Memphis Express

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Memphis Express
Current season
Established 2018
Play in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
in Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis Express helmet
Memphis Express logo
League/conference affiliations
Alliance of American Football (2019–present)
  • Eastern Conference (2019–present)
Team colorsRed, blue & white
PresidentKosha Irby
General managerWill Lewis
Head coachMike Singletary
Team history
  • Memphis Express (2018–present)
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The Memphis Express are a professional American football team based in Memphis, Tennessee, and a charter team of the Alliance of American Football,[1] which began play in February 2019. They play their home games at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium,[2] and are coached by former National Football League player and head coach Mike Singletary.[3]


The Alliance of American Football announced the awarding of the third inaugural league team, Alliance Memphis, on May 4, 2018.[4] This announcement was followed by the May 10, 2018, announcement of Mike Singletary as the team's head coach.[3]

On July 30, 2018, the Alliance announced team Memphis had signed its first 29 players.[5] On September 20, the league announced four eastern inaugural franchises' names and logos including Memphis as the Memphis Express.[6] The name is derived from Memphis' significance as a mail and cargo transport city being the "World Headquarters" of FedEx, with an airplane being featured in the logo.[7]

On January 5, 2019, training camp opened in San Antonio, Texas.[8] The final 52-man roster was released on January 30.[9]

The Express' inaugural game against the Birmingham Iron at Legion Field on February 10, 2019, ended in a 26–0 shutout loss.[10] Their first home game was a 20-18 loss against the Arizona Hotshots during week 2.[11]


Memphis Express staff
Front office
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
  • Special teams coorinator/Running backs – Ty Knott
Eastern Conference
Western Conference


The Express' assigned area, which designates player rights, includes the following colleges:[5]

Current roster[edit]

Memphis Express roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

  • 21 Terrell Bonds CB
  • 31 Jonathan Cook CB
  • 39 Jeremy Cutrer CB
  • 24 Charles James CB
  • 28 Brandon Maiden CB
  • 33 Justin Martin CB
  • 30 Channing Stribling CB
  • 25 Arnold Tarpley III S

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • Currently vacant

Exempt list

  • Currently vacant

Roster updated February 19, 2019
52 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS


  1. ^ "New pro football team could boost business in Memphis". WREG Memphis. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Froyd, Crissy (August 27, 2018). "Zach Mettenberger and Antonio Andrews reunite in new pro league". Titans Wire. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Mike Singletary will coach Memphis team in upcoming Alliance of American Football". CBS Sports. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Memphis awarded Alliance of American Football team". Commercial Appeal. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Munz, Jason (August 1, 2018). "Alliance of American Football announces Memphis team has signed 28 players". The Memphis Commercial Appeal. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  6. ^ Benjamin, Cody (September 20, 2018). "LOOK: Alliance of American Football unveils logos of four pro teams that will debut in 2019". Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Munz, Jason (September 20, 2018). "Memphis' new pro football team now has a name and logo". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  8. ^ Thompson, Cole (January 5, 2019). "Alliance of American Football Training Camp Offically Underway in San Antonio". Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  9. ^ "Memphis Express sets final roster". Alliance of American Football. January 30, 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  10. ^ Kercheval, Ben (February 10, 2019). "AAF Week 1 scores, highlights: Trent Richardson scores two TDs after slow start in Iron debut". Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  11. ^ "Hotshots come back to become first team with road win in AAF history". arizonasports. KTAR. February 18, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019.

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