TUCSON, ARIZONA – The Tucson Sugar Skulls have added five players to their inaugural roster including a local player who participated in the team’s open tryout in November.

The signees are:

Alex Rios, offensive line, 6’3”, 285 pounds. Rios is the first player signed from the Sugar Skulls’ open tryout held Nov. 10. Graduated from Sahuarita High School south of Tucson. Played two years at Pima Community College and was a first-team, All-ACCAC selection his sophomore year. Started 20 games over two seasons at East Tennessee State University and was a second-team, All-Southern Conference selection in his senior year.

Aaron Charleston, defensive tackle, 6’2”, 310 pounds. Originally from Denver, Colorado, started his collegiate career at Fort Hays State University and transferred to Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Started eight games in his final year at Washburn.

Troy Grant, wide receiver, 6’3”, 200 pounds. Was the leading receiver at Abilene Christian University in his senior season in 2017 with 51 catches for 542 yards and four touchdowns. As a junior had 41 catches for 467 yards and five touchdowns after transferring from Highland Community College in Kansas.

Bryan Miller, wide receiver, 5’10”, 181 pounds. Completed his collegiate career with the Benedict College Tigers, an NCAA Division II school in Columbia, South Carolina. Graduated from Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. Currently lives in Phoenix.

Tyler Ross, wide receiver/defensive back, 5’10”, 186 pounds. Attended Hutchinson Community College and Mesa Community College. From Seaside, California.

The following is an up-to-date list of players signed by the Tucson Sugar Skulls:

Name                          Pos           Ht        Wt       College/Pro Experience

Carlos Anderson         DB             6’0       185      Portland State University

Jarid Brown                 WR            6’0       190      Western Illinois University

Aaron Charleston        DL             6’2       310      Washburn University

Micah Eugene Jr.       DB             5’11     190      LSU/Southeastern Louisiana University

Cam Gaddis                DB             6’1       195      Pima Community College/Duke City Gladiators

Troy Grant                   WR            6’3       200      Abilene Christian University

Kenny James              DB             5’11     205      Southern Illinois University

Mike Jones                  RB             5’11     210      Bethune-Cookman University

Dee Maggitt Jr.           DB             5’10     185      University of Hawaii/Iowa Barnstormers

Diego Marquez           K                6’0       200      University of Miami

Robert Metz                LB              6’4       240      Dixie State University/Green Bay Blizzard

Bryan Miller                 WR            5’10     181      Benedict University

Darius Morris              LB              6’0       225      Carson-Newman University

Rusmin Nikocevic      DL             6’4       265      Texas State University

Alex Rios                     OL             6’3       285      East Tennessee State University

Antonio Rosales          OL             6’4       305      San Diego State University

Tyler Ross                   WR/DB      5’10     186      Hutchinson Community College

Brandon Sampson      WR            5’9       180      Midwestern State University

Alex Wheat Jr.            WR            6’4       225      Utah State University/Spokane Empire

Tasleem Wilson          QB             6’4       225      Limestone College

The Tucson Sugar Skulls are in their first year of operation as an expansion franchise of the Indoor Football League. The team will begin its inaugural season in March with home games at the Tucson Arena.