The Indoor Football League (IFL) is pleased to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2017. After a thorough voting process, which included input from IFL teams, coaches, fans, and current Hall of Fame members, the Indoor Football League honors and recognizes the achievements of Robert Fuller, Cory Johnsen, and James Terry.
Terry was a standout contributor at Kansas State University, earning AP Honorable Mention All-American and helping the Wildcats secure a spot in the 2004 Fiesta Bowl. He began his professional career with brief stints with the San Diego Chargers of the NFL and Calgary Stampeders of the CFL before finding a home with the Storm in 2006. One of the most dynamic offensive players in IFL history, Terry spent ten seasons in Sioux Falls. He is an eight-time United Bowl Champion (2006-2008 UIF, 2011-2015 IFL) and a three-time All-League Selection. He ranks 1st in Storm history in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. He ranks 1st in IFL history in career receptions (452) and all-purpose yards (6,472) and 4th in receiving yards (4,645). Terry's biggest impact came when it mattered most; the postseason. He holds IFL postseason records in career receptions (83), yards (937), and touchdowns (21). He was named Co-MVP of the 2014 United Bowl.
In 2014 Terry started "Touchdowns for Ty", a campaign to raise awareness of child abuse and raise funds for victims at the Children's Home Society in Sioux Falls. James resides in Sioux Falls with his family. He is still a very active member in and around the surrounding community.
THe Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to recognize the 10 finalists for the 2017 class of the IFL Hall of Fame.
The three-member Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be revealed on Thursday, May 25, 2017. In addition, during game festivities at the 2017 United Bowl, the newest members will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
IFL fans are encouraged to assist in the selection process. Fans can vote for Hall of Fame finalists via polls on the IFL's official website, www.GoIFL.com, and social media pages using #IFLHOF.
Finalists listed in alphabetic order.
Linebacker for the Nebraska Danger and Omaha Beef. Upon his retirement at the conclusion of the 2015 IFL season, Brown ranks second in IFL history with 540 tackles. He registered 18.5 sacks and 15 interceptions during his career. He was an All-IFL selection in 2014. Brown was a standout performer and leader for the Nebraska Danger teams that won three straight Intense Conference Championships (2013-2015). Brown was named to the Nebraska Danger Hall of Fame in 2016. He has since made a successful transition into coaching, currently serving as the Defensive Coordinator for the Danger.
The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 13 of the 2017 IFL season.
After a rough start to the season, the Cedar Rapids Titans are showing signs of turning things around. The Titans last three games have been decided by 10 total points including the last two games decided in the final seconds. Titans WR Tre' Parmalee did his best to help Cedar Rapids attempt to knock off in-state rival Iowa in Week 13. With just 18 seconds remaining, Parmalee gave the Titans a great shot at upsetting the Barnstormers as he grabbed a 32 yard touchdown to pull the Titans within a two point conversion of tying the game. Parmalee was Cedar Rapids' strongest weapon of the night as he finished the game with 79 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns on just six receptions. Parmalee and the Titans travel to face the Sioux Falls Storm in Week 14.
Honorable Mention: Damond Powell (WR, Cedar Rapids Titans), Darrell Monroe (RB, Arizona Rattlers), Brion Carnes (QB, Cedar Rapids Titans), Bryan Pray (WR, Spokane Empire)
The Sioux Falls Storm continue to win games by the time tested approach of running the football and playing great defense. The Storm rushed for five touchdowns and only allowed 114 yards in the team's 44-24 victory over the Green Bay Blizzard. DL Khaliff Mitchell embodied the team's strong nosed defensive approach in Week 13. Mitchell was in the Blizzard's backfield all night long as he finished his night with two sacks, three tackles for loss, five total tackles, one forced fumble, and one pass breakup. Mitchell's forced fumble gave the Storm a short field to capitalize on that gave the Storm a two score lead. Mitchell will help anchor the IFL's top ranked defense as the team takes on the Cedar Rapids Titans in Week 14.
Honorable Mention: Bryce Enyard (DB, Iowa Barnstormers), Joshua Gordon (LB, Arizona Rattlers). Azziz Higgins (LB, Colorado Crush), Tyree Robinson (DB, Spokane Empire)