Birmingham Iron

The Birmingham Iron is a professional American football team based in Birmingham, Alabama, and are charter members of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). The team began play in 2019, playing its home games at Legion Field until a new stadium at the Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex has completed construction. The new stadium is expected to be completed in 2021. The team was announced as a charter team of the Alliance of American Football on June 4, 2018. The team's first head coach was announced on June 6 as Tim Lewis, his first job at the position. On September 20, the league announced four eastern inaugural franchises' names and logos, including Birmingham as the Birmingham Iron. The name is a tribute to the city's iron industry, while the team colors of black, dark grey, and light grey are based on iron ore, coal, and flux, the components used to make steel.

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Birmingham Iron
Current season
Established 2018
Play in Legion Field
in Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham Iron helmet
Birmingham Iron logo
HelmetLogo
League/conference affiliations
Alliance of American Football (2019–present)
  • Eastern Conference (2019–present)
Team colorsBlack, silver & white
              
Personnel
General managerJoe Pendry
Head coachTim Lewis
Team history
  • Birmingham Iron (2019–present)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The Birmingham Iron is a professional American football team based in Birmingham, Alabama, and are charter members of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).[1] The team began play in 2019, playing its home games at Legion Field until a new stadium at the Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex has completed construction. The new stadium is expected to be completed in 2021.[1]

History

The team was announced as a charter team of the Alliance of American Football on June 4, 2018.[1] The team's first head coach was announced on June 6 as Tim Lewis, his first job at the position.[1][2] On September 20, the league announced four eastern inaugural franchises' names and logos, including Birmingham as the Birmingham Iron.[3] The name is a tribute to the city's iron industry, while the team colors of black, dark grey, and light grey are based on iron ore, coal, and flux, the components used to make steel.[4][5]

The final 52-man roster was set on January 30, 2019.[6] The team's first game was at home against the Memphis Express on February 10, 2019,[7] when the Iron registered their first win and the first shutout in league history.[8]

Staff

Birmingham Iron staff
Front office
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
  • Offensive coordinator/Quarterbacks – Steve Logan
  • Running backs – Gerald Brown
  • Wide Receivers – Alex Mortensen
  • Offensive line – Dave Magazu
 
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
  • Special teams coordinator/Tight ends – Ray Rychleski
  • Assistant special teams/Secondary – Martin Bayless
Eastern Conference
ATL
BIR
MEM
ORL
Western Conference
ARI
SL
SA
SD

Players

The team's assigned area, which designates player rights, includes the following:[9]

Roster

Birmingham Iron roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Rookies in italics


Roster updated February 21, 2019
52 Active, 7 Inactive, 0 PS

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Johnson, Roy S. "Birmingham lands a pro football franchise". al.com. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  2. Johnson, Roy S. (June 5, 2018). "Long-time NFL defensive coach to be inaugural head coach of Birmingham's AAF team". AL.com. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  3. Benjamin, Cody (September 20, 2018). "LOOK: Alliance of American Football unveils logos of four pro teams that will debut in 2019". CBSSports.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  4. Inabinett, Mark (September 20, 2018). "Birmingham's Alliance of American Football team reveals its nickname". The Birmingham News. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  5. Yasin, Kareem (November 27, 2018). "The Alliance of American Football Unveils its Inaugural Uniforms". Alliance of American Football. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  6. "Birmingham Iron sets final roster". Alliance of American Football. January 30, 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  7. "Alliance of American Football schedule released for Arizona Hotshots, other 7 teams". AZ Central. USA Today Network. October 16, 2018. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  8. Dudley, Evan. "Birmingham Iron cruises in AAF debut win". al.com. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  9. Inabinett, Mark (July 12, 2018). "Alabama, Auburn players to go on Birmingham AAF team's assignment list". AL.com. Alabama Media Group. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
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