DES MOINES – Head Coach Dixie Wooten announced today that the Iowa Barnstormers have signed defensive back Bryce Enyard to a contract.
On Saturday, November 5 in Pella, IA, the Iowa Barnstormers held their annual Open Tryout. Over 30 athletes from across the country competed for a chance at making the 2017 Barnstormers roster. One of those hopefuls was Bryce Enyard, who impressed Coach Wooten and earned an invitation to training camp.
Enyard (6-1, 188, Northwest Missouri State) joins the Iowa Barnstormers for his rookie season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Enyard had an impressive collegiate career at Northwest Missouri State University where he played for four seasons. As a freshman, Enyard appeared in 13 games where he recorded 45 tackles, six interceptions, two pass breakups, and one touchdown earning him MIAA freshman of the year and Second Team All-MIAA honors.
Enyard took a year off before returning to the football field in 2013 where he started in all 15 games with the Bearcats and led the team in total interceptions. In 2014, Enyard's streak continued as he appeared in 12 games and collected 41 tackles, five tackles for loss, four pass breakups, one interception, and one touchdown earning Third Team All-MIAA honors. As a senior, Enyard collected 50 tackles, seven pass breakps, four interceptions, two touchdowns, and one sack ending his collegiate career with First Team All-MIAA and CCA All-Region Second Team Honors.
"Signing a guy like Bryce shows what open tryouts are all about," said Coach Wooten. "He came out, showed great football skills, and we knew he could play in this league. We are lucky to find a college D2 national champion defensive back."
The Iowa Barnstormers home opener is scheduled for Sunday, March 26, 2017 against in-state rivals the Cedar Rapids Titans. Season Tickets are on sale for the 2017 season starting as low as $80 per seat. Don't miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255 or log on to www.theiowabarnstormers.com.