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Three Rookies Join Iowa Barnstormers

Three Rookies Join
10/27/2014 5:00 PM -

Three Rookies Join Iowa Barnstormers
Barnstormers Add Goldsmith, Stephens, Hammond

DES MOINES – The Iowa Barnstormers add three rookies to their training camp roster with the signing of defensive back Matt Goldsmith, defensive lineman Jeremy Stephens, and offensive lineman Tim Hammond, Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Joe Brannen announced today.

Goldsmith (6-1, 200, Illinois State) joins the Iowa Barnstormers roster for his professional football debut. The four-year letter winner for the Illinois State Redbirds played an important role in the team’s secondary. In 42 collegiate games, Goldsmith collected 131 total tackles and fourteen pass breakups.

Stephens (6-1, 245, Butler) played three years of collegiate football at Butler University after transferring from Thomas More College. As a Bulldog, Stephens recorded 176 total tackles, 29.5 tackles for loss, and 15.5 sacks at defensive lineman. His senior season, the Indianapolis native earned several honors including Team Captain, Defensive Lineman of the Year, and Defensive Player of the Year. In 2013, Stephens was also selected to the USA National Team.

Hammond (6-7, 320, Morrisville State) was a three-year starter for the Morrisville State Mustangs. A natural leader, Hammond spent two seasons as a team captain and also represented the team off the field as part of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Hammond’s senior season, he earned 1st Team All-New Jersey Athletic Conference honors and was invited to play in an all-star game, the Dream Bowl.

The Iowa Barnstormers 2014 Open Tryout Camp is scheduled for November 1, 2014 in Pella, Iowa. Attendees must be 18 years of age or older, non-college eligible, and interested in playing professional indoor football. Further details including registration forms may be found at www.theiowabarnstormers.com or by calling the Barnstormers Front Office at (515) 633-2255.

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