The 2010 Omaha Nighthawks season was the first season for the United Football League franchise. The team finished with a 3–5 record and last in the league.

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2010 Omaha Nighthawks season
Head Coach Jeff Jagodzinski
Home Field Rosenblatt Stadium
Record 3–5
Place 5th
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Previous season Next season
N/A 2011


Expansion draftEdit

2010 Omaha Nighthawks expansion draft selections
Player name Position College Former team
P. J. Alexander OG Syracuse Florida
Willie Andrews S Baylor Florida
Martin Bibla OG Miami (FL) Las Vegas
Wendell Bryant DT Wisconsin Las Vegas
Mike Fladell OT Rutgers New York Sentinels
Ryan Hoag WR Gustavus Adolphus New York Sentinels
Christian Hopkins TE Toledo New York Sentinels
Ross Kolodziej DT Wisconsin Las Vegas
Fred Matua OG Southern California Florida
Terrell Maze CB San Diego State New York Sentinels
Adrian McCovy LB Arizona California
Frank Murphy WR Kansas State Florida
Ryan Neufeld TE UCLA Florida
Josh Savage DE Utah Florida
Adam Speer OG Oregon State California
Gary Stills LB West Virginia Las Vegas
Craphonso Thorpe WR Florida State New York Sentinels
DeJuan Tribble CB Boston College Florida
Shaud Williams RB Alabama Florida
Willie Williams DT Louisville Florida


UFL DraftEdit

2010 Omaha Nighthawks UFL Draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 1 Dewayne White DE Louisville
2 6 Chike Okeafor DE Purdue
3 11 Shawn Andrews OT Arkansas
4 16 Adrian Jones OT Kansas
5 21 Kenny Peterson DT Ohio State
6 26 Ronald Curry WR North Carolina
7 35 DeMarcus Faggins CB Kansas State
8 39 Devard Darling WR Washington State
9 43 Nate Webster LB Miami (FL)
10 47 Frank Walker CB Tuskegee
11 51 Hollis Thomas DT Northern Illinois
12 60 Nick Ferguson S Georgia Tech




2010 Omaha Nighthawks staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches


Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning


2010 Omaha Nighthawks roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Rookies in italics
Roster updated November 17, 2010

52 Active, 1 Inactive


Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site Attendance TV
Final score Team record
1 Bye
2 Friday, September 24 7:00 p.m. CT Hartford Colonials W 27–26 1–0 Rosenblatt Stadium 23,067 HDNet
3 Saturday, October 2 7:30 p.m. CT Sacramento Mountain Lions W 20–17 2–0 Rosenblatt Stadium 23,416 HDNet
4 Friday, October 8 9:00 p.m. CT at Las Vegas Locomotives L 10–22 2–1 Sam Boyd Stadium 9,767 HDNet
5 Saturday, October 16 2:00 p.m. CT at Hartford Colonials W 19–14 3–1 Rentschler Field 14,056 NESN
6 Bye
7 Thursday, October 28 7:00 p.m. CT Las Vegas Locomotives L 10–24 3–2 Rosenblatt Stadium 23,554 HDNet
8 Friday, November 5 7:00 p.m. CT at Florida Tuskers L 14–31 3–3 Citrus Bowl 9,203 HDNet
9 Saturday, November 13 10:00 p.m. CT at Sacramento Mountain Lions L 3–41 3–4 Hornet Stadium 20,000 Versus
10 Friday, November 19 7:30 p.m. CT Florida Tuskers L 10–27 3–5 Rosenblatt Stadium 21,106 HDNet


United Football League
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA STK
y-Las Vegas Locomotives 5 3 0 .625 174 142 L2
y-Florida Tuskers 5 3 0 .625 213 136 W3
x-Sacramento Mountain Lions 4 4 0 .500 169 164 W2
x-Hartford Colonials 3 5 0 .375 169 194 W1
x-Omaha Nighthawks 3 5 0 .375 113 202 L4

y-denotes team has clinched a 2010 UFL Championship Game berth
x-denotes team has been eliminated from championship contention

Game summariesEdit

Week 2: vs. Hartford ColonialsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonials 7 13 3 3


Nighthawks 7 3 0 17


at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska

  • Date: Friday, September 24
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CT
  • Game attendance: 23,067
  • Referee: Chris Snead
  • TV announcers (HDNet): Kenny Rice (play-by-play) and Paul Maguire (analyst)
  • Recap

In what is regarded as the best UFL game played so far, Jeff Garcia completed a pass to Robert Ferguson with six seconds left to give the Nighthawks a win 27-26.


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