Two-Time Defensive Player of the Year Returns to Storm
Defensive Lineman Sioux Falls Storm 2017Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm is elated to announce the signings of defensive linemen Jeremiah Price and Claude Davis to their 2017 Indoor Football League (IFL) roster.

Price (6'2, 255) will return to the Storm for his seventh season in the IFL. JP became a two-time IFL Champion while playing for the Sioux Falls Storm during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He was the 2012 United Bowl MVP and earned Second Team All-IFL honors in 2013.

Price played in Cedar Rapids for the 2014-16 seasons where he earned First Team All-IFL honors and was the 2015 and 2016 IFL Defensive Player of the Year. During the 2016 season, Price accumulated 60 total tackles (39 solo), 14 sacks, 24 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and one block.

Davis (6'5, 265) will be returning to the Storm for his third season in the IFL. During the 2016 season, Claude tallied 76 total tackles (48 solo), six sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, eight pass break-ups and one block. Claude was named to the All-IFL Second-Team Defense roster in 2016.

Davis spent time with the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) in 2013 as a reserve player. After a short stint with the Jets, he played with the Arena Football League's (AFL) Tampa Bay Storm. Davis later became a part of Indoor Football League (IFL) with the Nebraska Danger. After his release, Claude signed with the Billings Wolves and was traded to the Sioux Falls Storm to play the 2015. He played collegiately at the University of South Florida where he was named to the All-North State First Team and Preseason All-American First Team squads.

"Having a dominant defensive line is vital and these guys bring a lot to the table," stated Storm General Manager Tyler Pederson. "We're excited to see what is in store for our defensive line this year."

The Sioux Falls Storm have also signed rookie Gary Henderson (6'2, 255). Gary played collegiately at Glenville State University where he led the team in tackles with 99 during his senior season, which ranks him second in the Mountain East Conference (MEC) in tackles. Henderson was named to the 2014 Daktronics Inc. All-Super Region 1 Defensive Second Team and MEC All-Conference First Team Defense honoree.

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. Visit www.siouxfallsstorm.com to renew/purchase your tickets.
 
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