Chicago Blitz (indoor football)

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Chicago Blitz
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Founded 2014
Current season 2014
League CIFL (2014)
AFL (2015-present)
Division North (2014)
Team history Chicago Blitz (2014-present)
Based in Villa Park, Illinois
Arena Odeum Expo Center
Colors Gold, Black, White
              
Head coach Mike Oliver
Championships (0)
Division titles (0)
Website thechicagoblitz.com

The Chicago Blitz are a professional indoor football team based in Villa Park, Illinois. The Blitz are currently a member of American Indoor Football (AIF). The Blitz joined the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) in 2014 as an expansion team. The Blitz play their home games at the Odeum Expo Center.

Franchise history[edit]

2014[edit]

The Blitz came into existence in January 2014, after the Chicago Slaughter announced that they would be sitting out the 2014 season just one month before the regular season began.[1] The team's name and logo (but not the colors) are an adaptation of the United States Football League franchise of the same name.

On February 9, 2014, the Blitz played their first ever game, losing 42-25 to the Saginaw Sting.[2]

2015[edit]

On October 4, 2014, the Blitz announced they were joining X-League Indoor Football[3] for the 2015 season. Shortly after, the team was removed from the X-League website, and was no longer affiliated with the X-League. On October 15, 2014, the Blitz joined American Indoor Football (AIF), following former CIFL team, the Sting.[4]

Notable players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Chicago Blitz roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen


Defensive Linemen

Linebackers


Defensive Backs


Kickers

Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 10, 2014
22 Active, 2 Inactive

More rosters

Awards and honors[edit]

The following is a list of all Chicago Blitz players who have won league Awards

Season Player Position Award
2014 Julie Harshbarger Kicker CIFL Special Teams of the Year

All-League players[edit]

The following Blitz players have been named to All-League Teams:

Coaches of note[edit]

Head Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2014 Continental Indoor Football League season.

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Mike Oliver 2014-present 7 3 0 .700 0 0

Coaching staff[edit]

Chicago Blitz staff
Front Office
  • Director of Player Personnel - Vince Mucci
  • Equipment Manager - Jeff Henderson
 

Head Coach

  • Head Coach - Mike Oliver

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Mike Oliver
  • Offensive Line - Ryan Lambert
  • Coaches Assistant - Scott Ruden

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Noel Soto
  • Assistant Defensive Coordinator - Dennison Robinson
  • Defensive Line – Ryan Lambert

Statistics and records[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Note: The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play.

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth League Leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason Results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2014 2014 CIFL North 3rd 7 3 0
Totals 7 3 0 All-time regular season record (2014)
0 0 - All-time postseason record (2014)
7 3 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSportsCentral. January 27, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ Cory Butzin (February 10, 2014). "Saginaw Sting overcome slow start, roll to big win over Chicago Blitz in CIFL season opener". www.mlive.com. MLive Media Group. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Chicago Blitz Are Latest to Join X-League". X-League Indoor Football. October 4, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chicago Blitz Joins AIF". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. October 15, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 

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