Flair Goes Loco!
Aug. 15, 2009
CAMP REBEL - Former UNLV wide receiver Casey Flair has signed a contract with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the new United Football League.
Flair, who became the first player in Rebel history to hit the 200 career receptions mark last fall and set a school record for catching a pass in 47 consecutive games from 2005-08, dropped by his alma mater's off-campus training site on Saturday to catch up with head coach Mike Sanford.
"It's definitely a great opportunity to continue my career as pro and learn under coaches like (Las Vegas head coach) Jim Fassel and former NFL quarterbacks like J.P. Losman and Tim Rattay," said Flair. "I'm going to learn a lot and get to do it at a familiar place."
Flair said he reports to camp in Arizona on Sept. 10 but plans on working out with the two signal callers before then.
His former head coach said all Flair needed was a chance.
"We've had a lot of dialogue with the UFL and I'm very excited that Casey got signed by the Locomotives," Sanford said. "He's the kind of player that is going to show up and they won't ever be able to get rid of him. He's that hard a worker and talented a player."
Flair finished his Rebel career with 202 grabs for 2,380 yards and 13 touchdowns. The four-team UFL is scheduled to kick off its inaugural season in October.
"Casey is a talented and extremely reliable receiver," said UFL Vice President and GM Rick Mueller in a press release. "Casey's toughness and willingness to do the little things that separates players at the receiver position is what initially attracted us to him, and we are excited to have him as part of the Locomotives' franchise."