Football

Darren Wilson Jr. signs with Iowa Barnstormers

Former Iowa State Cyclone Darren Wilson Jr. has signed a contract with the Indoor Football League’s Iowa Barnstormers for the 2024 season, the team announced Wednesday.

During his career in Ames, Wilson Jr. spent four seasons with the Cyclones, appearing in 44 games and corralling 21 receptions for 249 yards and a touchdown.

“Darren is a big time receiver who was very well respected at Iowa State,” Coach Dave Mogensen said in a release. “He played behind a lot of guys who are now in the NFL and we feel he is the kind of guy who will explode when given the opportunity. I know the local Cyclone fans will appreciate seeing him in a Barnstormers uniform.”

The wideout now takes his talents to Des Moines.

“I signed with the Iowa Barnstormers because they offer a great opportunity for growth and a platform where I can showcase my abilities at a professional level,” Wilson said. “I am extremely excited to return to Iowa, make an impact on this team, and the opportunity to compete for an IFL National Championship.”

Wilson will join the team at training camp in February or March.

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