Gridiron Developmental Football League

Gridiron Developmental Football League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015–16 GDFL season
Sport American football
Founded 2010
No. of teams 25
Countries United States
Official website

The Gridiron Developmental Football League (GDFL) is a mid-level minor professional football league based in Memphis, Tennessee.[1]

History of GDFL

The league was formed in 2010, with Charles Thompson as the founder and first president.[1]

As of June 2016, the league has 25 teams.[2]

Xtreme Conference

Teams compete annually for the Gridiron Bowl. Teams below are competing in 2016.

Team Arena City/area
North Division
Huntsville Rockets Huntsville, Alabama
Nashville Storm Nashville, Tennessee
River City Tribe Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tri-City Outlaws Clarksville, Tennessee
East Division
Blue Ridge Raiders Asheville, North Carolina
Georgia Knights Cartersville, Georgia
Carolina Redemption Durham, North Carolina
Midway Division
Carolina Chargers Charleston, South Carolina
Carolina Venom Columbia, South Carolina
Palmetto Havoc Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
South Carolina Bulls Charleston, South Carolina
Heart of the South Division
East Alabama Predators Opelika, Alabama
Georgia Predators Clarkston, Georgia
Marvel City Tigers Bessemer, AL
Gulfcoast Division
Florida Falcons Jacksonville, Florida
Florida Stingrays Gainesville, Florida
Georgia Crush Macon, Georgia
Georgia Firebirds Tifton, Georgia

Impact Conference

Team Arena City/area
Central North Division
Clarksville Wolfpack Clarksville, Tennessee
Christian County Outlaws Oak Grove, Kentucky
Rocket City Titans Huntsville, Alabama
Tennessee Lighting Bolts Nashville, Tennessee
Central South Division
Huntsville Rockets Huntsville, Alabama[3]
Memphis Panthers Melrose High School Memphis, Tennessee
Nashville Storm Nashville, Tennessee
Southwest Division
Bayou Vipers Hammond, Louisiana
Crescent City Kings Victory Field New Orleans, Louisiana
Louisiana Fire Covington, Louisiana
Panhandle Crusaders Pensacola, Florida
Midstates Division
East Central Missouri Eagles Union, Missouri
Indianapolis Tornados Indianapolis, Indiana
St. Louis Bulldogs St. Louis, Missouri
Windy City Blizzard Chicago, Illinois
Midsouth Division
Arkansas Gators Mark Tree, Arkansas
Louisiana Spartans Captain Shreve High School Shreveport, Louisiana
Mississippi Buccaneers Vicksburg, Mississippi
Midwest Division
Arkansas Assassins Little Rock, Arkansas
Kansas City Panthers Kansas City, Missouri
Memphis Blast ECS High School Memphis, Tennessee
Oklahoma Thunder Bixby High School Bixby, Oklahoma
Lone Star Division
Dallas Anarchy Lumpkins Stadium (Waxahachie High School) Waxahachie, Texas
Oklahoma City Bounty Hunters Putnam City High School Warr Acres, Oklahoma
Texas Eagles Fort Worth, Texas
Wichita Falls Nighthawks Wichita Falls, Texas

League champions

Notable players

See also


  1. 1 2 "Gridiron Developmental Football League - About". Gridiron Developmental Football League. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  2. "GFDL: Standings". Gridiron Developmental Football League. 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  3. McCarter, Mark (August 1, 2012). "Huntsville Rockets hosting national semi-pro football title game Saturday". The Huntsville Times. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
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