Memphis Express releases player roster for inaugural season

Updated: Jan. 30, 2019 at 6:04 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Memphis Express released its final 52-player roster for the inaugural season Wednesday.

"It was a competitive camp and there were a lot of tough decisions that had to be made," said Will Lewis, Memphis Express General Manager. "We certainly would have liked to keep more people if we could, but the roster limit dictates what we can do. We narrowed it down to the best group that could help us win games moving forward. I'm satisfied with the quality of the players and coaches that we have. We're looking forward to opening up the season against Birmingham on February 10."

The Memphis Express 52-player active roster for 2019 is listed below:


  • Zach Mettenberger (LSU)
  • Christian Hackenberg (Penn State)
  • Brandon Silvers (Troy)

Running backs

  • Rajion Neal (Tennessee)
  • Zac Stacy (Vanderbilt)
  • Terrance Magee (LSU)


  • Damore’ea Stringfellow (Ole Miss)
  • Kayaune Ross (Kentucky)
  • Fabian Guerra (Fairmont State)
  • “Pig” Howard (Tennessee)
  • Reece Horn (University of Indianapolis)
  • Dontez Byrd (Tennessee Tech)
  • Devin Lucien (Arizona State)

Tight ends

  • Brandon Barnes (Alabama State)
  • Adrien Robinson (Cincinnati)

Offensive linemen

  • Robert Myers (Tennessee State)
  • Dallas Thomas (Tennessee)
  • Toby Weathersby (LSU)
  • Demetrius Rhaney (Tennessee State)
  • Oni Omoile (Iowa State)
  • Christian Morris (Ole Miss)
  • Anthony Morris (Tennessee State)
  • Jessamen Dunker (Tennessee State)
  • Daronte Bouldin (Ole Miss)

Defensive linemen

  • Latarius Brady (Memphis)
  • Anthony Johnson (LSU)
  • Corey Vereen (Tennessee)
  • Jamichael Winston Sr. (Arkansas)
  • Sam Montgomery (LSU)
  • Julius Warmsley (Tulane)
  • Greg Gilmore (LSU), Montori Hughes (Tennessee-Martin)


  • Colton Jumper (Tennessee)
  • DeMarquis Gates (Ole Miss)
  • Davis Tull (Chattanooga)
  • Benetton Fonua (Hawaii)
  • Quentin Gause (Rutgers)
  • Drew Jackson (WKU)

Defensive backs

  • Charles James II (Charleston Southern)
  • Justin Martin (Tennessee)
  • Terrell Bonds (Tennessee State)
  • Malik Boynton (Austin Peay)
  • Channing Stribling (Michigan)
  • Arnold Tarpley III (Vanderbilt)
  • Brandon Maiden (Jackson State)
  • Jonathan Cook (Memphis)
  • Jeremy Cutrer (Middle Tennessee)


  • Brad Wing (LSU)
  • Ryan Navarro (Oregon State)

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