Vincent Testaverde Jr. Signs With Defending Champions

Vincent Testaverde Jr. Signs with Defending Champion Albany Empire

Albany, NY: The Albany Empire announced today that the team has signed Quarterback, Vincent Testaverde Jr. for the 2023 National Arena League season.  Testaverde Jr, a native to Odessa, Florida is no stranger to the Capital Region as he played collegiately at the University of Albany from 2017-2018.  Testaverde started eight games for the Great Danes in 2018 throwing for 1,714 total yards and 11 touchdowns.

After his college career, Testaverde Jr spent some time in training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL as well as the BC Lions of the CFL. Before landing most recently with the Arizona Rattlers of the IFL.

Vincent is the son of 21-year NFL Veteran and former No.1 overall NFL draft pick Vinny Testaverde Sr.

When asking Head Coach Tom Menas on the signing of Testaverde Jr. he said, “It's a rare opportunity for a Coach to land such a high-quality Quarterback like Vinnie in December. His athletic ability and strong arm make him an immediate threat to other teams in the NAL.”  Menas went on to say “It's a welcome home of sorts with him finishing his college career at the University of Albany. Not to mention his football pedigree, with Dad, former Heisman Trophy winner and 21-year career in the NFL. In our conversations, he has been drawn to our culture and is anxious to embrace the Albany Way!”

The Empire kickoff their 2023 home schedule, on Sunday April 16th at 2:30pm at MVP Arena.  For tickets to the Home Opener go to  Home Opener Tickets or for more information on group tickets go to Group Tickets


About The Albany Empire

The Albany Empire was founded in 2018 and have won titles in the Arena Football League (AFL) in 2019 as well as the National Arena League (NAL) in 2021 and 2022. The Empire play their home games at the MVP Arena located at 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY. For more information about the Empire please email mwoods@albanyempirenal.com. For ticket sales and information please call (518)714-2200 Ext. 101 or Email tickets@albanyempirenal.com or visit albanyempirenal.com, facebook.com/AlbanyEmpireNAL, twitter.com/AlbanyEmpireNAL, instagram.com/albanyempirenal

About The National Arena League

The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at chris@nationalarenaleague.com. For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/nationalarenaleague

About The MVP Arena

MVP Arena is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, MVP Arena opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany Empire of the National Arena League, the Albany Fire Wolves of the National Lacrosse League, and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit https://www.mvparena.com