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Published: June 29, 2018 at 05:24 p.m.
Updated: June 29, 2018 at 06:56 p.m.

Meet the 2018 AFFL teams

The American Flag Football League tournament is in full effect!

The Ultimate Final will be played on July 19, as the winners of the American championship and the Professional championship face off for $1,000,000.

Tune in on NFL Network to watch the amateur bracket quarterfinals throughout this weekend: Quarterfinals begin on Saturday, June 30, 7 PM EST and continue on Sunday, July 1, 4 PM EST. Be sure to check nfl.com/affl for highlights.

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  • Coached by Armando Marquez and Corey Thorell, Church’s Money practices three days a week on any turf field available. <br><br>

<b>No. 1: Travis “T-Nuc” Nuckols, DB</b><br>
Nuckols played high school and compares his game to Ed Reed. <br><br>
 
<b>No. 3: Jonathan “Ocho” Thomas, C/Flex</b><br>
Thomas played Division I football at the University of South Alabama.<br><br>
 
<b>No. 4: Kevin Retoriano, DB</b><br>
Retoriano played college football at Montana State University. If he wins, he would use the money to sign Dez Bryant to his team.<br><br>
 
<b>No. 5: Darius Walters, Flex</b><br>
Walters was a Jehovah’s Witness and was forbidden to play sports by his family.  <br><br>

<b>No. 7: Maurice Douglas, WR</b><br>
Douglas played professional indoor arena football as a WR and DB for the San Diego Shockwave from 2007-2009. <br><br>

<b>No. 12: Jeremy “J Skeez” Scott, DB</b><br>
Scott was a preferred walk-on at UC-Davis (2-year starter, 1st-team all conference as senior). 8

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    Church's Money – San Diego

    Coached by Armando Marquez and Corey Thorell, Church’s Money practices three days a week on any turf field available.

    No. 1: Travis “T-Nuc” Nuckols, DB
    Nuckols played high school and compares his game to Ed Reed.

    No. 3: Jonathan “Ocho” Thomas, C/Flex
    Thomas played Division I football at the University of South Alabama.

    No. 4: Kevin Retoriano, DB
    Retoriano played college football at Montana State University. If he wins, he would use the money to sign Dez Bryant to his team.

    No. 5: Darius Walters, Flex
    Walters was a Jehovah’s Witness and was forbidden to play sports by his family.

    No. 7: Maurice Douglas, WR
    Douglas played professional indoor arena football as a WR and DB for the San Diego Shockwave from 2007-2009.

    No. 12: Jeremy “J Skeez” Scott, DB
    Scott was a preferred walk-on at UC-Davis (2-year starter, 1st-team all conference as senior).

  • The team does not practice since they live in difference states. <br><br>

<b>No. 2: Shaun Rogers, WR/DB</b><br>
Rogers played at Morehouse College and started Greentop Gifts with his wife Jacquelyn – a wrapping paper and gift company representing people of color. <br><br>
 
<b>No. 3: Tyrell “Wright Island” Wright, DB</b><br>
Wright played semi-pro football for the Connecticut Bearcats in the New England Football League and won back-to-back championships in 2010 and 2011.  <br><br>


<b>No. 5: Theodore “Webbie” Jordan, DB</b><br>
Jordan played semi-pro for the Connecticut Gators.  <br><br>

<b>No. 8: Darnell Jenkins</b><br>
Jenkins played in college at University of Miami from 2003-2007 with Greg Olsen, Devin Hester & Frank Gore. He also played for the Texans and was on practice squads for a number of NFL teams. <br><br>

<b>No. 10: Drew Peterson, QB/WR/DB</b><br>
Peterson is from Bristol, PA and is currently a Philadelphia police officer. <br><br> 7

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    Code Red – Northeast

    The team does not practice since they live in difference states.

    No. 2: Shaun Rogers, WR/DB
    Rogers played at Morehouse College and started Greentop Gifts with his wife Jacquelyn – a wrapping paper and gift company representing people of color.

    No. 3: Tyrell “Wright Island” Wright, DB
    Wright played semi-pro football for the Connecticut Bearcats in the New England Football League and won back-to-back championships in 2010 and 2011.

