A new code of football will flog off a initial deteriorate this weekend, and several former Alabama players will be partial of it as members of a Birmingham franchise, a Birmingham Iron, that is one of a 8 teams that make adult a Alliance of American Football league.
The AAF will underline several players, either former Crimson Tide standouts or from several other schools, removing their initial ambience of veteran football during any level. But it is also about second chances for players that have been in a NFL to be means to reanimate their careers. The joining will also underline some manners singular to a AAF and opposite from a NFL and college football.
In November, a AAF hold a first-of-its-kind “Protect or Pick” quarterback breeze where former Alabama vigilance tourist Blake Sims was selected by a Iron. Over 600 players competed for 416 register spots (52 per team) during a AAF’s first-ever training camp, that took place in San Antonio.
The Birmingham authorization had initial dibs to pointer players that went to Alabama colleges, that gave a Iron copiousness of internal flair, including former Tide star Trent Richardson. The Iron’s conduct manager is Tim Lewis. The ubiquitous manager is former UA descent line manager Joe Pendry.
There are players and even ubiquitous managers that have ties to Alabama, too, as far-reaching receiver Richard Mullaney and former radio tone researcher Phil Savage are members of a Arizona Shots.
Birmingham will flog off a initial deteriorate Sunday, Feb. 10, opposite a Memphis Express. It will be a initial pro football diversion played in Birmingham given a XFL’s Birmingham Thunderbolts in 2001.
“I’m anticipating that they join us here,” Lewis pronounced of a fans. “We’re going to put on a good show. We’re going to uncover them what that ‘Birmingham Iron Way’ looks like, and hopefully, they can hearten us on to a victory.”
Along with Sims and Richardson, here are a 10 former Alabama players personification for a Iron.
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