Michigan Panthers

Michigan Panthers – About, History, Players, and Lots More.

This article is about the Michigan Panthers in America, including their history, team, staff, etc.


  • Established in 2021 and owned by the National Spring Football League Enterprises Co., LLC (Fox Sports)
  • Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Uses Ford Field in Detroit as their home stadium.

Let’s get down to business!

Who are the Michigan Panthers?

The Michigan Panthers is a Detroit-based professional football team that competes in the United States Football League (USFL). Their official team colors are champagne silver, royal plum, and light blue.

The Panthers host their games at Ford Field, Detroit.

Michigan Panthers logo
Michigan Panthers logo


The Michigan Panthers was created in late 2021 alongside eight other teams. Its official announcement on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” sports talk radio show was as a USFL division. The team started with Jeff Fisher, a former NFL Head coach, being their general manager and head coach.

They lost their first two games in 2022 to the Houston Gamblers and New Jersey Generals, respectively. On May 1, 2022, they won their first game 24–0, against the Pittsburgh Maulers at the Protective Stadium, downtown Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The Michigan Panthers lost several games after that but won 33–21 against the Maulers.

The team hired Steve Kazor as their general manager in October 2022. They moved to Michigan the following year, 2023 and started hosting their home games at Ford Field.

Michigan Panthers team

On February 3, 2023, the Panthers hired Mike Nolan as their head coach, replacing Jeff Fisher for personal reasons.

Michigan Panthers’ Staff

The following is a list of various persons serving the Michigan Panthers’ football team.

  • Mike Nolan – Head Coach
  • Steve Kazor – General Manager

Offensive Coaches

  • Gary Watkins – Tight Ends
  • Eric Marty – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Jordan Pavlisin – Running Backs
  • Tim Holt – Offensive Line
  • Jaron Fairman – Special Teams Coordinator/Wide Receivers

Defensive Coaches

  • Collin Bauer – Defensive Line
  • Steve Brown – Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
  • Christian Runza – Linebackers

Michigan Panthers’ Players

The Michigan Panthers’ current roster comprises about 50 active players, as listed below:


  • Carson Strong (11)
  • Brian Lewerke (19)

Running backs

  • Toa Taua (27)
  • Reggie Corbin (3)
  • Raymond Calais
  • Nate McCrary

Wide receivers

  • Garrett Maag
  • A. J. Richardson (20)
  • Marcus Simms (9)
  • Samson Nacua
  • Devin Ross (35)

Tight ends

  • Josh Babicz (82)
  • Cole Hikutini (80)
  • Gunner Oakes
  • Offensive linemen
  • Eric Abojei T (56)
  • Joshua Dunlop T (64)
  • Obinna Eze T
  • Jarrett Horst T
  • Noah Johnson C (61)
  • Ryan Nelson G (75)
  • Denzel Okafor T (70)
  • Chim Okorafor G
  • Gene Pryor G (51)
  • Phil Saleh T
  • James Walker G
  • Keith Williams T (77)

Defensive linemen

  • Ron’Dell Carter DE (97)
  • T. J. Carter DT (96)
  • Tyree Johnson DE (33)
  • D’Anthony Jones DE
  • Garrett Marino DT (95)
  • Vantrel McMillan DE (42)
  • Jamal Milan DT (94)
  • Walter Palmore DT (99)
  • Kenny Willekes DE


  • Noah Dawkins ILB (10)
  • Paddy Fisher ILB (40)
  • Leon Jacobs OLB (95)
  • DaShaun White (30)
  • Javin White ILB

Defensive backs

  • Keandre Evans CB (25)
  • Devin Hafford CB (11)
  • Kiante Hardin CB (24)
  • Sean Mahone S (29)
  • Kai Nacua S (21)
  • Cory Rahman S (22)
  • Tyree Robinson (22)
  • Warren Saba S (17)
  • Levonta Taylor CB (1)

Special teams

  • Kyle Kramer P (15)
  • Cole Murphy K (16)

Reserve Players, Unrestricted Free Agents

  • Corrion Ballard S (7)
  • Jalin Burrell CB (23)
  • Shane Griffin LS (52)
  • Josh Love QB (12)
  • Terry Myrick OLB (44)
  • Sean Pollard C (76)

The Michigan Panthers currently has some NFL players on its team. These include:

  • Frank Ginda – Linebacker
  • D. J. Montgomery – Wide receivers
  • Kaden Davis – Wide receivers
  • Josh Butler
  • Levi Bell

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