SAN ANTONIO – Throughout San Antonio's 300-year history, the military has had a strong presence in one way or another.
The city’s new pro football team, the San Antonio Commanders, pays homage to the local military history.
On Tuesday, the Alliance of American Football debuted the team names for each of its eight teams. The 10-week season starts in February.
Teams will feature a mix of local talent and familiar names looking for a second chance.
“I think the one thing that’s going to be really interesting with what we’re doing here with the Commanders is the allocation process that brings in the local guys from the college, guys that you’re going to remember playing from high school football here in San Antonio,” said Daryl Johnston, San Antonio Commander’s General Manager. “I think that that’s going to be something that’s very interesting to the fans.”