Stallions’ fans were thrilled to learn that wide receiver Victor Bolden will be back in 2024. Bolden was a star for the Stallions in 2022, earning All-USFL honors as both a wide receiver and a return man. In 2022, he racked up 481 receiving yards on 49 catches as well as two touchdowns. As a returner, he added another 1,052 yards as well as a clutch kick return for a touchdown in the USFL playoffs. His 1,533 all-purpose yards led the entire USFL in 2022.
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With only 1:06 left in the 1st half of their playoff game, NOLA scored a TD to tie. Rather than go to half tied, @vicbolden took the ensuing kickoff back 90 yds & took the wind out of NOLA's sails in the process. BHAM led the rest of the way. pic.twitter.com/nSyX820JeE
Bolden was the hero of the 2022 USFL Championship game. He finished with six catches for 64 yards, including the go-ahead touchdown catch from 2023 USFL MVP Alex McGough. For his performance, he was named the 2022 USFL Championship MVP, cementing his place in both Stallions and USFL history.
After such a great season, Bolden ended up signing with the Arizona Cardinals. He spent part of the 2022 NFL season on their practice squad before being released. He was then picked up by the Denver Broncos and finished the season on their practice squad. He was released after the season concluded and chose to sign with the Arlington Renegades of the XFL. In August, he returned to the NFL when he signed with the Houston Texans.
Unfortunately, Bolden was released the following day. Although his release was disappointing, it allowed him to become a free agent again. This time around, Bolden chose to re-sign with the Birmingham Stallions after spending 2023 away from the team. The Stallions, who lost several wide receivers to the NFL this offseason, are thrilled to have one of their best players from 2022 back with the squad in 2024.
The Stallions also re-signed All-USFL punter Colby Wadman. Wadman earned All-USFL honors in 2023 after a fantastic season. He led the league in punt average (48.7 yards) and punt net average (41.0). He also was able to pin opponents inside the 20-yard line 10 times, inside the 10-yard line four times, and had over 50% of his punts go for 50 yards or more.
After winning two USFL Championships, Wadman signed with the Washington Commanders for a brief period last month. Unfortunately, as with Bolden, he was released soon thereafter. But the good news is Wadman will be able to land back on his feet in Birmingham in 2024.
More To Come
The rich get richer. Or at least it sure seems that way as the Stallions continue to lock in elite talent for 2024. If tight end Jace Sternberger’s hints are to be trusted, there may be more good news for Stallions fans coming soon.