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Memphis Express Roster (AAF Football)

Memphis Express Roster

Memphis Express Roster

The city of Memphis, Tenn., will add to its football legacy as the Express embark as one of the Alliance of American Football's (AAF) inaugural franchises. The home of the Memphis Tigers since 1912, the city along the Mississippi River has also hosted several professional teams through the years, the most notable being the NFL's Tennessee Oilers (1997) before they moved to Nashville and became the Titans.

Memphis has also been home to the Southmen (World Football League, 1974-75), the Showboats (USFL, 1984-86), the Mad Dogs (during the CFL's brief American expansion in the mid-90s), the Maniax (XFL, 2001), and the Xplorers (AF2, 2001-06).

Now it's the Express' turn, who like those other teams, will also call Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium home. The Memphis Express are led by Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary and feature a host of players on the roster (see below) with ties to the state (including those who played at Memphis, Tennessee or Vanderbilt) or the area (Ole Miss, LSU, Mississippi State). Among those is quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who played for LSU in college before moving on to the Titans in the NFL. He and former Penn State signal-caller and fellow NFL draft pick Christian Hackenberg shared the starting duties, until an ankle injury ended Mettenberger's season. The Express also added 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel to the mix midway through the season after he was released by the CFL's Montreal Alouettes and territorial rights (due to his Texas A&M ties) were waived by the San Antonio Commanders.

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Name

 

POS

 

HT

 

WT

 

School

 

 

Johnny Manziel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas A&M

8

 

Zach Mettenberger (IR)

 

QB

 

6-2

 

229

 

LSU

12

 

Brandon Silvers

 

QB

 

6-3

 

219

 

Troy

14

 

Christian Hackenberg

 

QB

 

6-4

 

228

 

Penn State

20

 

Zac Stacy

 

RB

 

5-9

 

223

 

Vanderbilt

49

 

Anthony Manzo-Lewis

 

RB

 

6-0

 

256

 

Albany

43

 

Terrence Magee

 

RB

 

5-8

 

212

 

LSU

15

 

Devin Lucien

 

WR

 

6-2

 

194

 

Arizona State

86

 

Daniel Williams

 

WR

 

6-3

 

199

 

Jackson State

17

 

Reece Horn

 

WR

 

6-3

 

214

 

Indianapolis

81

 

Alton "Pig" Howard

 

WR

 

5-8

 

186

 

Tennessee

18

 

Dontez Byrd

 

WR

 

5-11

 

179

 

Tennessee Tech

82

 

Gerard Sheppard

 

WR

 

6-2

 

210

 

Towson

19

 

Amir Carlisle

 

WR

 

5-10

 

194

 

Notre Dame

80

 

Brandon Barnes

 

TE

 

6-5

 

254

 

Alabama State

89

 

Adrien Robinson

 

TE

 

6-4

 

266

 

Cincinnati

85

 

Cordon Moog

 

TE

 

6-5

 

214

 

Baylor

65

 

Demetrius Rhaney

 

C

 

6-2

 

300

 

Tennessee State

61

 

Oni Omoile

 

C

 

6-2

 

309

 

Iowa State

68

 

Jatitus "Ty" Allen

 

C

 

6-3

 

300

 

Tennessee State

66

 

Jessamen Dunker

 

OG

 

6-5

 

289

 

Tennessee State

60

 

Daronte Bouldin

 

OG

 

6-5

 

317

 

Ole Miss

70

 

Robert Myers

 

OG

 

6-5

 

325

 

Tennessee State

67

 

Dallas Thomas

 

OG

 

6-5

 

314

 

Tennessee

71

 

Christian Morris

 

OT

 

6-6

 

319

 

Ole Miss

76

 

Toby Weathersby

 

OT

 

6-6

 

307

 

LSU

73

 

Logan Tuley-Tillman

 

OT

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90

 

Cory Crawford

 

DE

 

 

 

 

 

Clemson

91

 

Jamichael Winston Sr.

 

DE

 

6-4

 

260

 

Arkansas

98

 

Corey Vereen

 

DE

 

6-2

 

248

 

Tennessee

92

 

Julius Warmsley

 

DT

 

6-2

 

293

 

Tulane

97

 

Greg Gilmore

 

DT

 

6-4

 

307

 

LSU

95

 

Montori Hughes

 

DT

 

6-4

 

349

 

UT Martin

94

 

Latarius Brady

 

DT

 

6-2

 

279

 

Memphis

93

 

Jeremy Liggins

 

DL

 

6-3

 

310

 

Ole Miss

58

 

DeMarquis Gates

 

LB

 

6-2

 

229

 

Ole Miss

55

 

Davis Tull

 

LB

 

6-3

 

250

 

Chattanooga

54

 

Quentin Gause

 

LB

 

6-0

 

242

 

Rutgers

56

 

Freddie Bishop

 

LB

 

 

 

 

 

Western Michigan

45

 

Colton Jumper

 

LB

 

6-2

 

228

 

Tennessee

53

 

Drew Jackson

 

LB

 

6-1

 

253

 

Western Kentucky

28

 

Brandon Maiden

 

DB

 

6-1

 

189

 

Jackson State

33

 

Justin Martin

 

DB

 

6-1

 

195

 

Tennessee

39

 

Jeremy Cutrer

 

DB

 

6-2

 

170

 

Middle Tennessee

25

 

Arnold Tarpley III

 

DB

 

6-1

 

202

 

Vanderbilt

31

 

Jonathan Cook

 

DB

 

6-0

 

197

 

Memphis

24

 

Charles James II

 

DB

 

5-9

 

178

 

Charleston Southern

30

 

Channing Stribling

 

DB

 

6-2

 

174

 

Michigan

21

 

Terrell Bonds

 

DB

 

5-9

 

175

 

Tennessee State

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

Ryan Winslow

 

P

 

6-5

 

209

 

Pittsburgh

3

 

Austin MacGinnis

 

K

 

 

 

 

 

Kentucky

44

 

Ryan Navarro

 

LS

 

6-2

 

222

 

Oregon State

Note: Roster subject to change