GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – A popular college football player in the Upstate, Willy Korn has signed on to go pro by joining the Arena Football League.
Korn recently signed with AFL team the Arizona Rattlers. As quarterback for North Greenville University, Korn led the team to NCAA II quarterfinals in 2011 as a senior. Korn joined the Crusaders in 2010 after transferring from Marshall University after a short time there.
Korn was recruited by Clemson University after playing at Byrnes High School. He played for Clemson, where he started one game in 2008, before transferring to Marshall with two years of eligibility left.
In a release from North Greenville, Korn is quoted as saying he was at peace with the fact that he was not going to play in the NFL after finishing with the Crusaders. But then he got word from the Rattlers and had agreed to the contract quickly.
Korn will head west in late January to start training camp. The Rattlers are based in Phoenix and play in the US Airways Center, home of NBA’s Phoenix Suns.