Five Former Huskies To Play in NFL Europe



    STORRS, Conn. (Jan. 27, 2006) — Five University of Connecticut football alumni, Keron Henry, Tyler King, Sean Mulcahy, Uyi Osunde and Justin Perkins, were selected on Friday to participate in the 2006 NFL Europe season.

    In the first stage of team determinations, the NFL assigned Perkins to the defending World Bowl Champion Amsterdam Admirals. Perkins, a corner back, was loaned to NFL Europe by the Kansas City Chiefs.

    The second stage of the process was a draft of players allocated by NFL clubs to play in Europe who were not amongst the 100 players assigned to a club by the league office. The very first player selected in the allocated player draft was King as the Rhein Fire jumped on the Arizona Cardinals’ defense end. Henry went in the ninth round of this draft as the Berlin Thunder took the San Diego Chargers’ wide receiver.

    The third and final stage was an unallocated free agent draft. The third overall pick of this segment was former Husky defensive end Uyi Osunde who will now play for the Hamburg Sea Devils this spring. Osunde has experience on the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad but signed with NFL Europe on his own. Later on, the Rhein Fire also added defensive tackle Sean Mulcahy to their roster after he was signed by the Carolina Panthers.

    The 2006 NFL Europe season kicks off on March 18 and culminates with World Bowl XIV on May 27 in Dusseldorf. The league is playing its schedule earlier this season due to facility conflicts as Germany plays host to the FIFA World Cup beginning on June 9.