UTSA junior Cordale Grundy took the first snaps at quarterback at the Roadrunners’ fan day scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. – photo by Joe Alexander
The Alliance of American Football released the following list of players signed to San Antonio as of Friday, August 17, 2018:
Appleby Austin QB Purdue
Gardner Tim T Alcorn State
Knight Trevor QB Texas A&M
McDonald Andrew T Indiana
Mickey Max RB Sioux Falls
Reden Stehly TE Texas A&M-Kingsville
Richardson Daryl RB Abilene Christian
Robinson Khiry RB West Texas A&M
Smith Riley WR West Texas A&M
Wade Jordan NT Oklahoma
Zamora Ishmael WR Baylor
Here is the information the league provided for the rest of the league:
Bass Darrian LB Missouri Western
Bolin Kyle QB Louisville
Christian Gerald TE Louisville
Davis P.J. LB Georgia Tech
*Donatell Steve TE Western Kentucky
Henderman Mike G Liberty
Hill Stephen WR Georgia Tech
Smith Van DB Clemson
Watts Brandon LB Georgia Tech
Wilson Kirk RB Shorter
Brown Darrell T Louisiana Tech
Edwards Allen DE Pittsburgh
Hagen Jacob DB Liberty
Howell Tyler T Missouri
Jackson Dominick T Alabama
Payne Jake DE Shenandoah
Redfield Max DB Indiana (PA)
Sims Blake QB Alabama
Skinner Deontae LB Mississippi State
Sylve Bradley DB Alabama
Alexander Donnie LB Louisiana State
Allen Ty C Tennessee State
Andrews Antonio RB Western Kentucky
Bonds Terrell DB Tennessee State
Bouldin Daronte G Mississippi
Clark Deondre DE Louisiana State
Cook Troy QB Tennessee-Martin
Herndon Javontee WR Arkansas
Hilliard Kenny RB Louisiana State
Kuhn Gabe G Memphis
Mettenberger Zach QB Louisiana State
Morris Anthony T Tennessee State
Myers Robert G Tennessee State
Tucker D’Maujeric RB Eastern New Mexico State
Tull Davis LB Tenn – Chattanooga
Warren Dale LB Chattanooga
Are Kareem G Florida State
Barnett Deondre LB Southern Illinois
Bell Wilson G Florida State
Brutus Lamarcus DB Florida State
Burkett Chequan LB Central Florida
DeBoer Dillon C Florida Atlantic
Gueard Antonio DT Central Florida
Hall Jeremi G South Florida
Hammond Frankie WR Florida
Herndon Mark RB Florida
Johnson Randell LB Florida Atlantic
Johnson Storm RB Central Florida
Kelly Paul LS Miami
Lane Ermon DB Florida State
Marshall Jalin WR Ohio State
Murphy Tyler QB Boston College
Murray Chris WR Arkansas State
Newberry Giorgio DE Florida State
Okine Earl DE Florida
Quinn Willie WR Southern U.
Schwan Evan DE Penn State
Smith De’Veon RB Michigan
Beauharnais Steve LB Rutgers
Davidson Joe P Bowling Green
Dillon K.J. DB West Virginia
Dooley Nicholas LS Texas El-Paso
Goforth Randall DB UCLA
Hamlett Connor TE Oregon State
Jessop Connor QB Shepherd
Krause Jake G Bemidji State
Maiava Lene T Arizona
Richard Demario RB Arizona State
Rose Larry RB New Mexico State
Staggers Allenzae WR Southern Mississippi
Taylor Robert DB Washington State
Torgersen Alek QB Pennsylvania
Walker Kenneth III WR UCLA
SALT LAKE CITY
Bennett Jake C Colorado State
Hights LaVonte G Shepherd
Hyemang Lord DT Columbia
Kanuch Tuni G Brigham Young
McQueary Quinn QB Montana Tech
Onunwor Alfonso WR Idaho
Rehkow Austin P Idaho
Tanielu Handsome DT Brigham Young
*Taylor Colton LS Virginia Tech
Willis Keon DB Ohio State
Wogan Matt K Oregon
Cohen Matt C Lehigh
Disalvo Ryan LS San Jose State
Matovu Jason DB Maine
Moeller Ryan DB Colorado
Moore Charmeachealle LB Kansas State
Murphy Cole K Syracuse
Poole Terry T San Diego State
Thomas Jonathan LB Syracuse
Thornton Tyler DB Azusa Pacific
Wright Demetrius DB Southern California
*ATLANTA TRADED LS COLTON TAYLOR TO SALT LAKE CITY
*SALT LAKE CITY TRADED TE STEVE DONATELL TO ATLANTA
Former UTSA receiver Josh Stewart announced he has signed with San Antonio of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).
Stewart made the announcement on his Twitter account. He is a 6-foot-4, 210-pound receiver from College Station Texas (A&M Consolidated High School).
As a senior at UTSA in 2017, he played in all 11 games and started nine. He caught 39 passes for a team-high 518 yards and three touchdowns.
His junior season in 2016, he played in 13 games and caught 36 passes for a school single-season record 682 yards and five touchdowns.
Stewart did not see action in his freshman and sophomore years at UTSA.
Incarnate Word punter Joseph Zema and Stewart are the first two players from San Antonio college programs to sign with Alliance San Antonio.
