Isaiah Zuber joined the Houston Gamblers in 2022, and was one of the few playmakers on that team who stayed consistent throughout that season. Zuber finished his 2022 campaign with 322 receiving yards and five touchdowns, also adding 425 kickoff return yards to his final tally.
This led to an NFL stint with the Las Vegas Raiders. While Zuber was signed as a receiver, he ended up playing some cornerback during the preseason for Las Vegas, even snagging an interception. Ultimately, he didn’t make the final roster, and came back to Houston midway through the 2023 USFL season.
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WR Isaiah Zuber with the INTERCEPTION 🙌 (yes, you read that right 😉)
Zuber ended up playing in seven games in 2023, making three starts. He posted 103 receiving yards this year, but was a key factor on special teams, returning 18 kicks for 442 yards. Isaiah also played at DB occasionally, totaling four tackles on the season.
After his USFL success, Isaiah signed back to the Las Vegas Raiders. This time, he remained on the roster until September 5th, but was once again released.
Now, Isaiah is headed back to the USFL, landing in familiar territory in Houston. It is worth noting that the Gamblers listed him as a CB this time around, which could be an indicator for the primary position he will play next year.
Speaking of next year, there are a lot of unknowns surrounding the Houston Gamblers franchise at the moment. The USFL-XFL merger is nearing its completion, and only one team can be featured in Houston between the Gamblers and the Roughnecks.
Until that is settled, though, it is business as usual for GM Lionel Vital and the Gamblers. The team signed safety Tyler Coyle last week, breaking their two months of silence.
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