Another Florida native to join the Empire, AJ Coney played collegiately at Akron University. As a member of the Zips, Coney saw action in 10 games as a true freshman. The receiver redshirt his second season, and came back to action as a sophomore in 2015 where he played in all 12 games. During his senior season in 2017, Coney was named Team Captain, Offensive MVP, and was awarded the Captain’s Award. He started in 13 games and was second on the team in receiving with 43 receptions for 551 yards and three touchdowns. Following college, Coney signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL.