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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: Official Empire Merchandise
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
1Joe SykesDefensive Line6' 4"285 lbs
3Jeramie RichardsonLinebacker6' 1"275 lbs
4Tommy GradyQuarterback6’ 7”245 lbs
5Rodney FritzDefensive Line6' 2"270 lbs
6Tevin HomerDefensive Back6’ 2”195 lbs
7Malachi JonesWide Receiver6' 2"210 lbs
8Terence MooreLinebacker6' 3"225 lbs
9Mykel BensonFullback6' 0"295 lbs
11Collin TaylorWide Receiver6' 6"200 lbs
12Adrian TrevinoKicker5' 11"185 lbs
15Mason EspinosaQuarterback6' 4"225 lbs
18Quentin SimsWide Receiver6' 3"205 lbs
19Troy GrantWide Receiver6' 3"200 lbs
21AJ ConeyWide Receiver5' 8"190 lbs
22Cheatham NorrilsDefensive Back6' 0"195 lbs
23Brad MuhammedDefensive Back5' 11"190 lbs
24Arkeith BrownDefensive Back6' 1"200 lbs
55Damian LoveOffensive Line6' 4"320 lbs
68Ryan CaveOffensive Line6' 5"345 lbs
70Jordan MudgeOffensive Line6' 4"330 lbs
90Harold BrantleyDefensive Line6' 3"300 lbs
93Moqut RuffinsOffensive Line6' 5"340 lbs
94Aaron TillerDefensive Line6' 0"255 lbs
95DaVonte LambertDefensive Line6' 2"285 lbs

Injured Reserve

#PlayerPositionHeightWeight
2Demetres StephensWide Receiver5' 11"180 lbs
10Terrance SmithDefensive Back6' 2"210 lbs
13Romond DeloatchWide Receiver6' 4"220 lbs
14Christian BriggsWide Receiver6' 5"225 lbs
16Jack BramswigWide Receiver6' 5"230 lbs
53Jakobi SmithOffensive Line6' 3"330 lbs
59Monte TaylorDefensive Line6' 5"270 lbs
75Hayworth HicksOffensive Line6' 3"340 lbs
91Brandon SesayDefensive Line6' 6"300 lbs
92Calvin FanceDefensive Line6' 2"255 lbs

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