Former SEC Players to Watch in the UFL

The UFL is a newly formed professional spring football league which kicks off its season on Saturday, March 30th. The UFL is a merge of the XFL and USFL and will showcase some top SEC talent of years past. In this article, we spotlight some names that you may see as familiar when they take the field for their respective clubs under one week from today.

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San Antonio Brahmas

Teez Tabor (Florida Gators) – Tabor was starring as a safety since his freshman year for the Florida Gators under then head coach Will Muschamp which propelled him to being drafted in the second round by the Detroit Lions in 2017.

After spending seven seasons in the NFL with six different clubs, Tabor has re-emerged and will play for the Brahmas this year in the XFL.

Quincy Wilson (Florida Gators) – Wilson appeared in 12 games as a freshman at cornerback in 2014 for the Gators and made two starts. His career accelerated from there in Gainesville and he would go on to play three seasons.

Wilson would total 81 tackles and six interceptions during his college career which propelled him to being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Brad Wing (LSU Tigers) – One of the most electric punters in the history of LSU football had some big moments during his time in Baton Rouge, Wing totaled 5,261 punting yards, averaging 44.6 yards per punt during his two seasons with the Tigers.

Wing was a part of top-ranked LSU’s 9-6 regular season victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2011.

Wing signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and would bounce around the league before ending up with the New York Giants for three seasons.

Wing had a standout 2023 campaign in the XFL as the average punting leader and looks to continue on that trend with the Brahmas in 2024.

St. Louis Battlehawks

Vadal Alexander (LSU Tigers) – The former NFL seventh-round draft pick of Oakland Raiders in 2016, Alexander would play two seasons with the club before being waived and would not re-emerge until 2022 with the Pittsburgh Maulers of the USFL.

Alexander was drafted in the eighth round of the XFL Supplemental Draft in 2023 and looks to remain healthy this season with the club returning to his 2015 form which had him selected to First-Team All-SEC during his time with the Tigers as a guard.

A.J. McCarron (Alabama Crimson Tide) – McCarron is remembered by many SEC fans for becoming the first quarterback to win consecutive BCS National Championship games for the Tide under head coach Nick Saban in 2012 and 2013.

The Mobile, Alabama native won the Maxwell Award, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and Kellen Moore Award in 2013 for the Tide.

McCarron would be drafted in 2014 by the Cincinnati Bengals and spend four seasons with the club before bouncing around the league until 2021 and re-emerging for the Battlehawks in the XFL in 2021.

Last season, McCarron was the XFL’s leader in passing touchdowns, completion percentage and passer rating. McCarron looks to continue that performance this year with the Battlehawks in the merge with the new UFL.