2015 Indoor Football League season

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2015 IFL season
League Indoor Football League
Sport Indoor Football
DurationFebruary 28, 2015 – June 20, 2015
Number of teams10
Regular season
Season MVP Jameel Sewell (Nebraska)
Playoffs
Intense champions Nebraska Danger
  Intense runners-up Tri-Cities Fever
United champions Sioux Falls Storm
  United runners-up Cedar Rapids Titans
2015 United Bowl Championship
Champions Sioux Falls Storm
  Runners-up Nebraska Danger
IFL seasons

The 2015 Indoor Football League season was the seventh season of the Indoor Football League. Playing with ten teams in two conferences located in mid-sized cities predominately in the central United States, the league's regular season kicked off on February 28, 2015, when the reigning league champion Sioux Falls Storm travelled to the Bemidji Axemen. The regular season ended 16 weeks later on June 20, 2015, with the Green Bay Blizzard visiting the Iowa Barnstormers. The playoffs were held in two rounds with the top two teams in each conference facing off in a conference championship game followed by the winners of those games meeting in the United Bowl.

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Teams

For 2015, the IFL maintained its two-conference no-divisions format with each of 10 teams played 14 games during the 16-week regular season. This is the one more teams than the number of teams as played in the 2014 IFL season. The Texas-based Wichita Falls Nighthawks expansion team replaced the Texas Revolution which left for Champions Indoor Football for the 2015 season. The Iowa Barnstormers joined the IFL from the Arena Football League after making a move due to easier regional travel. The Wyoming Cavalry folded, and the league accepted the expansion franchise of Billings Wolves and the Wichita Falls Nighthawks.

United Conference

TeamLocationArena(Capacity)
Bemidji Axemen Bemidji, Minnesota Sanford Center (4,700)
Cedar Rapids Titans Cedar Rapids, Iowa U.S. Cellular Center (6,900)
Green Bay Blizzard Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin Resch Center (8,621)
Iowa Barnstormers Des Moines, Iowa Wells Fargo Arena (15,181)
Sioux Falls Storm Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Falls Arena (4,700)

Intense Conference

TeamLocationArena(Capacity)
Billings Wolves Billings, Montana Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark (12,000)
Colorado Ice Loveland, Colorado Budweiser Events Center (7,200)
Nebraska Danger Grand Island, Nebraska Eihusen Arena (7,500)
Tri-Cities Fever Kennewick, Washington Toyota Center (5,970)
Wichita Falls Nighthawks Wichita Falls, Texas Kay Yeager Coliseum (7,380)

Expansion

In January 2014, the league announced that the Billings Wolves would join the league for the 2015 season. The Wolves played their home games at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark in Billings, Montana. [1] The city was previously home to the Billings Outlaws, who folded after a tornado heavily damaged the arena leaving them with heavy, uninsured losses.

On August 25, 2014, the Nighthawks became official members of the Indoor Football League. [2]

Standings

Playoffs

Conference Championships 2015 United Bowl
      
2 Tri-Cities 43
1Nebraska86
I1 Nebraska 27
U1Sioux Falls62
2 Cedar Rapids 12
1Sioux Falls34

Awards

Individual season awards

AwardWinnerPositionTeam
Most Valuable Player Jameel Sewell QuarterbackNebraska Danger
Offensive Player of the YearSteven WhiteheadWide ReceiverTri-Cities Fever
Defensive Player of the Year Jeremiah Price Defensive LinemanCedar Rapids Titans
Special Teams Player of the YearMulku KalokohKick ReturnerBemidji Axemen
Offensive Rookie of the YearWaymon JamesRunning BackNebraska Danger
Defensive Rookie of the YearMichael GreenDefensive BackBillings Wolves
Adam Pringle Award Brady Beeson KickerTri-Cities Fever
Coach of the YearKurtiss RiggsHead CoachSioux Falls Storm
Executive of the Year John Pettit VP, COO and Co-ownerIowa Barnstormers

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1st Team All-IFL

Offense
Quarterback Jameel Sewell, Nebraska
Running back Waymon James, Nebraska
Wide receiver Judd Harrold, Sioux Falls
Steven Whitehead, Tri-Cities
Kyle Kaiser, Colorado
Offensive tackle Myniya Smith, Sioux Falls
Darius Savage, Nebraska
Center Charlie Sanders, Sioux Falls
Defense
Defensive line Jeremiah Price, Cedar Rapids
Corey Johnsen, Sioux Falls
Xzavie Jackson, Cedar Rapids
Linebacker Javicz Jones, Iowa
James Ackel, Wichita Falls
Defensive back Michael Green, Billings
DeQuan Starling, Sioux Falls
Jamie Bender, Green Bay
Special teams
Kicker Jeff Budzien, Green Bay
Kick returner Mulku Kalokoh, Bemidji

2nd Team All-IFL

Offense
Quarterback Donovan Porterie, Green Bay
Running back Andrew Pierce, Tri-Cities
Wide receiver Brady Roland, Iowa
Josh Jarboe, Bemidji
Bryan Pray, Cedar Rapids
Offensive tackle Rashaud Mungro, Sioux Falls
Trevis Turner, Nebraska
Center Keyun Swinney, Green Bay
Defense
Defensive end Jake Killeen, Tri-Cities
Terrance Lloyd, Wichita Falls
Justin Edison, Nebraska
Linebacker Tyler Knight, Sioux Falls
Elijah Fields, Sioux Falls
Defensive back Troy Sanders, Tri-Cities
Corey Sample, Colorado
Travonti Johnson, Billings
Special teams
Kicker Rockne Belmonte, Cedar Rapids
Kick returner Demetruce McNeal, Cedar Rapids

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