The Los Angeles Avengers are offering quarterback Todd Marinovich another local fling at professional football.
The former USC standout and Los Angeles Raider first-round draft pick was signed by the Arena Football League expansion team Saturday, a day before the training camp opens.
"This is a chance to play football in my home area, which is exciting to me," Marinovich said. "I have seen a few [Arena] games on television, so it will be something new. But it's still football."
Marinovich spent last season with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League.
"We're extremely excited about adding a skilled player like Todd Marinovich to our football team," Avenger Coach Stan Brock said.
Marinovich, 30, passed for a national-record 9,194 yards at Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley High. At USC, he started for two seasons.