2015 Green Bay Blizzard season

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2015 Green Bay Blizzard season
Head coach Tommie Williams
Owner Larry Treankler
Kathy Treankler
Ahman Green
Home field Resch Center
1901 South Oneida Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54304
Results
Record 6-8
Conference place 3rd
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 2015 Green Bay Blizzard season was the team's thirteenth season as a professional indoor football franchise and sixth in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of ten teams competing in the IFL for the 2015 season, the Green Bay Blizzard were members of the United Conference. The team played their home games at the Resch Center in the Green Bay suburb of Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin.

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Indoor American football sport

Indoor American football is a variation of American football played at ice hockey-sized indoor arenas. While varying in details from league to league, the rules of indoor football are designed to allow for play in a smaller arena. It is a distinct discipline and not be confused with traditional American football played in large domed stadiums, as is done by some teams at the college and professional levels.

Indoor Football League indoor American football league founded in 2008

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is a professional indoor American football league created in 2008 out of the merger between the Intense Football League and United Indoor Football. The league is the second highest tier in indoor/arena football behind the Arena Football League (AFL), and has operated continuously under the same name and corporate structure longer than any other current indoor football league, considering that the AFL's 2009 season was cancelled and the original league filed for bankruptcy that year. IFL players earn a minimum of US$200 per game played. The season is typically about 14 games long, plus playoffs of two or more rounds.

Contents

Schedule

Key:   Win  Tie  Loss   Bye

Regular season

All start times are local time

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 Sunday March 1 3:00pm Nebraska Danger L 32-57 [1] 0-1 Resch Center
2 BYE
3 Saturday March 14 7:05pm at Tri-Cities Fever W 71-63 [2] 1-1 Toyota Center
4 Sunday March 22 3:00pm Iowa Barnstormers W 47-46 [3] 2-1 Resch Center
5 Sunday March 29 3:00pm Bemidji Axemen L 54-55 [4] 2-2 Resch Center
6 BYE
7 Saturday April 11 7:05pm at Iowa Barnstormers L 64-75 [5] 2-3 Wells Fargo Arena
8 Saturday April 18 6:00pm Billings Wolves L 37-56 [6] 2-4 Resch Center
9 Saturday April 25 7:05pm at Cedar Rapids Titans W 52-49 [7] 3-4 U.S. Cellular Center
10 Saturday May 2 7:05pm at Bemidji Axemen W 55-28 [8] 4-4 Sanford Center
11 Friday May 8 7:05pm at Sioux Falls Storm L 35-56 [9] 4-5 Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
12 Saturday May 16 6:00pm Wichita Falls Nighthawks W 37-36 [10] 5-5 Resch Center
13 Saturday May 23 7:00pm at Wichita Falls Nighthawks W 41-31 [11] 6-5 Kay Yeager Coliseum
14 Saturday May 30 6:00pm Cedar Rapids Titans L 32-50 [12] 6-6 Resch Center
15 BYE
16 Saturday June 13 6:00pm Sioux Falls Storm L 31-75 [13] 6-7 Resch Center
17 Saturday June 20 7:05pm at Iowa Barnstormers L 32-38 [14] 6-8 Wells Fargo Arena

Standings

2015 United Conference
WLTPCTPFPAGBSTK
y-Sioux Falls Storm 14 0 0 1.000 884 481 -- W14
x-Cedar Rapids Titans 9 5 0 .643 642 487 5.0 L1
Green Bay Blizzard 6 8 0 .429 620 715 8.0 L3
Iowa Barnstormers 6 8 0 .429 528 631 8.0 W1
Bemidji Axemen 2 12 0 .143 449 803 12.0 L10

Roster

2015 Green Bay Blizzard roster
Quarterback

Running back

  •  5 Garrick Hall

Wide receiver

  • 13 Joe Green
  •  6 Andre London
  •  1 Donte Sawyer
  •  4 Carl Sims
Offensive linemen
  • -- Ronald Johnson
  • 70 Isaiah Shelton
  • 55 Larry Westphal

Defensive linemen

  • 50 Jimmy Daniels
  • 94Danny Farr
  • 79Bryan Keys
  • 33 Brandon McKinney
  • 69 Kenneth Woodget
Linebacker
  • 42 Jamil Moore
  • 18 Allen Walker

Defensive back

  • -- Shawn Billups
  • 12 Tyler Phillips
  •  7 Kenneth Ridley
  • 22 Brandon Turman

Special teams

  • 19Jeff Budzien
Reserve lists
  • -- Kahlil Bass LB (Exempt.)
  • 11 Courtney Daniel LB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 92 Derek Earls LB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 97 V. J. Holmes DL (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 21 Dontrell Johnson DB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  •  5 Ricardo Johnson WR (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  •  8 Avonte Jones WR (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 74 D'Angelo McCray OL (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 70 Kadre Pinder OL (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  •  2 Markeith Summers WR (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 77 Keyun Swinney OL (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 99 Noah Taylor DL (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  •  9 Marquel Willis WR (IR) Injury icon 2.svg

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 18, 2015
22 Active, 13 Inactive

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