San Antonio Commanders

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San Antonio Commanders
Current season
Established 2018
Play in Alamodome
in San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Commanders helmet
San Antonio Commanders logo
HelmetLogo
League/conference affiliations
Alliance of American Football (2019–present)
  • Western Conference (2019–present)
Team colorsMaroon, red, silver & white
                   
Personnel
General managerDaryl Johnston[1]
Head coachMike Riley[1]
Team history
  • San Antonio Commanders (2018–present)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The San Antonio Commanders are a professional American football team based in San Antonio, Texas, and a charter team of the Alliance of American Football.[2] The league began play in February 2019, and the team plays its home games at the Alamodome.[2][3]

History[edit]

The Alliance San Antonio charter team of the Alliance of American Football spring league was announced on June 21, 2018. Also, the league announced former San Diego Chargers coach Mike Riley as head coach and former Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston serves as General Manager of the team.[4][5] The western four teams' names and logos were revealed on September 25 with San Antonio as the Commanders.[6] The name is a tribute to San Antonio's military history, with maroon and silver representing the city and the small swords carried by military officers, respectively.[7][8]

The final 52-man roster was set on January 30, 2019.[9] The team's first game was a 15–6 win at home against the San Diego Fleet on Saturday, February 9, 2019.[10]

Staff[edit]

San Antonio Commanders staff
Front office
  • General manager – Daryl Johnston
  • Director of player personnel – Robert Morris
Head coach
Offensive coaches
  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Matt Troxel
  • Running backs – Lyle Moevao
  • Wide Receivers – Keith Williams
  • Tight ends – Josh Oglesby
  • Offensive line/Run game coordinator – Jonathan Himebauch
 
Defensive coaches
Eastern Conference
ATL
BIR
MEM
ORL
Western Conference
ARI
SL
SA
SD

Players[edit]

The team's assigned area, which designates player rights, includes the following:[11]

Roster[edit]

San Antonio Commanders roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • 11 Riley Smith WR
  • -- Jevoni Robinson TE

Exempt list

  • Currently vacant

Practice squad

  • Currently vacant


Roster updated February 9, 2019
52 Active, 2 Inactive, 0 PS

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mike Riley named head coach of San Antonio pro football team". Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Bailey, W. Scott (June 20, 2018). "New pro football league to add San Antonio franchise". San Antonio Business Journal. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Marquez, RJ. "San Antonio's newest pro football team to be introduced on..." www.ksat.com. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "San Antonio is 8th AAF franchise; Riley to coach". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "San Antonio set to get Alliance of American Football team, but history is stacked against them". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Benjamin, Cody (September 25, 2018). "LOOK: Here's a full list of team names and logos from the Alliance of American Football". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  7. ^ Blietz, Lena (September 26, 2018). "New pro football team honor's San Antonio's military legacy". Spectrum News San Antonio. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  8. ^ Yasin, Kareem (November 27, 2018). "The Alliance of American Football Unveils its Inaugural Uniforms". Alliance of American Football. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  9. ^ "San Antonio Commanders set final roster". Alliance of American Football. January 30, 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  10. ^ "Alliance of American Football schedule released for Arizona Hotshots, other 7 teams". AZ Central. USA Today Network. October 16, 2018. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  11. ^ Inabinett, Mark (July 12, 2018). "Alabama, Auburn players to go on Birmingham AAF team's assignment list". AL.com. Alabama Media Group. Retrieved December 5, 2018.

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