The Alliance of American Football, a newly formed professional league with games running from February through April starting in 2019, announced their first 100 player signings on Monday afternoon. Included in that group was one former Oregon State Beaver: wide receiver Jordan Villamin, who will play for the yet-to-be-named Phoenix, Arizona team.
The @TheAAF just released their first 100 player signings.— Building The Dam (@BuildingTheDam) August 6, 2018
Former Oregon State receiver Jordan Villamin joining the Phoenix team.
Mike Riley’s San Antonio Team has three players so far. #GoBeavs https://t.co/yzLRJ1FzzT
Villamin was hoping to make the jump to the NFL after his senior season ended in 2017, but he went undrafted when April came around.
In his career at Oregon State, Villamin had 129 receptions for 1847 yards and 13 touchdowns. At Oregon State’s pro day, he put up 15 reps on the bench press and a 31.5 inch vertical jump. On top of a great skill set, Villamin also has a 6’5”, 225 pound frame which will come in majorly handy when at the pro level.
Check out some of his best college plays below.
Joining Villamin on the Phoenix team is one other name that Pac-12 football fans may be familiar with: former Arizona guard Jacob Alsadek. Phoenix has signed 12 players total so far. They will be coached by former UCLA HC Rick Neuheisel.
If the Alliance of American Football sounds familiar to Beaver fans, that’s because it is the same league that former OSU coach Mike Riley will be a head coach in next fall. Riley will lead the league’s San Antonio team in their first season. Riley’s team signed just three players in this wave: a kicker, a punter, and a defensive tackle.
The AAF’s first season kicks off on February 9th, 2019.