Storm re-signs defensive lineman, Paul Schmitt

03/04/03 Storm Press Release

The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League is proud to announce the re-signing of defensive lineman Paul Schmitt.

Schmitt, 6’3’’, 285 lbs, joined the Storm during the second half of the season last year. Schmitt recorded 19 tackles, including 8 tackles-for-loss and 3 quarterback sacks in 4 games for the Storm last season. Before joining the Storm in 2002, Schmitt played at the University of Wisconsin – Steven’s Point where he earned Division III second team All-American honors his senior season and was named first team All-WIAC (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) and was the WIAC Defensive Player of the Year.  “Signing Paul to another year was a big priority for us this year.  He’s a big, aggressive kid who will dominate the line of scrimmage,” says head coach Kurtiss Riggs.

The Storm will head to Sioux City, Iowa on Thursday, March 6 for a preseason game against the Bandits. The Storm’s home opener is April 5, when they will face Casper Wyoming. All seven of the Storm’s home games are Saturday night with kickoff at 7:05 p.m. For more information, including season ticket options and a complete 2003 schedule, please contact the Storm’s front office at 605-332-4225 or visit the teams website at



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