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Sugar Skulls Roster up to 20 Players

December 5, 2018 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Tucson Sugar Skulls News Release

TUCSON, ARIZONA - The Tucson Sugar Skulls have added five players to their inaugural roster including a local player who participated in the team's open tryout in November.

The signees are:

Alex Rios, offensive line, 6'3", 285 pounds. Rios is the first player signed from the Sugar Skulls' open tryout held Nov. 10. Graduated from Sahuarita High School south of Tucson. Played two years at Pima Community College and was a first-team, All-ACCAC selection his sophomore year. Started 20 games over two seasons at East Tennessee State University and was a second-team, All-Southern Conference selection in his senior year.

Aaron Charleston, defensive tackle, 6'2", 310 pounds. Originally from Denver, Colorado, started his collegiate career at Fort Hays State University and transferred to Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Started eight games in his final year at Washburn.

Troy Grant, wide receiver, 6'3", 200 pounds. Was the leading receiver at Abilene Christian University in his senior season in 2017 with 51 catches for 542 yards and four touchdowns. As a junior had 41 catches for 467 yards and five touchdowns after transferring from Highland Community College in Kansas.

Bryan Miller, wide receiver, 5'10", 181 pounds. Completed his collegiate career with the Benedict College Tigers, an NCAA Division II school in Columbia, South Carolina. Graduated from Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. Currently lives in Phoenix.

Tyler Ross, wide receiver/defensive back, 5'10", 186 pounds. Attended Hutchinson Community College and Mesa Community College. From Seaside, California.

The following is an up-to-date list of players signed by the Tucson Sugar Skulls:

Name Pos Ht Wt College/Pro Experience

Carlos Anderson DB 6'0 185 Portland State University

Jarid Brown WR 6'0 190 Western Illinois University

Aaron Charleston DL 6'2 310 Washburn University

Micah Eugene Jr. DB 5'11 190 LSU/Southeastern Louisiana University

Cam Gaddis DB 6'1 195 Pima Community College/Duke City Gladiators

Troy Grant WR 6'3 200 Abilene Christian University

Kenny James DB 5'11 205 Southern Illinois University

Mike Jones RB 5'11 210 Bethune-Cookman University

Dee Maggitt Jr. DB 5'10 185 University of Hawaii/Iowa Barnstormers

Diego Marquez K 6'0 200 University of Miami

Robert Metz LB 6'4 240 Dixie State University/Green Bay Blizzard

Bryan Miller WR 5'10 181 Benedict University

Darius Morris LB 6'0 225 Carson-Newman University

Rusmin Nikocevic DL 6'4 265 Texas State University

Alex Rios OL 6'3 285 East Tennessee State University

Antonio Rosales OL 6'4 305 San Diego State University

Tyler Ross WR/DB 5'10 186 Hutchinson Community College

Brandon Sampson WR 5'9 180 Midwestern State University

Alex Wheat Jr. WR 6'4 225 Utah State University/Spokane Empire

Tasleem Wilson QB 6'4 225 Limestone College

The Tucson Sugar Skulls are in their first year of operation as an expansion franchise of the Indoor Football League. The team will begin its inaugural season in March with home games at the Tucson Arena.

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