Denver Broncos Sign Stallions Star DE Dondrea Tillman

Denver Broncos To Sign Stallions Star DE Dondrea Tillman

After three seasons in spring football, Dondrea Tillman is finally headed to the NFL. The elite Birmingham Stallions defensive end continued to get better and better with each and every year, and is signing with the Denver Broncos.

Dondrea Tillman is the perfect example of someone who continued to pursue their dreams, putting in the work to make it there. After two seasons in the USFL with very little NFL attention, Tillman could have given up – yet he continued to strive for greatness, and is now being rewarded with an NFL contract.

Tillman had an outstanding season in 2023 with Birmingham, totaling 32 tackles and four sacks. He was one of the highest graded players on the team that year, via PFF data.

In the UFL, Dondrea had another dominant campaign. He tallied 27 tackles, six TFL’s, and 3.5 sacks – while adding two PBU’s and a forced fumble to his name. One of Tillman’s best games of the year came in week seven, with a pivotal win over the St. Louis Battlehawks to stay undefeated.

Dondrea Tillman made his mark in the UFL Championship as well. While he had just three tackles, Tillman posted an unreal six quarterback hurries, leading all defenders in that game for both teams.

Tillman was an absolute monster in the trenches. His 93.5 Defensive Grade via PFF was at the top of the charts in the UFL this year, and his 42 quarterback hurries were far and away the most of any defensive player in the league.

Final Thoughts

It was only a matter of time before all the hard work would pay off. Dondrea Tillman was one of the “hidden gems” on Zach Potter’s Stallions these past few years, but will now finally make the jump to the NFL, with the Denver Broncos.

Without the national platform that the UFL provided him with, who knows if this opportunity would have been possible. You can stay up to date with all UFL to NFL signings with our official tracker.

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