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January 18, 2019 - Orlando Apollos Daily Update

January 18, 2019 - Alliance of American Football (AAF) - Orlando Apollos News Release

TODAY'S NEWS

The Apollos held their 12th practice of training camp and fifth of the week on Friday. The team will practice on Saturday and then take their normal off-day on Sunday.

LOOKING FOR LEADERS: The Apollos defense has come together as a solid unit - when one person makes a play, the other 10 on the field are right there to hype up their teammate. Defensive coordinator Bob Sanders mentioned a few of the guys he has really seen step up and look like leaders on D at camp: "We've got some guys on the secondary that have been around a while. Will (Hill) and Jerome (Couplin) and those guys have done a good job in the back end. Terence (Garvin) and Reggie (Northrup) at linebacker have done a good job, and Jerel (Worthy) up front. We've had some guys step up, but we're looking for more."

BUILDING FROM WITHIN: One of the anchors of the Apollos offensive line looks to be offensive guard Tre Jackson. Jackson, who was a consensus All-American for the 2013 BCS National Championship team at Florida State and a Super Bowl champion in 2016 with the New England Patriots, has felt the unity start to build amongst the team and the o-line unit in particular: "I think we're starting to come together a lot more. Everyone's starting to play for the guy next to him. Everyone's starting to pick up their pace in the game and stuff, so everyone is getting back into it and coming together as one."

BETHUNE-COOKMAN BAND HIGHLIGHTS APOLLOS HALFTIME PRESENTED BY ACE CAFE ORLANDO: The nationally recognized Marching Wildcats band of Bethune-Cookman University will entertain fans during pregame and halftime of the inaugural game of The Alliance of American Football when head coach Steve Spurrier and the Apollos match up against Kevin Coyle and the Atlanta Legends on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET at UCF's Spectrum Stadium. The band's halftime show is presented by Ace Cafe Orlando. Watch the hype video here.

Read more from Apollos training camp on OrlandoApollos.com

The Apollos are allocated players who went to college in the state of Florida - for a complete breakdown of the roster, check the Training Camp Report tab on the Apollos media website.

The Orlando Apollos team headquarters while in training camp in San Antonio is the University of the Incarnate Word - all practices are open to the public.

A member of The Alliance of American Football, the Orlando Apollos are led by an experienced professional coaching, playing and front office staff featuring head coach Steve Spurrier, team president Mike Waddell and general manager Tim Ruskell.

The Apollos compete in The Alliance of American Football with the Atlanta Legends, Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express, Arizona Hotshots, Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet. The name Orlando Apollos is inspired by Apollo, Greek god of the sun, who is often depicted as an archer. The Apollos' colors are derived from two shades of orange which are reflective of the warm Florida sunshine that is common to Orlando and central Florida, and the color navy also pays respect to the Apollo Space mission and the entire Florida Space Coast. The Apollos' arrow points east toward Florida.

Orlando Apollos' home games will be played at Spectrum Stadium. Fans can purchase season tickets for as low as $75 at www.orlandoapollos.com or by calling 833-AAF-2019. Apollos game day parking is also now on sale. For more information on the Apollos, visit the team's website and be sure to follow The Apollos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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