IFL Hopefuls Try Out for Nebraska Danger

By: Megan Johnson Email
By: Megan Johnson Email

The Nebraska Danger held open tryouts in Grand Island on Sunday as they work on filling their roster.

General Manager Mike McCoy said the team can sign up to 40 players. Before Sunday's tryouts they had already signed 18.

"We'll look at all the numbers tonight, and if we really see some guys that we think are fast enough and big enough and strong enough, then we'll make sure that we call them tomorrow and talk with them about their chances to play with us," McCoy said.

Potential receivers were running routes and potential offensive linemen were practicing drills inside the 4-H/FFA Exhibit building at Fonner Park early Sunday morning. McCoy said the hopefuls were from all over Nebraska and from as far away as Texas. Players had come from Illinois and Iowa to tryout as well.

"They're from big schools and small schools, and big towns and small towns," McCoy said.

McCoy also said he was impressed with some of what he and the coaches had seen Sunday.

"From what we've seen so far, it's very, very good," he said. "We really have some guys here who can play."

McCoy said the Danger might have another open tryout sometime in the near future.

The roster needs to be filled so the team can be ready when the Indoor Football League season starts in February. The Danger will have 14 regularly scheduled games: seven at home and seven away.

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