Alliance signs familiar names to San Antonio squad

August 18, 2018 GMT

The Alliance of American Football’s San Antonio team continues to add familiar faces to its roster.

The fledgling spring league announced Friday it has signed 11 more players, including former Texas A&M and Reagan quarterback Trevor Knight.

Also on Friday, UTSA announced former Roadrunners wide receiver Josh Stewart inked a deal with the San Antonio Alliance team.

The Alliance allocated University of the Incarnate Word punter Joseph Zema to its San Antonio team on Aug. 6.

As a senior at Reagan, Knight threw for 2,092 yards and 27 touchdowns to go along with rushing totals of 943 yards and 15 TDs, leading Rivals.com to rank him as the nation’s sixth-best dual-threat QB.

Knight was named MVP of the 2014 Sugar Bowl after helping lead Oklahoma to a 45-31 upset of two-time reigning national champion Alabama. He threw for 348 yards and four TDs in that record-setting outing.

Knight transferred in 2016 to A&M, where he was hampered by injuries. His NFL experience includes a 2017 stint during training camp with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted rookie before landing on the Atlanta Falcons practice squad.

Stewart is the first UTSA-ex to sign with the Alliance. He finished his college career as the Roadrunners’ all-time leader in receiving yards with 1,200 and holds the school record for career receiving yards per game (50.0).

Stewart led UTSA with 518 yards on 39 catches as a senior in 2017.

The Alliance also allocated former Baylor wideout Ishmael Zamora to its San Antonio team.

Zamora, who was cut in 2017 during training camp by the Oakland Raiders after signing as an undrafted free agent, is a controversial figure after a video circulated showing him beating a dog with a belt in 2016.

Zamora was charged with misdemeanor animal abuse and suspended for three games by Baylor.

Other players announced as San Antonio allocations by the Alliance on Friday included QB Austin Appleby (Purdue), tackle Tim Gardner (Alcorn State), tackle Andrew McDonald (Indiana), running back Max Mickey (Sioux Falls), tight end Stehly Reden (Texas A&M-Kingsville), running back Daryl Richardson (Abilene Christian), running back Khir Robinson (West Texas-A&M), wide receiver Riley Smith (West Texas A&M) and nose tackle Jordan Wade (Oklahoma).

The Alliance kicks off its inaugural season Feb. 9. The San Antonio team, which has yet to be named, will play its home games at the Alamodome.