TUCSON, ARIZONA – The Tucson Sugar Skulls have re-signed offensive lineman Antonio Rosales, a proud member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, who spent the 2019 season with the Sugar Skulls.

The team also added a quarterback in a trade and signed a wide receiver and a kicker bringing the number of players signed to 32.

Rosales, a graduate of Tucson High School who grew up on the San Xavier Indian Reservation, appeared in 10 games with the Sugar Skulls last season on an offensive line that helped Tucson rank second in the league in rushing and had the IFL’s all-league running back in Mike Jones.

Rosales, 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, played at San Diego State where he started 28 games over a five-year career before joining the Sugar Skulls.

The three other additions to the roster are:

Johnathan Banks, 6’2, 230 pounds, quarterback, Tulane University. Banks started seven games during his senior season at Tulane in 2018 and finished with 1,074 yards passing and five touchdowns. He also rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns. He appeared in 11 games in 2017 and passed for 1,797 yards and 12 touchdowns. Banks was acquired in a trade with the Green Bay Blizzard for future considerations.

Jermaine Berry, 6’1’, 205 pounds, wide receiver, East Central University. Before attending East Central, Banks played at San Francisco City College. He was invited to training camp with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League before last season.

Daniel Bowen, 6’0, 210 pounds, St. Bonaventure University. Although Bowen didn’t play football in college, he did play soccer at St. Bonaventure, starting in 15 games in two years with the team before embarking on a professional career as a placekicker. He played in four games with the Cape Fear Heroes of the American Arena League in 2019.

The Sugar Skulls now have 32 players signed for training camp. Players report to camp on March 3 and begin practice March 5 in preparation for the season opener on March 19 at the Cedar Rapids River Kings.

The Sugar Skulls will play seven regular-season home games at the Tucson Arena with the home opener on March 29 against the Duke City Gladiators. The regular season will go through June 27. The IFL playoffs will begin in early July.

Season tickets for the 2020 season are currently on sale to the general public with reduced prices from the 2019 season in several sections of the arena. Season ticket information is on the Sugar Skulls website at www.tucsonsugarskulls.com. Information also is available by calling the team office at (520) 573-3000. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The current 2020 roster is below:

Name                                          Pos            Ht         Wt        College

Brandon Bailey                           DB              6’1        185       Savannah State

Ryan Balentine                           WR             6'1        180       Southern Mississippi

Johnathan Banks                        DL              6'2        230       Tulane University

Linwood Banks                           DL              6’1        290       Grambling State

Adolphus Barnes                        OL              6'4        285       Eastern Illinois

Jermaine Berry                           WR             6'1        205       East Central University

Daniel Bowen                             K                6'0        210       St. Bonaventure

Kordell Brewster                         OL              6'2        270       UL-Lafayette

BJ Butler                                     DL              6’4        300       Louisville

Cory Butler                                  DB/WR      5'9        180       Utah

Cam Gaddis                                DB              6'1        195       Pima Community College

Jajuan Harley                             DB              6'2        215       Middle Tennessee State

Jeremiah Harris                          WR             5'8        155       Webber International

Marquise Irvin                             WR             6’3        216       Mercer University

Randall Jackson-Clemons         OL              6’4        301       Georgetown College

Mike Jones                                 RB              5'11      210       Bethune-Cookman

TreQuan King                             RB              5'11      190       Texas Tech

DJ Loving                                    OL              6’3        306       Grand View University

Tevin Madison                            DB              5’10      180       Texas Tech

Chris Martin                                DL              6’5        265       Florida

Kyle Martin                                 DB              5’9        190       Arkansas State

Johnny McCrary                         QB             6'4        210       Vanderbilt

Reggie McGee                           DL              6’1        240       Ball State

Warren Messer                           LB              5'11      227       Elon University

Robert Metz                                DL              6'4        240       Dixie State

Michael Minter Jr.                       DB              6’0        175       Middle Tennessee State

Daquan Neal                               QB             6'2        215       Elizabeth City State

Koree Reed                                WR             6'0        185       Hartwick College

Antonio Rosales                         OL              6'4        300       San Diego State

Jeremy Schonbrunner                OL              6’3        310       Temple University

Ryan Wood                                 DB              6’1        200       Chadron State

Khalil Young                               DL              6’5        240       Mississippi Valley State

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