• Columbia, SC-The Gridiron Developmental Football League is pleased to announce and recognize former NFL Football player for the Kansas City Chiefs and current Carolina Dynasty franchise owner Ed Shropshire for being featured in the June/July edition of Palmetto Parent Magazine. The league just caught word of this major accomplishment recently and wanted to extend our congratulations and acknowledgement to Ed Shropshire. The GDFL prides itself on our owners, players, and coaches that display lea

  •  NEW ORLEANS – The Crescent City Kings know they have to continue to build on last season. In 2015, the Kings came within three points of capturing their first GDFL National Championship. The sting of the defeat is still present, but the focus and determination of the franchise’s leaders have intensified. The Kings began working, shortly after the championship game, to field an even better team for 2016. The recruiting, the emphasis on training, and the culture surrounding the Crescent Cit

  • Memphis, Tenn-The Gridiron Developmental Football League All-stars faced the Amateur Professional Developmental Football League All-stars in Gridiron competition on November 14, 2015, in Memphis, Tennessee. This was the second time these two leagues competed against each other. It was an action packed game from the 1st kickoff to the final whistle. The GDFL All-Stars walked away with a 10-6 win over the ADPFL All-Stars. Iran "Ralo" Bickman of the Louisiana Bayou Vipers ran for a 42 yd Touchdown.

  • Press ReleaseTulsa, Ok. - October 21st, 2015by Ashton Robinson CookJeff Bigger named Head Coach of the Oklahoma ThunderThe Oklahoma Thunder recently announced that Jeff Bigger will take over the reins as head coach, rounding out a host of offseason changes made by the team. Bigger will lead the Thunder into competition for a second GDFL title in 2016, a feat the Thunder accomplished with Bigger as defensive coordinator in 2013.Bigger brings a wealth of experience to the team, having spent 24 yea

  • 9Dewayne Peace  Class:Senior Hometown:Grand Prairie, Texas High School:So. Grand Prairie Last College:Blinn College Height / Weight:5-11 / 190 Position:WR Birthdate:01/11/1991Welcome, Dewayne Peace to the Keller Wildcats. We are expecting big things from Mr. Peace.Stated, Owner/GM Jeff Dottie. ( Read More)2012: The team's leading receiver despite missing three games ... recorded six starts in the nine games he played in ... eclipsed the century mark in back-to-back games with 141 yards

  • Presented by Gridiron Developmental Football LeagueNews Release For Immediate Release October 27, 2015GDFL Players and Volunteers Promoting the Importance of Education & Staying In School Memphis, Tenn- On November 14, 2015, the Gridiron Developmental Football League {GDFL} will be promoting football games the H.Y.P.E. Bowl {Helping Young People Excel} and the GDFL Pro Bowl Game. The HYPE Bowl is a football game and series of events dedicated to promoting the importance of education and sta

  • For Immediate Release Memphis, Tennessee October 26, 2015, The Gridiron Developmental Football League is pleased to announce the Keller Wildcats have committed to the league for the 2016 season. The Wildcats are owned by CEO/General Manager Jeff Dottie. Jeff Dottie is the nephew of former NFL great WR/John Jefferson. Jefferson was selected out of Arizona State University in the first round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. He played three seasons in San Diego, where he became the

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDateline: Woodville, MS Monday, October 19, 2015 Source: Mississippi Brawlers Media Dept. Contacts:     Woodville, MS.-The Gridiron Developmental Football League is proud to announce that the Mississippi Brawlers of Woodville, Mississippi has committed to the Gridiron Developmental Football League for their 2016 Inaugural season and beyond.The Brawlers will be operating as a professional developmental team, “The Brawlers give us a presence in a very str

  • Memphis, Tenn- The Memphis Blast Pro Football Team is proud to announce that  All-American Tony Bell from the University of Tennessee-Martin has committed to play safety in 2016 in the Gridiron Developmental Football League. Tony Bell, who played linebacker throughout his career at UTM, was named as an All-American linebacker in 2013 and 2014 by four different media outlets (Associated Press, College Sports Madness, Beyond Sports Network and The Sports Network). It was his second consecuti

  •  Memphis, TN - The Blast are back. OTA Player Lead Training Camp started on Sunday afternoon at East High School. On Sunday, Corey Jones 6'4 275 pound Defensive Lineman of the University of Memphis reported for duty.“It’s always exciting man," The 6'4 275 tackle Corey Jones said. "You get those butterflies that you know the time is here." A year ago, Jones was going through rehabilitation after a shoulder injury and some off the field issues. He has overcome alot stated GM Lazarus Settle o