FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME....
The Indianapolis Tornados are a Minor League (AAA) Football club with a rich history. Our unpaid professional athletes play football for an opportunity to showcase their talents in PREMIER AMATEUR FOOTBALL LEAGUE (PAFL) either to advance to the next level and for the love of the game. Several Tornado players have played for or been scouted by NFL teams. Not only do the Indianapolis Tornados provide opportunities for football players, they provide coaches, dance team members, volunteers, and referee’s an opportunity to perform at a high level as well.
This successful organization is also actively involved with local charities to better the lives of children throughout Indianapolis. Our players and staff regularly volunteer time at community events as a way of making a difference. Through community programs and other outings in society, the Tornados aim to be the number one resource for any Minor League Football experience.
Offering fun, affordable, family-friendly entertainment, a Tornados game is a great way to spend a Saturday evening. Come cheer for the Tornados as they strive to win another national championship and make a difference in our community.
TORNADOS QUARTERBACK GOES PRO!
The Indianapolis Tornados are very proud to announce that QB, Frank Brock has signed a professional contract to play for the Franken Knights of the GFL. (German Football League). Last season, Frank joined the team as rookie QB from the University of Indianapolis. He led the team to an 11-2 record including the Conference Championship and a win the the USA Bowl this past January.
"We are very proud of Frank and his development while with us here, this is exactly why the Tornados exist.....to give young men another shot at the next level" stated Head Coach, Grant Cameron. Grant serves as the team's offensive coordinator and developed a special rapport with Frank over the 2106 season. Although Frank started the first game of the season against the Cincinnati Chiefs, he will be in Germany before the Tornados' next game on June 3rd.
In response, the Tornados added two quarterbacks to their roster for the 2017 season. Quarterback, Jeremy Hibblen, started with the Tornados in 2015 and was expected to bring stability to the position. However, a separation to his non-throwing shoulder on May 16th, 2015 cut Hibblen's time with the Tornados short. In his first and only complete game as a Tornado, Hibblen led the Tornados to a victory over the Fort Wayne Cardinals completing 17 of 25 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown. He built up a lead against the Kentucky Extreme in his second game before being lost for the season due to injury. With Hibblen out, the Tornados turned to Wide Receiver Avery Thompson (#12) to complete the 2015 season. Thompson remains on the roster and provides the Tornados with additional depth.
The Tornados also added former UCONN quarterback Garrett Anderson who has already started practicing with the team. The 6-1, 224 lb Quarterback from Walnut Creek, California, played eight (8) games off the bench during his senior year for the UCONN Huskies last season. He went 8-16 for 69 yards and zero interceptions during that span including a game in which he threw for 34 yards on 3-7 passing at Houston (Sept. 29). Anderson received an invite to second annual Tropical Bowl where he went 5-11 for 78 yards and a touchdown. In 2015, Anderson spent his Junior year working as a running back toward the end of the season. He had a 45-yard touchdown pass out of the running back spot in win against nationally-ranked Houston (Nov. 21) . Anderson played his first two collegiate seasons with Laney Junior College in Oakland, California where he amassed over 1,500 passing yards and 24 touchdowns in 2013 and threw for 612 yards and 11 touchdowns for Laney in 2014.
Like Frank Brock, Anderson also hopes to use the Tornados as a platform to showcase his talents to professional scouts.
"It is rare that a team could lose a starting quarterback of Frank's caliber and bring in not one but two players capable for picking up where Frank left off" said team General Manager, David Seiter. "This team's goal to win the league championship has not changed. We wish Frank the best and hope he is immensely successful in his next venture."
USA BOWL CHAMPIONS!
(Daytona, FL) On January 14th, 2017, The Indianapolis Tornados showed why they were invited to the national stage in Daytona Florida. Despite coming up short in the PAFL Championship game against the WPA Wildcatz last August, the Tornados were still ranked 8th in the nation at season's end. The team continued to work in the off-season, preparing for one more game-- USA Bowl XII. The Opponent, the Monroe County (NY) Sting, finished the season 13-1 and won the Northeastern Football Alliance (NFA) championship.
The Tornados dominated both sides of the ball to secure a 24-14 victory. Tight End, Rikko Littles (#8) caught the sting off guard with a 3-yard Touchdown run out of the Wildcat formation. It was Littles first rushing TD on the season. Chaz Norton and Avery Thompson each caught touchdown passes, 26 and 12 yards respectively. Kicker, Chris Mabrey, rounded out the scoring with a 44 yard field goal. On defense, safety June Love (#2) had two interceptions while Michael Hodge, Jeremy Finch and Anthony Weather (#33), each added one of their own. Weather also forced a fumble and recovered an on-side kick. Linebackers, Cornelius Edmond, Tamario Morris and Jamie Arnold contributed to a fierce pass rush which featured 5 sacks and contributed the numerous interceptions.
"When playing a team of Monroe County's ability, extra possessions are the key" commented the satisfied head coach, Grant Cameron. "We knew going in that we wanted to win the turn-over battle."
A new generation of Tornados is ready to extend the legacy.
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