STORRS, Conn. (May 28, 2006) Former University of Connecticut football players Sean Mulcahy and Justin Perkins played for the Amsterdam Admirals in World Bowl XIV on Saturday at LTU Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The Admirals fell, 22-7, to the Frankfurt Galaxy. Perkins started at corner back and made three tackles while helping hold Frankfurt to just 75 passing yards in the game. Mulcahy assisted on a special teams tackle against the Galaxy.
Allocated to NFL Europe by the Kansas City Chiefs, Perkins has been one of the Admirals' top corners all season. He made 39 tackles over the 10-game regular season while defending 10 passes and intercepting one. The interception was crucial as he ran it back 70 yards for a touchdown in a 17-12 win at Frankfurt on May 14 that clinched Amsterdam's World Bowl berth. Earlier in the season, he was named the league's Special Teams Player of the Week. Against the Cologne Centurions on March 26, Perkins returned a blocked field goal 72 yards for a touchdown, while adding two special teams tackles, five defensive tackles and two passes defended in the game.
Mulcahy spent much of the season on injured reserve. He was allocated to NFLEL by the Carolina Panthers and originally assigned to the Berlin Thunder. He found his way to Amsterdam and recovered in time to make his season debut this past Saturday, May 20, as the Admirals faced the Hamburg Sea Devils. A defensive tackle in college, Mulcahy has been playing tight end in Europe.
In addition to Mulcahy and Perkins, former Husky wide receiver Keron Henry and defensive end Tyler King also played in Europe this spring. Allocated by the San Diego Chargers, Henry caught 14 passes for 158 yards for the Berlin Thunder before suffering an injury. King, allocated by the Arizona Cardinals, also had some injury problems and made just six tackles on the year, two of them sacks, for Cologne.