Stat Lines for Michigan Players in AAF Games This Weekend

Submitted by BursleyHall82 on February 11th, 2019 at 8:46 AM

Yes, I watched a little bit of the Alliance of American Football this weekend. Yes, I was curious to see how the Michigan players did. Looks like Channing Stribling and De'Veon Smith were the standouts.

Here's how the Michigan players did:

De'Veon Smith, Orlando

  • 5 carries, 13 yards, 1 TD, 1 2PT
  • 1 reception, 8 yards, 1 2PT
  • De'Veon scored the first rushing TD in AAF history.

Channing Stribling, Memphis

  • 5 tackles, 3 solo, 1 TFL - second-leading tackler on the team
  • Looks like he also played receiver and was targeted for one throw

Denard Robinson, Atlanta

  • 5 carries, 3 yards
  • 1 reception, 5 yards

Matt Godin, San Antonio

  • 1 solo tackle, 1 QB hit

Ty Isaac, Birmingham

  • No carries or receptions, so I don't know if he played.


Perkis-Size Me

February 11th, 2019 at 12:53 PM ^

He had all the "tangibles" you'd look for in an NFL QB. Height, throwing arm, played in a modern pro system under BoB. Think he set a bunch of records in HS, and then threw for almost 3,000 yards as a true freshman on a PSU team riddled with sanctions. I honestly thought at the time that if BoB stayed, Hackenburg would've been the best QB to come out of the Big Ten in a long time. The thought had to be that if he could produce like that, as a true freshman, behind an atrocious OL, imagine what he could do behind just an average OL. Or even a great OL. 

But that didn't happen. Franklin and Hackenburg obviously didn't mesh, and then PSU's OL situation got worse and played a big part in dooming the kid's long-term future in the game. You could tell by the end of the 2015 season that Hackenburg had checked out and had no desire to be there anymore. Hard to blame him. He had to be tired of being essentially an unguarded tackling dummy his last two years. 


February 11th, 2019 at 9:51 AM ^

Are all PATs 2PT? And are they done from 8 yards out? (Trying to understand how Deveon can have 1 reception and 1 2PT under receptions and 8 yards.)


February 11th, 2019 at 10:04 AM ^

A few of the rules they mentioned during the games:

No kickoffs.  Teams  start drives at their own 25-yard line.

No onside kicks.  If a team wants to keep possession, they get the ball at their own 28 and have one down to get at least 12 yards.

On defense, teams can only rush five players.

In OT each team gets the ball at the 10-yard line and has four downs to score.


February 11th, 2019 at 9:55 AM ^

Disappointed that Denard didn’t get more playing time. Really looked forward to watching him play. Just can’t figure out why a kid so fast and with so many good moves didn’t make it in the NFL. 


February 11th, 2019 at 10:14 AM ^

He was pretty slight. And whether putting on a ton of muscle was likely to make him NFL-capable. . . 

Such a wonderful player. I wish we didn't always measure everything (and I'm not saying that you necessarily do) by how well kids do in the pros. Trey Burke was the best player in college basketball; that's pretty cool in itself. 


February 11th, 2019 at 11:43 AM ^

Rosters and colleges listed below.  Looking through I noticed Lawrence Okoye, No College.  He’s a British record holder in the Discus and played Rugby.  Bounced around NFL practice squads from 2013-2017 and played in CFL briefly.  It’s always interesting to see what guys can do that didn’t grow up in the sport but are elite athletes in some other sports.  Where is kickalicious?

BG Wolverine

February 11th, 2019 at 1:55 PM ^

I'm not sure how pro teams keep not being able to use D-Rob's explosiveness.  Jacksonville wanted him to run between the tackles.  It looks like Orlando may have the same problem.  Put the guy in space and let him do his thing!