Notable players taking part in the AAF

Christian Hackenberg was a prolific quarterback while at Penn State. [Image Source: Flickr | Clint Mickel]
Christian Hackenberg was a prolific quarterback while at Penn State. [Image Source: Flickr | Clint Mickel]

There are some familiar faces for passionate NFL fans that are on AAF rosters.

NFL

On February 9, the Alliance of American Football (AAF) began to play for its inaugural season. According to CBS Sports, “it is an eight-team league that exists to complement the NFL in the offseason and showcase local, developing talent."

Hardcore NFL fans will recognize some of the players who are rostered on AAF teams. Below are ten notable players (listed in alphabetical order) who are playing in the AAF this season.

1

Matt Asiata, RB (Salt Lake Stallions)

Asiata played five seasons with the Vikings, where he totaled 1,259 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. He had 570 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in the 2014 season.

2

Nick Folk, K (Arizona Hotshots)

Folk has kicked in the NFL for parts of 11 seasons and was named to the Pro Bowl in his rookie year of 2007. He has made 80.3 percent of his field goals over that time.

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