Welcome to the first edition of recaps of your professional Mountaineers in action. This column will tell you how your former West Virginia Mountaineers performed in their games from that past weekend. I'll give you stats and any highlights that I can dig up.
During the NFL's offseason, there are other football leagues in session. Among those right now are the Arena Football League and the Canadian Football League. Yesterday, I gave you A Handy Reference for Keeping Track of Mountaineers in Other Leagues. There are currently eight former Mountaineers who play in leagues besides the NFL. The United Football League will start soon, and at that point, I'll have a few more players to tell you about, including Pat White.
Arena Football League
Eddie Davis- Milwaukee Mustangs
Davis played in his second game as a member of the Mustangs and made a splash. The DB ran back an onsides kick during the 2nd half and had one tackle. The Mustangs won 76-55 over the New Orleans Voodoo. Because of the large scoring margin, Davis got many more snaps as a result. On Friday, the Mustangs play the Iowa Barnstormers at home.
Kent Richardson- Philadelphia Soul
The leading tackler for the Soul, Richardson added another 3 tackles to his season total in a 49-21 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators. Richardson helped the Soul to a team record fewest points allowed against the Gladiators. The Soul have a bye this week before the season finale against cross-state rival Pittsburgh Power on Friday, July 22.
Quinton Andrews- San Jose Sabercats
The Sabercats are making a push for the AFL Playoffs by winning their second game in a row over the Orlando Predators 60-40. Andrews did not break into the stat sheet during the game. The Sabercats will play the Spokan Shock this Saturday night.
Canadian Football League
Avon Cobourne- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats lost their second game in the early CFL season to the Edmonton Eskimos 28-10. The Ticats have been hampered by poor quarterback play in their first two games with Kevin Glenn at the helm. Cobourne had 35 yards on 9 carries and 38 yards off of 2 receptions. Cobourne and the Tiger-Cats will play Lance Frazier and the Saskatchewan Roughriders at home this Saturday night.
The Roughriders lost to the Montreal Alouettes 39-25 at home on Saturday night. Lance Frazier recorded 3 tackles. As mentioned above, the Roughriders will face Avon Cobourne's Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday night.
Check back next week when I will tell you how these guys performed this upcoming weekend.