Gallos Negros de Querétaro

Gallos Negros de Querétaro (English: Queretaro Blackcocks) are an American football team based in Querétaro City, Mexico. The Gallos Negros compete in the LFA, the top American football league in Mexico. The team was established following the relocation of Condors, one of the charter teams of the league, to Querétaro in November 2021.

Gallos Negros de Querétaro
Team logo
Established7 December 2021; 7 months ago (2021-12-07)
Based inQuerétaro City, Mexico
Home fieldEstadio Olímpico de Querétaro
LeagueLiga de Fútbol Americano Profesional
ColoursBlack, blue, gray and white
       

HistoryEdit

On 10 November 2021 Commissioner Alejandro Jaimes revealed the Condors would relocate prior to the 2022 LFA season. The team had been acquired by the ownership group of Querétaro football club from Condors' owner Luis Nassar. On 7 December 2021, the move to Querétaro City was made official by LFA authorities and the team was presented as Condors de Querétaro.[1]

On 3 February 2022, the team revealed a new identity and were rebranded as Gallos Negros de Querétaro. Following the rebrand, the league considers Gallos Negros as a new franchise that will begin competing in the 2022 season.[2]

Gallos Negros' roster for the 2022 season was composed in its majority by players who were part of Condors prior to the team's move to Querétaro.[3] In their first year, they made the playoffs as the #6 seed despite having a losing record. Querétaro had made it in their first year to the championship game after winning two playoff games on the road.

RosterEdit

Gallos Negros de Querétaro roster
Quarterbacks
  •  1 Diego Pérez Arvizu
  • 19 Ricardo Rincón

Running backs

  • 27 Irving Alamilla
  • 37 Marco Antonio Cisneros
  • 25 Emilio Fernández
  • 28 Alberto Frías
  •  4 Luis Humberto López
  • 22 Osmar Urrutia

Wide receivers

  • 88 Joseph Acosta
  • 10 Rafael Gómez
  •  5 Maximiliano Hernández
  • 81 Josué Martínez
  • 11 Luis Martínez
  • 12 Marco Antonio Morales
  • 16 Sebastián Olvera
  • 13 Aldo Rodríguez
  •  7 Said Salazar

Tight ends

  • 96 Ernesto Rodríguez
Offensive linemen
  • 54 Marco Antonio Cortés
  • 53 Luis Enrique Enríquez
  • 71 Elías González
  • 57 Dilan Hernández
  • 66 Mauricio Romero
  • 68 Gerson Sánchez
  • 63 Marco Valle
  • 79 Héctor Venegas

Defensive linemen

  • 40 Anthony Baldovinos
  • 15 Paris Black
  • 99 Luis Ochoa
  • 93 Humberto Paniagua DE
  • 91 Jason Smith
  • 94 Einar Zúñiga
Linebackers
  •  2 David Aceves
  • 56 Luis Enrique Bautista
  • 32 Christian Bringas
  •  3 Emir Cortés
  •  8 Carlos García
  • 14 Julio César Obregón
  • 52 Lamberto Ruiz
  • 48 Fernando Santana
  • 50 Alan Zárate
  • 26 Fernando Zárate

Defensive backs

  •  6 Fernando Espinoza
  • 33 Santino Fernández
  • 30 Carlos Garza
  • 23 Cristopher Heredia
  • 24 Adán Hernández
  • 20 Yannic Hernández
  • 34 Edwin Ibarra

Special teams

  •  9 Alberto González K/P

Italics indicate International player
Roster updated 04-03-2022

StaffEdit

Gallos Negros staff
Front office
  • Owner – José Luis Nassar
  • General Manager – Joaquín Castillo

Head coaches

  • Head coach – Félix Buendía
  • Assistant head coach – Christopher Gutiérrez

Offensive coaches

  • Running backs – Andrés López
  • Wide receivers – Pavel Tosky
 

Defensive coaches

  • Defensive coordinator – Arturo Vargas
  • Linebackers – Rodrigo Romero
  • Defensive backs – Carlos Munguía

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and conditioning – Ignacio Pérez
  • Physiotherapist – Carlos Reyes

Medical

  • Doctor – Federico Esquivel
  • Doctor – Luis Alfredo Sixtos

Season-by-seasonEdit

Season Head coach Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
2022 Félix Buendía 1 5 .167 6th (League) 2 1 .667 Won Wild Card round at (Mexicas) 14-7
Won Semifinal at (Dinos) 27-20
Lost Tazón México V vs. (Fundidores) 14-18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ González, Francisco (December 7, 2021). "Llegan los Condors a Querétaro". Diario de Querétaro (in Spanish). Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  2. ^ "La nueva historia de Gallos Negros en Querétaro". LFA.mx (in Spanish). February 14, 2022.
  3. ^ "Gallos Negros". LFA.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved March 1, 2022.