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Four Buffs To Make USFL Debut Sunday

Apr 16, 2022

BOULDER—Four former Colorado Buffaloes will make their debut as the USFL Inaugural Season Opener takes place this weekend.

Delrick Abrams Jr. (CB, Tampa Bay Bandits), Drew Lewis (LB, Houston Gamblers), Devin Ross (WR, Michigan Panthers) and Evan Worthington (S, Philadelphia Stars) will all make their respective debuts Sunday. 

Lewis and Ross will kickoff Sunday at 10 a.m. on NBC as the Gamblers and Panthers face off against each other.  Worthington and the Stars will kickoff at 2 p.m. on USA Network against the New Orleans Breakers and Abrams and the Bandits kickoff at 6 p.m. against the Pittsburgh Maulers.    

Abrams played for Colorado from 2018-19 after playing junior college at Independence Community College.  He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons and spent the 2020 season on the practice squad, making his NFL debut against the Chicago Bears on special teams.  In 2021, he was signed to the practice squad of the L.A. Rams.  Abrams was the first corner taken in the XFL Draft as the teams picked by position in rouds before a supplemental draft.  

Lewis last played at Colorado in the 2018 season and was signed as a free agent with the NFL's Houston Texans on 2019.  He was also signed by the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints.  In 2020, he signed with the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL and in five games he helped the Roughnecks to a perfect 5-0 record before the league folded and he had 10 tackles in those games. Lewis was selected third out of outside linebackers in the USFL Draft.

Ross played for the Buffs from 2013-17 and spent three years in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans (2018) and the New England Patriots (2019-20).  Ross was drafted in the eighth round of the USFL supplemental draft. 

Worthington played for the Buffs from 2014-18 and singed a contract with the Baltimore Ravens and also had a stint in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders.