June 28, 2017 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Iowa Barnstormers
Six Barnstormers Earn All-Indoor Football League Honors Barnstormers Named First and Second Team Selections DES MOINES - Concluding the 2017 Indoor Football League regular season, a record six Iowa Barnstormers players have been selected to All-IFL teams, the league announced today. Linebacker Javicz Jones, defensive lineman Ra'Shawde Myers, and wide receiver Brady Roland earned First Team selection, while defensive back Jamie Bender, offensive lineman D'Angelo McCray, and quarterback Travis Partridge were named to the second team.
After going 4-12 in the 2016 season, the Iowa Barnstormers were the surprise team in 2017 as they rattled off 11 consecutive victories and finished the regular season 13-3. They are one of three teams to have six All-IFL selections.
Javicz Jones (6'1, 230, Mary Hardin Baylor) earns First Team Selection for the Iowa Barnstormers after an impressive season, leading the league in tackles with a total 148. Jones also collected two touchdowns and three interceptions during the 2017 season. Previously, Jones received All-IFL First Team honors in 2015. Ra'Shawde Myers (6'4, 255, Marshall University) earns First Team Selection for the first time in his IFL career. Myers finished the 2017 season second in the league for sacks, with a total of 11. Brady Roland (6'1, 185, Grand View University) earns First Team Selection for the second consecutive season, having also earned Second Team honors in 2015. Roland finished the 2017 season tied for the league lead with 22 total touchdown receptions.
Jamie Bender (5'11, 205, Alabama at Birmingham) earns Second Team Selection after finishing the season with five interceptions, one touchdown, one fumble recovery, and 67.5 total tackles. D'Angelo McCray (6'5, 335, Memphis) earns Second Team Selection after contributing to a powerful offensive line. Travis Partridge (6'4, 245, Missouri Western) has also earned Second Team honors after a dominating season, passing for 47 touchdowns and collecting 24 rushing touchdowns.