New San Antonio Commanders signings: Nov. 9, 2018

San Antonio Commanders
Commanders
The San Antonio Commanders have signed four more players, including two from Big 12 Conference schools:

Demarcus Ayers, WR, Houston
Mo Porter, T, Baylor
Jaboree Williams, LB, Wake Forest
Erick Wren, C, Oklahoma

The signings were part of a list announced the the Alliance of American Football (AAF) on Friday.

AAF announces more signings: Nov. 9, 2018

The Alliance of American Football (AAF) on Friday announced more player signings:

LAST FIRST POS COLLEGE

ARIZONA
Johnson Steven LB Kansas
Moore Rahim DB UCLA

ATLANTA
Howard Bug WR North Carolina
Motuapuaka Andrew LB Virginia Tech
Simmons Antonio DE Georgia Tech

BIRMINGHAM
Brown Leon G Alabama
Etta-Tawo Amba WR Maryland
Faulk Jeremy DL Garden City CC
Fry Elliott K South Carolina
Saxton Wes TE South Alabama
Schleuger Chris G Alabama-Birmingham

MEMPHIS
East Andrew LS Vanderbilt
Stribling Channing DB Michigan

ORLANDO
Eatmon Quinterrius T South Florida
Myers Mark DB Southeastern (FL)

SALT LAKE
Anderson Dres WR Utah
Jennings Adonis WR Temple
Robertson Korey WR Southern Mississippi

SAN ANTONIO
Ayers Demarcus WR Houston
Porter Mo T Baylor
Williams Jaboree LB Wake Forest
Wren Erick C Oklahoma

SAN DIEGO
Barrett Alex DT San Diego State
Fleer Austin T Colorado-Mesa
Kolone Jeremiah T San Jose State
Lewis Kyle WR Cal Poly
Lotuleli John LB Nevada-Las Vegas
Okeke Tobenna LB Fresno State
Owusu Francis WR Stanford
Pericak Will G Colorado


BELOW IS THE REST OF THE LEAGUE NEWS RELEASE FROM FRIDAY:

*ALL QUARTERBACKS WHO HAVE SIGNED WITH THE ALLIANCE HAVE RECEIVED ROSTER EXEMPTIONS AND ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A QUARTERBACK DRAFT WHICH WILL OCCUR ON NOVEMBER 27, 2018 IN LAS VEGAS.

LAST FIRST POS COLLEGE
*Tolzien Scott QB Wisconsin
*Hackenberg Christian QB Penn State

THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS’ RIGHTS HAVE BEEN WAIVED BY THEIR ALLIANCE TEAM AND HAVE BECOME FREE AGENTS ELIGIBLE TO SIGN WITH ANY TEAM

LAST FIRST POS COLLEGE WAIVED BY
Eugene Dwayne LB Arkansas MEMPHIS
Tucker D’Maujeric RB E. New Mexico State MEMPHIS
Bell Wilson G Florida State ORLANDO
Durant Davon LB Marshall ORLANDO
Johnson Drico DB Central Florida ORLANDO
Smith Tyler LB South Carolina State ORLANDO

AAF sets first ‘protect or pick’ quarterback draft

AAF
AAF
The Alliance of American Football has set a quarterback draft for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2017. There are some interesting aspects to this. Below is Wednesday’s news release from the league:


THE ALLIANCE OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL TO HOST FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND ‘PROTECT OR PICK’ QUARTERBACK DRAFT LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK

Inaugural QB Draft Scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 8:00pm ET

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 31, 2018 – The Alliance of American Football will hold a “Protect or Pick” quarterback draft, live from the new Esports Arena Las Vegas at The Luxor on November 27, 2018. Television partner CBS Sports will broadcast the first-of-its-kind draft for The Alliance at 8:00pm ET / 5:00 pm PT. Former Super Bowl champion and head of football development for The Alliance, Hines Ward, will host the draft.

“From combines held over the summer, to our upcoming quarterback camp in San Antonio, our experienced group of GM’s and scouts from each team continue to be impressed with the level of talent on display and available to them,” said Bill Polian, co-founder and head of football, The Alliance. “Our regional allocation system and the ‘Protect or Pick’ draft format were designed to strike a competitive balance across the league and fuel local market interest. The quarterback position is critical to a team’s success, so we knew the importance of making sure each Alliance team had a top-tier quarterback at the helm. We’re confident this group represents the best available players in the market. They are looking forward to the opportunity to begin, extend or revitalize their professional careers, and we’re going to do everything in our power to help them succeed on and off the field.”

