GDFL add Starkville SteelDogs

by GDFL Media

League to Welcome Starkville, Mississippi as Latest Franchise Territory

City: Starkville, MississippiNielsen U.S. TV market rank: 150th
Stadium: Anderson Stadium
Colors: Red, Black, and White
General Manager: Jimmy Williams

Starkville, MS –The Gridiron Developmental Football League today announced that it has added the Starkville SteelDogs to its roster of teams set to begin play in May 2017.

The primary goal is to develop players to be well-rounded athletes and leaders on/off the field. The Steeldogs Football program will focuses on advancing players to the Next Level. The Steeldogs ownership is committed to developing athletes,  who are serious about their craft." Our team is coming into the most competitive league in the country will have a roster that will be competitive more quickly than prior franchise teams" Head Coach Ken Fair said.

The state of Mississippi, is well known in the football world as a hotbed for football recruiting talent.
“We are extremely excited to bring Pro Development football to Starkville,” stated Steeldogs Owner Jimmy Williams Sr. You can’t ask for a better area in terms of the football landscape to place a team, we are in Bulldog country Starkville is home to Mississippi State University so the Steeldogs should be a perfect fit and we can’t wait to compete against many other proven GDFL teams.”

The Steeldogs passion for not only the sport, but the Starkville community itself and their vision for the future is refreshing. We are confident they will be one of the top organizations in the GDFL for many years to come.”

The team plans to announce an official press conference slated in the coming weeks, with details coming shortly. In the meantime, fans can visit their website at for upcoming announcements, ticketing info, and player tryouts.

The announcement from the Steeldogs is the latest in a series of announcements planned in the upcoming weeks from the league office. The first GDFL league schedule is slated to be announced in the beginning of January. The GDFL is set for kickoff in May of 2017. Fans can learn more about the Gridiron Developmental Football League by visiting its website at