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SPEED DATING: Brion Carnes

12/22/2016 9:00 AM -

SPEED DATING: Meet the Barnstormers
Quarterback Brion Carnes

Welcome back to SPEED DATING, where we give you a crash course introduction to each member of the 2017 Iowa Barnstormers roster! Today we’re going to introduce you to quarterback Brion Carnes.

Carnes (6-1, 205, University of Northern Iowa) is entering his second season with the Iowa Barnstormers. Last season, Carnes appeared in 11 games with the Barnstormers where he maintained his athletic versatility seeing action at quarterback, running back, and defensive back. As quarterback, Carnes ended the season throwing for 19 touchdowns and rushing for six touchdowns.

What does Coach Wooten see in Carnes? “Brion is a dual threat that does great things with his feet and also his arm. We look for him to do great things for us on the football field and in the community this year.”

We asked Carnes a few quick questions to get to know him better, check it out below:

What’s your sign? Gemini

Favorite Food: Any home cooked meal

Favorite Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake

Favorite Movie: Any Given Sunday

Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead

Favorite NFL Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Favorite Music Artist: Andre 3000

Favorite Color: Green

What is something that’s on your bucket list? “To visit the Islands.”

Who is someone who inspires you? Why? “My mother, because of her drive as well as her determination in life.”

What is your favorite thing about playing football? “The competition.”

If you weren’t playing football, what would you be doing? “Coaching somewhere.”

Where is one place you have always wanted to visit, but haven’t? “Italy.”

What is your favorite restaurant in Des Moines? “Montana Mike’s”

What would you say is your greatest achievement in life thus far? “Graduating college and my daughter.”

What is your goal going into the 2017 season? “To break Kurt Warner’s records and help bring a championship to Des Moines.”

What are you most excited about in returning to the Barnstormers? “Just getting to know the new group of guys coming in. I’m excited about a new coaching staff and this team.”

What is something you want the fans to know about you? “That I’m giving everything I’ve got this season.”

Season Tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2017 season starting as low as $80 per seat. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255 or log on to www.theiowabarnstormers.com.

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