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Arizona Hotshots
Team logo
Established2018 (2018)
Based in Phoenix, Arizona
Home stadium Sun Devil Stadium
Head coach Rick Neuheisel
General manager Phil Savage
Team presidentScott Brubaker
League AAF (2018–present)
ColorsGreen, orange and yellow
Current sports event 2019 Arizona Hotshots season

Arizona Hotshots are a professional American football team based in Phoenix, Arizona and is the 5th team to join the upcoming Alliance of American Football. They will play their games at Sun Devil Stadium on the campus of Arizona State University beginning in February 2019. They will be coached by former NFL player and college head coach Rick Neuheisel. Scott Brubaker is the team president and Phil Savage is the general manager.


Rick Neuheisel was announced as the head coach of the Arizona Hotshots by the Alliance of American Football on May 18, 2018. The team was slated to play at Sun Devil Stadium. [1] By September 25, Scott Brubaker and Phil Savage were named team president and general manager, respectively. [2]

Phoenix's name and logo were revealed on September 25, 2018 as the Arizona Hotshots along with the other three western teams. [3] The branding was developed by the national office then handed off to the team staff. There were some concerns raise about the name "exploits the memory of the Granite Mountain Hotshots" with the fans divided. [2]

On October 11, 2018, the team named Hugh Freeze as the offensive coordinator and the rest of the coaching staff. [4] In January 2019, the Hotshots will hold their preseason camp in San Antonio, before its first season opener in February. [2]


Arizona Hotshots staff

Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches


Defensive coaches

Coaching Staff


Arizona Hotshots' assigned area, which designates player rights, includes the following colleges, Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. Players with prior pro experience are assigned from the following teams, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears and the Arizona Cardinals. [2]


Arizona Hotshots roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • Currently vacant

Exempt list

  • Currently vacant

Practice squad

  • Currently vacant

Roster updated November 9, 2018
61 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS



  1. ^ Benjamin, Cody. "Former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel will run Alliance of American Football's Phoenix team". Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Avila, Ricardo (28 September 2018). "Hotshots: Support, criticism follows new Arizona pro football team's name". Arizona Sports. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  3. ^ Benjamin, Cody (September 25, 2018). "LOOK: Here's a full list of team names and logos from the Alliance of American Football". Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Higgins, Ron (Oct. 11, 2018). "Ex-Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze hired as offensive coordinator with Arizona AAF team". USA Today. Mississippi Clarion Ledger. Retrieved November 5, 2018. Check date values in: |date= ( help)
  5. ^ "Arizona Hotshots Team Page - Roster". Alliance of American Football. Retrieved September 25, 2018.

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