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USFL star Maurice Alexander Jr. recalls Gore Head Punt Return TD and talks about championship games

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Philadelphia Stars Punt Returner Maurice Alexander Jr. makes a touchdown later in the match against New Jersey Generals last week as the team reaches theUSFL Championship. Helped.

Alexander took 88 yards of thepunt and returned the starto the top. The Stars cornerback, Amani Dennis, then won the New Jersey quarterback, Luis Perez, on his final drive.

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Maurice Alexander Jr. #13 of the Philadelphia Stars is run out of bounds under pressure from Terrell Bonds #2 of the Pittsburgh Maulers in the third quarter of the game at Protective Stadium on June 12, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Philadelphia Stars Maurice Alexander Jr. # 13 is under pressure from Pittsburgh Mollers Terrell Bonds # 2. It's over the limit. Third quarter of the game played at the Conservation Stadium on June 12, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Carmen Mandato / USFL / Getty Images)

Alexander tells FoxNews Digital that having a final game winner makes a lot of sense to him. rice field.

"I have the respect and trust of players and coaches, I can always get the ball, I can play for them, and I am confident as long as I am on the field. , I know the game never ends and I trust me to do what I have to do, "he said.

"The 10 guys in that play had some great blocks. If blocked, there were some important non-blocks as it was called back. Special team coach Martin Bayless) made and implemented a great plan. It wasn't just me. Many people played a big role. "

USFL wins first season top award

Wide receivers have made 20 catches and 2 touchdowns at 234 yards this season. He also added 164 punt return yards and won the All-USFL selection.

Philadelphia Stars wide receiver Maurice Alexander Jr. (13) returns a punt 88 yards for the game-winning touchdown during the USFL playoff game against the New Jersey Generals on June 25, 2022 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

Philadelphis Stars Wide Receiver Maurice Alexander Jr. (13) Return an 88-yard punt for a winning touchdown during a USFL playoff game with the New Jersey Generals at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio on June 25, 2022. (Joe Robbins / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

He said it was a great achievement to win the All-USFL praise.

"It's all (from) my teammates and coaches who believed in me and made it, and I trust them throughout the season. I keep running hard and sometimes it's not. Keep trusting it, if at all, but I kept chopping it up and eventually it was rewarded. "

Stars need to play against the best USFL team, Birmingham Stallions, to win the title.

Alexander incorporates his wealth of big game experience into the title game.

"For me, I only take one day at a time. Control what you can control while practicing and have a great week. Playing big games since childhood He was telling Fox News Digital. "From the Pop Warner National Championship to Disney's Wide World of Sports, I went to high school for the third year in a row, won the state championship, and finished second in a country playing big games. I'm a little used to it. Big game. I'm not going to allow it to overwhelm me. "

Maurice Alexander Jr. #13 of the Philadelphia Stars returns a punt for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game New Jersey Generals at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on June 25, 2022 in Canton, Ohio.

Philadelphiasters Maurice Alexander Jr. # 13 Returnes Game New Jersey Generals 4th at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on June 25, 2022 in Canton, Ohio. Quarterly touchdown punt. (Jason Miller / USFL / Getty Images)

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Ryan Gaydos is a sports editor for Fox News and Fox Business. You can send story tips to Ryan.Gaydos@fox.com.