Former Florida Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel has assembled a collection of former Gators to compete in the American Flag Football League’s U.S. Open of Flag Football tournament this spring.
The new league is partnering with the NFL Network.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to compete for the AFFL U.S. Open Championship,” Wuerffel, 43, said in a statement released by Florida. “I believe the rules of the league favor smart, accurate QBs and receivers with great speed, thus the desire to form a team was born.”
— Danny Wuerffel (@DannyWuerffel) March 20, 2018
Wuerffel will be joined by former Gator Greats Brandon James, Frankie Hammond, Major Wright, Chris Doering, Travis McGriff, Moses Jenkins and Taylor Jacobs will be an alternate.
Other notable names competing in this tournament include Michael Vick, Chad Ochocinco, Justin Forsett, Nate Robinson and Carlos Boozer.
While Wuerffel is also expected to select between 3 to 5 seasoned flag football players from the Gainesville area to fill the 12-man roster. He’ll host tryouts Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Florida’s Indoor Practice Facility. More information here.
The tournament begins April 15 in Bradenton, Fla.