TUCSON, ARIZONA – The Tucson Sugar Skulls have added players on both sides of the ball signing a running back, a defensive back and a linebacker.
Entering the franchise’s first season, the Sugar Skulls now have 14 players signed. The team plans to enter camp in February with up to 40 players. During the season, 25 players will be on the roster with 21 active for each game. The 14-game season begins the first weekend in March.
The newest signees are:
Kenny James, defensive back, 5’11”, 205 pounds. Played two years at Southern Illinois University where he appeared in 22 games and recorded 153 tackles. He returned two interceptions for touchdowns. Transferred to Division II Ferris State University for his final year where he was fifth on the team with 59 total tackles and two interceptions. Was honorable mention all-league.
Mike Jones, running back, 5’11”, 210 pounds. In a five-year career at Bethune-Cookman University, which included on redshirt year, he rushed for 1,842 yards and scored 21 touchdowns. Led the team in rushing in sophomore and senior seasons.
Darius Morris, linebacker, 6’0”, 227 pounds. Played two years at Mesa Community College and one year at Division II Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee. At Carson-Newman he appeared in eight games with 23 tackles and had one tackle for loss.
The Tucson Sugar Skulls are in their first year of operation as an expansion franchise of the Indoor Football League. The team will begin its inaugural season in March with home games at the Tucson Arena.
“To consistently serve our Guests (Ticket Holders), Partners (Sponsors), and our Homes (Teams Cities) with the highest level of professional indoor football, and to do so with integrity, affordability, and passion, both on the field and around the communities in which we play.”
The Indoor Football League was founded in 2008, and has just concluded its 10th season in 2018.
Tucson Convention Center Arena in downtown Tucson has been host to a variety of shows and events. TCC is operated by SMG. SMG is the “gold standard” in public facility management and they have the programs, systems and talent in place to ensure that all SMG-managed facilities run smoothly and every event they host feels like a celebration.
The Tucson Convention Center / Arena is host to more than 500,000 guests annually, and is home to the American Hockey League’s Tucson Roadrunners.
The team name and team colors have yet to be announced.
For more information visit www.tucsonindoorfootball.com or you can follow the team on Twitter at @tucsonindoorfb, Facebook at Tucson Indoor Football.