GDFL makes Sports Illustrated

by Gridiron Media


Gridiron Developmental Football League makes Sports Illustrated

Recognition as a Top D League

Richmond, Virginia, February 9, 2017: 

 I am proud to announce that the Gridiron Developmental Football League has been recognized and covered by Sports Illustrated. This is a major accomplishment for the GDFL, its franchisees and members.

“ I am so proud of what Mr. Thompson has been able to accomplish with this league” stated COO Tracey Scott for every brick thrown he has laid a foundation for sports excellence. I also would like to thank this awesome team of directors for their hard work and commitment to the GDFL. The GDFL has steadily risen to prominence to be recognized as a premiere D League. We also congratulate the Rivals & APDFL Leagues for also being recognized in the article.

Sports Illustrated is an American sports media franchise owned by Time Inc. Its self-titled magazine has over 3 million subscribers and is read by 23 million people each week, including over 18 million. 

Charles Thompson has been in this business a while, and he’s certainly seen his share of football leagues come and go. Thompson founded the Gridiron Developmental Football League in 2010, in Memphis, Tennessee. After a traumatic work injury which involved being hit and pinned by nearly 20,000 pounds of burning steel, Thompson found the conviction for a new league while recovering in the ICU. Thompson, who had played football when he was growing up, and later while in the military, and who had coached former-NFLers Dewayne Robertson and Cedric Wilson in their youth, decided he wanted to continue to help players “realize their dream.” (Read More)