Christian Hackenberg Struggles In AAF Debut

Getty									Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson is playing for the Birmingham Iron

Getty Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson is playing for the Birmingham Iron

A quick scan of the league's eight teams reveals at least 19 former Patriots - including something called Steve Beauharnais - now are on rosters.

Wolford finished the night completing 18 of 29 attempts for 275 yards and scores of 5, 36, 4 and 30 yards with a pair of two-point conversion passing scores sprinkled in.

Former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is back in action playing for The Alliance of American Football's Memphis Express, and it's not going well.

Hill started and had seven tackles as a starter for the Orlando Apollos.

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The big question facing the AAF, of course, is whether fans were curious to tune in as a one-time thing and will now tune the league out, or whether it can grow that fan base. Silvers threw an interception on his first drive.

The league's first games, which aired Saturday on CBS, averaged 2.913 million viewers, according to Sports TV Ratings. Richardson had 23 carries for 58 yards and two touchdowns for the Birmingham Iron.

There are 8 teams in the AAF, with rosters consisting of local players.

The AAF's opening weekend finale featured perhaps the most exciting game, which saw the Hotshots put up 416 yards of offense in defeating Dennis Erickson's Salt Lake squad, 38-22. The games can also be found on the AAF Streams subreddit here, or the NFL Streams subreddit here.

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