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Several days after the Showboats saw Daniel Helm sign an NFL contract, a second Showboats player is off to the NFL. Jordan Ferguson from Middle Tennessee State is returning to the NFL, with the Seattle Seahawks, the team that showed interest in him after the 2023 NFL Draft.

After playing Six seasons at Middle Tennessee State, Ferguson joined the Showboats in late May appearing in Four games, totaling Seven Tackles for 2.5 Sacks. While at MTSU Ferguson recorded 68 total tackles, nine sacks, two forced fumbles, and one interception last season. He earned first-team All-Conference USA honors and was named the Hawaii Bowl’s MVP. Ferguson beat out Chris Garrett, the Los Angeles Rams’ former seventh-round pick from the 2021 NFL Draft, enroute to an opportunity with the Seahawks.

The Showboats per the Fox Sports website currently rosters 60 players on the team, as NFL training camp continues to progress. As injuries continue to mount look for more USFL players to continue to earn NFL opportunities, as NFL teams are constantly re-tooling their rosters. As of early morning on August 8th, the USFL has seen 22 players released from their teams in pursuit of NFL opportunities.

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Pat Rifino is a former Security Contractor turned writer. He began his writing career talking about geo-politics, and the defense industry. Now Pat writes about alt-league football, while hanging out with his dogs in his off time.

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  1. Ken Granito

    August 10, 2023 at 6:48 am

    Upon waking I did my quick review of the football leagues and in it, I noticed an article that hit me. An original USFLer, Zenon Andrusyshyn has passed away at 76. Like Matt Mengal and Luis Aguilar he handled both kicking and punting duties and was good enough to do both for all 3 years for a good Bandits team. He had many more seasons in the CFL and I believe he has some NFL experience as well. It’s funny the Bandits were a very noteworthy team. From their owners Bassett, Reynolds and Company to their Head Ball Coach Steve Spurrier and his partner in crime QB John Reaves. at running backs Gary Anderson yes of NFL fame and their short, but not small Greg Boone who I believe each ran for a 1000 yards in the same season. If. not it was close….to E.T., Willie Gillespie, Larry Brodsky NFL vet Danny Buggs and don’t forget the always open on 3rd down Marvin Harvey. Zenon Andrusyshyn was a full time member of Bandit Ball helping Steve Spurrier mastercraft every drive knowing it would end with a Zenon Andrusyshyn escape plan. Rest in Peace, Zenon.

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