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2011 UFL Draft: Former Maryland LB Dave Philistin, Former Virginia Tech Star Jonathan Lewis Selected

Because we can't go more than a week without a Football Draft to cover, the upstart UFL held their 2011 Draft last night, over twitter no less. The No. 1 overall pick was Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson. There were also two local players taken in the draft, but if you're new to the D.C. Sports scene, you might not recognize their names.

With the 36th overall pick in the draft, the Las Vegas Locomotives took former Maryland linebacker Dave Philistin. Philistin played with the Terps until 2008, and recorded 251 total tackles during his career. He signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent after the 2009 NFL Draft, but was unable to make much of an impact there.

The second local pick was former Virginia Tech defensive lineman Jonathan Lewis, who went to the Hartford Colonials with the 42nd overall pick. Lewis started 42 games over his four year career at Virginia Tech, and was a sixth-round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2006.