some of them Pro Bowlers, and other former college stars in the UFL.

Former Wisconsin QB Brooks Bollinger was the UFL MVP in 2009 in the league's inaugural season. He plays for the Florida Tuskers.

Also on that team is former 1,000-yard rusher Tatum Bell. Complementing him in the backfield is former Colts RB Dominic Rhodes. Also on the Tuskers roster is former 270-lb. Vikings TE Jermaine Wiggins.

The Tuskers aren't the only team with notable players. The Hartford Colonials have former LSU screwup Ryan Perrilloux at QB.

Former 49ers QB Tim Rattay and former Cardinals RB Marcel Shipp play for the Las Vegas Locomotives.

The Omaha Nighthawks have the biggest names of all of them. Packers all-time leading rusher Ahman Green and former Pro Bowler Jeff Garcia play for the Nighthawks. Former Packers WR Robert Ferguson and former Georgia QB D.J. Shockley also join them.

"Oh, how the mighty have fallen"—Daunte Culpepper is the starting QB for the Sacramento Mountain Lions. He is accompanied by former Bengals RB Chris Perry and former Bengals and Packers WR/KR Antonio Chatman.

The UFL also has some big name coaches. 

Dennis Green coaches Sacramento. Jeff Jagodzinski coaches Omaha, and Las Vegas has Jim Fassel.

Although the UFL may not be the most interesting football to watch, it may be cool to tune in and see some of these guys getting a chance to play football.