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There are 21 AAF players on NFL rosters including 11 on 53 man rosters

Greg Ward Jr is just one of 21 AAF players on NFL rosters. This is such a huge statistic!

AAF players on NFL rosters

Just how big was the AAF for some players? Well, Justin Berendzen of NFL Draft Diamonds went through the NFL rosters to find that 21 players who played in the AAF are still on NFL rosters today. That is impressive considering that the league shut down before the XFL! Let’s check out the breakdown!

AAF players on NFL rosters: 53 Man Roster (11)

  1. OL Daniel Brunskill (Fleet) Niners
  2. QB Logan Woodside (Commanders) Titans 
  3. K Younghoe Koo (Legends) Falcons 
  4. DL Mike Purcell (Stallions) Broncos 
  5. TE Marcus Baugh (Fleet) Washington Football team 
  6. OL JC Hassenauer (Iron) Steelers 
  7. LS Cole Mazza (Iron) Chargers 
  8. RB D’Ernest Johnson (Apollos) Browns
  9. WR Greg Ward (Commanders) Eagles
  10. QB John Wolford (Hotshots) Rams
  11. DL Damontre Moore (Fleet) Seahawks 

AAF players on NFL rosters: Practice squad (10)

  1. DB De’Vante Bausby (Commanders) Broncos 
  2. OL Michael Dunn (Dual former player of both XFL and AAF) (Iron) Browns
  3. P Cameron Nizialek (Legends) Falcons 
  4. WR Ishmael Hyman (Apollos) Panthers 
  5. DE Austin Larkin (Commanders) Panthers 
  6. K Nick Folk (Hotshots) Patriots 
  7. LB Aaron Adeoye (Iron) Ravens 
  8. DB Terrell Bonds (Express) Ravens
  9. OL Jaryd-Jones Smith (Commanders) Raiders
  10. LB Jayrone Elliott (Commanders) Steelers

Greg Ward Jr. is one AAF player who really shined when given an opportunity. Last year when multiple wide receivers went down with injury Greg Ward Jr stepped up and became my favorite target of Carson Wentz. It is true AAF players can contribute to the NFL.

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