June 4, 2010
A pair of former University of Cincinnati football players, wide receiver Antonio Chatman and linebacker Curtis Young, were chosen by the Sacramento Mountain Lions in the 2010 United Football League Draft.
Chatman was selected with the third pick of the sixth round and 28th selection overall. Young was taken with the fourth choice of the 10th round (49th selection overall).
Chatman is a six-year NFL pro, playing for both the Cincinnati Bengals (2006-08) and Green Bay Packers (2003-05). He has 74 career games under his belt, making 114 catches for 1,160 yards and six touchdowns.
Young was part of the back-to-back BIG EAST Conference Championship squads in 2008 and 2009. He was a 10-game starter in 2009, ranking ninth on the team with 50 tackles, including 31 solo stops. His 11 tackles for a loss ranked second on the team. He also added five quarterback hurries and a pair of sacks. He played in 14 games in 2008, making 25 tackles and four sacks.
The UFL kicked off in October of 2009 and during the "Premiere" Season the UFL consisted of four franchises. For its second season in 2010 the UFL will have teams located in Orlando (FL), Las Vegas (NV), Sacramento (CA), Hartford (CT). On April 15, 2010 the UFL announced the first expansion franchise would be located in Omaha (NE). The UFL will continue to grow in 2011 and beyond.
In 2009 UFL games were nationally broadcast on VERSUS and HDNet, as well as webcast on UFL-Football.com. During the upcoming season our games will again be telecast, and webcast, nationally in high definition.