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Storm Re-Signs Defensive Powerhouses Perkins and Tryon

February 19, 2004 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Sioux Falls Storm News Release

The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce the signing of veterans Bobby Perkins and Todd Tryon.

Perkins, a 6’1”, 195 lb safety from the University of South Dakota, is returning for his fourth season with the Storm. Bobby also spent one year with the Sioux Falls Cobras of the IFL. Perkins led the Storm in interceptions last year coming away with seven on the season, as well as covering over 270 yards on kick returns. Perkins was also named to the 2003 Pacific Conference All-NIFL Team.

Tryon, a 6’, 218 lb D-back from Buena Vista University is also returning for another season with the Storm. Todd, too, spent a season with the Cobras and will be in his fourth season with the Storm. He had a total of 22 tackles last season, including16 solo tackles, as well as an interception. Todd has consistently been a very versatile player, serving as a corner, safety, wide receiver, and long snapper. Todd recently opened the only 24-hour access gym in Sioux Falls, “Tryon Gym,” located next to the Storm office on Minnesota Avenue.

“Both Bobby and Todd have been mainstay individuals in our program and we are excited to have them back for another season. They both know the inside and outside of our defense and will serve as almost another coach on the field,” says general manager Colin Steen.

For more information on Storm players and events, please call the Storm office at 605-332-4225, or visit the website at

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