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WATCH: Orlando Apollo RB De’Veon Smith rumbles through Memphis defense, other AAF alumni notes

Denard Robinson attempts his first pass in years, as well.

East-West Shrine Game Photo by Joseph Garnett, Jr. /Getty Images

De’Veon Smith’s defining moment in a Michigan uniform was a bulldozing 60-yard touchdown jaunt versus BYU in 2016.

Unfortunately for AAF defenses, he’s still rumbling. The Orlando Apollo running back trucked through the Memphis Express defense for 28 yards in a 21-17 victory Saturday.

He rushed eight times for 52 yards overall to help Steve Spurrier’s new team stay undefeated at 3-0. He’s totaled 17 totes for 69 yards and two scores in the inaugural AAF season, as well as three receptions for 18 yards.

After surpassing 750 yards in each of his last two campaigns in Ann Arbor, Smith signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent. He bounced between the practice squad and active roster all throughout 2017. Last season, he failed to make the final roster cut for the Washington Redskins.

He signed with the Apollos last August as their short-yardage back, as both touchdowns came off one-yard plunges.

He ran against former teammate Channing Stribling, a corner for Memphis. The Wolverine alum notched a solo tackle in the losing effort.

Two Wolverines faced each other Sunday, as the Ty Isaac’s Birmingham Iron topped Denard Robinson’s Atlanta Legends 28-12.

The former gained 12 yards on two touches, a single carry and reception each. Robinson carried three times for seven yards and caught a pair of balls for -2 yards. The former quarterback also attempted a pass after a halfback toss.

It was the first pass he’s tossed since his 2014 campaign with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

San Antonio Commander defensive tackle Matt Godin sat in Sunday night’s tilt against the San Diego Fleet.