Since its return in 2022 the USFL has brought together some of spring football’s most dynamic Tight End’s since in my opinion 2019, when Charlie Ebersol attempted to breathe life into AAF. Whether it be the play of Sal Cannella, Sage Surratt, Jace Sternberger, or even the Gamblers Josh Pederson many of those Tight Ends have earned a chance at the next level, but there is one Tight End that Alt-Football fans may not be talking enough about.
In September of 2022 Houston signed a relatively unknown versatile former Quarterback in Clint Sigg out of Lindenwood University/Sioux Falls. Sigg, after taking a year off found his way into professional football by having a private workout with Gamblers GM Rob Morris earning himself a contract shortly after. The big-bodied Colorado native had plenty of experience playing with NFL talent, despite coming from the Division-II level playing alongside NFL vets like Dennis Gardeck and Trey Pipkens at USF.
Sigg would find an immediate role for Houston in the 2023 USFL season, becoming a versatile H-Back for the Gamblers while also serving as Mark Thompson’s lead blocker. Sigg was a key piece of the Gamblers rushing attack that amassed over 1,100 rushing yards (2nd in the USFL) while also hitting pay dirt 17 times (1st in USFL). In addition to his value in the Gamblers rushing game, Sigg also served as a competent receiver hauling in 9 receptions for 51 Yards becoming an acrobatic safety blanket for Houston’s Quarterbacks. Sigg also proved his worth on Special Teams, playing on multiple different units recording several tackles as well.
Over the past two seasons the USFL has seen 8 Tight Ends earn NFL opportunities since the return of the league in 2022. With 2024 spring football season on the horizon, it only makes sense that Sigg could usher the next wave of USFL Tight Ends to make their way to the NFL. With another professional season under his belt in the spring of 2024, Sigg now has the ability to showcase his skillset on a more complete platform as TE1 in “Houston”.
For more information on Clint check out the full interview below: