Ohio Broncos Enter GDFL Set Sights On New Chapter

by Gridiron Media

Akron, OH-Beginning this Summer 2021, the Gridiron Developmental Football League will welcome the Ohio Broncos to its Xtreme Conference – Located in the Northeast region of Akron, Ohio (co-owned by Jimmy Melton & Charles Portman).

The. Broncos where established in 2015. They have Established a winning tradition with 2 Division titles, 1-1 in Conference title games and a league runners -up in 2017. 

Owners Jimmy Melton and Charles Portman took last couple of seasons off to coach the North East Ohio Silverbacks helping them win the PAFL Tier 2 2019 Championship before deciding to come back in 2021

We are very excited to be a part of the GDFL. It’s a very competitive league with great teams, and outstanding players, I am thrilled to be among the great ownership groups they have throughout the league and we will be ready to compete in 2021,” stated Melton of the Ohio Broncos.


City: Akron, Ohio                          
Established: 2015
Stadium: TBA
Colors: Orange, White and Blue
Ownership:  Jimmy Melton & Charles Portman


The Gridiron Developmental Football League is a Professional Developmental Football League based in Memphis, Tennessee. This League was established to provide the community with high quality sports entertainment and to provide athletes the opportunity to participate in professional sports. 

We are looking at partnering with national and local area businesses in our pursuit of excellence and commitment to our community. Our commitment, dedication, and vision are set on building a firm foundation for professionalism and quality. 

The Gridiron Developmental Football League continues to strive to provide a quality minor professional level of football throughout the United States and beyond giving area athletes and fans the opportunity be a part of history. Our organization would like to thank you for your support. 

We are excited about the upcoming season and look forward to “Making AN IMPACT” in our Community. Fans can visit our website at www.gdfl.org for upcoming announcements, ticketing info, and player tryouts.

The GDFL Communications Office contributed to this article