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Atlanta Vultures
Established 2015
Folded 2016
Played in Georgia International Convention Center
in Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Vultures
League/conference affiliations
American Indoor Football (2016)
  • Southern Division (2016)
Team colorsCharcoal, gray, silver, blue, white
                        
Personnel
Owner(s)Barrington Young
Janice Strong
PresidentBarrington Young
General managerBarrington Young
Head coachCedric Roach
Team history
*Atlanta Vultures (2016)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)
*Georgia International Convention Center (2016)

The Atlanta Vultures were a professional indoor football team and a member of American Indoor Football (AIF) that played part of the 2016 season. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Vultures were to play their home games at the Georgia International Convention Center.

The Vultures are Atlanta's second AIF team, following the Atlanta Sharks who began play in 2014 and folded during the 2015 season.[1]

The Vultures ran into operational issues when they found their home arena lacked quality playing turf. The Vultures would end up cancelling all home games and played three road games during the season, winning two of the three games. However, after winning the third game against the Savannah Steam on April 17, the AIF ruled that the Vultures had played the game using illegal players and reversed the score of the game (essentially making it a forfeit). The Vultures folded and took down their website later that week.[2]

RosterEdit

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Atlanta Vultures roster
Quarterbacks
  • -- Sherrod Murray
  • -- Patrick Riley

Running Backs

  • -- Chris Anderson
  • -- Austin Blackshear
  • -- Derrick Thomas

Wide Receivers

  • -- Christopher Crosby
  • -- Jordan Ellison
  • -- Julius Eppinger
  • -- Rico King
  • -- Moshiah Lightburn
  • -- Rashad Tukes
  • -- Luke Williamson
Offensive Linemen
  • -- Tremaine Byrd
  • -- DeQuan Murray
  • -- Tino Roland
  • -- John Whitehead

Defensive Linemen

  • -- Deonte Cruse
  • -- Craig Neece
  • -- Eddie Verrett
Linebackers
  • -- James McGoogan
  • -- Trent Newton
  • -- Blayke Spears

Defensive Backs

  • -- Kendall Connor
  • -- Juwan King
  • -- Sammy Roach
  • -- Aldrickious Shumake
  • -- John Strickland

Kickers

  • Currently vacant
Injured reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt list

  • Currently vacant

Practice squad

  • Currently vacant
  • Rookies in italics
  • Roster updated February 2, 2016
  • 27 Active, 0 Inactive
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StaffEdit

Atlanta Vultures staff
Front Office
  • Owners - Barrington Young & Janice Strong
  • General Manager - Barrington Young
 

Head Coach

  • Head Coach - Cedric Roach

Assistant Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Robert Sims
  • Linebackers - Terrance Saturday
  • Fullbacks/Special Teams - Ronald Thomas

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Statistics and recordsEdit

Season resultsEdit

Season League Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2016 AIF Southern folded 150

Head coaches' recordsEdit

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Cedric Roach 2016 120.333

2016 seasonEdit

2016 Atlanta Vultures season
Head Coach Cedric Roach
General Manager Barrington Young
Home Field Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse
Atlanta, GA 30337
Results
Record 1–5
Place 7th
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2015 2017

Key:       Win       Tie       Loss       Bye

ExhibitionEdit

All start times were local to home team

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 Sunday March 6 3:05pm at West Michigan Ironmen L 29–63 0–1 L. C. Walker Arena
2 Sunday May 22 7:05pm South Carolina Ravens Georgia International Convention Center

Regular seasonEdit

All start times were local to home team

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 BYE
2 BYE
3 BYE
4 Sunday March 20 4:00pm Savannah Steam Cancelled Georgia International Convention Center
5 Saturday March 26 7:00pm at Georgia Firebirds W 40–38[3] 1–0 Albany Civic Center
6 Sunday April 3 7:05pm Florida Tarpons Cancelled Georgia International Convention Center
7 Saturday April 9 7:05pm at Columbus Lions L 8–65[4] 1–1 Columbus Civic Center
8 Sunday April 17 7:05pm at Savannah Steam L 19–32[lower-alpha 1] 1–2 Savannah Civic Center
9 BYE
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StandingsEdit

2016 AIF Southern standingsview · talk · edit
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
Columbus Lions 8 0 0 1.000 599 174 74.9 21.8 W8
Florida Tarpons 7 1 0 .875 489 202 61.1 25.3 W4
Myrtle Beach Freedom 4 4 0 .500 259 307 32.4 38.4 L1
Savannah Steam 3 5 0 .375 264 336 33.0 42.0 L1
Georgia Firebirds 3 5 0 .375 236 350 29.5 43.8 L2
Central Florida Jaguars 2 6 0 .250 219 483 27.4 60.4 L1
Atlanta Vultures 1 5 0 .167 67 141 11.2 23.5 L5

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