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Albany Empire

Home City: Albany, New York
Home Arena: Times Union Center
51 S Pearl St | Albany, NY 12207
Telephone Number: 518-533-2200
Team Web Site: Albany Empire
E-Mail: Contact Form
Team Established: 2017
Team Store: Albany Empire Shop
Team Radio: Alt 105.7 FM Live Stream

The Albany Empire is a professional arena football team based in Albany, New York, that was established in late 2017, but began play in the Arena Football League (AFL) in 2018. Home games are played at Times Union Center.

The Empire is Albany’s third arena football team and second AFL team; they succeed the original Albany Firebirds who began AFL play in 1990 and enjoyed great success (most notably winning ArenaBowl XIII) before moving to Indianapolis following the 2000 season. Two years later the Albany Conquest were established, but played in the af2 (the AFL development league) from 2002 until that league folded after the 2009 season.  During the last season they changed their name from the Conquest to the Firebirds.



2019 Roster

#PlayerPositionHeightWeight
Sebastian SmithWide Receiver6' 3"220 lbs
Darrell BrownOffensive Line6' 5"330 lbs
Prince ShonolaWide Receiver5' 8"170 lbs
Giovanni PascascioWide Receiver6' 2"200 lbs
Tevin HomerDefensive Back6’ 2”195 lbs
Christian LoveDefensive Back6' 0"190 lbs
Quinn McQuearyQuarterback6' 3"205 lbs
Erick WrenOffensive Line6' 2"310 lbs
Monte TaylorDefensive Line6' 5"270 lbs
Moqut RuffinsOffensive Line6' 5"340 lbs
Brad MuhammedDefensive Back5' 11"190 lbs
Elijah MarkesWide Receiver6' 1"180 lbs
Devante NoilWide Receiver6' 0"195 lbs
Arkeith BrownDefensive Back6' 6"200 lbs
Tony GoodmanDefensive Back6' 0"200 lbs
Chris BlackWide Receiver6' 0"190 lbs
Dez StewartWide Receiver6’ 0”195 lbs
Sean BrownOffensive Line6' 4"320 lbs
Harold BrantleyDefensive Line6' 3"300 lbs
AJ ConeyWide Receiver5' 8"190 lbs
Mason EspinosaQuarterback6' 4"225 lbs
Seth EllisDefensive Back6' 1"190 lbs
Derrick DyerDefensive Back5' 9"190 lbs
1Joe SykesDefensive Line6' 4"285 lbs
4Tommy GradyQuarterback6’ 7”245 lbs
9Mykel BensonFullback6' 0"295 lbs
18Jordan WilliamsWide Receiver6’ 3”220 lbs
68Ryan CaveOffensive Line6' 5"345 lbs
91Brandon SesayDefensive Line6' 6"300 lbs


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