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Arizona Hotshots Daily Update: Friday, January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019 - Alliance of American Football (AAF) - Arizona Hotshots News Release


The Hotshots removed the pads and practiced in shells and shorts today after practicing in full pads the previous two days.

With rainy conditions on Friday, the Hotshots quarterbacks were unfazed. Trevor Knight, John Wolford, Quinn McQueary, and Jack Heneghan all looked sharp throughout practice.

While Coach Neuheisel is not ready to make a depth chart, the final two minutes of practice are reserved for a two minute drill with only one opportunity per position. QB Jack Heneghan ran the offense today, leading the team to a touchdown on a brilliantly thrown ball to WR Richard Mullaney. Mullaney, who had dislocated his finger two days ago, secured the catch with a full extension effort.

73 of the 75 players practiced in full today after DB K.J. Dillon, DE Chris Lee, and WR Jordan Villamin were waived on Thursday night. DB Nias Martin (New Mexico), WR Gio Pascascio (Louisville), and DE Ian Seau (Nevada-Reno) were all added to the active roster. Pascascio was the only addition that practiced on Friday. A new roster is attached.

A member of The Alliance of American Football, The Arizona Hotshots are led by an experienced professional coaching staff and front office. The Hotshots feature Arizona native Rick Neuheisel as head coach and long-time NFL front office executive Phil Savage as General Manager.

The Arizona Hotshots team headquarters while in training camp in San Antonio will be the Holiday Inn Riverwalk in San Antonio with practices being conducted at Southwest High School.


Coach Rick Neuheisel on Richard Mullaney's practice-ending TD catch: "He's playing with a dislocated finger. He's got it all wrapped up but he wants to play. It's the love of the game, man."

Coach Rick Neuheisel on team's attitude and energy: "I'm giddy with the attitude of this team, their willingness to come out and work regardless of the tempo. Just a great environment for football. The energy from us (coaches) is high and the energy from these kids can be high and again I say, 'Where would rather be than here right now?' This is a great opportunity. We are all having a blast. We're coaching the game, we're playing the game, let's enjoy it."

On practice today in the rain: "There's a bunch of songs about rain and almost all of them say it's good for us. Fortunately we were able to get out here early before what they're calling for a little bit heavier rain later."

WR Josh Huff on he and WRs making plays in practice Friday: "It's just me getting back into the rhythm of playing football and just bringing that energy each and every day. Whether they're getting the ball or not, you've just got to be excited for the next guy because we're all in this together."

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