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Eric Crouch tries out for UFL team

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It’s been nearly 10 years since Eric Crouch won the Heisman Trophy.  And it’s been three years since he was last under contract with a pro football team, in the died-before-it-ever-launched All-American Football League.

Now, Crouch is back.  Specifically, he attended along with roughly 175 others an open tryout for the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL.

“Eric is very intriguing,” G.M. Rick Mueller said in a release.  “I met him on my first trip to Omaha, and we have stayed in touch ever since.  He is a really good guy, and from what I saw Saturday, a talented quarterback.”

Crouch was a third-round draft pick of the Rams in 2002.  After a failed attempt to move to receiver, he left the league.  He signed with the Chiefs in 2005 and played safety in NFL Europe.

Now 32, if Crouch can finally kick-start his pro football career, it’ll be time to sell the rights to the folks at Disney.

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10 Responses to “Eric Crouch tries out for UFL team”
  1. bukes111 says: Apr 11, 2011 9:11 PM

    UFL special teamer at best. Especially when the NFL players start taking UFL jobs.

  2. trbowman says: Apr 11, 2011 9:15 PM

    If for nothing else sign him for publicity. Former heisman trophy winner would bring some attention to the UFL. Go Eric Crouch.

  3. duanethomas says: Apr 11, 2011 9:20 PM

    Time to get on with life’s work son. Go be a radio broadcaster or sideline reporter for Nebraska. All the other former jocks who can’t do anything else go back to their colleges and do that. Player liasions, alumni relationship VP, assistant to the assistant AD, etc…..

  4. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Apr 11, 2011 9:54 PM

    At 32, the quarterback position is all he has left. No one is going to spend the time to develop him at safety or receiver. Hope he can throw better than he ever did at Nebraska.

  5. dkeyser says: Apr 11, 2011 9:55 PM

    File this under “Who gives a rats ass”

  6. shieldsisland37 says: Apr 11, 2011 10:22 PM

    Nebraska is called Husker Nation. For people who do not know or forgot. The Nighthawks were a huge hit last year as Nebraskans LOVE football. They sold out every game just for the fun of it. If Crouch made the team, they could sell a tshirt with his name on it to every man in the city. Trust me. He will make the team. There is a statue of Eric Crouch at the highschool by my house. He is a god in Nebraska. Now you may all not believe me, but this is the truth.

  7. richm2256 says: Apr 11, 2011 10:31 PM

    Another guy who has made a farce out of the Heisman Trophy, most overrated award in sports, bar none.

  8. abninf says: Apr 11, 2011 10:43 PM

    The future path of Tebow.

  9. chapnastier says: Apr 12, 2011 6:26 AM

    Wait… so he was moved from QB to WR then to Safety? The racism!!!!

  10. huskerguy says: Apr 12, 2011 11:06 AM

    shieldsisland37 –

    You are right.

    Also for those of you who think the Heisman is overrated:

    It goes to the best college athlete. The man could not be stopped. Just ask Missouri on that end zone to end zone run.

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