Quad City Steamwheelers (2018–)

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Quad City Steamwheelers
Current season
Established 2017
Play in TaxSlayer Center
in Moline, Illinois
steamwheelersfootball.com
Quad City Steamwheelers helmet
Quad City Steamwheelers logo
HelmetLogo
League/conference affiliations
Team colorsNavy blue, gold and scarlet red
              
Personnel
Owner(s)Doug Bland
Head coachCory Ross
Team history
  • Quad City Steamwheelers (2018–present)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Playoff appearances (1)
Home arena(s)

The Quad City Steamwheelers are an indoor American football team that began play in 2018. They played their first season as part of the Champions Indoor Football, but have joined the Indoor Football League in advance of their second season.[1] Based in Moline, Illinois, the Steamwheelers play their home games at the TaxSlayer Center.

The Steamwheelers are named after the Quad Cities' previous team of the same name, which played in all ten of the AF2's seasons (2000 until 2009) and won the first two ArenaCups.

History[edit]

After the original Quad City Steamwheelers folded along with the AF2, TaxSlayer Center director Scott Mullen had been in talks with various investors seeking to bring back the Steamwheelers, but none were financially secure enough to meet his standards. During 2017, a splash page emerged allegedly belonging to a revived Steamwheelers team in the CIF, however, neither Mullen nor the CIF would comment on the page.[2]

On August 15, 2017, the Center confirmed that a deal had been reached which would see the Wheelers return as members of the CIF for 2018, with a press conference taking place the following day.[3] At the press conference, the Wheelers introduced their owner/general manager Doug Bland (previously part-owner of fellow CIF team the Dallas Marshals) and head coach Cory Ross (most recently head coach for the Omaha Beef).[4]

After one season in the CIF, the Steamwheelers announced they were joining the Indoor Football League for the 2019 season.[1]

Roster[edit]

Quad City Steamwheelers roster
Quarterbacks
  • 12 E. J. Hilliard
  • -- Andrew Locke

Running backs

  •  5 Zach Minch
  •  2 Tyler Williams

Wide receivers

  •  3 Daron Clark
  •  8 Darius Hicks
  • 16 Tyler Jones
  • 19 Quinton Pedroza
  • 13 Keyvan Rudd
Offensive linemen
  • 57 Ryan Brophy
  • 77 Ryan Bubuka
  • 52 Trevione Goins
  • 33 Anthony Pruitt

Defensive linemen

  •  7 Kewan Alfred
  • 58 Herbert Gonzales III
  • 99 Maurice Harris
  •  9 Demetrius Hill
Linebackers
  • 22 Terry Johnson
  • 10 Shannon Winesbury

Defensive backs

  • -- Anthony Hughes
  •  4 Tre' Hunter
  • 37 Dominique McDuffie
  • 21 Joe Powell
  • 24 Denzel Thompson

Special teams

  •  6 Jacob Stytz
Reserve lists
  • -- D'Vonn Brown DL (Did Not Report)
  • -- Darius Jones DB (Did Not Report)
  • -- Kyle Patterson DL (Did Not Report)
  • -- Matt Shepherd WR (IR) Injury icon 2.svg

Rookies in italics
Roster updated May 3, 2018
25 Active, 5 Inactive

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Statistics and records[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff berth League leader
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2018 CIF North 3rd 8 4 0 Lost Conference Semifinal (Sioux City) 46–54
Totals 8 4 0 All-time regular season record (2018)
0 1 All-time postseason record (2018)
8 5 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Quad City Steamwheelers join the IFL for 2019 season". Nebraska.tv. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Tappa, Steve (August 1, 2017). "Steamwheelers return talk resurfaces". The Dispatch–Argus. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  3. ^ Doxsie, Don (August 15, 2017). "Steamwheelers indoor football returning to Q-C". Quad-City Times. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Doxsie, Don (August 16, 2017). "Dallas-based group bringing Steamwheelers back to life". Quad-City Times. Retrieved August 17, 2017.

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