The “Protect or Pick” draft format begins with each team deciding if they want to protect one quarterback that has been allocated to them from their region. If a team elects to protect, they name the player they are protecting as their first selection in the draft. If they decide to pick, they wait until every other team has made their decision. Once each team makes their decision, the teams that elected to not protect a player make their selection, in the order of the draft, from the remaining pool of all available quarterbacks regardless of region. The Alliance quarterback draft will be comprised of four rounds. The San Diego Fleet have the first pick in the draft, followed by the Birmingham Iron, Arizona Hotshots, Orlando Apollos, Atlanta Legends, Salt Lake Stallions, Memphis Express and San Antonio Commanders.

“We look forward to working closely with television partner CBS to tell the stories behind this amazing group of talented, determined and motivated group of quarterbacks — live from Las Vegas,” said Charlie Ebersol, co-founder and CEO, The Alliance. “Our unique ‘Protect or Pick’ format adds intrigue to our first-ever live broadcast while ensuring we stay true to our guiding principles of putting high quality football on the field and creating strong, authentic connections with our local market fans by keeping hometown favorites, home.”

Quarterbacks are allocated based on where they competed in college. If a player’s college is outside The Alliance footprint, he is allocated based on his last NFL/CFL team. If a player’s college is outside The Alliance allocation footprint and he did not play in the NFL or CFL, then he is unallocated.

The Alliance will hold a quarterback skills camp November 12-14 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, where player personnel groups from each team will be present to further evaluate signed quarterbacks ahead of the draft.

The Alliance 2019 and 2020 Championship games will be held in Las Vegas, with the 2019 championship taking place Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT on CBS.

Draft Order

Round 1

San Diego Fleet
Birmingham Iron
Arizona Hotshots
Orlando Apollos
Atlanta Legends
Salt Lake Stallions
Memphis Express
San Antonio Commanders
San Diego Fleet
Birmingham Iron
Arizona Hotshots
Orlando Apollos
Atlanta Legends
Salt Lake Stallions
Memphis Express
San Antonio Commanders

Round 2

San Antonio Commanders
Memphis Express
Salt Lake Stallions
Atlanta Legends
Orlando Apollos
Arizona Hotshots
Birmingham Iron
San Diego Fleet

Round 3

San Diego Fleet
Birmingham Iron
Arizona Hotshots
Orlando Apollos
Atlanta Legends
Salt Lake Stallions
Memphis Express
San Antonio Commanders

Round 4

San Antonio Commanders
Memphis Express
Salt Lake Stallions
Atlanta Legends
Orlando Apollos
Arizona Hotshots
Birmingham Iron
San Diego Fleet

Commanders announce 6 signings: Oct. 26, 2019

San Antonio Commanders
Commanders
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) announced 37 new player signings on Friday, bringing the number of players signed to the league to more than 600.

Here are the newest players signed by the San Antonio Commanders

Cameron Clear, TE, Texas A&M
Scott Daly, LS, Notre Dame
Boomer Mays, LB, Northern Illinois
Speedy Noil, WR, Texas A&M
Maea Teuhema, T, SE Louisiana
Jaryd Jones-Smith, T, Pittsburgh

AAF player signings pass 600: Oct. 26, 2019

The Alliance of American Football (AAF) announced Friday that the total number of players signed by the league has passed 600.

Here are the newest players signed by the AAF:

ARIZONA
Bunche Malcolm G UCLA
Langford Ryan LB New Mexico
Lucien Devin WR Arizona State
Murphy Pace G Northwestern State
Symmank Taylor P Texas Tech
Yates Rykeem DE Nevada-Reno

ATLANTA
#Folston Tarean RB Notre Dame
Garrett Keyarris WR Tulsa
Griffin Corey DB Georgia Tech
Holba Colin LS Louisville
Jones J.T. DE Miami (OH)
Marvin David P Wofford

BIRMINGHAM
Dickson Xzavier LB Alabama
Greene Brandon T Alabama
Taylor Devin DE South Carolina

ORLANDO
Ferris Drew LS Florida
Horton Justin LB Jacksonville
Price Sean TE South Florida
Northrup Reggie LB Florida State
#Orndoff Scott TE Pittsburgh
Bracy-Williams Marvin WR Florida State

SAN ANTONIO
Clear Cameron TE Texas A&M
Daly Scott LS Notre Dame
Mays Boomer LB Northern Illinois
Noil Speedy WR Texas A&M
Teuhema Maea T SE Louisiana
Jones-Smith Jaryd T Pittsburgh

SAN DIEGO
Baugh Marcus TE Ohio State
Greene Darrell G San Diego State
Irwin-Hill Sam P Arkansas
James Kendall DB Maine
Kelly Kameron DB San Diego State
Montelus John T Notre Dame

#ATLANTA TRADED TE SCOTT ORNDOFF TO ORLANDO
#ORLANDO TRADED RB TAREAN FOLSTON TO ATLANTA

San Antonio Commanders 2019 schedule announced

The San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) will play their first game at home on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, against the San Diego Fleet.

The Commanders will play their home games at the Alamodome in downtown San Antonio.

