Welcome to the USFL, Augustana Football. On Wednesday afternoon, Augustana alum Jake Lacina was the first center selected in the draft, with the first pick of the 20th round. Lacina was taken by the New Jersey Generals.
The first night of the new USFL Draft is in the books, and it didn't lack for familiar faces. In the Quarterback only first round last night, former Michigan Quarterback Shea Patterson went #1 overall to the Michigan Panthers, and another former Big Ten passer also was selected.
The USFL, a long defunct professional football league, is set to make it's return this Spring. The original USFL, which existed for just three seasons from 1983 to 1985, is back in a new 8-team format. Here's all you need to know about the new league that will be on full display this Spring.