TUCSON, ARIZONA – The Tucson Sugar Skulls have signed three more players and completed a trade for a fourth player bringing the 2020 roster to 20 players signed.
The Sugar Skulls traded the rights to offensive lineman Zachary Fondal to the Iowa Barnstormers for 5’10, 180-pound defensive back Tevin Madison who played at Texas Tech University. Fondal was acquired by the Sugar Skulls in a trade in 2019 but did not appear in any games.
Madison played in 14 games for the Barnstormers last year and recorded 54 tackles, 41 of those unassisted, and three interceptions.
The new signees are:
Ryan Wood, 6’1, 200 pounds, defensive back. Wood had 79 tackles, three for loss and two forced fumbles in his senior year at Chadron State College, an NCAA Division II team in Chadron Nebraska. He was a four-year starter and was all-conference and freshman of the year in 2014. He also was honorable mention all-conference in 2015.
Khalil Young, 6’5, 240 pounds, defensive line. Young played three seasons at Mississippi Valley State. Finished his career at MVSU with 161 total tackles, 30 tackles for loss and nine sacks. He led the team in sacks, tackles and tackles for loss in 2016.
Brandon Bailey, 6’1, 185 pounds, defensive back. Bailey played three seasons for Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia. He was invited to the Atlanta Falcons rookie minicamp in 2017, and played for the Bismarck Bucks in 2019.
The 20 players on the 2020 roster are:
Name Pos Ht Wt College
Brandon Bailey DB 6’1 185 Savannah State
Ryan Balentine WR 6'1 180 Southern Mississippi
Adolphus Barnes OL 6'4 285 Eastern Illinois
Kordell Brewster OL 6'2 270 UL-Lafayette
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
Mike Jones RB 5'11 210 Bethune-Cookman
Lawrence Keys OL 6'2 300 UNC-Pembroke
TreQuan King RB 5'11 190 Texas Tech
Tevin Madison DB 5’10 180 Texas Tech
Johnny McCrary QB 6'4 210 Vanderbilt
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
Kent Shelby WR 6'2 210 McNeese State
Ryan Wood DB 6’1 200 Chadron State
Khalil Young DL 6’5 240 Mississippi Valley State
The Sugar Skulls will play seven regular-season home games at the Tucson Arena beginning in March with the regular season running through June. The IFL playoffs will begin in early July. The 2020 IFL schedule is expected to be released later this month.
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.