New San Antonio Commanders signings: Nov. 9, 2018

San Antonio 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.

Commanders announce 6 signings: Oct. 26, 2019

San Antonio 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:

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

#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

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

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

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

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


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
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

Commanders add Grobe, Bradley, Baker to coaching staff

San Antonio Commanders
The San Antonio Commmanders of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) added three defensive assistants to head coach Mike Riley’s staff.

Jim Grobe is the defensive coordinator / inside linebackers coach.

Bill Bradley is defensive backs coach.

Joe Baker is run defense coordinator / outside linebackers coach.

The new members of the staff have ties to the Dallas Cowboys, Big 12 Conference and San Antonio’s pro football past.

“We want to put our players in the best position to succeed both on and off the field, and the hiring of coach Grobe, Bradley and Baker adds decades of invaluable football experience to our staff,” Riley said in a league news release. “I’m proud of what we’re building here in San Antonio. We want to play fast, hard and smart, giving this city an exciting brand of football that they can rally around and enjoy.”

Here is the bio information the league provided on the new members of the Commanders coaching staff:

Jim Grobe

Jim Grobe most recently served as the interim head football coach of Baylor University for the 2016 season. He led the Baylor Bears to a seventh consecutive bowl game, defeating Boise State 31-12 in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl. From 2001-2013 Grobe was the head football coach at Wake Forest University. In 2006, Grobe was named ACC Coach of the Year by a unanimous vote and AP Coach of the Year after guiding the Demon Deacons to an 11-2 regular season, an ACC Championship and the program’s first BCS bowl game.

Bill Bradley

A Texas native, Bill Bradley began his coaching career as a defensive backs coach in the USFL from 1983-1985, first with the San Antonio Gunslingers and then the Memphis Showboats. From 1988-1990, Bradley was a defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator for the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL. Bradley linked up with San Antonio Commanders head coach Mike Riley in the World League of American Football as defensive back coach from 1991-1993, before returning to the CFL and winning two Grey Cups with the Toronto Argonauts. Bradley’s success led to his transition to the NFL, where he served as defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills (1998-2000) and New York Jets (2001-2003). He would go on to serve as defensive backs coach at Baylor University (2004-2006), secondary coach for the San Diego Chargers (2006-2008), secondary coach for the Florida Tuskers of the UFL (2009-2010), and defensive coordinator at Lamar University (2012-2014). Prior to coaching, Bradley played defensive back at The University of Texas, setting the Texas and Southwest Conference records for most interceptions in a game when he picked off Texas A&M four times his senior year. Bradley earned three All-Pro selections (1971–73) at free safety for the Philadelphia Eagles, leading the league in interceptions in both 1971 and 1972.

Joe Baker

Joe Baker has spent the last 22 years as an NFL coach, most recently serving as the secondary coach for the Dallas Cowboys. Baker joined the Cowboys in 2012 as the assistant secondary coach. He moved to safeties in 2014, and was promoted to secondary coach in 2016. Baker started his NFL coaching career in 1995 with the Jacksonville Jaguars as their assistant special teams coach. He went on to coach for the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Rams, Denver Broncos and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before joining the Cowboys.

AAF announces new players on San Antonio Commanders roster

San Antonio Commanders
The San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) have more roster signings, according to an announcement from the league on Thursday.

Some of these signings had previously been announced by Commanders general manager Daryl Johnston on Twitter. Here are the new players listed:

DeShawn Benton DB East Carolina
Will Hines DB Southeastern Louisiana
Ben Huss G Duquesne
Jovann Letuli G Akron
Patrick Lewis C Texas A&M
Robert Myers LB Minnesota State
Aamir Petrose DE Wesley
John Sheehy DE West Texas A&M
Dimitrios Tsesmetzis TE Western Connecticut State
Oscar White DB Dubuque
Dillion Winfrey DB Central Arkansas

Updated roster

Here are the other signings announced by the league:

Alsadek Jacob G Arizona
Anau Siupeli DT Northern Arizona
Chappell Devin DB Oregon State
Dunlap Jaylen DB Illinois
Goodman Tony DB Chowan
Jones Davon LB Mississippi Valley State
Judd Jacob C Western Illinois
Latimore Monteze DB Central Missouri
Lee Chris DT Norfolk State
Lee Cameron T Illinois State
Morgan Nyles LB Notre Dame
Ohnesorge Jacob C South Dakota State
Staggers Allenzae WR Southern Mississippi
Teuhema Sione LB Southeastern Louisiana
Williams Bryce TE East Carolina

