DES MOINES – The Iowa Barnstormers have signed defensive back Jourdan Wickliffe to the 2019 roster, Head Coach Dixie Wooten announced today.
Wickliffe (6-1, 205, Eastern Illinois University) returns to the Iowa Barnstormers for his second season with the team and his third season with the Indoor Football League (IFL). Wickliffe first joined the Barnstormers in 2018 where he appeared in ten regular season games. Wickliffe finished the regular season with 50.5 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, six pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries earning his place on Second Team All-IFL Defense. Wickliffe also contributed to the Barnstormers' United Conference Championship and United Bowl Championship victories.
Prior to joining the Barnstormers, Wickliffe spent his rookie IFL season with the Cedar Rapids Titans in 2017, appearing in 15 games and finishing the season with 70 total tackles, three interceptions, and seven pass breakups. Collegiately, Wickliffe had a standout career with Eastern Illinois University. Wickliffe was recruited as a wide receiver, but moved to safety midway through his redshirt freshman year. Wickliffe went on to be a three-time First Team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection. He finished his career with 14 interceptions, ranking second on the EIU career list. Following his collegiate career, Wickliffe was invited to participate in the 2016 Philadelphia Eagles Rookie Camp.
"Jourdan became our vocal leader in the secondary, the more comfortable he got the stronger of a leader he became," said Coach Wooten. "He brings a high football IQ and also an ability to communicate with his teammates and make sure everyone is on the same page."
Season Tickets for the Iowa Barnstormers 2019 season are available now! For as low as $80 per seat, fans can enjoy the action from the same great seat location each game. Fans who order before August 31 will receive special early bird pricing. For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255 or log on towww.theiowabarnstormers.com.