Thomas Andrews

Pro Football Has Returned to San Diego

Gwynn & Chris
February 09, 2019 - 12:19 am

The inaugural season of the Alliance of American Football League is set to kick off tonight! The league will feature a 10 game regular season schedule, and the campaign will culminate in an April 27th championship game in Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium.


There are eight teams in the league, spanning both coasts,

  • Arizona Hotshots
  • Orlando Apollos
  • San Antonio Commanders
  • Salt Lake Stallions
  • Atlanta Legends
  • Birmingham Iron
  • Memphis Express
  • San Diego Fleet

And last but not least, our very own San Diego Fleet. Yes football fans, pro football has returned to San Diego.

The San Diego Fleet will be coached by offensive mastermind Mike Martz. He brought the St. Louis Rams’ “Greatest Show On Turf” team to glory from 1999-2005.

The Fleet will showcase eight former San Diego State Aztecs, punter Donny Hageman, linebacker Eric Pinkins, defensive end Alex Barrett, offensive tackle Daniel Brunskill, offensive tackle Terry Poole, offensive guard Darrell Greene, wide receiver Kam Kelly, and tight end Gavin Escobar, who was drafted in the 2nd round by the Dallas Cowboys in 2013. He spent five seasons in the NFL.

Opposing the Fleet this weekend will be the San Antonio Commanders. The Commanders are coached by a man San Diego knows well, Mike Riley. He spent time as the San Diego Chargers head coach from 1999-2001.

For the Commanders, they will have two former Chargers playing in this game, kicker Nick Rose, and running back Kenneth Farrow.

This game, and many other AAF games, will be broadcasted on CBS, CBS Sports Network, Bleacher Report Live, TNT, and the NFL network. And for you die hard Fleet fans, join the viewing party.


Thomas Andrews Jr.