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AAF Birmingham Iron at Memphis Express Open Thread

Birmingham travels to the state of Tennessee

A clutch win in San Diego.

Sunday, 7 PM CT (NFL Network)

The Iron (4-2) got back on the winning side after kicking a last second field goal on the road to take down San Diego. Bham hits the road again, but this time to that state to the north and the legendary Liberty Bowl.


The Express languish in last place at 1-5. They are coached by Hall of Fame Bears linebacker Mike Singletary. He was head coach of the 49ers (18-22) for two and a half disastrous seasons.



Memphis started with Christian Hackenberg, previously of Penn State. He was benched a few games back in favor of former LSU signal caller Zach Mettenberger who in turn left the game last week after suffering an ankle injury. Brandon Silvers (Troy) took over for him and played okay (23-37, 242 yds, 0 INT, 1 TD) but the team still lost 22-9. Because of the injury, Memphis was allowed to sign Johnny Manziel on March 16. We’ll see how quickly they throw him in the fire. He is not scheduled to start but could play.


Former Vandy RB Zac Stacy is the feature back 86-304, 3 TD. LSU’s Kenny Hilliard and Terrence Magee are also on the team.


Reece Horn 21-316-0 TD
Alton “Pig” Howard (Tennessee Vols) 14-102-0
Z. Stacy 13-101-1


A few names you may recognize: LB DeMarquis Gates (Ole Miss), DT Corey Vereen (Tenn), DT Greg Gilmore (LSU), DB Arnold Tarpley (Vandy).


Iron quarterback Luis Perez was back under center last week. He had one of his more productive days passing with 359 yards and three scoring tosses but also threw a pair of interceptions. Running back Trent Richardson was again the man in the backfield with 16 attempts and 46 yards. The haters are gonna hate but the former Tide RB gets immediately hit in the backfield almost every time he is handed the ball. He continues his scoring bonanza with a touchdown on the ground and through the air.

L’Damian Washington had four catches for 128 yards and two scores against the Fleet.

Bradley Sylve led the defense with 8 solo tackles and an interception.