Former Purdue and University of Florida quarterback Austin Appleby announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he has signed with Alliance San Antonio.
Appleby signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent last year and was cut in June 2017. His connection with the Cowboys put him in a position to be assigned to San Antonio by the Alliance of American Football (AAF).
“I kind of got caught up in a numbers situation and it wasn’t meant to be,” Appleby said in a May story on CantonRep.com. “In Dallas, I was playing a really high level of football and I proved to myself in that limited amount of time that I can play in that league.”
Appleby played in 16 games at Purdue: one as a freshman in 2013, 10 as a sophomore in 2014 and five as a junior in 2015. In 2014 he completed 144 of 272 for passes (52.9 percent) for 1,449 yards and 10 touchdowns. In 2015 he completed 119 of 207 passes (57.5 percent) for 1,260 yards and eight touchdowns.
He played his senior season at Florida in 2016. He saw action in nine games and completed 127 of 209 passes (60.8 percent) for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Stats from sports-reference.com
Austin Appleby on Twitter: @aappleby12
So excited to announce I have signed with the San Antonio Team in the Alliance of American Football League! Thank you GM Darryl Johnston and Head Coach Mike Riley for the opportunity! It’s truly an honor and I’m fired up to get to work! #JoinTheAlliance @TheAAF pic.twitter.com/GUSE1LVJrr
— Austin Appleby (@AAppleby12) August 8, 2018