Friday, 11 December 2015

Ashton Cobb - Explaining the FXFL

Ashton Cobb spent much of 2014 playing for the Boston Brawlers in the fledgling FXFL in an effort to continue his development as a football player in addition to being part of a team dynamic that reflected his days playing for the Kentucky Wildcats.

Ashton Cobb
Ashton Cobb

For those who aren’t aware of the FXFL, it stands for the Fall Experimental Football League and was created with the intention of being a developmental league where players who aspire to play in the NFL could ply their trade.

The league enjoyed a successful season in 2014, attracting strong interest from a number of cities who were interested in setting up franchises. The first season was contested between four teams, with Ashton playing for the Brooklyn Brawlers. Though that season was won by the Brooklyn Bolts, Ashton impressed in a number of games, particularly the victory over the Blacktips towards the end of the season.

In 2015 the league is continuing to develop and aims to receive additional funding from the NFL when it has proven that it can develop prospects into fully-fledged professional athletes who are capable of competing at the highest level of the game.

Ashton enjoyed the experience of playing in the FXFL during its first season and was excited to be a part of a new movement in the world of football. He believes that the experience helped him to develop as a player, in addition to reaffirming a number of the qualities that he recognized as being important during his college career.