Former Iowa football player Akrum Wadley made his second appearance in the AAF, and after a few flashes, left the game with an undisclosed leg injury.
Last week, former Iowa football player Akrum Wadley had an explosive debut as a member of the Atlanta Legends in the American Alliance of Football League.
In week three of the upstart football league, Wadley again showed flashes of his potential.
Much like last week, the 5’10” 194-pound running back from New jersey, showed his fantastic agility and pass-catching abilities by turning a nearly blown-up screen pass into a 16-yard first down.
Here’s the full highlight of the play.
The screen play above was one of three catches on the day for Wadley who turned in 29 yards receiving while also adding 9 yards rushing on 3 attempts.
His day, however, was cut short as he left the game with a knee injury.
Despite leaving the game early, Akrum Wadley was the leading rusher (for a running back) on the Legends. That being said, the Legends offense has so far been absolutely dismal averaging just 10 points per game and only 68 yards per game on the ground. They would ultimately fall to the 3-0 Birmingham Iron 28-12.
Through three games this season, the Legends have yet to win a game, and it hasn’t really been close with every loss coming by at least double digits.
To say Wadley has been a breath of fresh air, and is one of the few exciting pieces on this team is not hyperbole. He really is, and the sooner the Legends can get the former Iowa football running back ready, the better.
According to Wadley’s Twitter, it sounds like he is just taking this in stride.
The Legends are back in action next Sunday, March 3 at 7 PM Central Standard Time when they take on the 2-1 Arizona Hotshots in Arizona.
Hopefully, Wadley will be back in action, but if not, we will keep you posted on when he is expected to return.