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Grounded with Barnstormers Head Coach Ameer Ismail

October 15, 2020 - In March, the Iowa Barnstormers players and coaches were traveling to their first game on the road, while the staff was busy in Des Moines finalizing details to welcome fans to Wells Fargo Arena for the home opener the following week. Reports of Covid-19's rapid spread were covering the news channels, causing worry for what was to come of the 2020 season. In what seemed like a blink of an eye, businesses began closing their doors and concerts and sporting events were postponed or canceled. T... Full Story

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Linebacker Kalaii Griffin II Signs on to Iowa Barnstormers 2021 Roster

October 13, 2020 - DES MOINES - The Iowa Barnstormers have signed linebacker Kalaii Griffin to the 2021 roster, Head Coach Ameer Ismail announced today. Griffin (6-1, 230, UTEP) joins the Iowa Barnstormers for his rookie season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Collegiately, Griffin played his first season at Ventura Community College before transferring to the University of Texas El Paso. In three seasons with the Miners, Griffin appeared in 25 games collecting 43 total tackles including 18 solo tackles, fi... Full Story

Tony Jones Returns to Barnstormers

October 9, 2020 - DES MOINES "" The Iowa Barnstormers have re-signed defensive lineman Tony Jones to the 2021 roster, Head Coach Ameer Ismail announced today. Jones (6-2, 235, Texas Tech University) joins the Iowa Barnstormers for his rookie season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Collegiately, Jones began his career at Butler Community College before transferring to Texas Tech University. In two seasons with the Red Raiders Jones appeared in 24 games, at both linebacker and defensive lineman, where he co... Full Story

CJ Thornton Returns to Barnstormers

October 7, 2020 - DES MOINES - The Iowa Barnstormers have re-signed defensive lineman CJ Thornton to the 2021 roster, Head Coach Ameer Ismail announced today. Thornton (6-1, 230, Davenport University) joins the Iowa Barnstormers for his rookie season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Collegiately, Thornton began his career at Los Angeles Valley College collecting 127 total tackles, three sacks, four forced fumbles, and three interceptions in two years with the Monarchs before transferring to Davenport Unive... Full Story

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