Maurice Alexander with the Philadelphia Stars in Canton.

Philadelphia Stars WR Maurice Alexander Signs With Detroit Lions

Maurice Alexander, an All-USFL wide receiver and specialist for the Philadelphia Stars, has made it to the NFL. The Detroit Lions announced this morning that they have signed Alexander, to fill a roster spot that opened up due to injury.

Maurice was sensational for Bart Andrus’ Stars this season. In 2022, he amassed well over 1,000 all purpose yards. He finished the season with 234 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.

On top of that, Alexander was one of the league’s elite kick returners. He gave Philadelphia a spark multiple times throughout the season, due to his explosiveness and speed. In the semi-finals against New Jersey, Maurice returned a punt 88 yards to the house – which turned out to be the go-ahead score for the game.

The Detroit Lions are getting a versatile athlete in Maurice Alexander. He can change the game in so many different ways. Due to his incredible performances in the USFL, Maurice now gets to pursue his NFL dreams with the Lions.

With this signing, the USFL is now up to 30 players who have been picked up by NFL teams. You can stay up to date on all USFL to NFL signings with our official tracker.

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