Salt Lake Senate Announces 2023 Spring OTA's Roster

by Thomas Van Yperen

The Salt Lake Senate Football team has officially released the spring OTA's roster for the 2023 season. Fans can expect to see a mix of veteran players and some fresh faces on the field this year.

The team was able to hold several OTAs throughout the spring, allowing them to get an up-close look at all of the players that were vying for positions on the roster. During these OTAs, coaches evaluated each player’s skillset, attitude, and overall potential. They also took into account any previous experience that each player had with other football teams or in various leagues.

The final 55-man roster contains 11 veterans who have been with Senate Football since 2021, as well as 44 new recruits from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels. Most notably, the team has added 13 players from local universities who recently finished their college careers. These young players will be expected to provide a much needed boost of energy and enthusiasm for this upcoming season.

In addition, there are several experienced veterans returning for another year with the team who are sure to provide leadership both on and off the field. The coaching staff is also confident that this combination of young talent and veteran experience will help lead them to many victories this season.


QB    Nate Taufer - Skyridge High 

QB/ATH    Fondereaux Wilson - Idaho State University

QB/ATH   Marcel Peters - Weber State University

QB    Connor Cluff

RB    Morris Treasure Bunn - Idaho State University

RB    Dillon Umoh

RB    Jared Van Yperen - Ridgeline High 

RB    Marcus Nelson

WR    Michael Buchman - Brigham Young University

WR    DaJuan Sanders - Staley High 

WR    Aaron Wade  - Utah State University

WR    Deante Fortenberry - Utah State University

WR    Jamaul Tompkins - Midwestern States University

WR    Aaron Hale - Stony Brook University

WR    James Williams

WR    Trey Davenport - Brighton High School

WR    Dandre Randolph Utah State University

TE    David Roberts - West Jordan High / JUCO

TE    Dezmond Chacon - Snow College

TE    Brady Cook - University Central Florida (Lacrosse)

TE    Austin Applebee - University of Southern California

OL    Stanley K Taufa Jr

OL    Ty Dobmann - Snow College

OL    Ray Reed

OL    Nico Lopez

OL    Sione Lapuaho

OL    Jordan Black

OL    Tyson Thompson

DB    KC Brown - Briar Cliff University

DB    Allen Sneed 

DB    Xequille Harry - Weber State University

DB    Muhammad Miller

DB    Tyler Dennis - Waldorf University

DB    Landon Bates

LB    Rundial Biel - Mendocino College

LB    Angel Arvizo

LB    Phoenix McComb

LB    Esteban Otero

LB    Nick Stroman - Southern Utah University

LB    Michael Sagapolu - Langston University

LB    Zack Moreton

LB    CJ Chuck Alatini - Brigham Young University

LB    Carson Hill

DL   Via Manuma - Southwest Baptist University

DL    Faizon Walker

DL    Julevarrus Milstead - Waldorf University

DL    Samuel Fallows

DL    Kofe Semise

DL    Néemi Vitale - Southwest Baptist University

DL    Filipe Sitake - Weber State University

DL    Moses Folauhola - University of Utah

DL    Siovaiate Oloapu (Chico)

SPT    Hunter Wlech

SPT    Taylor Negus

SPT    Logan Carstensen

Overall, fans can expect an exciting 2023 season from Salt Lake Senate Football. With many new additions mixed amongst experienced veterans, there’s sure to be plenty of action on game days both in person or at home on TV screens around Utah. Be sure to stay tuned for updates about pre-season games as well as regular season match ups so you don’t miss out on all the excitement. 

City: Salt Lake City, UT
Established: 2021
Stadium:  Roger Dupaix Football Stadium (3251 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109)


The Senate was established to provide the community with high quality minor league football, and help cultivate local talent giving local athletes the opportunity to participate in professional developmental football. We are looking at partnering with local area businesses in our pursuit of excellence and commitment to the Utah community. We are excited about the upcoming season and look forward to making an impact in our community. #CALLTOBATTLE #SENATE