The Thrilling San Antonio Talons
Whether they're playing at their home arena, Alamodome, or on the road, the Talons
have always been a winning team. Their games offer exciting football competition in a more intimate setting.
San Antonio Talons are arena football's Texas thrill machine. A recent Talons' season opener included a heart-stopping moment
when receiver Jomo Wilson caught a 28-yard pass from Mitch Mustain that resulted in the Talons scoring their first season
touchdown -- exemplary of the team's notorious "guns blazing" style. A total of three touchdowns and 14 receptions followed
in a nail-biting game with the Los Angeles Kiss.Head coach Lee Johnson believes securing defensive stops in the Arenal Football
League (AFL) is what scoring points is all about. His 2014 roster includes more powerful defensive linemen in the mold of
last year's superstars Joe Sykes and Tim McGill, including veteran nose guard Mark Weivoda, defensive end Brand Sesay, nose
guard Mark Crawford, fan-favorite linebacker Pierre Turner and vet player Micha King.
Talons boast a talented offensive
line, with experienced tight end Moqut Ruffins and veteran guard Shannon Tevaga. This dynamic duo will be joined by rookie
Jeremy Lewis. PJ Berry has served as a top wide receiver and kick returner on multiple AFL teams, and as such has racked up
over 100 touchdowns. Fan favorites Robert Quiroga and Brent Holmes will be bringing their veteran status to this area, too.
From San Jose, quarterback Mitch Mustain is ready to take charge for the Talons, while vet player Rohan Davey continues his
recovery from a shoulder surgery in the off season.
The Talons moved to San Antonio in 2012 but were founded
in 2000 in Tulsa, OK. Ten seasons with the af2 led to the Arena Football League in 2010. So far, the Talons have teamed up
to win several af2 division championships, as well as AFL division wins for the championship. They've make a pretty remarkable
number of playoff appearances. The Talons identity was strong enough to turn down the name of the previous San Antonio Team,
the Force, and keep their name. Also staying in place is The Talons' longtime rivalry with the Arizona Rattlers, who share
Such fireworks on the field are nothing new for Head Coach Lee Johnson, who won an impressive
amount of games last year -- not to mention his division title -- by bringing a defense-first style to his well-populated
Talon team. They are part of the National Conference West Division of the af2.
With a team
this strong and feisty, Texans and fans nationwide should be in for some riveting games from the Talons this season. With
new players and a recent division title, the Talons are back for a trophy and a successful season. Match-ups with the Tampa
Bay Storm and the Jacksonville Sharks are always fun, as are any Los Angeles Kiss or Arizona Rattlers games.