Happy to announce that I will be joining the @theaaf and playing in the same city that I played college ball! I appreciate everyone who has always been there supporting and cheering me on. It’s up from here 😈💰🏈 #ReturnOf80 #Loading #NextChapter pic.twitter.com/vIFgceomuo
— Josh (@stewww80) August 16, 2018
Former New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson reported Wednesday that he has signed with Alliance San Antonio of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).
NFL.com lists the 28-year-old Robinson at 6-foot, 220 pounts from West Texas A&M. He played in four NFL seasons, 2013 through 2015 for the Saints and 2016 with the New York Jets.
His most productive season was with the Saints in 2014, when he carried the ball 76 times for 362 yards (4.8 yards per carry) and three touchdowns in 10 games.
He played in one game for the Jets in 2016.
Robinson was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL) this season on May 25 and was released by the team on June 3.
Wednesday’s announcement was made on the twitter accounts of both Robinson and Priority Athletes, LLC.
We are proud to announce that Khiry Robinson @_numberthreeRB has signed a 3 year contract with the @TheAAF and will be playing in @SanAntonio @BEhrlichPA @AAFfanNetwork #priorityathletes #RemembertheAlamo pic.twitter.com/H6QCrwukTM
— Priority Athletes, LLC (@PriorityAthlets) August 9, 2018
Former Purdue and University of Florida quarterback Austin Appleby announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he has signed with Alliance San Antonio.
Appleby signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent last year and was cut in June 2017. His connection with the Cowboys put him in a position to be assigned to San Antonio by the Alliance of American Football (AAF).
“I kind of got caught up in a numbers situation and it wasn’t meant to be,” Appleby said in a May story on CantonRep.com. “In Dallas, I was playing a really high level of football and I proved to myself in that limited amount of time that I can play in that league.”
Appleby played in 16 games at Purdue: one as a freshman in 2013, 10 as a sophomore in 2014 and five as a junior in 2015. In 2014 he completed 144 of 272 for passes (52.9 percent) for 1,449 yards and 10 touchdowns. In 2015 he completed 119 of 207 passes (57.5 percent) for 1,260 yards and eight touchdowns.
He played his senior season at Florida in 2016. He saw action in nine games and completed 127 of 209 passes (60.8 percent) for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Stats from sports-reference.com
Austin Appleby on Twitter: @aappleby12
So excited to announce I have signed with the San Antonio Team in the Alliance of American Football League! Thank you GM Darryl Johnston and Head Coach Mike Riley for the opportunity! It’s truly an honor and I’m fired up to get to work! #JoinTheAlliance @TheAAF pic.twitter.com/GUSE1LVJrr
— Austin Appleby (@AAppleby12) August 8, 2018
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) on Monday released a list of its first 100 players – including three who are assigned to Alliance San Antonio.
Incarnate Word punter Joseph Zema is the first player from a local university to be assigned to Alliance San Antonio.
Sergio Castillo, a kicker from West Texas A&M, and Matthew Godin, a defensive tackle from Michigan were also assigned to Alliance San Antonio.
Zema was named top punter in NCAA Division I FCS for the 2017 season. More information on the UIW website:
Castillo played his final season at West Texas A&M in 2013. He made 38 of 49 field goals in his career with a long of 56 and converted 174 of 177 extra-points.
Godin played in 13 games as a senior at Michigan in 2016 and recorded 18 solo tackles, 9 assists and 1.0 sacks. Godin spent last season with the Houston Texans, but did not play in any games due to an ACL injury. The Texans listed him as a 6-foot-6, 295-pound defensive end.
The full list of the first 100 AAF players is available on the AAF website:
The Alliance of American Football Player Signings have begun. Congratulations and a big welcome to our first round of incredible athletes for the 2019 season! Check out https://t.co/v0FAw8n3PE to find out who will be joining your team. #JoinTheAlliance pic.twitter.com/YRwNuTLTk6
— AAF (@TheAAF) August 6, 2018
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) has announced its procedure for allocating players to specific teams.
The system is based on college and pro affiliations of the players.
Here are the college and pro teams that will feed players to Alliance San Antonio:
Prairie View A&M
Sam Houston State
Stephen F. Austin
West Texas A&M
Ever wonder what it would be like to play professional football in San Antonio? If you played for one of these teams, it just may be closer than you think #AllianceSA. 👉 to reference the allocation phases. #JoinTheAlliance pic.twitter.com/lqkfRLQPpM
— AAF (@TheAAF) July 12, 2018
In an annual event that announces that fall is almost upon us, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine has hit local stores.
So you want to play for The Alliance? It’s time to show us what you've got. The 2018 #AAFCombine registration is open to all athletes who want a shot at playing for an Alliance team. Los Angeles, Houston and Atlanta will host – Visit https://t.co/6BSBFu2Dfz for all the details. pic.twitter.com/o6aiaIXYUo
— AAF (@TheAAF) July 2, 2018
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) is giving the players the opportunity to try out for the league.
The professional spring football league has announced four dates for combines. The closest one to San Antonio is set for Aug. 18, 2018, in Houston.
There is also a combine set for Aug. 4 in Los Angeles and two days, Aug. 25-26, in Atlanta.
See more information or register for a combine at:
– photo by Joe Alexander
Mike Riley was introduced Thursday as the head coach of the Alliance San Antonio football team.
Riley previously coached in San Antonio as part of the World League, which was owned by the NFL. Since then, Riley has had stops as a head coach at Oregon State, Nebraska and the San Diego Chargers.
“We had great fans when I was here,” Riley said. “We want to put together a great product.
“This is the place for me. I love it. I’m glad that I’m back.”