Published: Tue, February 12, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Twitter rips Christian Hackenberg's AAF debut

Twitter rips Christian Hackenberg's AAF debut

Former Crimson Tide star Trent Richardson scored two touchdowns as Birmingham pulled away in the second half, in what was an unfortunate debut for the Express.

Salt Lake (0-1), coached by Dennis Erickson, struggled offensively with scores coming on the ground from former Vikings running back Matt Asiata, receiver Jordan Leslie, who was signed to multiple National Football League practice squads in the past, caught a TD and so too did tight end Nick Truesdell. The Salt Lake Stallions managed to put up a.

Two of Wolford's TD passes went to receiver Rashad Ross who had a team-best 103 yards.

The drive included Wolford - who threw for 275 yards and four touchdowns - hitting Ross for a 31-yard gain, and Pressley rushing for 25 yards on a play that set up a first-and-goal.

Quarterback John Wolford found tight end Gerald Christian for a six-yard score with 1:07 left in the first quarter, the first touchdown in franchise history.

Former University of Houston QB-turned-WR Greg Ward hauled in five catches for 65 yards, and former Cowboy WR Mekale McKay shined as well in connecting with San Antonio QB Logan Woodside.

The Iron Age ruled, as Birmingham shutout Mike Singletary's Memphis Express 26-0 to win their first AAF game. Linehan replaced him, and the duo combined to complete under 50 percent of their passes while throwing a pair of interceptions.

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