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From USFL to Pro Bowl: Dallas Cowboys’ KaVontae Turpin honored by NFL


KaVontae Turpin has had a fascinating journey through professional football. Now, before USFL MVPs can add another title to their resume — NFL Professional pitcher.

The person who returns the dangerous kick / throw is among the seven dalas cowboy named to NFC’s Pro Bowl team when roster was announced on Wednesday. He’s the first player in Cowboys history to be named to the Pro Bowl as a returner.

The Pro Bowl will be a little different this season, as the actual game will be replaced by the “Pro Bowl Game,” a series of soccer skills challenges that will take place at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium. Vegas on February 5.

For Turpin, the honor is a well-deserved reward for a long year of football that began in the spring when he was selected by the USFL’s. General of New Jersey.

He would go on to lead the USFL with 540 yards of receiving in 10 games and top the Grandmasters with four touchdowns. The speedy player also showed his talent on the ground, hitting the ball 23 times from 129 yards and scoring one goal.

Turpin also returned 12 penalties to the Champions, averaging 15.3 yards per attempt and scored another touchdown.

He signed with the Cowboys on July 28 and made a big splash in August’s pre-season game against the team. Los Angeles chargerwhen he became the first player in nine seasons to make touchdowns in the first and second legs in the same game.

“Obviously he’s had great success there with the USFL, but really from the first day of practice, I mean, he came in and I was really impressed with the way he chose to play and receiver language,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said at the time. “But you can see he’s very dynamic in the second leg. Two great big games set the pace.”

Turpin’s skill in the second leg got him into the Cowboys list. He is currently averaging 11.9 yards per throwback and his four returns have been at just over 20 yards trails Marcus Jones and Trent Tayloreach has five.

Turpin is the only player in the NFL to have both return and tee times over 50 yards,

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