Nebraska Danger

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Nebraska Danger
Established 2010
Play in Eihusen Arena
in Grand Island, Nebraska
DangerFootball.com
Nebraska Danger logo
League/conference affiliations
Indoor Football League (20112019)
  • United Conference (2011)
    • Great Plains Division (2011)
  • Intense Conference (2012–2017)
Team colorsBlack, gray, white
     
MascotBones
Personnel
Owner(s)Charlie Bosselman
Laurie Bosselman
Dustin Lofing
Brandi Bosselman-Lofing
PresidentCharlie Bosselman
Head coachVacant
Team history
  • Nebraska Danger (2011–2019)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (3)
  • 2013, 2014, 2015
Division championships (0)
Playoff appearances (7)
  • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Home arena(s)

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

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. Former 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]

On 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 head coach.[4] On March 7, 2011, the Danger defeated the Wichita Wild 70–59, in the team's first 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 United Bowl. The Danger came up short again, falling 46–63.[6][7]

On September 7, 2016, Hurtis Chinn was promoted to head coach after Mike Davis announced he was taking a role with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.[8]

After the 2019 season, the Bosselman family announced they were looking to sell the team.[9] No owner was found before the deadline for participating in the 2020 season.

Statistics and records[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff 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 Championship (Colorado) 55–50
Lost 2013 United Bowl (Sioux Falls) 40–43
2014 2014 IFL Intense 2nd 10 4 Won Intense Conference Championship (Colorado) 45–15
Lost 2014 United Bowl (Sioux Falls) 46–63
2015 2015 IFL Intense 1st 10 4 Won Intense Conference Championship (Fever) 86–43
Lost 2015 United Bowl (Storm) 27–62
2016 2016 IFL Intense 3rd 6 10 Won Intense Conference Wild Card (Billings) 64–52
Lost Intense Conference Championship (Spokane) 44–55
2017 2017 IFL Intense 2nd 9 7 Lost Intense Conference Championship (Arizona) 36–62
2018 2018 IFL 4th 4 10 Lost Semifinal (Iowa) 17–48
2019 2019 IFL 5th 7 7 Won First Round (Green Bay) 45–40
Lost Semifinal (Arizona) 45–62
Totals 64 66 0 All-time regular season record (2011–2019)
5 7 All-time postseason record (2011–2019)
69 73 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2011–2019)

Head coach records[edit]

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Mike Davis 20112016 44 42 0 .512 4 4
Hurtis Chinn 2017 9 7 0 .563 0 1
Mark Stoute 2018 4 7 0 .364
Adam Shackleford / Pig Brown
(interim co-coaches)[10]
2018 0 3 0 .000 0 1
Pig Brown[11] 2019 7 7 0 .500 1 1

Players[edit]

Final roster[edit]

Nebraska Danger roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • 24 Davonte Sapp-Lynch

Wide receivers


Offensive linemen
  • 65 Sean Brown
  • 56 Adolphus Barnes
  • 71 Taylor Werner
  • 76 Dominique Harris

Defensive linemen

  • 55 D'vonn Brown
  • 91 Courtel Jenkins
  • 93 Sevyon Lowry
  • 43 Chris Martin
Linebackers
  • 21 Luke Stice

Defensive backs

  • 26
  • 17 Steffon Herd
  • 11 Levarious Varnado
  • 9 De'Andre Coley
  • 15 Brandon Roe
  • 26 Thaddeus Philyaw III

Special teams

  • 88 Diego Marquez K
Reserve lists
  • Roster updated June 15, 2019
  • 24 Active, 6 Inactive
More rosters

All-League selections[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

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