Key Points:

  • Defenders QB Jordan Ta’amu threw for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • Renegades QB Luis Perez passed for 290 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • Defenders kicker Matt McCrane made the game-winning 49-yard field goal

The DC Defenders managed to secure a close 29-28 victory over the Arlington Renegades in an exciting UFL game that came down to a last second field goal. The Defenders were trailing by 10 with 2:00 minutes remaining in the game.



The Defenders improved their record to 2-1, while the Renegades fell to 0-3.

Defenders Breakdown

The Defenders offense was led by quarterback Jordan Ta’amu, who had a solid performance:

  • 11/24 passing for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • 9 rushes for 53 yards

Other notable offensive contributors for the Defenders included:

  • RB Cam’Ron Harris: 9 rushes for 27 yards and 1 touchdown
  • WR Kelvin Harmon: 2 receptions for 51 yards
  • WR Ty Scott: 3 receptions for 48 yards

Kicker Matt McCrane was clutch for the Defenders, making field goals from 40-49 yards (1/1) and 50+ yards (2/2), including the game winner as time expired.

Renegades Breakdown

Quarterback Luis Perez had an impressive outing for the Renegades despite the loss:

  • 24/40 passing for 290 yards and 2 touchdowns

The Renegades’ top offensive players were:

  • RB De’Veon Smith: 14 rushes for 63 yards
  • RB Leddie Brown: 10 rushes for 40 yards, 4 receptions for 36 yards
  • WR Tyler Vaughns: 9 receptions for 109 yards and 1 touchdown
  • TE Sal Cannella: 4 receptions for 48 yards

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  • Posted April 13, 2024 8:24 pm 0Likes
    by Ken Granito

    Watching the UFL this weekend…….noting how the New Jersey Generals would have done much better in attendance than most of the UFL. I also look as Adrian Martinez and I remember that he was the top pick of the Generals in their draft. Hoping Mike Riley and the Generals are back in the league next year. I feel they would have been an excellent UFL team this year.

  • Posted April 15, 2024 8:53 pm 0Likes
    by Shimmy

    3 weeks only, into the 1st UFL season, and ” wow “considering the quality of football being played, I am stunned by poor attendance except St Louis, and DC playing in a 19000 MLS stadium, these are large cities with huge surrounding populations. I for one would not want to sit out in sun, I do not live in the south, but what are those average high temperatures in Birmingham, Houston, Arlington, Memphis,even now let alone a month from now. I have sat in the cold,extreme cold ,snow, rain to watch football, you can put more layers on but you can only take off so much, I have also sat in 100 plus degree temperatures not fun at all unless there is some sort of overhang, Mr Granito glad to see your following the UFL despite, the Generals not being members, the way things are going there could be multiple relocations you may get your wish. (can there be a story about what is acceptable attendance in the UFL, or is it all about TV ratings, Attendance maybe comes along with private ownership?). Thank You, go UFL

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