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USFL Player Profile: Alex McGough From College Success to USFL Stardom

It’s not every day that a player makes such an impact in their first season in a new league, but Alex McGough has done just that. The Birmingham Stallions quarterback has not only made a name for himself in the United States Football League (USFL) but also played a pivotal role in winning the team’s first USFL championship.

Born on November 19, 1995, Alex McGough began his football journey at Florida International University (FIU), where he played college football. Throughout his college career, he showed immense promise and talent, breaking numerous school records and becoming the third quarterback in FIU history to run over 100 yards in a game.

McGough’s professional football career began when he was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He then had stints with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans before returning to the Seahawks in 2020. However, it wasn’t until he was selected with the sixth pick of the first round of the 2022 USFL Draft by the Birmingham Stallions that McGough truly found his place in professional football.

Despite suffering an ankle injury during the season, McGough made a triumphant return to the active roster in May. In the Championship game, he replaced an injured J’Mar Smith, completing seven out of ten passes for 77 yards and a touchdown, helping the Stallions clinch their first USFL championship.

With his impressive performances in the USFL, Alex McGough has proven his worth as a professional quarterback. His journey from college success to USFL stardom serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes and a testament to the importance of perseverance and determination. As McGough’s career continues to unfold, fans of the Birmingham Stallions and the sport of football will no doubt be eager to see what new heights he can reach.

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  1. Brian

    April 23, 2023 at 4:24 am

    Why do the announcers pronounce his name McGoo?? Its McGough as in ‘Cough’

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