RMU alumni square off at inaugural game of AAF

Two RMU alumni now serve as AAF team executives.


Photo Credit: (AAF.com)

Gage Goulding, News Editor

MOON TOWNSHIP — Two familiar faces took to the field on national television to play in the first ever AAF football game.

Robert Morris University alumni Vic Gregovits (’86) and Jeff Garner (’99) are each the president of a team playing in the inaugural season of the Alliance of American Football.

According to a statement from Robert Morris University, Gregovits is a former sport management student and the president of the San Antonio Commanders. Garner, on the other hand, was a business student and serves as the president of the San Diego Fleet.

RMU Department Head of Sport Management Dr. David Synowka has kept in contact with both Gregovits and Garner throughout their endeavors and says he is proud of their accomplishments, according to a statement from the university.

The two executives and their teams squared off Feb. 9 on CBS, with the entire nation watching.

Local football stars are also part of the newly formed AAF organization. According to their website, former Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward both serve as league executives.

Polamalu played as a safety on the Steelers squad for 12 seasons, winning two Super Bowl titles in the NFL. As head of player relations, Polamalu will work with players to make sure “they have the tools and resources needed to excel on-and-off the field.”

Ward, also a two-time Super Bowl champion and 14-season veteran of the NFL played as a wide receiver for the Steelers. Ward is now the head of football development where he “will mentor players and work closely with senior leadership to develop and uphold policies that set players up for success on and off the field.”

To learn more about the AAF, watch online and see when the teams play next, visit their website.