AAF Standings, Highlights & Stats Week 1: Hotshots, Apollos Impress


With Week 1 of the Alliance of American Football now in the books, we can take a look back at the good, bad and ugly from the opening week of action. Overall, for a brand new football league, it’s hard not to like how things played out overall, even though there were a few ugly performances when the action wrapped up.

There were three teams that really stood out from the early action, as the Arizona Hotshots showcased an impressive offense in a 38-22 win. The Orlando Apollos also looked like the real deal, knocking off the Atlanta Legends 40-6 while the Birmingham Iron posted a 26-0 shutout against the Memphis Express.

While some players impressed, others disappointed in their AAF debut. We’re going to breakdown the current standings, key stats and highlights from Week 1 of the action.

AAF Standings After Week 1

*Standings courtesy of AAF.com

Western Conference

1. Arizona Hotshots (1-0)
2. San Antonio Commanders (1-0)
3. San Diego Fleet (0-1)
4. Salt Lake Stallions (0-1)

Eastern Conference

1. Orlando Apollos (1-0)
2. Birmingham Iron (1-0)
3. Memphis Express (0-1)
4. Atlanta Legends (0-1)
Top Players From Alliance of American Football Week 1

*Note: Stats courtesy No Extra Points

Quarterbacks

John Wolford (ARI): 18/29 for 275 yards, four touchdowns
Garrett Gilbert (ORL): 15/25 for 227 yards, two passing touchdowns, one receiving touchdown
Luis Perez (BIR): 19/33 for 252 yards

Running Backs

Jhurell Pressley (ARI): 18 carries, 64 yards, one catch, 30 yards and one touchdown
Akeem Hunt (ORL): 10 rushes, 73 yards
Trent Richardson (BIR) 23 carries, 58 yards, two touchdowns

Wide Receivers

Rashad Ross (ARI): five catches, 103 yards, two touchdowns
Quinton Patton (BIR): four catches, 107 yards
Mekale McKay (SA): five catches, 80 yards
Alonzo Moore (SA): three catches, 78 yards
Jalin Marshall (ORL): three catches, 61 yards, one touchdown
Gerald Christian (ARI): three catches, 44 yards, one touchdown

Defense

DeMarquis Gates (MEM): 11 tackles, one for loss, two forced fumbles
Terence Garvin (ORL): 11 tackles, two interceptions, one tackle for loss
Damontre Moore (SD): 10 tackles, six QB hits, one pass defensed
Jonathan Massaquoi (BIR): seven tackles, three for loss, two sacks
Ryan Moeller (SD): eight tackles, two passes defensed, one interception
Orion Stewart (SA): six tackles, two passes defensed, one interception
Jamar Summers (BIR): three tackles, one for loss, three passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble
Other Notable Week 1 AAF Stats

Quarterbacks

Christian Hackenberg (MEM): 10/23 for 87 yards, one interception
Mike Bercovici (SD): 15/25 for 176 yards, two interceptions
Logan Woodside (SA): 18/36 for 255 yards, two interceptions

Running Backs

Zac Stacy (MEM): 12 carries, 58 yards
Denard Robinson (ATL): five carries, three yards, one catch, five yards

Wide Receivers

Gavin Escobar (SD): four catches, 66 yards
Brian Brown (SD): five catches, 66 yards
Greg Ward Jr. (SA): five catches, 65 yards
Charles Johnson (ORL): four catches, 60 yards
Anthony Denham (SLS): five catches, 59 yards

Defense

De’Vante Bausby (SA): four tackles, two passes defensed, one interception
Shaan Washington: two tackles, one for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble
Karter Schult (SL): five tackles, two for loss, one sack
Ron Brooks (SD): five tackles, two passes defensed, one interception
Will Sutton (ARI): six tackles, one for loss, one sack
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