Salt Lake Stallions

Last updated
Salt Lake Stallions
Established 2018
Folded 2019
Played in Rice–Eccles Stadium
in Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake Stallions logo SaltLakeStallions.png
Salt Lake Stallions logo
League/conference affiliations
Alliance of American Football (2019)
  • Western Conference (2019)
Team colorsBlue, Deep Sky Blue and Silver
   
Personnel
PresidentTyler Howell [1]
General manager Randy Mueller
Head coach Dennis Erickson
Team history
  • Salt Lake Stallions (2019)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The Salt Lake Stallions were a professional American football franchise based in Salt Lake City, and one of the eight members of the Alliance of American Football (AAF), which began play in February 2019. [2] The Stallions were the northernmost team in the AAF, as the league's only franchise north of the 35th parallel. They played their home games at Rice–Eccles Stadium. The team's head coach was Dennis Erickson, owner of a 179–96–1 record coaching college football and a 40–56 record coaching in the NFL.

Contents

On April 2, 2019, the league's football operations were reportedly suspended, [3] [4] and on April 4 the league allowed players to leave their contracts to sign with NFL teams. [5] The league filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on April 17, 2019. [6]

History

The Alliance Salt Lake City charter franchise was announced to play at Rice–Eccles Stadium by the Alliance of American Football on May 14, 2018. [7] Dennis Erickson was named by the league as head coach on May 16, 2018. [8] Randy Mueller was named general manager by September 25, 2018. [9]

The western four teams' names and logos were revealed on September 25, 2018, with Salt Lake as the Stallions with the colors of blue, deep sky blue, and silver. [10] The name is inspired by the land speed records set at the Bonneville Salt Flats, while the colors represent aspects of Utah's geography like Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Range. [11]

The final 52-man roster was set on January 30, 2019. [12] The team's first game was a 38–22 defeat to the Arizona Hotshots at Sun Devil Stadium on February 10, 2019. [13] Their first home game was on February 23, also against the Hotshots and ended in a 23–15 victory. [14]

Personnel

Staff

Salt Lake Stallions staff
Front office
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
 
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
  • Special teams coordinator/Secondary – Ron Zook

Allocation pool

The Stallions have designated rights to players from: [15]

Final roster

2019 Salt Lake Stallions final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen
  • 67 Jake Bennett C
  • 76 Nick Callender G
  • 79 Ryan Cummings T
  • 78 Austin Davis C
  • 75 Tim Gardner T
  • 63 Leon Johnson T
  • 66 Tuni Kanuch G
  • 73 Jeremiah Poutasi T
  • 64 Salesi Uhatafe G

Defensive linemen

Linebackers
  • 52 Josh Banderas MLB
  • 55 Luke Carrezola OLB
  • 51 Greer Martini MLB
  • 59 Trevor Reilly OLB
  • 50 Ty Schwab LB
  • 53 John Timu MLB

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • 16 Dres Anderson WR (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 44 Matt Asiata RB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 11 Kaelin Clay WR (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  •  2 B. J. Daniels QB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 20 Aaron Duckworth RB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 22 Ciante Evans CB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 28 Andre Martin Jr. DB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 29 D. J. May RB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 33 Branden Oliver RB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 57 Gionni Paul OLB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 37 Darius Price DB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 58 Johnny Ragin III LB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 42 Keith Rucker Jr. RB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg

Rights list

  • -- Kennan Gilchrist LB


51 Active, 14 Inactive

2019 season

2019 Salt Lake Stallions season
Head coach Dennis Erickson
General manager Randy Mueller
Home field Rice–Eccles Stadium
Results
Record3–5
League place3rd (tie), Western Conference
Salt Lake Stallions

