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Former Iowa Star Akrum Wadley Lands On Pro Roster

Akrum Wadley runs the ball for Iowa.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 27: Akrum Wadley #25 of the Iowa Hawkeyes breaks a tackle attempt by Lukas Denis #21 of the Boston College Eagles during the second half of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 27, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Iowa Hawkeyes won 27-20. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Akrum Wadley was a star at Iowa, leading the team in rushing yards in back-to-back seasons in 2016 and 2017. Unfortunately, his dominance in college didn't seem to translate to the NFL last year, as he was cut from the Tennessee Titans in training camp. But 2019 looks to have much more promise as Wadley has made a pro roster.

According to KCRG in Iowa, Wadley has signed with the Atlanta Legends of the upcoming Alliance of American Football.

In an interview with KCRG, Wadley revealed that he had gotten a call from the Canadian Football League and was considering giving the league a look, but changed his mind after receiving the call from Atlanta.

"I got a call from a CFL team so I thought this is my last resort." Akrum Wadley said. "{I was} going to see what the CFL is about for a year and then boom they {the Atlanta Legends} called me out of nowhere."

Atlanta gets a player in Wadley who finished his career with back-to-back seasons with over 1,000 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns. He also had over 300 receiving yards and three touchdowns in those two seasons.

Wadley joins an Atlanta team that has been stockpiling well-known college talents. He will be joined in the backfield by former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson.

Aaron Murray and Matt Simms are the quarterbacks.

The AAF begins its inaugural season the week after the Super Bowlw.

[KCRG]