    No. 5: Theodore “Webbie” Jordan, DB
    Jordan played semi-pro for the Connecticut Gators.

    No. 8: Darnell Jenkins
    Jenkins played in college at University of Miami from 2003-2007 with Greg Olsen, Devin Hester & Frank Gore. He also played for the Texans and was on practice squads for a number of NFL teams.

    No. 10: Drew Peterson, QB/WR/DB
    Peterson is from Bristol, PA and is currently a Philadelphia police officer.

  • <b>No. 1: Michael “MikeB” Bea, CB</b><br>
Bea is a single father and playing this game for his son. He hopes to take his child to Disney World if he wins.  <br><br>

<b>No. 3: Tufick “Tuff” Shadrawy Jr., WR</b><br>
Shadrawy played as a wide receiver at UTEP in Conference USA from 2006-2009. <br><br>

<b>No. 5: Darrell Carr (Du-rell), WR/DB</b><br>
Carr is a professional gamer and met his wife while playing Halo 3. His nickname is “Superman”.  <br><br>

<b>No. 8: Chad Pendarves, WR/DB</b><br>
Pendarves wants to run for office and may put winnings into a campaign.  <br><br>

<b>No. 11: Demetrius “Dee Paul” Paul, WR/DB</b><br>
Paul played in college for Texas Tech as a DB. <br><br>

<b>No. 12: Juan Carlos “JC” Villareal, QB</b><br>
Villareal’s favorite player is Aaron Rodgers and compares his own game to Brett Favre.  <br><br> 6

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    Dallas Ducks – Dallas/Fort Worth

    No. 1: Michael “MikeB” Bea, CB
    Bea is a single father and playing this game for his son. He hopes to take his child to Disney World if he wins.

    No. 3: Tufick “Tuff” Shadrawy Jr., WR
    Shadrawy played as a wide receiver at UTEP in Conference USA from 2006-2009.

    No. 5: Darrell Carr (Du-rell), WR/DB
    Carr is a professional gamer and met his wife while playing Halo 3. His nickname is “Superman”.

    No. 8: Chad Pendarves, WR/DB
    Pendarves wants to run for office and may put winnings into a campaign.

    No. 11: Demetrius “Dee Paul” Paul, WR/DB
    Paul played in college for Texas Tech as a DB.

    No. 12: Juan Carlos “JC” Villareal, QB
    Villareal’s favorite player is Aaron Rodgers and compares his own game to Brett Favre.

  • Team Fighting Cancer dedicates their name to family members who have battled with cancer. They have scored 30+ points in every game in the tournament so far despite rarely practicing. <br><br>

<b>No. 3: Brandon "The Goat" McCray, Flex</b><br>
McCray played college football at Southern University from 2002-2005. He then played semi-pro ball for the Louisiana Lightning and the Louisiana Bulldogs winning league titles an MVPs for both teams. <br><br>


<b>No. 6: D'Andre "Dre" Franklin, DB</b><br>
Franklin works in construction and arrests bond jumpers. He likens his game to Richard Sherman.  <br><br>

<b>No. 7: Darrell "Housh" Doucette, QB</b><br>
The nephew of the coach of team Fighting Cancer, Doucette was a bowling champion in high school..   <br><br>

<b>No. 11: Harry Coleman, WR/CB</b><br>
Coleman signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2010, but was released before the season. He played safety and linebacker for LSU in college winning the national championship (2007). 5

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    Fighting Cancer – Lousiana, Florida, Georgia

    Team Fighting Cancer dedicates their name to family members who have battled with cancer. They have scored 30+ points in every game in the tournament so far despite rarely practicing.

    No. 3: Brandon "The Goat" McCray, Flex
    McCray played college football at Southern University from 2002-2005. He then played semi-pro ball for the Louisiana Lightning and the Louisiana Bulldogs winning league titles an MVPs for both teams.

    No. 6: D'Andre "Dre" Franklin, DB
    Franklin works in construction and arrests bond jumpers. He likens his game to Richard Sherman.

    No. 7: Darrell "Housh" Doucette, QB
    The nephew of the coach of team Fighting Cancer, Doucette was a bowling champion in high school..

