Nebraska Danger

Last updated
Nebraska Danger
Established 2010
Folded 2019
Played in Eihusen Arena
in Grand Island, Nebraska
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Nebraska Danger logo NebDanger.png
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]

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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

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

Season-by-season results

League ChampionsConference ChampionsDivision ChampionsPlayoff berthLeague leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
FinishWinsLossesTies
2011 2011 IFL UnitedGreat Plains4th311
2012 2012 IFLIntense6th59
2013 2013 IFLIntense1st104Won Intense Conference Championship (Colorado) 55–50
Lost 2013 United Bowl (Sioux Falls) 40–43
2014 2014 IFLIntense2nd104Won Intense Conference Championship (Colorado) 45–15
Lost 2014 United Bowl (Sioux Falls) 46–63
2015 2015 IFLIntense1st104Won Intense Conference Championship (Fever) 86–43
Lost 2015 United Bowl (Storm) 27–62
2016 2016 IFLIntense3rd610Won Intense Conference Wild Card (Billings) 64–52
Lost Intense Conference Championship (Spokane) 44–55
2017 2017 IFLIntense2nd97Lost Intense Conference Championship (Arizona) 36–62
2018 2018 IFL4th410Lost Semifinal (Iowa) 17–48
2019 2019 IFL5th77Won First Round (Green Bay) 45–40
Lost Semifinal (Arizona) 45–62
Totals64660All-time regular season record (2011–2019)
57All-time postseason record (2011–2019)
69730All-time regular season and postseason record (2011–2019)

    Head coach records

    NameTermRegular SeasonPlayoffsAwards
    WLTWin%WL
    Mike Davis 20112016 44420.51244
    Hurtis Chinn 2017 970.56301
    Mark Stoute 2018 470.364
    Adam Shackleford / Pig Brown
    (interim co-coaches) [10]
    2018 030.00001
    Pig Brown [11] 2019 770.50011

    Players

    Final roster

    Nebraska Danger roster
    Quarterbacks
    • 6Javonte Seard

    Running backs

    • 24 Davonte Sapp-Lynch

    Wide receivers

    •  5Gregory Dent Jr.
    • 85 Tevaris McCormick
    •  20 Quincy Walden
    Offensive linemen
    • 65 Sean Brown
    • 56Adolphus Barnes
    • 71Taylor Werner
    • 76 Dominique Harris

    Defensive linemen

    • 55D'vonn Brown
    • 91Courtel Jenkins
    • 43Chris Martin
    Linebackers
    • 21Luke 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

    Individual awards

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