Anchorage’s Overbaugh keeps football dream alive with Atlanta Legends

The Alliance of American Football League is a new professional football league starting 2019.

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The dream of playing professional football is alive and well for Jeff Overbaugh, who’ll suit up for the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football League. The final roster announcement came a week and half before the Legends are set to kick off their inaugural season on February 9 against the Orlando Apollos.

Overbaugh is no stranger to professional football, having long-snapped for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons this season, in Week 1 against the Eagles. During the 2017-18 season, he played for the Minnesota Vikings in the playoffs. During his career at Service High School, Overbaugh won a pair of state championships before starting all four years at San Diego State, never missing a snap in his college career.

The AAF is a new eight-team professional football league and is made to complement the National Football League. Ties to the NFL can be seen with most coaching staffs in the AAF featuring former NFL all-stars and hall-of-famers.

In Overbaugh’s case, Michael Vick is the Legends' offensive coordinator, and head coach is Brad Childress, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings. Other big names in the league include Orlando Apollos head coach Steve Spurrier of Florida Gator fame, Dennis Erickson will coach the Salt Lake Stallions, and Mike Singletary of the '85 Super Bowl champion Bears will be head coach of the Memphis Express.

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