Football is back in action this weekend. Alright, we still have a solid 5 months until we see Peyton Manning don the skirt of a new team this NFL preseason as he embarks on his comeback. And Eli Manning and the New Jersey Giants are still 6 months away from kicking off the NFL regular season as they attempt to defend their Super Bowl Championship. Hell, the NFL hasn’t even released the schedule yet for the upcoming season. But if you are a gridiron junkie just dying to see some sort of football action then you may be interested to know that the Arena Football League will be kicking off a new season this Friday when the Pittsburgh Power visit the Orlando Predators in a game televised on the NFL Network. The AFL doesn’t feature a Tom Brady or an Aaron Rodgers but it does have a Tommy Grady and an Aaron Garcia. So here is a look at the elite skirt wearers of the Arena Football League.

Aaron Garcia – San Antonio Talons
41 year old Aaron Garcia is a long time AFL Veteran. This will be his 18th season in the league and his first with the San Antonio Talons. He is the AFL all-time leader in TD passes with 1,078. Last season he led the Jacksonville Sharks to victory in Arena Bowl XXIV with a game winning TD pass in the final seconds.

Nick Davila – Arizona Rattlers
Davila is entering his 3rd season with the Arizona Rattlers. In 2011 he led the league in TD Passes and Passer Efficiency and was named the league MVP while leading the Rattlers to a 16-2 record. The Rattlers advanced in the postseason to the championship game where they lost in the final seconds to the Jacksonville Sharks.

Tommy Grady – Utah Blaze
This will be Grady’s second season with the Utah Blaze. In 2011 Grady ranked 3rd in both TD passes and Passer Efficiency


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