The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 5 of the 2017 IFL season.
After a sluggish start on offense to begin the season, the Spokane Empire erupted for 70 points in a Week 5 victory over the Colorado Crush. During the game, ten of the Empire's twelve offensive drives resulted in touchdowns. QB Charles Dowdell (6'0, 210, Saginaw Valley State), a 2016 Second Team All-IFL selection, led the charge by completing 17 of 23 passes for 200 yards and seven touchdowns. Dowdell ranks among the league leaders with 614 passing yards (4th) and 16 passing touchdowns (2nd). Through four games, the Empire sit atop the Intense Conference Standings with a 3-1 record. Next up, the Empire will host the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles (1-2) on Friday night in a Week 6 conference matchup.
Honorable Mention: Matt Behrendt (QB, Green Bay Blizzard), Devonn Brown (WR, Spokane Empire), Damond Powell (WR, Cedar Rapids Titans), Robbie Rouse (RB, Sioux Falls Storm)
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As 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.
As 2016 comes to a close, the Indoor Football League looks 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 WR/KR Korey Williams has been named Number 6 on the IFL's list Top Ten Players of 2016.
Williams, the 2016 IFL Special Teams Player of the Year, was a special talent for the Storm in 2016 as his dynamic play throughout the season helped the Storm win their sixth consecutive United Bowl championship.
After a two-year stint in the Canadian Football League, Williams returned to the Storm with big results. Williams proved to be deadly on special teams as he led the IFL with six return touchdowns last season, two more than any other IFL player. An all-purpose weapon, Williams also added 18 rushing touchdowns and 10 touchdown receptions.
The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce its 2017 regular season schedule. The 18-week, 80-game schedule kicks off on Thursday, February 16 and concludes on Saturday, June 17.
The 2017 season marks the IFL's ninth season of play. Two new members, the Arizona Rattlers and the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles are set to take the field next spring and join eight incumbents in a battle for the 2017 United Bowl crown. The 2017 conference alignments are as follows:
Cedar Rapids Titans
Green Bay Blizzard
Sioux Falls Storm
Wichita Falls Nighthawks
Salt Lake Screaming Eagles
Phoenix, AZ - The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the addition and partnership of the league's newest team, the Arizona Rattlers.
The historic Rattlers organization brings almost 25 years of indoor/arena football experience and a winning pedigree to the IFL. Since the team's establishment in 1992, the Rattlers organization has won ten division titles and has appeared in ten championship games, winning five.
The Rattlers will compete as new members in the IFL 2017 season. The team will continue to compete in Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, AZ.
"We are excited about competing in the IFL," said Rattler Owner Ron Shurts. "Our loyal fan base and the Rattlers brand have always been my number one concern. This change affords our fans an opportunity to enjoy many more years of success and allows the Rattlers brand to continue to grow."
"Today is a tremendous day in the history of the IFL," said IFL Commissioner Michael Allshouse. "We are glad to welcome one of the preeminent indoor football organizations in the country to the IFL. The Arizona Rattlers organization has prided itself in continued success, both on and off the field, for nearly a quarter century. This longevity is a testament to the quality of their organization and their passionate fanbase."