San Antonio Defenders Minor League Professional Football Comes
to San Antonio
December 17, 2012, San Antonio was awarded a National Spring
Football League (NSFL) franchise. The San Antonio
are the first minor league, paid, professional football team
to call San Antonio home.
Everett Hernandez has been hired to serve as
Director of the Southwest Region. Hernandez
has been on
the San Antonio semi-pro football scene for a number of years.
His success and proven leadership makes him the
perfect choice to serve as Director of the Southwest Region.
officials state that
the NSFL is purely a developmental football league. "It
will pay players a salary while trying to enrich their
abilities to further their careers in professional
went on to state that the NSFL understands that competing
with the NFL is “suicide” and for this reason the league
has embraced a role as "little brother” to the NFL.
NSFL officials are committed to providing “its
players with quality film playing outdoor football, quality
coaching and quality life development programs so they will
become better players and better men. Teamwork, integrity and
leadership will be a constant theme throughout the players
time spent with their team." The San Antonio
Defenders will begin play in the Spring of 2014.