The Alliance of American Football: 25 Notable Players

The highly anticipated Alliance of American Football (“AAF”) is set to officially kickoff on February 9th.

In advance of the eight team, ten-week long league’s initial action, I found myself wondering what former players will be competing in these professional pigskin games.

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Assuming my curiosity is shared by other football fans, here is a look at twenty-five notable names currently listed on AAF rosters:

Matt Asiata (RB) // Salt Lake Stallions

  • Played in NFL from 2012-16 (Vikings)
  • 10 touchdowns NFL season  (2014)
  • Age: 31

Kenny Bell (WR) // Salt Lake Stallions

  • Fifth round selection in 2015 NFL draft
  • Nebraska alum
  • Age: 26

David Cobb (RB) // San Antonio Commanders

  • Fifth round selection in 2015 NFL draft
  • Minnesota alum
  • Age: 25

John Crockett (RB) // Arizona Hotshots

  • Played for GB Packers (2015)
  • Minneapolis, MN native
  • North Dakota State alum
  • Age: 26

Nick Folk (K) // Arizona Hotshots

  • Played in 154 career NFL games
  • Most recently played for TB Buccaneers (2017)
  • Age: 34

Christian Hackenburg (QB) // Memphis Express

  • Second round selection in 2015 NFL draft
  • Penn State alum
  • Age: 23

Stephen Hill (WR) // Atlanta Legends

  • Second round selection in 2012 NFL draft
  • 4 career NFL touchdowns
  • Age: 27

Josh Johnson (QB) // San Diego Fleet

  • First overall selection in AAF QB draft
  • Played 4 games for Washington during 2018 NFL season
  • Age: 32

Trevor Knight (QB) // Arizona Hotshots

  • Waived by AZ Cardinals during final roster cuts (2017)
  • Oklahoma and Texas A&M alum
  • Age: 25

Zach Mettenberger (QB) // Memphis Express

  • Sixth round selection in 2014 NFL draft
  • 10 career NFL starts
  • Age: 27

Stephen Morris (QB) // Orlando Appolos

  • Cut by SEA Seahawks and HOU Texans (2018)
  • Miami alum
  • Age: 26

Aaron Murray (QB) // Atlanta Legends

  • Second overall selection in AAF QB draft
  • Fifth round selection in 2014 NFL draft
  • Georgia alum
  • Age: 28

Rob Myers (LB) // Memphis Express

  • Minnesota State alum
  • Age: 26

Nick Novak (K) // Birmingham Iron

  • Played in 118 career NFL games
  • Most recently played for LA Chargers (2017)
  • Age: 37

Branden Oliver (RB) // Salt Lake Stallions

  • Played in 30 career NFL games
  • 4 career NFL touchdowns
  • Age: 27

Luis Perez (QB) // Birmingham Iron

  • Waived by LA Rams (2018)
  • Age: 24

Trent Richardson (RB) // Birmingham Iron

  • Third overall selection in 2012 NFL draft
  • Nineteen career NFL touchdowns
  • Alabama alum
  • Age: 28

Denard Robinson (RB) // Atlanta Legends

  • “Shoelace”
  • Fifth round selection in 2013 NFL draft
  • 5 career NFL touchdowns
  • Age: 28

Bishop Sankey (RB) // San Diego Fleet

  • Played in 29 career NFL games
  • 4 career NFL touchdowns
  • Waived by MN Vikings (2017)
  • Age: 26

Blake Sims (QB) // Birmingham Iron

  • Member of TB Buccaneers practice squad (2017)
  • Alabama alum
  • Age: 27

Andrew Stetler (DT) // San Diego Fleet

  • Owatonna, MN native
  • Minnesota alum
  • Age: 23

Damian Swann (CB) // Atlanta Legends

  • Fifth round selection in 2015 NFL draft
  • Georgia alum
  • Age: 26

Demarius Travis (DB) // San Diego Fleet

  • Waived by NE Patriots (2018)
  • Minnesota alum
  • Age: 24

Scott Tolzien (QB) // Birmingham Iron

  • 4 career NFL starts
  • Wisconsin alum
  • Age: 31

Garrison Wright (OG) // Birmingham Iron

  • Minnesota alum
  • Age: 24

 

Well, there you have it. What do you think?

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If those names somehow missed your nostalgia button, maybe hearing that Mike Martz, Steve Spurrier, Dennis Erickson, and Mike Singletary are all AAF head coaches will get your reminiscing wheels going.

 

Full AAF Schedule: CLICK HERE

Television Note: “CBS is scheduled to broadcast the AAF’s Opening Day, while CBS Sports Network will then carry one AAF game each week throughout the season.”

 

John Gorham

www.MostlyAlways.com

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