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Empire Uniform Combinations Also Showcased

ALBANY, NY- The Albany Empire held a media day for the team on Monday, April 22 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  at the Hearst Media Center.  Members of the coaching staff and the front office led a presentation to unveil the final roster and team uniforms for the 2019 season. 

This was the media’s first look at the Empire’s full roster leading up to the team’s opening game on Saturday, April 27 against the League’s newest franchise, the Columbus Destroyers.  The full opening game roster can be found below.

“I couldn’t be prouder of how hard these guys have worked throughout training camp,” said Rob Keefe, Head Coach of the Albany Empire.  “The roster is full of talented players that are hungry to win a championship and make the Capital Region Proud.  We can’t wait to get back on Transfinder Field in front of the best fans in the Arena Football League. Saturday can’t come soon enough!”

The team will feature a variety of combinations of uniforms, including: primary home (blue pant, orange jersey), primary away (orange pant, white jersey), alternate home #1 (orange pant, orange jersey), alternate home #2 (orange pant, blue jersey), alternate home #3 (white pant, orange jersey), alternate home #4 (white pant, blue jersey), alternate road #1 (white pant, white jersey) and alternate road #2 (blue pant, white jersey), alternate road #3 (blue pant, white jersey), and alternate road #4 (orange pant, white jersey). 

Fans can secure season tickets for the Albany Empire by calling 518-533-2200, by going to, or by stopping by the Empire office located in the Times Union Center.  A limited number of great seats are still available!¬† Want to bring your organization to a game, fundraise, or perform on the field? Group experiences are now on sale. ¬†Call 518-533-2200 for additional information.


Number Position Player Height Weight Experience College
1 DL Joe Sykes 6'5 280 7 Southern
2 WR Demetres Stephens 5'11 180 5 Arkansas Monticello
3 LB Jeramie Richardson 6'0 260 7 Angelo State
4 QB Tommy Grady 6'7 240 8 Utah
5 DL Rodney Fritz 6'2 270 4 Tennessee State
6 DB Tevin Homer 6'2 195 R Florida Atlantic
7 WR Malachi Jones 6'2 210 1 Appalachian State
8 LB Terence Moore 6'3 225 8 Troy
9 FB Mykel Benson Sr. 6'0 295 9 Florida A&M
10 DB Terrance Smith 6'2 215 7 South Carolina State
11 WR Collin Taylor 6'1 200 8 Indiana
12 K Adrian Trevino 5'11 195 6 Missouri Valley
13 DB Juwan Offray 5'11 190 R Louisiana Monroe
14 WR Christian Briggs 6'5 225 R SE Louisiana
15 QB Mason Espinosa 6'4 225 R Ohio Wesleyan
16 WR Jack Bramswig 6'5 230 R Boston College
18 WR Quentin Sims 6'3 205 4 Tennessee Martin
19 WR Troy Grant 6'3 195 R Abilene Christian
20 QB Quinn McQueary 6'3 205 R Montana Tech
21 WR AJ Coney 5'8 190 R Akron
22 DB Cheatham Norrils 6'0 195 R Toledo
23 DB Brad Muhammad 5'11 190 R Florida International
58 OL Erick Wren 6'2 310 R Oklahoma
59 DL Monte Taylor 6'5 270 R Cincinnati
68 OL Ryan Cave 6'5 345 8 Hampton
70 OL Jordan Mudge 6'4 330 3 Nevada
75 OL Hayworth Hicks Sr. 6'3 340 4 Iowa State
91 DL Brandon Sesay 6'6 315 7 Texas Tech
93 OL Moqut Ruffins 6'5 365 8 Louisiana Tech
94 DL Aaron Tiller 6'0 255 R Southern

Albany Empire 2019 Season Presented By CDPHP.

About Albany Empire

Season memberships for the 2019 season are on sale now. For tickets, contact the Albany Empire sales department at (518) 533-2200 or by going to Follow the team on Facebook at and Twitter at

About the Arena Football League

The Arena Football League enters its 32nd season in 2019. Since its inception in 1987, the AFL showcases a fast-paced, exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets. With the addition of two new teams in Atlantic City, N.J., and Columbus, O.H., the League totals six teams for 2019: Albany, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Columbus, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Each team will play 12 regular-season games in 2019. One can find the League can on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the handle @OfficialAFL.

About Times Union Center

Albany’s Times Union Center, formerly Pepsi Arena, continues to have great success. Renamed in January 2007, the Times Union Center is “Upstate New York’s Premier Sports and Entertainment Facility. Owned by Albany County and operated by SMG, the world’s largest private management firm for public assembly facilities, the Times Union Center has an adaptable seating capacity between 6,000 and 17,500. Since Frank Sinatra christened the building on January 30, 1990, more than seven million patrons have walked through the turnstiles. As a multi-purpose facility, the Times Union Center has hosted a variety of events, including concerts, family shows and sporting events, averaging 165 events each year. 

About CDPHP®

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 26 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest, and Instagram.

About Transfinder

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Schenectady, New York, Transfinder is a national leader in intelligent transportation systems, providing transportation management systems and services to school districts, municipalities and adult care facilities. Transfinder, an Inc. magazine “fastest-growing company” for the past eleven straight years, has offices in Austin, Texas, and Shanghai, China. The software company develops and supports routing and scheduling solutions for optimal transportation logistics.

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