2012 Indoor Football League season

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2012 IFL season
League Indoor Football League
Sport Indoor Football
Duration February 19, 2012 – July 14, 2012
Regular season
Season champions Sioux Falls Storm
Season MVP Chris Dixon
Playoffs
Intense champions Tri-Cities Fever
  Intense runners-up Wichita Wild
United champions Sioux Falls Storm
  United runners-up Green Bay Blizzard
2012 United Bowl Championship
Champions Sioux Falls Storm
  Runners-up Tri-Cities Fever
Finals MVP Jeremiah Price (SF)
IFL seasons

The 2012 Indoor Football League season was the fourth season of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The league lost nine teams but gained back three teams. The three new teams were the Cedar Rapids Titans, New Mexico Stars and the Everett Raptors. The season kicked off on February 19, 2012, when the Chicago Slaughter beat the Bloomington Edge 50–34. For the 2012 season, the IFL switched to a two-conference format with no divisions,[1] due, in large part, to the loss of all the Texas-based teams (except the Allen Wranglers) to the newly formed Lone Star Football League. The Wranglers brought attention to the league for offering a US$500,000 contract to unemployed wide receiver Terrell Owens to become the team's part-owner and wide receiver. Owens accepted the contract. ESPN3 carried Owens's debut game against the Wichita Wild. The front office of the league saw changes as well, as Commissioner Tommy Benizio resigned.[2] The league appointed assistant commissioner Robert Loving as the interim Commissioner.[2]

Standings[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Conference Semi-Finals Conference Championships 2012 United Bowl
                 
3 Wichita 42
2 Allen 40
3 Wichita 30
1 Tri-Cities 51
4 Colorado 43
1 Tri-Cities 52
I1 Tri-Cities 32
U1 Sioux Falls 59
3 Bloomington 30
2 Green Bay 51
2 Green Bay 42
1 Sioux Falls 61
4 Lehigh Valley 21
1 Sioux Falls 79

Awards[edit]

Individual season awards[edit]

Award Winner Position Team
Most Valuable Player Chris Dixon Quarterback Sioux Falls Storm
Offensive Player of the Year Chris Dixon Quarterback Sioux Falls Storm
Co-Defensive Player of the Year Ameer Ismail Linebacker Bloomington Edge
Co-Defensive Player of the Year Mat Moss Defensive Lineman Wichita Wild
Special Teams Player of the Year Mike Tatum Kick returner Everett Raptors
Offensive Rookie of the Year Jasonus Tillery Wide Receiver Wyoming Cavalry
Defensive Rookie of the Year Peter Buck Linebacker Omaha Beef
Most Improved Player Rocky Hinds Quarterback Nebraska Danger
Adam Pringle Award Robert Fuller Head Coach Green Bay Blizzard
Coach of the Year Robert Fuller Head Coach Green Bay Blizzard

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1st Team All-IFL[edit]

Offense
Quarterback Chris Dixon, Sioux Falls
Running back LaRon Council, Green Bay
Wide receiver Jasonus Tillery, Wyoming
Carl Sims, Sioux Falls
Andre Piper-Jordan, Everett
Offensive tackle Myniya Smith, Sioux Falls
Jason Enos, Wichita
Center Charlie Sanders, Sioux Falls
Defense
Defensive line Matt Moss, Wichita
Jeff Sobol, Bloomington
Jake Killeen, Tri-Cities
Linebacker Ameer Ismail, Bloomington
Lenny Radtke, Chicago
Defensive Back Lionell Singleton, Tri-Cities
Jeff Temple, Bloomington
Frankie Solomon, Jr., Texas
Special teams
Kicker Aric Goodman, Colorado
Kick returner Mike Tatum, Everett
Ironman Matt Cohen, Lehigh Valley

2nd Team All-IFL[edit]

Offense
Quarterback Houston Lillard, Tri-Cities
Running back Darius Fudge, Allen
Wide receiver Steven Whitehead, Tri-Cities
Kayne Farquharson, Nebraska
Clinton Solomon, Sioux Falls
Offensive tackle Seth Smalls, Green Bay
Michael Trice, Colorado
Center William Falakiseni, Tri-Cities
Defense
Defensive end Michael Dell, Reading
Xzavie Jackson, Cedar Rapids
Antonio Ficklin, Bloomington
Linebacker Peter Buck, Omaha
DeJuan Fulghum, Sioux Falls
Defensive Back B. J. Hall, Green Bay
T. J. Simmons, Cedar Rapids
Marvin Johnson, Lehigh Valley
Special teams
Kicker Gary Cismesia, Omaha
Kick Returner B. J. Hall, Green Bay

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.expressindoorfootball.com/news/index.html?article_id=264
  2. ^ a b "IFL Elects Commissioner". www.keloland.com. KELO-TV. September 18, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "IFL Names Individual Award Winners". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. June 26, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Indoor Football League Announces MVP and Head Coach of the Year". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. June 28, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ "All-IFL Teams Announced". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. June 19, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2015.