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January 8, 2019 - Alliance of American Football (AAF) - Orlando Apollos News Release


It was another balmy day in San Antonio with temperatures in the high 70s as The Orlando Apollos held their first two-practice day of training camp - the usual morning practice and an afternoon walkthrough at the University of the Incarnate Word.

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After practice, The Apollos content team caught up with quarterbacks Garrett Gilbert and Stephen Morris, as well as linebacker Terence Garvin. B-roll, interviews, images and quote sheets from Apollos training camp are available on the Apollos media website.

GILBERT ACTIVATED: Apollos QB Garrett Gilbert is back on The Apollos active roster. Gilbert, The Apollos first selection in the Alliance of American Football's "Protect or Pick" QB Draft, played in Week 17 in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers.

OPEN COMPETITION: Coach Spurrier has noted that the Apollos starting QB job is up for the taking. Former Miami standout Stephen Morris is planning to take advantage of his opportunity to run an offense that "should be able to put up a lot of points." Morris says the QB meeting room is his favorite part of camp, where the guys can joke around but acknowledging that everyone is there because they "want to be great."

GOING AGAINST SPURRIER: The difficulty going up against Steve Spurrier's high-octane offense is producing progress on the defensive side of the ball for The Apollos at camp. Linebacker Terence Garvin noted that all the speed on the offense is helping get the defense in shape and "making us think at the same time."

The Apollos have signed T Ronald Patrick (South Carolina) to the active roster.

The Orlando Apollos team headquarters while in training camp in San Antonio is the University of the Incarnate Word.

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

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 or by calling 833-AAF-2019. 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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