USFL names 2022 league MVP, Offensive, and Defensive Player of the Year

Darius Victor named as 2022 USFL Offensive Player of the Year! Find out the other honorees here.
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The 2022 USFL Playoffs are set to begin this Saturday, June 25 at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The New Jersey Generals take on the Philadelphia Stars at 3:00 p.m. ET on Fox followed by a Birmingham Stallions vs New Orleans Breakers match-up at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC. The winner of this weekend’s games will battle it out in the Championships on Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

The league selected four individuals to receive the top USFL awards ahead of the playoffs. Three of these awards, including the Coach of the Year, went to members of the North Division title-winning New Jersey Generals who have won their last nine straight games. See below for the full list of honorees and their awards. All three players were also named to the 2022 All-USFL team announced last week.

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2022 USFL MVP: WR KaVontae Turpin – New Jersey Generals

KaVontae Turpin, a native of Monroe, Louisiana, has been an integral part of the New Jersey Generals’ offense, leading the league in receiving yards during the regular season (540).

 

2022 USFL Offensive Player of the Year: RB Darius Victor – New Jersey Generals

Darius Victor has been a wrecking ball for the Generals all season long, finishing the season with 10 touchdowns in 10 regular season games played.

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2022 USFL Defensive Player of the Year: DE Chris Odom – Houston Gamblers

Chris Odom led the league with 12.5 sacks on the season and helped the Houston Gamblers score a league-leading five defensive touchdowns.

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2022 USFL Coach of the Year: Mike Riley – New Jersey Generals


How to watch the 2022 USFL Playoffs:

Philadelphia Stars vs. New Jersey Generals:

  • When: Saturday, June 25 at 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio
  • Watch: Fox

New Orleans Breakers vs Birmingham Stallions:

  • When: Saturday, June 25 at  8:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio
  • Watch: NBC

Championship Game – Teams TBD:

  • When: Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio
  • Watch: Fox

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How to watch the 2022 USFL Championships: Date, location, and live stream info for Philadelphia Stars vs Birmingham Stallions game

It's the Birmingham Stallions vs Philadelphia Stars in the 2022 USFL Championships!
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The 2022 USFL season comes to a close this Sunday, July 3 in Canton, Ohio at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium as the Philadelphia Stars go head-to-head with the Birmingham Stallions in the Championship game (7:30 p.m. ET on Fox).

Sunday’s matchup will be the second meeting between the two teams this season. Birmingham defeated Philadelphia, 30-17 in Week 5. See below for additional information on how to watch/live stream the 2022 USFL Championships.

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Philadelphia Stars

The Philadelphia Stars pulled off a 19-14 upset victory over the New Jersey Generals last Saturday afternoon to advance to the 2022 USLF Championships. Philadelphia finished the regular season with a 6-4 record and lost twice to the Generals in the regular season but put all of that behind them as they opened up the first half with a commanding 10-0 lead. The Generals answered back with a pair of touchdowns from 2022 All-USFL team stars RB Darius Victor and WR KaVontae Turpin, making the score 14-10 by the fourth quarter. With just 1:41 left on the clock, Stars WR Maurice Alexander Jr. turned on the jets to score off an 88-yard punt return and sealed the win.

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Birmingham Stallions

The Birmingham Stallions, who have only one loss on the season, defeated the New Orleans Breakers 31-17 to advance to the 2022 USFL Championships. New Orleans came in hot on Saturday night scoring a touchdown on its first drive of the game but Birmingham fired back scoring 21 points in the second quarter alone. The Breakers battled to stay in the game, cutting the deficit to 21-17 in the third but the Stallions pulled away in the final quarter scoring 10 unanswered points to secure their championship bid.

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How to watch the 2022 USFL Championships – Philadelphia Stars vs Birmingham Stallions:

  • When: Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio
  • Watch: Fox

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2022 USFL Scores: Results and games schedule for the United States Football League

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The 2022 United States Football League is officially underway and in case you’ve missed any of the spring football excitement, we’ve got you covered. See below for USFL scores, recaps, and the upcoming season schedule.

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2022 USFL Scores and Schedule:

(*Times are subject to change)

Week 1 (April 16-17): 

Week 2 (April 22-24): 

Week 3 (April 30-May 1)

Week 4 (May 6-8): 

Week 5 (May 13-15): 

Week 6 (May 21-22): 

  • Philadelphia Stars 35, Tampa Bay Bandits 28
  • Michigan Panthers 33, Birmingham Stallions 17
  • New Orleans Breakers 26, Pittsburgh Maulers 16
  • New Jersey Generals 26,  Houston Gamblers 25

Week 7 (May 28-29): 

  • Birmingham Stallions 26, Pittsburgh Maulers 16
  • New Jersey Generals 20, Tampa Bay Bandits 13
  • New Orleans Breakers 31, Michigan Panthers 27
  • Philadelphia Stars 35, Houston Gamblers 24

Week 8 (June 3-5): 

Week 9 (June 11-12): 

  • Houston Gamblers 17, Birmingham Stallions 15
  • New Jersey Generals 25, Michigan Panthers 23
  • Philadelphia Stars 17, Pittsburgh Maulers 16
  • New Orleans Breakers 17, Tampa Bay Bandits 6

Week 10 (June 18-19): 

Playoffs – Saturday, June 25

Championship Game – Sunday, July 3

  • Birmingham Stallions 33, Philadelphia Stars 30

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