Bailey Andrew DT Louisville
Baird Michael G Wisconsin-Platteville
Barnes Tavaris DE Clemson
Barry Dominic LB Western New Mexico
Buchanan Ray DB Northern Iowa
Caskin Andrew TE William & Mary
Clark James WR Ohio State
Crawford Justin RB West Virginia
Dean David DT Virginia
Drennon Dajuan LB North Carolina
Fullum Terrence DT Richmond
Graham Tyson DB South Dakota
Harding Heath DB Miami (OH)
Hart Marvin DB Stony Brook
Howard Darrien DT West Virginia
Hunter Vincent T Jackson State
Jean-Felix Sandley DT Marshall
Johnson Kerron LB Coastal Carolina
Johnson Richard DE Howard
Jones Malachi WR Appalachian State
LaRoche Linkoln DT Bluffton
Larrieux Voghens T Coastal Carolina
Mauger Quincy DB Georgia
Morgan Kye DB Stony Brook
Pagano Scott DT Clemson
Pelletier Troy WR Lehigh
Pertile Brandon T Virginia
Pruehs Jake T Ohio
Samuel Trey RB South Carolina State
Schmidt Matthew T Furman
Sims Tee LB Appalachian State
Thomas Stacy LB Louisville
Westphal Ross G Upper Iowa

Campbell Elijah DB Northern Iowa
Dallas Jackson C Portland State
Davis Connor TE Stony Brook
Dunn Michael T Maryland
Durr Lashard DB Mississippi State
Duzey Jacob TE Iowa
Graham Larson T Duquesne
Kirven Korren T Alabama
Leslie Darnell LB Monmouth
Outlaw Lonnie WR Miles
Powell Jonathan TE Ouachita Baptist
Sawyer Dante DE South Carolina
Spearman Ike LB Eastern Michigan

Hunt Justin WR Marshall
Jeter Colin TE Louisiana State
Jones Quentin DB Lehigh
Luckett Cavellis LB Middle Tennessee State
Maiden Brandon DB Jackson State
Mitchell Tray DB Eastern Illinois
Neal Rajion RB Tennessee
Papilion Luke TE Sioux Falls
Pearson Von WR Tennessee
Perry Kevon DT Louisiana-Lafayette
Roberson Waylon NT Arkansas State
Thomas Dwayne DB Louisiana State
Wallace Trevin T Mississippi Valley State
Walton Hershey DT Temple
Weatherd Chris DE Tennessee
Weaver Macklin DE Eastern Illinois
Williams Owen DT Tennessee

Ankrah Andrew DE James Madison
Are Kareem G Florida State
Banks Josh DE Wake Forest
Couplin Jerome LB William & Mary
Greathouse Robert DE Southeastern
Hyman Ishmael WR James Madison
Kuhnert Austin T North Dakota State
Miller Jarelle LB Jamestown
Moten Anthony DT Miami
Putu Joseph DB Florida
Sewall Matt WR Bryant
Smith De’Veon RB Michigan
Soulek Kellen DT South Dakota State
Taylor Kelvin RB Florida
Weiser Matt TE Buffalo
Williams Daniel WR Jackson State

Asiata Matt RB Utah
Balderree Tanner TE Brigham Young
Bell Kenny WR Nebraska
Brown Diavante DT Liberty
Brown Cody DB Arkansas State
Brown Sean T Mississippi Valley State
Carew Tanner LS Oregon
Carrezola Luke LB Connecticut
Chapman Mark WR Central Michigan
Denham Anthony TE Utah
Dyer Javier DT Reinhardt
Etta Emeka DB Wayne State
Figaro Lubern DB Wisconsin
Hamilton Darius DT Rutgers
Johnson Jeremiah DB Concord (WV)
Jones Marcus DB Northwest Missouri State
Kelly Anthony WR Kutztown
Love Christian DB Henderson State
Luke Robert T Montana
McCulley Ty T Colorado State-Pueblo
Mobley Sam WR Catawba
Monday Demetrius DB Kent State
Nelson Blake LB Colorado-Mesa
Norrils Cheatham DB Toledo
Olmstead D.J. DB Washburn
Pierson De’Mornay WR Nebraska
Poutasi Jeremiah T Utah
Price Darius DB Sienna Heights
Sommerville Khalil DT Buffalo State
Tarver Cameron LB California (PA)
Tiller Aaron LB Southern U.
Webster Javon LB Glenville State
Wieneke Jake WR South Dakota State
Wilson Eddy DE Purdue

Benton Al-Rasheed LB West Virginia
Capers Wayne WR Duquesne
Dixon Derrick DT Southern Mississippi
Duncan Jose DT Rhode Island
Floyd Jevon WR Jackson State
Gandy Jordon WR Murray State
Gonzalez Laquvionte WR Southeastern (FL)
Gross Marvin DB West Virginia
Hill Michael DT Ohio State
Holder Tyree DB Ball State
James Paul RB Rutgers
McKnight Gary WR Northeastern State
Petersen Jonathan

San Antonio Commanders unveil official name and logo

San Antonio Commanders

San Antonio Commanders
San Antonio Commanders
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) team in San Antonio is now officially the San Antonio Commanders, the league announced Tuesday.

