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Storm Re-Sign Two Key Defensive Players

Sioux Falls, SD: The Storm iswells excited to announce the resigning of two key defensive players, Rob Carlisle & Patrick Wells.  

Carlisle played a critical role for the Storm in the 2012 season collecting a total of 24 tackles, 16 of which were solo and 8 assisted. He also broke up two passes during the 2012 regular season.  The 6’1”, 200lb defensive back is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where he was a three-time letter winner.   Rob is currently living in Sioux Falls and assisting with the football program at Augustana College.

“Rob is a long athletic player that can play both sides of the ball,” said Head Coach Kurtiss Riggs.  “He brings a winning tradition and a year of experience under his belt.  We expect Rob to be competing for a starting job.”

Patrick Wells, 6’1”, 200lbs also proved to be a vital part of the Storm defense registering 22 total tackles, 18 solo and four assisted. Wells also compiled 1 interception and 2 pass breakups.  In the 2012 post season, Wells collected 11 total tackles, 6 of which were solo and 5 assisted.  

Head Coach Kurtiss Riggs quoted, “Patrick Wells is one of the best defensive backs in the league.  We are really expecting a lot from Patrick this year, as a leader on and off the field for our defensive backfield!”


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