Former UCF QB Justin Holman will get an opportunity to further his professional career with the Atlanta Legends of the new Alliance of American Football. Holman was selected in the fourth round of the league’s QB Draft.
Holman was a regional allocation to the Orlando Apollos, but in the draft’s protect-or-pick format, he was left unprotected in the first round by the Apollos, opening him up for selection by any franchise.
Holman tried out with the Falcons and Jaguars coming out of UCF but did not latch on. He last appeared on a professional roster with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL, but did not play and was eventually let go.
In Atlanta, he will compete with former Georgia QB Aaron Murray, former Tennessee QB (and son of Phil Simms) Matt Simms, and Holy Cross alum Peter Pujals.
The Legends are led by former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress, and their offensive coordinator, interestingly enough, is Michael Vick. Given his talents, it should be interesting to see how Holman will fare under the tutelage of Vick and Childress.
The team will play its home games at Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta, which is the former Turner Field converted into the Panthers’ football stadium. Holman is originally from the Atlanta metro area, having graduated from Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
The Legends’ debut will be February 9th in Spectrum Stadium against the Orlando Apollos, coached by Steve Spurrier. The Apollos feature nine former UCF Knights: