San Antonio Talons
|San Antonio Talons|
|Team history||Tulsa Talons
San Antonio Talons
|Arena||Tulsa Convention Center
|Based in||San Antonio, Texas|
|Team colors||Blue, White
|Owner(s)||Jason Lohe, Revolutionary Sports, Wallace McCormick, Bill Yuan, Lynd Sports LLC|
|Head coach||Lee Johnson|
|Championships||2 (af2: 2003, 2007)|
|Division titles||8 (af2: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), (AFL: 2010,2012)|
The San Antonio Talons are a professional arena football team based in San Antonio, Texas. They currently play in the Arena Football League (AFL). Their home arena will be the Alamodome, following their relocation to San Antonio for the 2012 season.
The team was founded in 2000 as the Tulsa Talons of Tulsa, Oklahoma, a charter member of the AFL's defunct developmental league, af2. The Talons played in the af2 for ten seasons, and joined the Arena Football League in 2010 following its reorganization. After the 2011 season the team announced they would relocate to San Antonio. The Talons have won ArenaCup championships in 2003 and 2007, won eight af2 division championships, one AFL division championship, and made a total of eleven playoff appearances.
af2 Days 
The Talons began in 2000 in Tulsa, Oklahoma as the Tulsa Talons, a charter member of the defunct minor league Arena Football 2, also known as af2. In 2009 the Talons moved from their original home field at Tulsa Convention Center to the new 18,041 seat arena called the BOK Center.
In terms of victories and championships, the Talons have been a successful af2 franchise. The Talons have more wins than any other team in af2 history. The Talons are the first af2 franchise to reach 100 overall franchise victories. Since inception of the league, the Talons have not had a losing season and have appeared in all ten af2 playoffs. Also, the Tulsa Talons have won two af2 championships, known as the ArenaCup, in the last eight years. The Talons are also the team with the longest streak of consecutive seasons in the AFL system.
Former Head Coach, Mitch Allner, is the only person in af2 history to win a championship as both player and head coach. In 2004 the Talons were sold to a group led by Henry Primeaux, the owners of automobile dealerships in Oklahoma, and Paul Ross, an investor. In 2009 three new owners were added to the group.
Transition to AFL 
In 2010, some af2 teams, and a handful of suspended AFL teams were on board to join a new league that was to be named AF1. The Talons were to move from the af2 and join the new highest form of arena football league.
Move to San Antonio 
On September 21, 2011, Talons chairman Paul Ross announced the team was moving to San Antonio due to less than desirable attendance and ticket sales. The team was purchased by a group led by California businessman Jason Lohe and the Talons were introduced to the city of San Antonio on September 27, 2011. Despite AFL tradition to adopt previous AFL team names for new teams, the Talons chose to keep their nickname and not adopt the identity of the long-defunct San Antonio Force, due in part to the preexistence of the Georgia Force (a similar issue forced the Pittsburgh Power to adopt its current name instead of the Gladiators). In March 2012, Lynd Sports LLC, became a partial owner of the Talons. The move allowed the team to name Beau Raich the team's President and CEO.
San Antonio Talons roster
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Other league exempt
Rookies in italics
Notable coaches 
Head coaches 
Note: Statistics are correct through the end of Week 9 the 2013 Arena Football League season.
|San Antonio Talons staff|
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