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Alliance of American Football will feature 15 former Sun Belt players

The season will run from February through end of April.

Troy v North Carolina State Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

Consider your football season extended.

The inaugural Alliance of American Football season kicks off Saturday, Feb. 8 with eight teams playing 10 weeks through mid-April. A four-team playoff will culminate with a championship game the last weekend in April.

Games will be featured on the CBS family of networks.

And for fans of the Sun Belt, there will be several—15 in fact—familiar faces donning the brand new jerseys.

Seven of the eight squads will field former players for current Sun Belt teams. Though depth charts are not yet set in stone, there are some notable players who figure to see playing time.

Two former quarterbacks will fight for time under center: Troy’s Brandon Silvers for the Memphis Express and former Chanticleer Alex Ross for the San Diego Fleet.

2017 First-Team All-Sun Belt guard Beau Nunn from Appalachian State figures to be in the mix to help block for the Fleet.

Appalachian State v Georgia Southern
Former Appalachian State WR Malachi Jones will compete for time with the Atlanta Legends.
Photo by Todd Bennett/GettyImages

On the defensive side of the ball, Trojan fans will recognize former outside linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi, who recorded 19.5 sacks in college before being taken by the Falcons in the fifth round of the 2012 draft.

Arkansas State fans may soon find themselves in Salt Lake Stallions gear, as two former defensive stars: defensive back Cody Brown and end Chris Odom made the Utah-based roster.

Here is a look at the full slate of AAF-Sun Belt alumni…

Atlanta Legends

Mackendy Cheridor/DE/Georgia St.

Kerron Johnson/LB/Coastal Carolina

Malachi Jones/WR/Appalachian St.

Arizona Hotshots

Josh Allen/G/UL Monroe

Birmingham Iron

Jonathan Massaquoi/LB/Troy

Jamal Robinson/WR/Louisiana

Wes Saxton/TE/South Alabama

Memphis Express

Juwan Offray/DB/UL Monroe

Brandon Silvers/QB/Troy

Orlando Apollos - none

Salt Lake Stallions

Cody Brown/DB/Arkansas St.

Chris Odom/DE/Arkansas St.

Keith Rucker Jr./TE/Georgia St.

San Antonio Commanders

Kennan Gilchrist/LB/Appalachian St.

San Diego Fleet

Beau Nunn/G/Appalachian St.

Alex Ross/QB/Coastal Carolina