The team’s official logo was also released. A version of the logo had been circulating since last week.

Here is the announcement from the league regarding the name and logo:

“For over 300 years, San Antonio has had a constant military presence with one of the nation’s largest active and retired military populations in the United States. The San Antonio Commanders honor the heroic leaders in the United States Air Force and United States Army who have dedicated their lives to service and sacrifice for this great country. The team colors feature maroon, a color used in the official city logo, silver, in reference to dress military swords carried by officers, and the familiar red of the Texas state flag. The shape of the logo is representative of a military patch and includes a depiction of the Alamo, a profound symbol for the city of San Antonio. The single star is a nod to the Lone Star state. The Commanders will make Military City, USA proud through teamwork, resolve, innovation, sacrifice and results. “

Alliance San Antonio adds players through AAF draft

Alliance San Antonio added players Saturday in the draft of unallocated players by the Alliance of American Football (AAF).

San Antonio general manager Daryl Johnston announced the names of players on Twitter:

Jovann Letuli OT Akron
DaShawn Benton DB East Carolina
Aamir Petrose DE Wesley College
Will Hines DB Southeastern Louisiana
Robert Myers LB Tennessee State
Ben Huss G Duquense
Oscar White DB University of Dubuque
Dimitrios Tsesmetzis TE Western Connecticut State
Dillion Winfrey DB Central Arkansas

Alliance San Antonio adds three players including UTSA lineman

The Alliance of American Football (AAF) released its newest list of signings on Friday.

The list includes three new players with Alliance San Antonio.
Marlon Smith, DE, UTSA
Herbert Gonzales, NT, Texas State
Danny Ezechukwu, LB, Purdue

Smith is from San Antonio and played at Wagner High School. UTSA listed him at 6-foot-6, 225 pounds. He played in 2014 and 2015 for the Ottawa RedBlacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Gonzales is from San Antonio and played at Southwest High School. He started his college career at UTEP and transferred to Texas State. The Bobcats listed him a 6-foot, 290 pounds.

Ezechukwu is from Lithonia, Georgia. Purdue listed him at 6-foot-2, 250 pounds. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and an undrafted free agent earlier this year.

Here is the full list of new signings released by the league:

Arnold Brandon DB Oregon State
Bradford Carl LB Arizona State
Butler James RB Nevada-Reno
Crockett John RB North Dakota State
Downey Da’Sean LB Massachusetts
Hill Bronson RB Eastern Michigan
Hillary Darius DB Wisconsin
Jones Jarnor Jay DB Iowa State
Mullaney Richard WR Oregon State
Robinson Edmond LB Newberry
Rose Larry RB New Mexico State
Rotimi Olubunmi DE Old Dominion
Sutton Will DT Arizona State

Calhoun Kendall T Cincinnati
Carter Reggie LB Georgia
Freeman KeShun LB Georgia Tech
Gallon Jeremy WR Michigan
Hunter Khalil G Louisville
Miles Donnie DB North Carolina
Pascascio Gio WR Louisville

Barge Josh WR Jacksonville State
Barnes Brandon TE Alabama State
Brantley Harold DT NW Missouri State
James Nick DT Mississippi State
Penton Aarion DB Missouri
Sayles Casey DT Ohio
Skinner Deontae LB Mississippi State
Washington L’Damian WR Missouri
White Ryan DB Auburn

Briggs Chris WR Southeastern Louisiana
Cardiello Josh C Chattanooga
Cutrer Jeremy DB Middle Tenn. State
Givens Chris WR Wake Forest
Toure Abou RB Tennessee-Martin

Canady Bryce DB Florida International
Dye Donteea WR Heidelberg
Jackson Tre G Florida State
Joseph Roubbens G Buffalo
Mathieu Claudy DE Notre Dame College (OH)
Myers Mark DB Southeastern (FL)
Powell Ronald LB Florida
Smith D’Joun DB Florida Atlantic
Steinmetz David T Purdue

Callender Nick G Colorado State
Cottom Brandon RB Purdue
Davis Will DB Utah State
Duckworth Aaron RB Idaho
Jackson Blake WR Mary Hardin-Baylor
Moxley Trae G Colorado State
Odom Chris DE Arkansas State
Rausa Tyler K Boise State
Thompson Juwan RB Duke

Ezechukwu Danny LB Purdue
Gonzales Herbert NT Texas State
Smith Marlon DE Texas-San Antonio

Marx Daniel RB Stanford