Frisco Fighters

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Frisco Fighters
Established 2019;2 years ago (2019)
Play in Frisco, Texas
at the Comerica Center
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League/conference affiliations
Current uniform
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Team colorsNavy blue, sky blue, orange, silver, white
     
Personnel
Owner(s)The Germain family (Steve, Kim, Jessica, Austin & Zach Germain)
PresidentStephen Evans
General managerStephen Evans
Head coach Clint Dolezel
Team history
  • Frisco Fighters (2020–present)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The Frisco Fighters are a professional indoor football team based in Frisco, Texas. A member of the Indoor Football League, the Fighters play their home games at the Comerica Center. The team was set to participate in the 2020 season, but were unable to play due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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History

On November 24, 2019, the IFL announced a new expansion team in Frisco owned by automobile dealer Steve Germain and his family. [1] They are the third indoor football team to play in Frisco following the Intense Football League's Frisco Thunder (2007–2008) and Champions Indoor Football's Texas Revolution (2018–2019). On December 11, the Fighters announced their team name, logo, color scheme, and coaching staff, with arena football veteran Clint Dolezel (best known for his time as the Grand Rapids Rampage' starting quarterback) serving as the team's inaugural head coach. [2] [3] The Fighters added former Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver Drew Pearson as chief relationships officer and an analyst for all the Fighters' televised games. [4]

The IFL completed two games in the 2020 season before the entire season was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic without the Fighters playing a game. The Fighters' inaugural season was eventually cancelled outright. [5]

The Fighters played their first game on May 15, 2021, on the road in a 36–33 win over the relaunched Spokane Shock. [6]

Current roster

Frisco Fighters roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • 25DeMarcus Felton

Wide receivers

  • 6 Mark Munson
  • 9Bryce Wilkerson
  • 14 Marques Rodgers
  • 81Octayvius Miles
Offensive linemen
  • 55 Damian Love
  • 64Jocquell Johnson
  • 70 Rob Castaneda
  • 75 Chris Taylor
  • 77Maea Teuhema

Defensive linemen

  • 11 Charles Williams
  • 58 Donald Louis
  • 95Tyrell Thompson
  • 99 Malcolm Goines Sr.

Defensive ends

  • 5Sione Teuhema
Linebackers
  • 10Kris Frost
  • 59Jacques Boudreaux

Defensive backs

  • 2 Khalil Williams
  • 4 Sir'Vell Ford
  • 21Alonzo Turner Jr.
  • 22Joel Dullary
  • 28Maliek Golden
  • 19 Emmanuel Roker

Special teams

  • 89Kristov Martinez
Reserve lists
  • -- Lance Evans WR (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Jared Rayburn WR (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Chris Sanders-McCollum WR (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- J'Vontez Blackmon DB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Trey Caldwell DB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg

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References

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  2. "Frisco Announces Team Name". GoIFL.com. December 12, 2019. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  3. Ucles, Elizabeth (December 11, 2019). "'Frisco Fighters' named Indoor Football League team for the city". Community Impact Newspaper. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  4. "Fighters Add Drew Pearson to Organization". GoIFL.com. February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  5. "IFL Cancels Remaining 2020 Games". IFL. April 13, 2020.
  6. "Spokane Shock rewind: After losing 'sloppy' opener, Shock hope to learn from their miscues in preparation for the Massachusetts Pirates". The Spokesman-Review . May 18, 2021.