Incarnate Word wide receiver Jamari Gilbert announced he has signed with San Antonio of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).
Gilbert made the announcement on Twitter and Instagram.
The 2017 UIW roster listed Gilbert as a 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior from Baytown, Texas (Baytown Lee).
Gilbert was also a kick returner at UIW. As a sophomore in 2015, he played in 11 games and had 279 receiving yards and 496 all-purpose yards. As a senior in 2017, he played in 7 games and caught 21 passes for 237 yards.
I am beyond grateful to announce I have signed my first professional football contract with Alliance of American Football (@theAAF) to play for Alliance San Antonio. First and foremost, I’d like to thank God for knocking down doors throughout my life! #AAF#JoinTheAlliancepic.twitter.com/ZWX5qfP9Ts
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) on Monday released a list of its first 100 players – including three who are assigned to Alliance San Antonio.
Incarnate Word punter Joseph Zema is the first player from a local university to be assigned to Alliance San Antonio.
Sergio Castillo, a kicker from West Texas A&M, and Matthew Godin, a defensive tackle from Michigan were also assigned to Alliance San Antonio.
Zema was named top punter in NCAA Division I FCS for the 2017 season. More information on the UIW website: uiwcardinals.com
Castillo played his final season at West Texas A&M in 2013. He made 38 of 49 field goals in his career with a long of 56 and converted 174 of 177 extra-points.
Godin played in 13 games as a senior at Michigan in 2016 and recorded 18 solo tackles, 9 assists and 1.0 sacks. Godin spent last season with the Houston Texans, but did not play in any games due to an ACL injury. The Texans listed him as a 6-foot-6, 295-pound defensive end.
The full list of the first 100 AAF players is available on the AAF website: aaf.com
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) has announced its procedure for allocating players to specific teams.
The system is based on college and pro affiliations of the players.
Here are the college and pro teams that will feed players to Alliance San Antonio:
Prairie View A&M
Sam Houston State
Stephen F. Austin
West Texas A&M