The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the 2017 Team Awards for outstanding achievements during the IFL regular season.
The Arizona Rattlers have been named the 2017 IFL Franchise of the Year. Selected by their peers, factors considered for achieving this award consisted of attendance, sales, public relations, marketing, on-field performance, community involvement and overall representation of the IFL.
"We are incredibly honored to be recognized as Franchise of the Year in our first season with the IFL," said Ron Shurts, Owner of the Arizona Rattlers. "It's a testament to our front office, our coaching staff, players, dance team, and most of all our great fans in the Rattler Nation."
In their inaugural season in the IFL, the Rattlers were named Intense Conference Champions and are advancing to play in the United Bowl championship on Saturday July 8. During the season the Rattlers led the IFL in attendance averaging 12,852 fans per game. In addition , the Rattlers set not only a new team record with of 15,189 on May 20 but a new IFL attendance record as well.
The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 18 of the 2017 IFL season.
After defeating the Wichita Falls Nighthawks 59-44 in the final week of the regular season, the Nebraska Danger will be advancing to their fifth consecutive Intense Conference Championship. The Danger are advancing to the playoffs based off the strength and decision making of QB Drew Powell. Powell tied a Danger team record against the Nighthawks, rushing for five touchdowns on the night. Powell?s five touchdowns were the most by an IFL player this season. The dual-threat QB also completed 17 of 23 passes for 167 yards and one touchdown in the Danger?s victory. He also rushed for 71 yards. This is Powell?s second IFL Offensive Player of the Week award in the last three weeks. The Nebraska Danger travel to take on the Arizona Rattlers Saturday night for right to represent the Intense Conference in the United Bowl.
Honorable Mention:Andrew Pierce (RB, Spokane Empire), WR Devin Mahina (WR, Salt Lake Screaming Eagles), Lorenzo Brown (QB, Sioux Falls Storm),Verlon Reed (QB, Salt Lake Screaming Eagles)
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.