The Michigan Panthers marked their presence in the 2023 season of the United States Football League (USFL) under the ownership of National Spring Football League Enterprises Co, LLC, affiliated with Fox Sports. The team was led by head coach Mike Nolan, with Steve Kazor serving as the general manager. Their home games were played at Ford Field. The Panthers finished their season with a record of 4 wins and 6 losses, earning them second place in the North Division of the USFL. Their season concluded with a narrow defeat in the Division Finals against the Pittsburgh Maulers, in a closely contested game that went into overtime, ending with a score of 27-31​​.

Fixtures

12:00 pm
Ford Field

Roughnecks vs Panthers

Network: ABC
Spread: Panthers -3
Over/Under: 38.5
7:00 pm
The Alamodome

Panthers vs Brahmas

Network: FOX*
3:00 pm
Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium

Panthers vs Showboats

Network: FOX
1:00 pm
Ford Field

Renegades vs Panthers

Network: FOX
12:00 pm
Audi Field

Panthers vs Defenders

Network: ESPN
4:00 pm
Ford Field

Showboats vs Panthers

Network: FOX
2:30 pm
Rice Stadium

Panthers vs Roughnecks

Network: FOX*
12:00 pm
Protective Stadium

Panthers vs Stallions

Network: ESPN

Results

13 - 20
Ford Field

Stallions vs Panthers

Network: ESPN
Spread: Birmingham -6.5
Over/Under: 41
Attendance: 7,475
Ratings: 903,000
18 - 16
Ford Field

Battlehawks vs Panthers

Network: FOX
Spread: St. Louis -6.5
Over/Under: 42.5
Attendance: 9,444
Ratings: 1.349M

USFL Conference

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
130018041W3
211013136L1
312005165L2
402003041L2

Quarterback

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
E.J. PerryQuarterbackBrown-
Danny EtlingQuarterbackLSU-
Davis CheekQuarterbackElon-
Brian LewerkeQuarterbackMichigan St-

Tight End

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
Cole HikutiniTight EndLouisville-
Derek DeeseTight EndSan Jose State-
Gunnar OakesTight EndEastern Michigan-

Long Snapper

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
Jordan OberLong SnapperNebraska-

Punter

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
Kyle KramerPunterMiami (Ohio)-
Brock MillerPunterSouthern Utah-

Kicker

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
Cole MurphyKickerSyracuse-
Jake BatesKickerArkansas-

Running back

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
Matthew Colburn IIRunning backWake Forest-
Nate McCraryRunning backSaginaw Valley St-
Wes HillsRunning backSlippery Rock-
Toa TauaRunning backNevada-

Wide receiver

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
Garett MaagWide receiverNorth Dakota-
Corey ColemanWide receiverBaylor-
Jordan SuellWide receiverS. Oregon-
Marcus SimmsWide receiverWest Virginia-
Terry WrightWide receiverPurdueMemphis, TN
Devin GrayWide receiverCincinnati-
Trey QuinnWide receiverSMU-
Devin RossWide receiverColorado-
Raymond CalaisWide receiverLouisiana,
Dezmon PatmonWide receiverWashington State-
John HightowerWide receiverBoise State-
Samson NacuaWide receiverBYU-

Center

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
Noah JohnsonCenterKansas St-

Offensive tackle

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
Phil SalehOffensive tackleFordham-
Gene PryorOffensive tackleHawaii-
Eric AbojeiOffensive tackleWyoming-
Tristen TaylorOffensive tackleE. Washington-
Josh DunlopOffensive tackleUTSA-
James WalkerOffensive tackleSE Oklahoma St-
Chim OkoraforOffensive tackleBenedictine (Kan.)-
Jacob BurtonOffensive tackleBaylor-
Ryan NelsonOffensive tackleVirginia-
Ryan PopeOffensive tackleSan Diego StLong Beach,CA
Drew HimmelmanOffensive tackleIllinois St-
Jarrett HorstOffensive tackleMichigan St-

Defensive tackle

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
D’Anthony JonesDefensive tackleHouston-
Garrett MarinoDefensive tackleUAB-
Nasir PlayerDefensive tackleE. Tennessee St-
Jamal MilanDefensive tackleIllinois-
Daniel WiseDefensive tackleKansas-
Walter PalmoreDefensive tackleMissouri-

Defensive end

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
Tyree JohnsonDefensive endTexas A&M-
Vantrel McMillanDefensive endChattanooga-
Kenny WillekesDefensive endMichigan St-
Mika TafuaDefensive endUtah-
Breeland SpeaksDefensive endMississippi-

Middle linebacker

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
Isaac DarkangeloMiddle linebackerIllinois-
Noah DawkinsMiddle linebackerCitadel-
DaShaun WhiteMiddle linebackerOklahoma-
Jerod FernandezMiddle linebackerNorth Carolina St-
DeGabriel FloydMiddle linebackerEast Los Angeles College-

Outside linebacker

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
Frank GindaOutside linebackerSan Jose State-
Ron’Dell CarterOutside linebackerJames Madison-

Cornerback

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
Levonta TaylorCornerbackFlorida St-
Nate BrooksCornerbackNorth Texas-
Shalom LuaniCornerbackWashington St-
Keith Gipson JrCornerbackMary-Hardin Baylor-
Javin WhiteCornerbackUNLV-
Bryce TornedenCornerbackKansas-
Warren SabaCornerbackEast Carolina-
Kiante HardinCornerbackPittsburg St-
Keandre EvansCornerbackOuachita Baptist-
Will AdamsCornerbackVirginia StateRichmond,VA
Adonis AlexanderCornerbackVirginia Tech-
Alex ThomasCornerbackFerris StLauderdale Lakes, FL

Safety

PlayerPositionCollegeHometown
Corrion BallardSafetyUtah-
Kai NacuaSafetyBYU-
Cory RahmanSafetyTennessee St-
Sean MahoneSafetyWest Virginia-
TJ CarterSafetyKentucky-
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