American Flag Football League announces core players for inaugural men's pro league

NEW YORK (AP) — Several members of the United States Men’s Flag Football National team are among the core players for the American Flag Football League.

The AFFL launches on April 27, 2024, with four teams in Dallas, Nashville, Boston and Las Vegas.

Quarterback/rusher Velton Brown, wide receiver/defensive back/linebacker Terrance Bunting, wide receiver/defensive back Laval Davis, quarterback Darrell “Housh” Doucette and quarterback Eric Holliday were among the players announced Tuesday.

The AFFL was founded in 2016 to grow flag football, which will be part of the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. This will be the inaugural season for the men’s league.

“This is an exciting day for the AFFL as we reveal the core players for our teams. Our coaches spent considerable time in their evaluation and selection process, and their efforts are reflected in the quality of players for this inaugural season,” said Brian Michael Cooper, AFFL President and COO. “Our players are the most elite in the game, as many are either past or current members of the USA Football’s world champion U.S. Men’s Flag National Team and are potential members of the 2028 U.S. Olympic Team. In addition to their athletic skill, our players also were selected for their great character, exemplified by their commitment to our fans and their communities.”