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Stallions Sign Three, Bring Back LB/S Nate Holley

The Birmingham Stallions continued their brilliant offseason, by adding three players over Tuesday and Wednesday. The Stallions signed Defensive Lineman Joe Ozougwu, Offensive Lineman Jacob Capra, and brought back Linebacker Nate Holley who was one of the team’s starting Linebackers in 2022 before an injury sidelined him.

Ozougwu and Capra both come to the Stallions for their taste in Alt-Football. Capra was an UDFA in 2021, signing with the Green Bay Packers after the 2021 draft. After being waived by the Packers at the end of training camp, Capra spent September with the Packers until being picked up by the Bills in November, Capra spent the final leg of the 2021 season with the Bills being elevated to the Active Roster in December. After spending 2022 in training camp with the Bills Capra would be waived by the at the end of the 2022 training camp, and has remained without a team since.

Capra during his time with the Packers in 2021

Ozougwu joins the Stallions as an Alt-Football Rookie as well. He joins the Bucs as an UDFA in 2022. After getting injured in August he would be waived and then reverted to injured reserve only to be waived four days later. Ozougwu would be brought back to the Bucs for week in November, and has been without a team since.

The Stallions biggest signing this week was bringing back Nate Holley. Holley was a Two Time All-MAC selection at Kent State with his Brother Nick. Holley whose only 28 years old, has already been with the Vikings (NFL), Nebraska Danger (IFL), Rams (NFL), Stampeders (CFL), Dolphins (2020), and Stallions (USFL) in his career. While with the Stampeders, Holley earned CFL Most Outstanding Rookie Honors in 2019, before joining the Dolphins in 2020 appearing in three games totaling three tackles. Holley came to the Stallions and immediately started in a hybrid Safety/Linebacker role next to Scooby Wright and DeMarquis Gates before injuring his leg in May. Holley totaled 24 tackles in first season in the USFL.

The Stallions continue to reload in hopes of making another championship run for 2023. With the announcement of Scooby Wright returning, Nate Holley signing and the battalion of NFL caliber talent joining the Stallions roster, the defending champions are primed to repeat for 2023. Currently the Stallions now have 61 players on their roster going into training camp.

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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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