Former Jaguar standout Aaron Tiller wins a title with the Albany Empire defeating the Philadelphia Soul, 45-27, in front of 12,042 fans at the Times Union Center on Sunday night at ArenaBowl 32. The Empire capped off their championship run by winning all three post-season games as the top seed.
"The feeling is unreal and truly a blessing that my first ever championship happens in the first year of my professional career," said Aaron Tiller.
Tiller, was a standout player for Southern University. Tiller was a four-year starter and two-year captin. Tiller earned All-SWAC honors three times during his collegiate career and was named HBCU All-American in 2017. Following college, Tiller worked out with the Tennessee Titans for minicamp. Most recently, Tiller spent time with the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football League.
"With professional sports comes a lot of hard work, preparation, and many emotions. The biggest part of this profession is being prepared mentally for this process and learning that second chances in this profession are slim to none. The biggest piece of advice that I can give is no matter what you face believe in yourself and let no circumstance allow you to doubt you or keep you from achieving the goals that you have set for yourself," stated Tiller advising young athletes.
Up next for the newly crowned champions, the Empire will host a celebratory block party on South Pearl Street in front of the Times Union Center on Saturday, August 17.