Huskers Outside the NFL

When players leave Nebraska, it can be difficult to continue to monitor their success. Just because a player doesn’t make it in the NFL doesn’t mean they aren’t having a successful career playing football elsewhere.

Husker Corner has compiled a list of active professional football players from Nebraska that are playing outside of the National Football League.

Canadian Football League

Willie Amos, DB – Edmonton Eskimos

Sandro DeAngelis, K – Montreal Alouettes

Dahrran Diedrick, RB – Montreal Alouettes

Ahman Green, RB – Montreal Alouettes

Patrick Kabongo, OL – Edmonton Eskimos

Terrence Nunn, WR – Saskatchewan Roughriders


United Football League

Eric Crouch, QB – Omaha Nighthawks

Jay Moore, DE – Omaha Nighthawks

Steve Octavien, LB – Omaha Nighthawks

Chris Patrick, OL – Virginia Destroyers

Cory Ross, RB – Sacramento Mountain Lions

Arena Football League

Dan Alexander, FB/LB – Alabama Vipers

Toniu Fonoti, OL – Utah Blaze

Maurice Purify, WR – Arizona Rattlers


Indoor Football League

Demoine Adams, DE – Omaha Beef

Shukree Barfield, OL – Sioux City Bandits

Barry Cryer, DL – Omaha Beef

Donald DeFrand, DB – Omaha Beef

Mike Erickson, OLB – Omaha Beef

Cortney Grixby, DB – Omaha Beef

David Horne, DB – Omaha Beef

Brandon Johnson, DL – Sioux City Bandits

Jammal Lord, QB/WR – Abilene Ruff Riders

Jordan Picou, DL – Sioux City Bandits

Jerrell Pippens, DB – Katy Ruff Riders

Andy Poulosky, DL – Sioux City Bandits

Kenny Wilson, RB – Sioux City Bandits


By Chris Peters


Photo Courtesy UFL Football

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