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Former UIW punter headlines first three signings for San Antonio’s AAF franchise

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San Antonio’s Alliance of American Football franchise has signed its first three players, the league announced on Monday night as part of its first 100 players signing list.

The three players signed include former Incarnate Word punter Joseph Zema, former West Texas-A&M kicker Sergio Castillo, and Houston Texans defensive lineman Matthew Godin as San Antonio bound.

Zema punted 77 times and posted an average of 46.7 yards a pun in 2017 for the Cardinals and was named to the 2017 Walter Camp FCS All-America Team.


Castillo has spent three seasons in the Canadian Football League from 2015 to 2017. He has played with Ontario, Winnipeg, and Hamilton. In his CFL career, he has posted 93 punts and connected on 29-of-34 field goal attempts.

Godin played with the Michigan Wolverines in his college career, posting 57 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, and one interception. He was an undrafted rookie and spent his first season on the Houston Texans Injured Reserve after tearing his ACL in a preseason game. He was later cut by Houston after failing a physical.

San Antonio’s Alliance of American Football franchise will kick off its inaugural season in February 2019. 

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.

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