BUFFALO, NY – Three former University at Buffalo football players have made Alliance of American Football rosters. Branden Oliver, John Kling and Matt Weiser will all play in the newly created professional football league.
Oliver will play for the Salt Lake Stallions. After a standout collegiate career, Buffalo's all-time leading rusher played four seasons for the San Deigo/Los Angeles Chargers. He rushed for 773 yards and three touchdowns and added 409 receiving yards and a score in his time with the Chargers.
Kling will play for the Atlanta Legends. The offensive lineman played for the Bulls from 2011-15 and was a second-team All-MAC selection in 2015. After graduating, Kling was signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears and later was signed to the practice squad of the Washington Redskins.
Weiser will play tight end for the Orlando Apollos. After being named an Academic All-American and All-MAC First Team his senior season, Weiser signed free agent contracts with the Chargers and Buccaneers, but didn't make the final roster. As a senior in 2015, Weiser had 63 receptions, the most ever by a UB tight end.
The Alliance of American Football is a newly created professional football league. The eight-team league is made up of former NFL players who have been cut, former CFL players and undrafted college players. The 12-week season is slated to begin on February 9. Click here for more information on the AAF.