Arena Football has been around for several years now and the City of Portland will soon have a team, and apparently a Quarterback. The yet to be named AFL team signed former Oregon Quarterback Darron Thomas to a contract according to the Oregonian Newspaper. Thomas had a rough time finding a team following his Junior year with the Oregon Ducks.
He declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft forgoing his Senior season with the Ducks. In his Junior year he led Oregon with an 12-1 record and a trip to the BCS National Title Game, but it wasn’t enough to get attention from folks in the NFL as he went undrafted. He then joined the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League and now has the chance at a new start in the AFL in Portland.
In his career at Oregon Thomas passed for 5910 yards, 66 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
The new Portland team is expected to play in the Moda Center(formerly the Rose Garden) in 2014 according to ArenaFootball.com
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