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Arizona Hotshots unveil helmets, uniforms for inaugural AAF season

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 21:33:26-05

Helmets and uniforms for all eight Alliance of American Football teams, including those for the Arizona Hotshots, were released Tuesday.

The Hotshots are named after the firefighters organized by the U.S. Forest Service that battle fires in Arizona, and the team's colors and uniforms are inspired by the same colors and logos worn by those firefighters.

"The Arizona Hotshots colors are inspired by the uniforms worn by most hotshot crews -- forest green, orange and golden yellow, while the crossed axes are depicted as 'pulaskis,' a cutting and digging tool used by these heroic men and women," the AAF said in a statement.

The AAF will release limited-edition jerseys available for purchase here at 7 p.m. Arizona time. The AAF will showcase each team's uniform and helmet at its "Protect or Pick" QB Draft on Tuesday night.

The Arizona Hotshots are one of eight teams that will be part of the new AAF, which will begin play in February, one week after the Super Bowl. The Hotshots will play their home games at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. Each AAF team will have a 52-player roster and will play a 10-game regular-season schedule. 

Valley native and former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel will be the head coach of the Arizona Hotshots. Several former ASU and UA players have signed to play for the Hotshots in their inaugural season.

The other AAF teams are the Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders, San Diego Fleet, Orlando Apollos, Atlanta Legends, Memphis Express and Birmingham Iron. Go here to see the Hotshots' complete 2019 schedule.