Sioux Falls, SD -
The Sioux Falls Storm are excited to announce the return of defensive backs Matt Hermanson, J'Vontez Blackmon and Carlton Watkins for the 2017 Indoor Football season.
Hermanson (6'0, 200) will be returning to the Storm for his third season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). During his second season with the Storm, Matt had a breakout season accumulating 109 total tackles (68 solo), 2,5 tackles for loss, four interceptions and nine pass breakups. Matt was a four-year starter at the University of Montana. He totaled 239 tackles, 121 of which were solo, five forced fumbles, three fumble recovers, and five interceptions in his career as a Grizzly.
Blackmon (6'0, 210) joins the Storm for his second season in the IFL. J'Vontez collected 69 total tackles (48 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, four interceptions and four pass breakups during the 2016 season. He was also named IFL Special Teams Player-of-the-Week in Week 10 of the 2016 season.