    No. 11: Harry Coleman, WR/CB
    Coleman signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2010, but was released before the season. He played safety and linebacker for LSU in college winning the national championship (2007).

  • The name "Mean Machine" is a reference to the team from "The Longest Yard". <br><br>

<b>No. 1: Jeremy "Flash" Stephens, WR/DB</b><br>
Stephens has a self-proclaimed 4.29 second 40-yard dash. <br><br>

<b>No. 2: Sancho "Cho" McDonald, WR</b><br>
McDonald was a WR for Middle Tennessee State from 2008-2011. After college, he played on the Packers practice squad. <br><br>

<b>No. 3: Jerodis Williams III, RB</b><br>
Williams spent time playing with the Vikings and the Broncos (2014). He was an All-American Kick Returner for Furman University (2012). <br><br>

<b>No. 6: David “Super Dave” Aclis, DB</b><br>
Aclis is a powerlifter and the Tennessee record holder for bench press, deadlift, and squat. <br><br>

<b>No. 9: Nigel Jordan, WR/DB</b><br>
Jordan met his wife at the 44th USFTL National Flag Football Tournament. <br><br>

<b>No. 11: Christopher Hughes, QB</b><br>
Armed with 35 years of flag football experience, Hughes claims to be known in the south as the "old QB for Mean Machine". 4

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    Mean Machine – Nashville

    The name "Mean Machine" is a reference to the team from "The Longest Yard".

    No. 1: Jeremy "Flash" Stephens, WR/DB
    Stephens has a self-proclaimed 4.29 second 40-yard dash.

    No. 2: Sancho "Cho" McDonald, WR
    McDonald was a WR for Middle Tennessee State from 2008-2011. After college, he played on the Packers practice squad.

    No. 3: Jerodis Williams III, RB
    Williams spent time playing with the Vikings and the Broncos (2014). He was an All-American Kick Returner for Furman University (2012).

    No. 6: David “Super Dave” Aclis, DB
    Aclis is a powerlifter and the Tennessee record holder for bench press, deadlift, and squat.

    No. 9: Nigel Jordan, WR/DB
    Jordan met his wife at the 44th USFTL National Flag Football Tournament.

    No. 11: Christopher Hughes, QB
    Armed with 35 years of flag football experience, Hughes claims to be known in the south as the "old QB for Mean Machine".

  • The Money Team has won every game of the tournament by 20 or more points so far. <br><br>

<b>No. 2: Anthony "Playmaker" Webb, DB/WR</b><br>
Webb played football at Kansas University and for the arena football team Texas Revolution. He would like to buy a house with his winnings. <br><br>

<b>No. 6: Derrick "Gramps" Jackson, DB</b><br>
Jackson is known as "Gramps" in the flag football world because he is an actual grandfather. <br><br>

<b>No. 9: Will Cole, WR/DB</b><br>
Cole played a short stint at Oklahoma State before he was injured. He claims to have a 4.33 second 40-yard dash. <br><br>

<b>No. 11: Romance Taylor, RB/WR/DB</b><br>
Taylor was a 2005 National Champion running back at the University of Texas, sharing the backfield with Jamaal Charles. He also played in the Canadian Football League. <br><br>

<b>No. 12: Mat "Red" Richardson, DB</b><br>
Richardson played college football at the University of Arkansas and had stints with the Washington Redskins and the Houston Texas. 3

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    Money Team – Dallas

    The Money Team has won every game of the tournament by 20 or more points so far.

    No. 2: Anthony "Playmaker" Webb, DB/WR
    Webb played football at Kansas University and for the arena football team Texas Revolution. He would like to buy a house with his winnings.

    No. 6: Derrick "Gramps" Jackson, DB
    Jackson is known as "Gramps" in the flag football world because he is an actual grandfather.

    No. 9: Will Cole, WR/DB
    Cole played a short stint at Oklahoma State before he was injured. He claims to have a 4.33 second 40-yard dash.

    No. 11: Romance Taylor, RB/WR/DB
    Taylor was a 2005 National Champion running back at the University of Texas, sharing the backfield with Jamaal Charles. He also played in the Canadian Football League.

