The Salt Lake Stallions continue to add local athletes to their first-year roster.
General manager Randy Muller tweeted Saturday morning that the Stallions, of the first-year Alliance of American Football, have signed former Utah defensive tackles Sealver Siliga and Tenny Palepoi, as well former BYU wide receiver Jordan Leslie and Cougar safety defensive back Micah Hannemann.
Siliga, Palepoi and Hannemann all played high school ball in the state of Utah, while Leslie was a grad transfer at BYU in 2014.
Siliga, a Copper Hills High product, started his pro career in 2011 and has been a part of seven different NFL teams over the past seven years. During that time, he’s played in 44 games, starting 13, while putting up 102 career tackles to go with 6.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
He won a Super Bowl title with the New England Patriots in February 2015, starting in the title game for the Patriots, and was most recently with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Palepoi, who also played at Snow College and Skyline High, was a part of the Chargers organization for four years, recording 53 tackles and a sack in 44 games played. He spent this past offseason with the Buffalo Bills before being released prior to the regular season.
Hannemann, a Lone Peak High product, is in his first pro season following his four-year Cougar career. He signed with the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Chargers this offseason before being released by both teams.
Leslie announced Friday on Twitter he would be joining the Stallions. He has been a part of six NFL teams since going pro in 2015 and was most recently with the Denver Broncos. Like the other three, he was cut just before the regular season began.
The Stallions are set to open their inaugural 2019 season with a road game at the Arizona Hotshots on Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. MST. Salt Lake opens its home slate on Feb. 23 against Arizona at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
With those new additions, there are now 15 local players currently on the Stallions’ roster.
Dres Anderson, WR, Utah
Matt Asiata, RB, Utah
Tanner Balderree, TE, BYU
Anthony Denham, TE, Utah
Micah Hannemann, DB, BYU
Tuni Kanuch, OG, BYU
Jordan Leslie, WR, BYU
Keith McGill, DB, Utah
Tenny Palepoi, DT, Utah
Jeremiah Poutasi, OT, Utah
Trevor Reilly, LB, Utah
Sealver Siliga, DT, Utah
Handsome Tanielu, DT, BYU
Salesi Uhatafe, OG, Utah
Anthony Williams, LB, Utah State