The first touchdown ever scored in the history of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) was done so by a former Buckeye.
On Saturday night, the Orlando Apollos hosted the Atlanta Legends in the first ever AAF game. The game turned into a lopsided affair, as the Apollos posted a 40-6 win over the Legends. But one highlight, particularly for B1G and Buckeye fans, is that former OSU receiver Jalin Marshall scored the first ever touchdown of the league.
Garrett Gilbert connected with Marshall on a 26-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter, accounting for the first touchdown in the AAF. It also gave the Apollos an early 7-3 advantage. The catch came in impressive fashion.
Jalin Marshall scores the first touchdown in AAF history. pic.twitter.com/pd7xZZmu5e
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That’s not a bad way to start your AAF career.
Marshall was at Ohio State from 2013-15, playing a key role for the Buckeyes in his final two years after being redshirted in 2013. Marshall was undrafted in 2016 but spent two seasons with the New York Jets.