Michigan’s most consistent AAF alumni has been Orlando Apollos running back De’Veon Smith. The former Wolverine racked up a season-high 119 yards on just 14 carries in a 31-14 victory Saturday over the Birmingham Iron.
He churned out two highlight runs en route to his first 100-yard outing as a professional. In fact, it’s the first time Smith reached the century mark since accumulating 158 yards versus Indiana on Nov. 19, 2016.
The first big jaunt was vintage Smith. Pinned against his own goal line, he rumbled into the secondary for 17 yards.
Later, he faked a reverse and hit a crease for 40.
This boosts his season total to 43 totes for 239 yards (5.7 per carry) and two scores. He’s also punched in a pair of 2-point conversions on the ground. He also has added three receptions for 18 yards.
The three other active Michigan alumni barely made dents in the box score.
- Denard Robinson, RB, Atlanta Legends — He had a sole carry for negative-6 yards and one catch for nine yards in a 23-20 triumph over the Memphis Express. His season totals are 18 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown, as well as five receptions for 16 yards.
- Channing Stribling, CB, Memphis Express — The 6-foot-2 corner made two tackles in the loss to the Legends. He has tallied 14 tackles, four pass deflections and an interception through five games.
- Matt Godin, DL, San Antonio Commanders — He chipped a tackle for loss and a quarterback hit in a 29-25 victory over the Arizona Hotshots. The 6-foot-6 defensive tackle has provided backfield pressure in his three appearances, compiling three tackles (with one for loss), a half-sack, two quarterback hits and a batted pass.