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Memphis Express -american Football

The Memphis Express are a professional American football team based in Memphis, Tennessee, and a charter team of the Alliance of American Football, which began play in February 2019. They play their home games at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, and are coached by former National Football League player and head coach Mike Singletary. The Alliance of American Football announced the awarding of the third inaugural league team, Alliance Memphis, on May 4, 2018. This announcement was followed by the May 10, 2018, announcement of Mike Singletary as the team's head coach.

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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
HelmetLogo
League/conference affiliations
Alliance of American Football (2019–present)
  • Eastern Conference (2019–present)
Team colorsRed, blue & white
              
Personnel
PresidentKosha Irby
General managerWill Lewis
Head coachMike Singletary
Team history
  • Memphis Express (2018–present)
Championships
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]

History

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]

Staff

Memphis Express staff
Front office
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
 
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
  • Special teams coorinator/Running backs – Ty Knott
Eastern Conference
ATL
BIR
MEM
ORL
Western Conference
ARI
SL
SA
SD

Players

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

Current roster

Memphis Express roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

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

References

  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. 1 2 "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. 1 2 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". CBSSports.com. 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". AAF.com. 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". CBSSports.com. 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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