Chicago Blitz (indoor football)
|Team history||Chicago Blitz (2014-present)|
|Based in||Villa Park, Illinois|
|Arena||Odeum Expo Center|
|Colors||Gold, Black, White
|Head coach||Mike Oliver|
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.
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. 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 October 4, 2014, the Blitz announced they were joining X-League Indoor Football 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.
Chicago Blitz roster
Rookies in italics
Awards and honors
The following is a list of all Chicago Blitz players who have won league Awards
|2014||Julie Harshbarger||Kicker||CIFL Special Teams of the Year|
The following Blitz players have been named to All-League Teams:
- QB Juice Williams (1)
- RB Bryant Picassio (1)
- WR David Brown (1), Kent McDonald (1)
- OL Anthony Bullock (1)
- DL DeAndre Mosely (1), Shonn Bell (1)
- LB Sam Fornelli (1)
- K Julie Harshbarger (1)
Coaches of note
Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2014 Continental Indoor Football League season.
|Chicago Blitz staff|
Statistics and records
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|
|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)|
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- 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.
- "Chicago Blitz Are Latest to Join X-League". X-League Indoor Football. October 4, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
- "Chicago Blitz Joins AIF". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. October 15, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014.