The captains of the Ohio Valley Greyhounds and the Sioux Falls Storm meet before the start of the teams' June 16th game. Ohio Valley hosts Omaha Saturday at WesBanco Arena while Sioux Falls welcomes Rock River to the Sioux Falls Arena Saturday.
June 25, 2007 - Omaha, NE - After a solid career at Concord University, Jerrand Nesmith decided to test his skills in the UIF as part of the Ohio Valley Greyhounds.
UIF: What is one strength you have seen in the UIF since coming to the league?
JN: The speed of the receivers is great.
UIF: What appealed to you the most about the UIF?
JN: Fan interaction. Being able to give the fans high fives after good plays, and signing autographs on the field is all very important to me. The UIF separates itself from other leagues because we are truly able to show our fans in every way how thankful we are to have them and how much we love this game.
UIF: Who is the best defensive player youíve faced?
JN: J.T. Haskins (Lexington Horsemen Number 3).
UIF: Most challenging part of playing indoor football?
JN: The wall. Iíve had three touchdowns where the wall has been a factor.
UIF: What is the Greyhounds weekly preparation for games?
JN: Monday through Thursday: 8:30 to 11 a.m. team practice; Noon to 1 p.m. offense has film (defense lifts); 1 to 2 p.m. defense has film (offense lifts). If we have an away game, whenever we get in town we have a light walkthrough.
UIF: What has been your favorite moment this season?
JN: The first time we played RiverCity, I had a great reception.
UIF: What is your best memory of playing at Concord University?
JN: It was in my senior year. I had been a receiver and hadnít played both sides of the ball, and one day coach asked if I could. I played in a game and ended up getting two offensive touchdowns and one interception.
UIF: Whatís your degree in from Concord University?
JN: Sports Management.
UIF: If you werenít playing football, what would you be doing?
JN: Iíd most likely be a sports agent.
UIF: What advice would you give to those wanting to play indoor football?
JN: Experience it and use it as a steppingstone. If you can play in this league, youíll have a good transition into other leagues. Iím very thankful that I was offered the opportunity to play.
Stats through June 23, 2007:
* 24 catches for 225 yards and four touchdowns.
* seven solo tackles, one assist, 7.5 total tackles, and one pass breakup.
* one missed field goal return for 26 yards.
* one kickoff return for 17 yards
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