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2019 Season Sioux Falls StormWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are pleased to announce the signings of defensive backs Qumain Black, Eldrick Bright, DeShawn Hathorn, DeeJay Johnson, Branden Leston, Garrett Reece-Scott, DeAndre Scott and Ridge Turner for the 2019 season.

Black (6'0, 195) enters his first season with the Storm. He signed as a undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) in 2015. Qumain played collegiately at East Central University where he tallied 85.5 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, six interceptions, two touchdowns and 12 pass break-ups. He was a Don Hansen All-Super Region Three Third-Team selection and was an All-Great American Conference (GAC) First Team selection.

Bright (5'9, 185) returns to the Storm for his second season with the Storm after missing the 2018 season due to injury. Eldrick played collegiately at Western New Mexico University where he garnered 99 tackles (64 solo), 4.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and seven pass break-ups.

 
Dwayne Orso-Bacchus 2019 Season Sioux Falls StormWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are excited to announce the signing of offensive lineman Dwayne Orso-Bacchus to their 2019 roster.

Orso-Bacchus (6'7, 285) joins the Storm for his rookie season as a member of the IFL. He played collegiately at the University of Oklahoma where he played in six games as a redshirt freshman in 2015 and one game in 2016 at defensive end before switching to offensive line as a junior.

 
Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

WR 2019 Sioux Falls StormSIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are excited to announce the signings of wide receivers Damian Ford, Corey Jones and Brandon Sheperd for the 2019 season.

Ford (6'3, 200) will be returning to the Storm for his second season. During six games in the 2018 season, Damian recorded 31 receptions for 401 yards and eight touchdowns. He earned week 16 IFL Offensive Player of the Week after grabbing two touchdowns and 162 yards.

"We are excited to have Ford back for 2019 and to have him as we kick off the season," said Head Coach Kurtiss Riggs. "Damian became our leading receiver in the latter part of the season as we went on our playoff run. Damian understands the game very well and has an excellent feel for what we try to accomplish offensively."

 
Offensive Linemen Return Sioux Falls Storm 2019Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are pleased to announce the return of offensive linemen Lawrence Martin and Forrestal Hickman for the 2019 season.

Martin (6'3, 320) will be returning for his second season with the Storm. Lawrence anchored the offensive line last season to help the Storm rush for over 1,000 yards, pass over 2,000 yards and score 90 touchdowns. Helping him earn All-IFL honors during the 2018 season.

"We are very fortunate to have the best center in the league Lawrence Martin," said Head Coach Kurtiss Riggs. "Lawrence has tremendous athleticism for an athlete his size and along with the strength that stymies many defensive linemen."

 
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