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THE ALLIANCE OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL SIGNS FIRST 100 PLAYERS

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https://aaf.com/news/2018/8/6/the-alliance-of-american-football-signs-first-100-players

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 6, 2018 – The Alliance of American Football has signed its first 100 players to compete in the new professional league launching on February 9, 2019. The Alliance recently began the process of offering player contracts to potential prospects following an extensive evaluation process by the personnel staff of The Alliance's eight teams.

“Today marks an exciting step in our journey to providing fans and players with top-flight football in the spring, as we begin to establish a competitive foundation and base of talent that will keep expanding throughout this fall and winter,” explained Bill Polian, co-founder and head of football, The Alliance. “These athletes will now have an opportunity to begin, extend or revitalize their professional football careers and continue playing the game we all love.”

He added, “Our personnel staff, general managers and coaches will continue to recruit aggressively in the days and months to come. Team-building is a never ending task and we are excited to attack that challenge and to build on this very positive start.”

The standard Alliance player contract offers players a base salary of $250,000 over three years with a comprehensive bonus system which will award financial compensation based on a variety of metrics such as performance, win, and fan engagement. Additionally, players who make final rosters will be offered postsecondary education assistance and health and wellness benefits.

Players are allocated to Alliance teams based on where they competed in college. If a player’s college is outside The Alliance footprint, he will be allocated based on his most recent NFL/CFL team. If a player’s college is outside The Alliance allocation footprint AND he did not play in the NFL or CFL, then he is unallocated and available to be tendered a contract by any Alliance team. If a player signs with The Alliance and is then offered a contract to play in the National Football League, the player will be granted permission to pursue that opportunity.

First 100 Signed Player List

About The Alliance of American Football
Led by some of the most respected football minds in the game, The Alliance of American Football is a dynamic professional football league fueled by an unprecedented Alliance between players, fans and the game. Founded by TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol and Hall of Famer Bill Polian, The Alliance will feature eight teams with 52-player rosters playing a 10-week regular season schedule in the spring beginning February 9, 2019 on CBS, followed by two playoff rounds and culminating with the championship game the weekend of April 26-28, 2019.

The eight Alliance cities and head coaches include: :
  • Alliance Orlando - Steve Spurrier
  • Alliance Atlanta - Brad Childress
  • Alliance Memphis - Mike Singletary
  • Alliance Salt Lake - Dennis Erickson
  • Alliance Phoenix - Rick Neuheisel
  • Alliance San Diego - Mike Martz
  • Alliance Birmingham - Tim Lewis
  • Alliance San Antonio - Mike Riley
Fans will be able to stream Alliance matchups live via the free Alliance app while accessing integrated fantasy options with real rewards — for themselves and the players they are cheering on. With a focus on player well-being on and off the field, The Alliance will provide players with a commitment to safety and state-of-the-art equipment as well as a comprehensive bonus system, post-football career planning, financial counselin
 

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San Diego's signings


Hampton, DeQuan, WR, Southern California
Hodges, Brandon, T Pittsburgh
Koloamatangi, Meffy, DT Hawaii
Kupcikevicius, Joe , G, Azusa Pacific
McDade, Marcus, QB, Fresno State
McGee, Naim, DB, San Diego State
Nash, Myles, DE, Rutgers
Peck, Aaron, TE, Fresno State
Rodgers, Khaliel, G, Southern California
 

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Alliance San Diego signs former SDSU player

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/sd-sp-sdsu-alliance-san-diego-20180806-story.html

A former San Diego State defensive back is among nine players to sign with the Alliance of American Football’s San Diego club, the league announced Monday.

Na’im McGee was a starting safety whose senior season with SDSU was cut short by a foot injury in 2016.

The recovery for the Lisfranc fracture took McGee out of the mix for the 2017 NFL draft. In March, he performed in SDSU’s Pro Day.

A quarterback who backed up Oakland Raiders starter Derek Carr at Fresno State is among the other signees. Marcus McDade, 26, transferred to Sacramento State after his second year at Fresno State. Quarterback tutelage is a specialty of Alliance San Diego coach Mike Martz, a former NFL head coach and offensive coordinator.


The signees include a second former Fresno State player in Aaron Peck, a tight end.

USC is represented by guard Khaliel Rodgers and wide receiver DeQuan Hampton.

Rounding out the group are Hawaii alums Meffy Koloamatangi and Joe Kupcikevicius, who are both linemen; and tackle Brandon Hodges (Pittsburgh) and defense end Myles Nash (Rutgers).

The team will play in SDCCU Stadium, starting in February.

Of the other seven Alliance clubs, Memphis signed the most players, announcing 32 signees.

Alliance clubs figure to sign more players in September when NFL franchises set their rosters.

Personnel director of the San Diego club is Dave Boller, who worked for 18 years in the NFL as an evaluator.
 

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