- Nov. 10, 2021
-- Black Diamond PR & Sport Management Firm, one of the top 10 independently owned Sport Management Firms in the U.S., is pleased to announce the signing of their client, and Schertz native, Shannon Warren, to the Billings Outlaws. The Billings Outlaws are a professional arena team in the Champions Indoor Football League (CIF), located in Billings, Montana.
Shannon Warren, a Schertz native, is a 5'9, 215 lb running-back and special teams player out of Howard Payne University. Shannon entered the free agent field during the height of the Corona Virus Pandemic but he has not let that slow him down. He has attended many combines where he has been able to show off his skills in front of scouts with the best of the best. Warren's age, speed, agility, and strength were just a few of the determining factors in Billing's decision. Shannon has proven to be a valued asset for this Outlaws team for the upcoming season.
"I'm so thankful for this opportunity and I'm excited to continue my football journey in Billings with Coach Brian Schmidt, a great coaching staff, and team," says Warren. "I am so ready to get on that field and help bring my team a championship."
The Billings Outlaws won three indoor championships between the years of 2000-2010, with eight appearances in 11 seasons. They played in front of more than 8,000 spectators at MetraPark, now First Interstate Arena. The team folded after a tornado destroyed their facilities at SportsPlex in 2010. The anticipated return of the Billings Outlaws will be one for the books as they fight to restore their rightful place in professional arena football.
In 2021, Champions Indoor Football had active teams in Salina, Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas; Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; and Gillette. Omaha won the league title 40-39 on July 17 over Salina, which was guided by former Outlaws coach Heron O'Neal. Two teams from Texas and one from Oklahoma were inactive; another expansion team from Denver figures to give the league 10 active teams for 2022.
To learn more about Shannon Warren, you can follow his Instagram: @warren__4
For more information about the Billings Outlaws please visit https://billingsindoorfootball.com/