New York (KAIT) - The UFL is entering their second season with 5 teams. Three players with Arkansas ties will compete for spots in Training Camp in August.
Weston Dacus (Arkansas - Florida Tuskers)
The Searcy native played in 39 games from 2004-2007 at Arkansas. He recorded 175 tackles, 10 stops for losses, 5.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles. His best season came as a senior in 2007 when he notched a career-high 102 tackles in 13 starts to rank second on the team. He added a career-high 3 sacks and 1 forced fumble.
Dacus was the fourth overall selection in the 2010 UFL Draft by the Florida Tuskers. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008. Dacus played in eight games during the 2008 regular season and recorded 8 tackles.
Shawn Andrews (Arkansas - Omaha Nighthawks)
The Camden native is the brother of Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Stacy Andrews. Andrews is a three-time NFL Pro Bowler and All-Pro offensive lineman. He was selected by Omaha in the third round of the 2010 UFL Draft. Andrews was the 16th overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played in 50 games with 50 starts from 2004-2009, earning Pro Bowl honors at guard during the 2005, 2006 and 2007 campaigns. Andrews was an All-Pro in 2006, and named to the Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team. A back injury restricted him to just two appearances in the 2008 and 2009 seasons and he was released by the Eagles on March 17, 2010.
Tank Daniels (Harding - Hartford Colonials)
The Clarendon native became the first player from Harding University to play in the NFL. Daniels was a two-time All-America honoree, compiling 237 tackles, 34 stops for losses, 17.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and 7 interceptions. His best overall season came as a sophomore as he registered 69 tackles, 13.5 stops for losses, 7 sacks, 2 interceptions and 4 forced fumbles.
He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2006. Played with the Philadelphia Eagles as a rookie in 2006, the New York Giants during their Super Bowl-winning campaign of 2007 and the Eagles again in 2008. He has 20 career tackles in 26 regular season appearances. Played in four regular season games and all four playoff victories during the Giants' Super Bowl campaign, recording 3 special teams tackles in the post-season, including 1 in the NFC Championship Game. Daniels starred on special teams for the Eagles in 2008, recording 18 tackles… Spent the latter stages of the 2009 NFL season on the Jacksonville Jaguars' roster but was released on April 26, 2010.