Nebraska Danger

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Nebraska Danger
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Founded 2010
Current season 2014
League Indoor Football League (2011-present)
Conference United (2011)
Intense (2012-present)
Division Great Plains (2011)
Team history Nebraska Danger (2011-present)
Based in Grand Island, Nebraska
Arena Eihusen Arena
Colors Navy, Lime Green, White
              
Owner(s) Charlie Bosselman
Laurie Bosselman
Dustin Lofing
Brandi Bosselman-Lofing
President Charlie Bosselman
Head coach Mike Davis
General Manager Mike McCoy
Championships 0
Conference titles 2: (2013, 2014)
Division titles 0
Playoff berths 2: (2013, 2014)
Mascot Bones

The Nebraska Danger is a professional indoor football team based in Grand Island, Nebraska. They are a member of the Intense Conference of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The team was founded in 2011 by Charlie Bosselman as an expansion member of the IFL. The Danger play their home games at Eihusen Arena.[1]

The Danger is the Tri-Cities' second indoor football team, following the defunct Tri-City Diesel of the National Indoor Football League (2001-2004). However, the Diesel was based out of Kearney and played at the arena that is now the Viaero Event Center.

In 2011 and 2012, the Nebraska Danger was selected as having the IFL's Best Fans. In 2013 The Danger were named IFL Franchise of the Year. General Manager Mike McCoy was named 2013 IFL Executive of the Year and quarterback Jameel Sewell was named the 2013 IFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year.

History[edit]

In October 4, 2010, Bosselman Entertainment LLC announced the formation of Nebraska Danger as an expansion member of the Indoor Football League (IFL) for the 2011 season.[2] At the press conference, team owner Charlie Bosselman announced that Sean Ponder would be the team's inaugural head coach,[3] however after just two months on the job, Ponder left the Danger for personal reasons, and Mike Davis was named the team's head coach.[4] On March 7, 2011, the Danger defeated the Wichita Wild 70-59, in the team's first ever game.[5]

On June 28, 2014, the Danger traveled to Sioux Falls, South Dakota for a second straight year looking to defeat the Storm for the 2014 United Bowl Championship. The Danger came up short again, falling 40-63.[6]

Season-by-season[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
2011 2011 IFL United Great Plains 4th 3 11
2012 2012 IFL Intense 6th 5 9
2013 2013 IFL Intense 1st 10 4 Won Intense Conference Final (Ice) 55-50
Lost 2013 United Bowl (Storm) 40-43
2014 2014 IFL Intense 10 4 Won Intense Conference Final (Ice) 45-15
Lost 2014 United Bowl (Storm) 40-63
Totals 28 28 All-time regular season record (2011–2014)
2 2 - All-time postseason record (2011–2014)
30 30 All-time regular season and postseason record (2011–2014)

* Season in progress

Notable players[edit]

Current Roster[edit]

Nebraska Danger roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Roster updated December 8, 2014
39 Active, 0 Inactive

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Awards and honors[edit]

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

Season Player Position Award
2012 Rocky Hinds Quarterback Most Improved Player
2013 Jameel Sewell Quarterback Most Valuable Player
2013 Jameel Sewell Quarterback Offensive Player of the Year

Notable coaches[edit]

Head Coaches[edit]

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

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Mike Davis 2011-present 28 28 0 .500 2 2

Current staff[edit]

Nebraska Danger staff
Front Office
  • Owner/President – Charlie Bosselman
  • Owner/Merchandising Manager – Laurie Bosselman
  • Owner - Dustin Lofing
  • Owner - Brandi Bosselman-Lofing
  • COO - Brian Fausch
  • Director of Marketing - Stephanie King-Witt
  • Director of Sales - Don Doty
  • General Manager - Mike McCoy
 

Head Coach

  • Head Coach – Mike Davis

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Dave Kimura
  • Wide Receivers - Hurtis Chinn
  • Offensive Linemen - Joe Holtzclaw

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Mike Davis
  • Defensive Linemen - James Poynter

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamar, Bob (March 7, 2013). "IFL has seen dramatic change". Grand Island Independent (Grand Island, NE: Berkshire Hathaway). Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "New IFL Team Nebraska Danger Announced Today". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. October 4, 2010. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Grand Island get indoor football team". www.omaha.com. The Omaha World Herald. October 4, 2010. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ponder steps down as Danger coach". www.theindependent.com. BH Media Group Holdings, Inc. December 17, 2010. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ Bob Hamar (March 8, 2011). "Danger win opener". www.theindependent.com. BH Media Group Holdings, Inc. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ Bob Hamar (June 29, 2014). "HAMAR: Danger will have different look in 2015". www.theindependent.com. The Grand Island Independent. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 

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