Thursday, February 7, 2019

San Diego Fleet to debut on National TV

Led by head coach Mike Martz, the San Diego Fleet will help kick off the Alliance of American Football inaugural season when they take on the San Antonio Commanders this Saturday, February 9th at the Alamodome.

The game will be televised live on CBS at 5:00 p.m. PT.

Seven of eight former San Diego State players on the Fleet roster were named starters for this match-up, including newly signed kicker Donny Hageman.

Starting quarterback Mike Bercovici (Arizona State) will be targeting Kameron Kelly, and tight end Gavin Escobar, who spent five seasons in the NFL after an outstanding career with the Aztecs.

Kelly entered Fleet Training Camp as a defensive back, but was moved to receiver, where he is now listed as a starter along side Brain Brown (Richmond).

With Bishop Sankey (Washington) on injured reserve, former Division II standouts Ja'Quan Gardner (Humboldt State) and Terrell Watson (Azusa Pacific) will see many opportunities at running back.

The tackle positions will also be anchored by SDSU alums, Terry Poole on the left and Valley Center High alum Daniel Brunskill on the right, while the defensive front seven will feature edge rusher Alex Barrett and linebacker Eric Pinkins.

San Antonio is led by former San Diego Chargers head coach Mike Riley. The last time Martz coached against Riley was back in 2000 when Martz’s St. Louis Rams defeated the Chargers 57-31.

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