The USFL has announced that Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk is the newest member of the league’s advisory board. Faulk will consult on the USFL’s business operations.
Faulk, one of the NFL’s all-time great all-purpose running backs, joins former NFL, CFL and UFL quarterback Jeff Garcia, fellow Pro Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff, ex-Baltimore Ravens/Cleveland Browns Executive Vice President James Bailey and sports consultant Terrell Jones on the board.
“Adding Marshall to our board is a huge step in the right direction for us,” said USFL President and CEO Jaime Cuadra in a release from the league. “Adding someone with a professional resume like Marshall’s to our team can only help us as we move closer to our goal of a 2013 season.”
Cuadra previously discussed the markets the league is looking to play in next spring and the addition of Garcia to the advisory board.
The USFL hopes to have eight teams play a 14-game schedule in 2013 with a league championship to be held in June. To date no city has been announced as an official home for a team. USFL executives did visit Akron, Ohio last month and the league’s website showcased a new look and logo a few weeks ago.