Fan Controlled Football is back in action with tryouts that took place in Atlanta on January 8th. The league announced officially on Dec 12th, that the league would officially be back for a 3rd season with the season beginning in May.
Tryouts took place on January 8th at Silverbacks Park at 3200 Atlanta Silverback Way. Ray Austin was front and center hosting the event, with FCF Head Coach Liotta, and former Carolina Panthers Wide Receiver Devin Funchess coming out after his FCH tryout (which he earned a contract). The FCF tryouts saw 96 Players come out from all around the region in hopes of beginning or extending their professional football careers.
Out of the 96 players to come out the FCF saw 10 QBs, 16 RBs, 36 WRs, 4 TEs, 4 OLs, 20 DBs, 3 DLs, and 3 LBs. The league was able to offer players contracts at the conclusion of the workout. Several stand out players who had pro experience also showed up and showed out to the tryout.
Jeff Hector out of Redlands University, has spent time with the Baltimore Ravens, and BC Lions in camp, Marvin Booker out of Rutgers who spent 2013 and 2014 with the Bucs but was injured, and Prince Momodu II out of Austin Peay State had a short stint with the Colts. It is currently not announced on which players recieved a contract from the FCF.
Per the FCF media team, they also announced they handed out cash bonuses for some of the best 40-yd dash times. Damion May QB (4.81), Ken Takeoff WR (4.47), Joseph Robustelli WR (4.47), Tyrin Summers WR (4.47), Wesley Fields RB (4.56), Kameron Armstrong DB (4.56), and Jaelon Gordon DL (5.12) were all standouts for the coveted 40 yd dash that FCF fans love.
The FCF has two more tryouts in Orlando on Jan 28th, and Houston on Feb 25th. With the league seeing about 20 players go to the XFL, USFL, and CFL the FCF is full recruiting mode in finding the next wave of talent. The FCF has been successful in being utilizing it’s platform as a steppingstone to the NFL. While many may view the FCF as a “gimmick league”, the FCF has proven though unconventional it is a way for players to show their skills in hopes of landing an NFL opportunity.
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