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Local Professional Football Player, John DePalma, Signs With Rapid City Marshals (CIF)
By: Black Diamond PR LLC
John DePalma, a Staten Island native, is a 5'10, 195 lb defensive back out of Alfred University. He is a hard hitting defensive beast playing both as a defensive back and linebacker during his professional career. DePalma is a veteran, having played for many different teams and leagues including; the Reading Raptors, Wichita Force, Bloomington Edge, Baltimore Lightning, and Team America. His experience and explosiveness were the key signing factors for Rapid City.
John has proven to be a skilled weapon on-the field and will be a valued addition to the team in the upcoming season.
"This opportunity means the world to me," said DePalma. "There is nothing I haven't worked for or prepared for. The work has been done, now it is just time to execute. I'm excited to get to South Dakota and get to work! Expecting to have a lot of fun this season and make a huge impact on the field as well as off the field."
The Rapid City Marshals are a professional football team in the Champions Indoor Football League who are set to play their inaugural season in 2022. The Marshals are the third indoor football team to be based in Rapid City since 2000. Rapid City is led by head coach Dante Dudley. After four games, the Marshals are sitting in 7th place with a record of 1-3.
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.
For more information about Rapid City Marshals please visit https://rapidcitymarshals.com/