By Adam Brown
The American Alliance Football League is in full swing, and four former Ole Miss players are representing Rebel Nation on the gridiron in Memphis.
The Express is 2-5 in its inaugural season and still has three more games against the Orlando Apollos, San Antonio Commanders and the Atlanta Legends.
The Express is one of eight professional football teams that has 22 former players from the Southeastern Conference on their squad. The four former Ole Miss standouts are wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow, offensive guard Daronte Bouldin, offensive tackle Christian Morris and linebacker DeMarquis Gates.
Stringfellow played for the Rebels and the Washington Huskies in college before signing with the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans prior to joining the Express.
Bouldin spent five seasons in Oxford playing for the Rebels after he redshirted in 2013. He signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints.
Morris was a member of the UCLA signing class in 2013 but did not enroll. He stepped on the gridiron in 2014 for the Rebels in three games as a reserve offensive tackle.
Gates played four seasons at linebacker for the Rebels and in his senior season led the team with 114 tackles on the season. This season for the Express, Gates has racked up a total of 65 tackles – 47 solo and 18 assisted. He has also forced four fumbles.
The Express is coached by Mike Singletary, former Minnesota Vikings head coach.
Memphis returns to the gridiron on Saturday as they play host to Orlando. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.