San Marcos Like a Local

Are You Familiar With Unicycle Football?

December 1, 2012

When you hear "UFL," you may think of the start-up professional football league that is home to the Las Vegas Locomotives and Omaha Nighthawks, and a refuge for players and coaches hoping to get another NFL gig.

But in San Marcos, Texas, "UFL" refers to a league whose teams play five-on-five football*.

On unicycles.

Players in the Unicycle Football League, like players in more conventional football leagues, rush, pass, block, and kick. They just do it all while balanced on a single wheel.

The UFL is the brainchild of Marcus Garland, who created the game in 2007 as a senior at Texas State University in San Marcos (between Austin and San Antonio). He hoped the game would appeal to people who wanted to get involved in team athletic competition but didn't have a traditional sports background.

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