Ole Miss Football: Four Former Rebels Kick Off Season With Memphis Express

OXFORD, MS - SEPTEMBER 17: DeMarquis Gates
OXFORD, MS - SEPTEMBER 17: DeMarquis Gates /

 The Alliance of American Football League kicked off this weekend and Ole Miss football was well represented with some former Rebels.

Rebels love Ole Miss football and we especially love watching former Rebels find success at the next level. The Alliance of American Football League began the inaugural 2019 season Saturday and from what we can see was successful in its opening weekend of spring football.

One of the regional teams in action Sunday is the Memphis Express which has four former Rebels on the roster. The Express open their season on the road at Birmingham. Former Rebels Daronte Bouldin, Christian Morris, Damore’ea Stringfellow and DeMarquis Gates are now members of the Express.

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While we can’t be sure if any of the former Rebels will be in starting lineup for the Express on Sunday we can expect to see them in action at some point. What we do know is all four Rebels will be playing in the same positions as at Ole Miss.

Daronte Bouldin is listed at guard while Christian Morris is listed at tackle. Former Rebels wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow and linebacker DeMarquis Gates are listed at the WR and LB positions accordingly.

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The brainchild of  Charlie Ebersol and overseen by a number of former NFL players and executives the AAF is basically a chance for former college and professional players to showcase their skills in hope of getting a call from the NFL or CFL.

There are 8 teams which will play a 10 game season with the championship being played on April 27th. The 8 teams are arranged regionally with teams in Memphis, Birmingham, Atlanta, Orlando, Arizona, San Antonio, San Diego and Salt Lake. Four teams kicked off the season Saturday with the other four teams playing Sunday.

The Orlando Apollos defeated the Atlanta Legends 40-6 Saturday night while the San Antonio Commanders defeated the San Diego Fleet 15-6. Less than a week removed from a very lackluster Super Bowl Saturday night we saw excitement and energy from players hunting a first or second shot at a professional career.

In the AAF there are no over-paid players and no contract disputes. Every player on each team in the AAF is under a 3-year 250K contract so it is always an equal field. From what we have seen on social media many football fans are happy with the new league and the simplicity. However, from what we know about other upstart professional leagues in the past the AAF will be a tough sell for some fans.

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We congratulate the former Rebels with the Memphis Express and look forward to seeing them in action again. The Express kick off their season Sunday against the Birmingham Iron. Good luck to the Express and the former Rebels. Hotty Toddy.