•   GDFL Oklahoma Thunder signs Antonio Gillespie! Mr. Gillespie had an outstanding college career at Troy University and was selected by the NFL Cleveland Browns! He is a defensive tackle and will be a huge asset to the Thunder program! Thunder GM Steven Roper stated "Gillespie has good upper body strength and leverage he is explosive and has a powerful first step.Antonio can hammer or finesse guards and centers with initial punch and overtake the neutral zone. He is Quick to diagnose run dir

  •   April 28, 2016, by Terrance Biggs                 Initially, the Georgia Chargers may not sound familiar. Yet, they will begin their inaugural GDFL campaign with a fair amount of excitement. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, the Chargers seek to dominate the developmental football scene in the Peach State. Team Owner James Montgomery addressed various topics. Q: Can you detail the Chargers history? A: We were conceived in November 2013. Year one was tough. We finished the sea

  • Storm’s Gilbert Readies for Run at 2016 GDFL ChampionshipEarns Player of the Week honors after scoring two defensive touchdowns for spring team.In William Shakespeare’s novel Romeo & Juliet, the leading lady asked the question; “Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo?” For Nashville Storm defensive end Romeo Gilbert, his ‘wherefore’ during the 2015 Gridiron Developmental Football League championship game was marrying his “Juliet” Jalisa. Some guys miss games because of injurie

  • April 26, 2016, by Terrance BiggsOn paper, Crescent City Kings CB Corey Kennedy appears as another GDFL standout to continue his professional journey. Earlier this week, Kennedy agreed to terms with the Chicago Eagles of the Champions Indoor Football League (CIF) His film absolutely captures attention and captivates defensive coordinators. In a league of exceptionally gifted cornerbacks, Kennedy may be one of the best. He’s smooth in coverage, uses sudden explosion and will drive on the ball.

  • April 24, 2016, by Terrance BiggsMLB All-Stars Hunter Pence and Jacoby Ellsbury have four World Series rings between them, millions of dollars, but also share an intriguing fact: They were both selected behind Lee County QB Kenard Springer in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft. When the Kansas City Royals selected him in the 8th round (228th overall), Baseball America magazine considered him the Royals’ most athletic draft pick. That is high praise, considering they chose Cy Young winner Zac

  •   April 23, 2016 by Terrance Biggs To the untrained eye, Crescent City Kings WR Jonny Warren signing a deal to play in Australia may just be a mundane occurrence in the GDFL. While the mission of the GDFL is to provide avenues and pathways to success, the player needs to attack the opportunity with unbridled optimism. These opportunities may not arrive for some. The talented New Orleans native is on his way to compete for the Melbourne Royals. Warren expressed overwhelming joy regarding thi

  • April 22, 2016, by Terrance Biggs The Mississippi Brawlers begin their GDFL journey in less than a month. Many new franchises suffer the rollercoaster emotions of excitement, fear, and uncertainty. Mississippi Brawlers LB/DE Zacharus Evans is one of the players tasked with settling his fellow defenders. The more Smith spoke, Brawler fans should rest assured the defense is in great hands. Q: What lessons did playing at Copiah-Lincoln CC teach you? #49 Zacharus Evans LB of Copiah-Lincoln CCA:  Wh

  • April 20, 2016, by Terrance Biggs Battle of LouisianaOhio State has Michigan while North Carolina has that Durham school, solid competition abounds in sports. Football, in its simplest form, is a collection of individual battles. For sixty minutes, players are locked into an absolute struggle with an opponent. The Crescent City Kings and Bayou Vipers are no exception. They have the strongest, most intense rivalry in the GDFL. Some may doubt the aforementioned, but the facts buttress that opinio

  • April 21, 2016, by Terrance Biggs                 Wide receivers are known for their bravado, that overt brashness to announce their collective arrival on the field, locker room, anywhere a large group of people may gather. Marvel City finished an improbably deep playoff run in 2015. Teams underestimated the Tigers and paid dearly. WR Rashad Pargo took notice of the slights and sought out the chance the express himself. #10 WR Rashad Pargo- Itawamba Community CollegeQ: The GDFL is known

  •   April 20, 2016, by Terrance Biggs                 Life is never cut and dried. Circumstance and fate can alter your plan in an eye blink. Vipers’ rookie offensive lineman Edward Collins is no exception. In 2009, Collins signed to play for Texas Southern University. His freshman season started with aplomb. Life, a new one, impacted Collins. He was about to become a father. Taking responsibility seriously, he stepped away from the game to tend to his expanding family. Fast