TUCSON, ARIZONA – The Tucson Sugar Skulls have signed three more players and completed a trade for a fourth player bringing the 2020 roster to 20 players signed.

The Sugar Skulls traded the rights to offensive lineman Zachary Fondal to the Iowa Barnstormers for 5’10, 180-pound defensive back Tevin Madison who played at Texas Tech University. Fondal was acquired by the Sugar Skulls in a trade in 2019 but did not appear in any games.

Madison played in 14 games for the Barnstormers last year and recorded 54 tackles, 41 of those unassisted, and three interceptions.

The new signees are:

Ryan Wood, 6’1, 200 pounds, defensive back. Wood had 79 tackles, three for loss and two forced fumbles in his senior year at Chadron State College, an NCAA Division II team in Chadron Nebraska. He was a four-year starter and was all-conference and freshman of the year in 2014. He also was honorable mention all-conference in 2015.

Khalil Young, 6’5, 240 pounds, defensive line. Young played three seasons at Mississippi Valley State. Finished his career at MVSU with 161 total tackles, 30 tackles for loss and nine sacks. He led the team in sacks, tackles and tackles for loss in 2016.

Brandon Bailey, 6’1, 185 pounds, defensive back. Bailey played three seasons for Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia. He was invited to the Atlanta Falcons rookie minicamp in 2017, and played for the Bismarck Bucks in 2019.

The 20 players on the 2020 roster are:

Name                          Pos        Ht        Wt       College

Brandon Bailey           DB          6’1       185      Savannah State

Ryan Balentine            WR         6'1       180      Southern Mississippi

Adolphus Barnes        OL          6'4       285      Eastern Illinois

Kordell Brewster         OL          6'2       270      UL-Lafayette

Cory Butler                  DB/WR   5'9       180      Utah

Cam Gaddis                DB          6'1       195      Pima Community College

Jajuan Harley              DB          6'2       215      Middle Tennessee State

Jeremiah Harris          WR         5'8       155      Webber International

Mike Jones                  RB          5'11     210      Bethune-Cookman

Lawrence Keys           OL          6'2       300      UNC-Pembroke

TreQuan King             RB          5'11     190      Texas Tech

Tevin Madison            DB          5’10     180      Texas Tech

Johnny McCrary         QB          6'4       210      Vanderbilt

Robert Metz                DL          6'4       240      Dixie State

Michael Minter Jr.       DB          6,0       175      Middle Tennessee State

Daquan Neal               QB          6'2       215      Elizabeth City State

Koree Reed                 WR         6'0       185      Hartwick College

Kent Shelby                WR         6'2       210      McNeese State

Ryan Wood                 DB          6’1       200      Chadron State

Khalil Young                DL          6’5       240      Mississippi Valley State

The Sugar Skulls will play seven regular-season home games at the Tucson Arena beginning in March with the regular season running through June. The IFL playoffs will begin in early July. The 2020 IFL schedule is expected to be released later this month.

Season tickets for the 2020 season are currently on sale to the general public with reduced prices from the 2019 season in several sections of the arena. Season ticket information is on the Sugar Skulls website at www.tucsonsugarskulls.com. Information also is available by calling the team office at (520) 573-3000. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.