The University of Florida and the All-American Football League have finalized an agreement by which the University will host three of the League's Florida team's five home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
The League's Board is chaired by Dr. Cedric Dempsey, formerly President of the NCAA, and includes many other distinguished persons including Dr. Charles Young, formerly President of the University of Florida, and Gene Corrigan, formerly Commissioner of the ACC. Former Gator Lee McGriff has been named Board Chairman of the AAFL's Florida team.
The AAFL's Florida team will feature former players of the University of Florida who have at least earned their bachelor's degree.
A press conference coordinated by the AAFL has been scheduled for 3 p.m., Sept. 5, at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville, at which time the head coach and president of the AAFL Florida team will be introduced along with former UF players. Home dates and opponents of the AAFL's Florida team will be also be announced.
Chairman of the AAFL Florida Team Board Lee McGriff, former Gator All-American and Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel and AAFL CEO and VP of Football Operations M. Katz and Keenan Davis will be there. Other former Florida Gators who will be present include Shane Matthews, Travis McGriff, Willie Jackson, Chris Doering, Judd Davis, Fred Weary, Eli Williams and Vernell Brown.