    No. 12: Mat "Red" Richardson, DB
    Richardson played college football at the University of Arkansas and had stints with the Washington Redskins and the Houston Texas.

  • The Primetime team has won three of four regional games by double digits en route to this point. <br><br>

<b>No. 1: Joseph "Simba" Sanders, QB/RB/WR</b><br>
"Simba" Sanders is a five time Virginia Flag Football Champion. <br><br>

<b>No. 7: Brian "B" Flaherty, WR/Flex</b><br>
Flaherty's flag football career started when he was enlisted in the Army. Prior to that, he played free safety in football and small forward in basketball at Shenandoah University in 2001.  <br><br>

<b>No. 11: Mike "Silent Assassin" Lee, DB</b><br>
With six years of military service under his belt, Lee – who is currently a firefighter – likens his play style to Ronnie Lott. <br><br>

<b>No. 12: Ricky Dobbs, QR</b><br>
Ricky Hobbs was the Navy quarterback from 2008-2010. He set the record for single-season rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in 2009. He is currently a naval officer that will be stationed in Manama, Bahrain in July for two to three years and plans to run for President of the United States. 2

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    Primetime – Mid-Atlantic/Richmond, Virgnia

    The Primetime team has won three of four regional games by double digits en route to this point.

    No. 1: Joseph "Simba" Sanders, QB/RB/WR
    "Simba" Sanders is a five time Virginia Flag Football Champion.

    No. 7: Brian "B" Flaherty, WR/Flex
    Flaherty's flag football career started when he was enlisted in the Army. Prior to that, he played free safety in football and small forward in basketball at Shenandoah University in 2001.

    No. 11: Mike "Silent Assassin" Lee, DB
    With six years of military service under his belt, Lee – who is currently a firefighter – likens his play style to Ronnie Lott.

    No. 12: Ricky Dobbs, QR
    Ricky Hobbs was the Navy quarterback from 2008-2010. He set the record for single-season rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in 2009. He is currently a naval officer that will be stationed in Manama, Bahrain in July for two to three years and plans to run for President of the United States.

  • <b>No. 2: Tim "Duce" Brown, WR</b><br>
Brown played in college at Rutgers (114 receptions, 2,257 receiving yards, 20 TD). During his last season at Rutgers (2009), he had 1,150 yards and 9 TDs. He shared the field with Tom Savage and Mohamed Sanu.  <br><br>

<b>No. 3: Eric "The Hammer" Kaufman, Flex</b><br>
Kaufman is a 3x Twister champion of New York and a 2x double dutch regional runner-up. <br><br>

<b>No. 5: Shaine "Suga Shaine" Smith, WR</b><br>
Smith spent two years with the St. Louis Rams, one year with the New York Jets, and one year with the Buffalo Bills. He likens his game to Plaxico Burress. <br><br>

<b>No. 8: Christopher "Shady" Bute, Flex</b><br>
Bute owns a bulldog that the team is named after. <br><br>

<b>No. 10: Brian "Birdman" Alfieri, QB</b><br>
Alfieri never played a down in high school or college but was the USA Flag Football America Player of the Year in 2017 and is the youngest player inducted into the Long Island Flag Football Hall of Fame (2011). 1

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    Strong Island Bulldogs – Long Island, NY

    No. 2: Tim "Duce" Brown, WR
    Brown played in college at Rutgers (114 receptions, 2,257 receiving yards, 20 TD). During his last season at Rutgers (2009), he had 1,150 yards and 9 TDs. He shared the field with Tom Savage and Mohamed Sanu.

    No. 3: Eric "The Hammer" Kaufman, Flex
    Kaufman is a 3x Twister champion of New York and a 2x double dutch regional runner-up.

    No. 5: Shaine "Suga Shaine" Smith, WR
    Smith spent two years with the St. Louis Rams, one year with the New York Jets, and one year with the Buffalo Bills. He likens his game to Plaxico Burress.

    No. 8: Christopher "Shady" Bute, Flex
    Bute owns a bulldog that the team is named after.

    No. 10: Brian "Birdman" Alfieri, QB
    Alfieri never played a down in high school or college but was the USA Flag Football America Player of the Year in 2017 and is the youngest player inducted into the Long Island Flag Football Hall of Fame (2011).