The Nebraska Danger have signed quarterback Damien Fleming. Former quarterback Drew Powell recently signed with the Iowa Barnstormers. Powell threw for 573 yards and six touchdowns in four games with Nebraska after spending most of the season with the Sioux Falls Storm.
Fleming took over the starting quarterback job for the Jacksonville Sharks of the National Arena League last season after Tommy Grady broke his foot early in the season. He went on to throw for 1,047 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also led them to a win over the Columbus Lions in the National Arena League title game on July 10.
Fleming is not the only former member of the Sharks joining the Danger. Head coach Mark Stoute, who was fired after eight games with the Sharks, was also hired by the Danger. He led them to an 8-0 start before being fired.
Nebraska finished the 2017 season with a 9-7 record. Their conference record was 5-2. They advanced all the way to the Intense Conference Championship Game, but fell to the eventual champion Arizona Rattlers.
Expect Fleming to win the starting job with Nebraska after impressing coach Stoute with his performance in Jacksonville. Also, with the Wichita Falls Nighthawks no longer part of the league, Nebraska has a better shot at the United Bowl.
The Indoor Football League will be playing their 10th season in 2018. United Bowl X is reportedly expected to be played at the end of June, with the game looking like it will be played on Saturday, June 30.