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Several Former Steelers Advance to UFL Playoffs

Several former members of the Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to the UFL playoffs this weekend in search of a title and another shot in the NFL.



UFL Steelers RB Anthony McFarland
Pittsburgh Steelers running back and kickoff returner Anthony McFarland in a game against the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 19, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

The United Football League 2024 postseason is here and a handful of former Pittsburgh Steelers will be competing these next two weekends for a ring and another shot in the National Football League. The UFL is in its first season since it was created from a merger between the USFL and the XFL, taking four teams from each league for its first season.

This weekend will feature the USFL and XFL conference championship games, with the winners advancing to the UFL Championship next Sunday.


USFL Conference Championship
Saturday, June 8 – 3 p.m., ABC
(2) Michigan Panthers v (1) Birmingham Stallions

XFL Conference Championship
Sunday, June 9 – 7 p.m., FOX
(2) San Antonio Brahmas v (1) St. Louis Battlehawks

The UFL Championship
Sunday, June 16 at 5 p.m., FOX

The following players in competing in the playoffs this weekend have donned the black and gold at some point in their career:

USFL Steelers Deon Cain

Former Pittsburgh Steelers and current Birmingham Stallions WR Deon Cain after winning the USFL Championship Game MVP Award in Canton, Ohio on July 1, 2023. — Andre Swinton / Steelers Now

Birmingham Stallions
WR Deon Cain
TE Jace Sternberger
S Kenny Robinson
CB Mark Gilbert
OLB Taco Charlton
OT Derwin Gray
DT Carlos Davis

Michigan Panthers
DE TJ Carter

Steelers WR Hakeem Butler

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hakeem Butler at training camp, Aug. 2, 2023. — Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

St. Louis Battlehawks
RB Mateo Durant
S Kameron Kelly
WR Hakeem Butler

San Antonio Brahmas
CB Quincy Wilson
P Brad Wing
RB Anthony McFarland Jr.
OLB Delontae Scott
LS Rex Sunahara
OL Rashaad Coward
TE Alize Mack

The XFL division includes the Arlington Renegades, D.C. Defenders, San Antonio Brahmas, and St. Louis Battlehawks. The USFL division consists of the Birmingham Stallions, Houston Roughnecks, Memphis Showboats, and Michigan Panthers. Three of these teams were originally part of the USFL, while the Houston team is a combination of the USFL and XFL Houston teams. The two top teams from each division qualified for the playoffs.

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Edward Carmichael
Edward Carmichael
June 5, 2024 2:56 pm

as a true Steelers fan, that’s great news now Steelers Omar Khan has some film on some players in the U.F.L.

June 5, 2024 6:36 pm

We should definitely be looking at WR Hakeem Butler again. He could very well be the Slot WR that we are looking for – and at a much cheaper price than the ones we had been looking at.

Edward Carmichael
Edward Carmichael
June 8, 2024 8:15 am

as a true Steelers fan, congratulation to the former Steelers made it to the U.F.L. playoffs