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Kurtiss Riggs signs 3 year extension Sioux Falls StormSioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm is excited to announce a new three-year extension with Head Coach Kurtiss Riggs.

Riggs is entering his 15th season as the head coach of the Sioux Falls Storm. Under his leadership, the Storm has won ten championships, including consective titles from 2005-2008 and more recently, 2011-2016 seasons. With Coach Riggs at the helm, the Storm put together the longest winning streak of any professional sports team with 40 consecutive wins. During his tenure, Riggs has been named Coach of the Year four times, led the Storm in back-to-back undefeated seasons in 2006 & 2007 and has compiled a career record of 201-34.

Riggs began his indoor career as a player for the Sioux Falls Cobras in 2000 and continued playing for the Storm in 2001. He began his coaching duties in 2002 as the offensive coordinator before taking over in 2003 as the head coach.

"Riggs' is the best in the game bar none. I've said from day one that the only team I ever have interest in owning and operating will be coached by Kurtiss Riggs," said owner Todd Tryon. "He's helped build a culture that wins on and off the field and he should be proud of his accomplishments."

Riggs has six consecutive United Bowl wins, and his team carries immense expectations in the 2017 season. The Sioux Falls Storm carry a 62 home game win streak that will be tested when perennial power Arizona Rattlers, formerly of the AFL, come to town February 17th.
 
United Bowl MVP Sioux Falls StormWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

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The Sioux Falls Storm is thrilled to announce the signings of quarterback Lorenzo Brown and rookie Drew Powell for the Storm in 2017.

Brown (6'0, 205lbs) will be entering his seventh season with the Sioux Falls Storm. He is a versatile player both through the air and on the ground. During the 2016 season, Lorenzo completed 183 passes out of 295 attempts for 2,428 yards and 56 touchdowns. He also rushed 152 times for 724 yards earning 21 rushing touchdowns. Brown earned the United Bowl Most Valuable Player and made the IFL's Honorable Mention list during the 2016 season.

Powell (6'3, 220) was a four-year starter for Livingstone College. He tallied 10,861 total yards (conference record), 732 career completions (conference record), 1,312 career attempts (conference record), and 100 total touchdowns (school record) during his collegiate career. Drew was the 2015 Hero Sports D2 Offensive Player of the Year, the 2015 Conference Player of the Year and received 2015 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) First Team quarterback honors.

 
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Knight Tatum Return Sioux Falls Storm 2017Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm is elated to announce the signings of LB Tyler 'Superman' Knight and Mike 'The Weapon' Tatum to the Storm's 2017 championship run.

Knight (6'0, 225) the two-time IFL Defensive Player of the Year returns to the Sioux Falls Storm for his fifth season.The Mississippi Valley State Alumni joined the Storm in 2011, when he played a critical role in the Storms championship run, collecting a total of 104 tackles. In 2012, Knight joined the Kansas City Command of the AFL. Knight returned to the Storm in 2013 and proceeded to dominate the league, racking up 153 tackles (Storm single season record and second highest in IFL history). During the 2016 season, Tyler garnered 169 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, three interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, eight blocked kicks and eight pass breakups. Knight was named to the All-IFL Second-Team Defense roster in 2015, the All-IFL First-Team Defense roster in 2016 and is a five-time IFL Defensive Player of the Week.

Tatum (5'10, 170lbs) will be entering his fifth season with the Storm for the Indoor Football League's (IFL) season. During the 2016 season with the Storm, Mike totaled 200 rushing yards on 35 attempts and accrued six touchdowns, 758 receiving yards on 54 receptions with 18 touchdowns and ensued 179 return yards on ten attempts.

"Leadership is key to overcoming adversity and that is exactly what these two men bring," said the Storm's General Manager Tyler Pederson. "Can't say enough for what they do not only on the field but off the field as well."

The Storm home opener is Friday, Feb. 17th with a kickoff time of 7:05pm. 2017 Sioux Falls Storm season tickets are now available for purchase. Visitwww.siouxfallsstorm.com to renew/purchase your tickets.
 

Tyler Knight 5 of Top Ten 2016 PlayersAs 2016 comes to a close, the Indoor Football League will look back at the Top Ten Players from the 2016 season. The countdown will culminate with the announcement of the Top IFL Player of 2016 being announced on New Year's Eve.

The IFL is pleased to announce that Sioux Falls Storm LB Tyler Knight has been named Number 5 on the IFL's Top Ten Players of 2016.

Breaking into the top half of the IFL's countdown is two-time IFL Defensive Player of the Year and perennial All-IFL LB Tyler Knight. One of the IFL's top defensive stars, Knight's tremendous 2016 campaign helped lead the Sioux Falls Storm to their sixth consecutive United Bowl trophy.

Knight had a record setting season in 2016 as he was all over the field, setting an IFL single season record with 169 total tackles. Knight recorded nine games in which he topped double-digit tackles. In addition, Knight excelled at special teams too as he tied for the league lead with eight blocked kicks.

 
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