USF Football Alumni Game Returns, Will Feature 17 NFL Players and Four Super Bowl Champions

The Bulls will welcome back 55 former players for a flag football contest at halftime of the annual Spring Game on Friday, April 14 at Corbett Stadium
TAMPA, APRIL 7, 2023 – The USF Spring Game presented by USF Federal Credit Union will once again feature a fan-favorite showcase of former Bulls standouts at halftime of the contest set for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Friday, April 14 at Corbett Stadium on the USF Campus.
The Alumni Flag Football game returns and may feature its greatest collection yet of former Bulls as 55 former USF student-athletes will take part as players or coaches, including 14 former NFL players, three current NFL players, six members of Super Bowl teams and four Super Bowl champions, one three-time CFL Grey Cup champion and two USF Athletic Hall of Fame members.
The impressive rosters, organized by former Bulls quarterback and current assistant director of development BJ Daniels (a Super Bowl champion who will compete for the Green Team), will play a flag football contest at halftime of the Spring Game. The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
Coaching the Gold Team will be current Kansas City Chief Marquez Valdes-Scantling, fresh off a Super Bowl LVII victory in February. He will be joined by Bulls All-American and nine-year NFL veteran Mike Jenkins, All-Big EAST and NFL linebacker Tyrone McKenzie and former Bulls defensive lineman Lee Roy Selmon Jr. coaching the Gold Team.
The Green Team will be coached by current NFL players D’Ernest Johnson (Jacksonville) and Mitchell Wilcox (Cincinnati), who competed in Super Bowl LVI with the Bengals. They will be joined on the coaching staff by NFL linebackers Sam Barrington and Kawika Mitchell, a Super Bowl XLII champion with the Giants, and linebacker from USF’s first team, Marshall Smith.
2023 Alumni Game RostersThe alumni roster full of fan-favorites and Bulls standouts includes Gold Team quarterbacks Quinton Flowers (a USF Athletic Hall of Fame member), Matt Grothe and Pat Julmiste, who rank first, second and fifth all-time in total offense at USF. They will be joined by NFL running back and the Bulls’ third-all-time rusher Andre Hall, CFL Grey Cup Champion SJ Green, NFL receiver Huey Whittaker and NFL defensive backs Anthony Henry (a USF Athletic Hall of Fame member), Deatrick Nichols and Louis Gachette.
Daniels will quarterback the Green Team, which features five Super Bowl team members. Eric Lee

and Sampson Genus, both NLF players and Super Bowl team members, will be joined by NFL wide receiver and Bulls’ all-time leading receiver Andre Davis.
Numerous recognizable and beloved former Bulls fill the rosters for both team for the Alumni Game.
Fans planning to attend the Spring Game are asked to register in advance to receive a free mobile ticket HERE.
KICKOFF: Set for 7 p.m.
WATCH: Live stream to ESPN+
LISTEN: The game can be heard on 102.5-HD2 and Bulls Unlimited on TuneIn.
PARKING: Is Free. Lots open at 5 p.m.
Fan parking is in Lot 18/Sycamore Drive and Yuengling Center Lots 6 and 22.
GATES: Stadium Gates will open at 5 p.m.
Entrance is by mobile ticket (free, please register HERE)
FAN FEST: The Fan Fest will move inside the Corbett Stadium and will open at 5 p.m. and remain open throughout the game featuring:

  • A Kids Zone
  • USF Sun Dolls, Cheerleaders & Rocky
  • Photo Opportunities
  • Food/Beverage Stations & Beer Garden
  • Cornhole
  • Sponsor Activations & Giveaways
  • HOT Band performance

New season tickets for the 2023 USF football season at Raymond James Stadium are on sale now. Secure your seats for the 2023 season by calling or texting 1-800-GoBulls or by visiting All tickets are once again dynamically priced for each game based on demand and are subject to change. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling/texting 1-800-GoBulls or using the direct links below.
The USF football program first took the field in 1997 and completed its 26th season in 2022 while completing construction on a new $22 million Indoor Performance Facility. The Bulls have posted 15 winning seasons, earned 16 All-America selections, including 2021 consensus All-American kick returner Brian Battie, and had 32 first-team all-conference selections. USF has had 30 players selected in the NFL Draft and has made 10 bowl game appearances (going 6-4 in those games), posting a program-record six straight appearances from 2005-2010 and most recently making four straight bowl appearances from 2015-18. The Bulls posted back-to-back 10-win seasons in 2016 and 2017, logging a program-record 11-2 mark in 2016 while finishing both seasons ranked in the Top 25. USF spent a program-record 20 straight weeks ranked in the Top 25 during the 2016 and 2017 seasons and reached as high as No. 2 in the national rankings during the 2007 season.
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