Final standings

2019 Alliance of American Football standings
Eastern Conference
ClubW–LPCTCONFPFPADIFFSOSSOVSTK
(x)Orlando Apollos 7–1.8755–0236136100.406.375W2
(x)Birmingham Iron 5–3.6253–216513332.406.300W1
(e)Memphis Express 2–6.2501–4152194-42.578.500L1
(e)Atlanta Legends 2–6.2501–488213-125.609.438L3
Western Conference
ClubW–LPCTCONFPFPADIFFSOSSOVSTK
San Antonio Commanders 5–3.6253–21581544.516.450L1
Arizona Hotshots 5–3.6253–218614442.469.500W3
San Diego Fleet 3–5.3752–3158161-3.469.417L3
Salt Lake Stallions 3–5.3752–3135143-8.547.417W1
(x)–clinched playoff berth; (e)–eliminated from playoff contention

Schedule

Preseason

WeekDayDateOpponentResultsLocation
ScoreRecord
MondayJanuary 28 Memphis Express W 29–22 Alamodome

Regular season

All times Mountain

WeekDayDateKickoffTVOpponentResultsLocation
ScoreRecord
1SundayFebruary 106:00 p.m. NFLN at Arizona Hotshots L 22–380–1 Sun Devil Stadium
2SaturdayFebruary 1612:00 p.m. TNT at Birmingham Iron L 9–120–2 Legion Field
3SaturdayFebruary 231:00 p.m. B/R Live Arizona Hotshots W 23–151–2 Rice–Eccles Stadium
4SaturdayMarch 26:00 p.m.NFLNDagger-14-plain.png Orlando Apollos L 11–201–3Rice–Eccles Stadium
5SaturdayMarch 96:00 p.m.NFLNat San Diego Fleet L 25–271–4 SDCCU Stadium
6SaturdayMarch 162:00 p.m.B/R Live Memphis Express W 22–92–4Rice–Eccles Stadium
7SaturdayMarch 236:00 p.m.NFLNat San Antonio Commanders L 15–192–5 Alamodome
8SaturdayMarch 306:00 p.m.NFLN San Diego Fleet W 8–33–5Rice–Eccles Stadium
9SundayApril 72:00 p.m. CBSSN at Atlanta Legends Not played Georgia State Stadium
10FridayApril 126:00 p.m.B/R Live San Antonio Commanders Rice–Eccles Stadium

Dagger-14-plain.png Changed from original time and network. [16]
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Game summaries

Week 1: at Arizona

Week One: Salt Lake Stallions at Arizona Hotshots – Game summary
1234Total
Stallions0160622
Hotshots81116338

at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

Game information

Week 2: at Birmingham

Week Two: Salt Lake Stallions at Birmingham Iron – Game summary
1234Total
Stallions09009
Iron006612

at Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama

Game information

Week 3: Arizona

Week Three: Arizona Hotshots at Salt Lake Stallions – Game summary
1234Total
Hotshots093315
Stallions366823

at Rice–Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah

Game information

Week 4: Orlando

Week Four: Orlando Apollos at Salt Lake Stallions – Game summary
1234Total
Apollos338620
Stallions038011

at Rice–Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah

Game information

Week 5: at San Diego

Week Five: Salt Lake Stallions at San Diego Fleet – Game summary
1234Total
Stallions8031425
Fleet3312927

at SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, California

Game information

Week 6: Memphis

Week Six: Memphis Express at Salt Lake Stallions – Game summary
1234Total
Express09009
Stallions1630322

at Rice–Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah

Game information

Week 7: at San Antonio

Week Seven: Salt Lake Stallions at San Antonio Commanders – Game summary
1234Total
Stallions333615
Commanders6301019

at Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

Game information

Week 8: San Diego

Week Eight: San Diego Fleet at Salt Lake Stallions – Game summary
1234Total
Fleet00033
Stallions08008

at Rice–Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah

Game information

Media

In addition to league-wide television coverage through NFL Network, CBS Sports Network, TNT, and B/R Live, Stallions' games were also broadcast on local radio by KALL, an ESPN Radio affiliate. [26]

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