Here is the Commanders’ schedule as released by the AAF on Wednesday:

Saturday, February 9, 2019
San Diego Fleet at San Antonio Commanders 7:00pm CT

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Orlando Apollos at San Antonio Commanders

Sunday, February 24, 2019
San Antonio Commanders at San Diego Fleet

Saturday, March 2, 2019
San Antonio Commanders at Birmingham Iron

Sunday, March 10, 2019
San Antonio Commanders at Arizona Hotshots

Sunday, March 17, 2019
San Antonio Commanders at Atlanta Legends

Saturday, March 23, 2019
Salt Lake Stallions at San Antonio Commanders

Sunday, March 31, 2019
Arizona Hotshots at San Antonio Commanders

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Memphis Express at San Antonio Commanders

Friday, April 12, 2019
San Antonio Commanders at Salt Lake Stallions

San Antonio Commanders sign more players: Oct. 12, 2018

San Antonio Commanders
Commanders
Nine more players have signed with the San Antonio Commanders, the Alliance of American Football (AAF) announced on Friday:

Tre Dickerson DB Emporia State
Chase Dutra DB Indiana
Tayo Fabuluje T TCU
Jarod Haynes K East Central (OK)
Joel Lanning LB Iowa State
Zack Sanchez DB Oklahoma
Brandon Shed WR Hobart
Andy Smigiera DB Robert Morris
Jordan Thomas DB Oklahoma

AAF signs more players: Oct. 12, 2018

AAF
AAF
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) on Friday announced the signings of more players for the 2019 season. The league now has 592 players signed.

Click here for players signing with the San Antonio Commanders

Here are players signing with other teams:

ARIZONA
Battle Elijah DB West Virginia
Cook Tim RB Oregon State
Grant Doran DB Ohio State
Hardison Marcus DT Arizona State
Jenkins Joshua DB Army
Keizer Nick TE Grand Valley State
Lauderdale Andrew T New Hampshire
Murphy Ryan DB Oregon State
Obasuyi Owen DE Hampton
Pipkins Ondre DT Texas Tech
Reyes Cole DB North Dakota
Willis Corey WR Central Michigan

ATLANTA
Barnes T.J. DT Georgia Tech
Cheridor Mackendry DE Georgia State
Dawson Sheldon DB Tennessee-Martin
Diggs Vontae LB Connecticut
Jones Seantavius WR Valdosta State
Kling John T Buffalo
Maddaluna John WR Colgate
Robinson Denard RB Michigan
Spain Bentley T North Carolina
Swann Damian DB Georgia
Thompson Gary DT Marshall

BIRMINGHAM
Addison Brandaun DB Gardner-Webb
Adeoye Aaron DE Southeast Missouri St
Hatley Rickey DT Missouri
King Jason G Purdue
Okoye Lawrence DT No College
Robinson Jamal WR Louisiana-Lafayette
Ross Brandon RB Maryland
Salmon Shaheed LB Samford
Summers Jamar DB Connecticut
Therezie Robenson DB Auburn

MEMPHIS
Dunker Jessamen G Tennessee State
Elam Matt DT Kentucky
Gilmore Greg DT Louisiana State
Joseph Junior LB Connecticut
Liggins Jeremy DL Mississippi
Magee Terrence RB Louisiana State
Martin Justin DB Tennessee
Semisch TIm TE Northern Illinois
Thomas Dallas G Tennessee
Webster Larry DE Bloomsburg
Wing Brad P Louisiana State

ORLANDO
Bass David LB Missouri Western St
Evans Aaron T Central Florida
Evans Josh DB Florida
Hoskins Ro’Derrick LB Florida State
Rodgers Kacy DB Miami
Smith Tyler LB South Carolina St
Williams Raekwon DB Florida Atlantic

SALT LAKE CITY
Hoppes Tyler TE Nebraska
Hunt Cameron T Oregon
Malan Cardon DE Weber State
Muhammad Khalfani RB California
Reilly Trevor LB Utah
Uhatafe Salesi G Utah

SAN DIEGO
Barrett Alex DT San Diego State
Ducre Greg RB Washington
Feeney Travis LB Washington
Gardner Ja’Quan RB Humboldt State
Ginda Frank LB San Jose State
Johnson Ben TE Kansas
Mama Damien G Southern California
Martin Jordan DB Syracuse
Mikell Curtis DB Southern Mississippi
Nunn Beau G Appalachian State
Soto Shakir DT Pittsburgh

AAF signs 7 quarterbacks to league contracts

AAF
AAF
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) announced Friday the names of seven quarterbacks who have signed league contracts.

These players received roster exemptions and will be eligible for a quarterback draft later this year:

Mike Fafaul UCLA
Connor Jessop Shepherd
R.J. Nitti Bucknell
Jake Heaps Kansas
John Wolford Wake Forest
Michael German Tennessee State
Luis Perez Texas A&M-Commerce