The Indianapolis Enforcers were a professional indoor football team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The team was a member of the Continental Indoor Football League. The Enforcers joined the CIFL in 2011 as an expansion team. The Enforcers were the second indoor football team to be based in Indianapolis, the first being the Arena Football League members, the Indiana Firebirds from 2001 to 2004. The Owner of the Enforcers was K.C. Carter. The Enforcers played their home games at The SportZone in Indianapolis, Indiana after playing the 2011 season as a travel team.
The Enforcers came into existence when K.C. Carter, the owner of the Mid-States Football League's Indianapolis Stampede, put together an expansion franchise to compete in the CIFL. Having been involved with football, be it as a player, owner, head coach or league commissioner for over 35 years, Carter wanted to take on the challenge of the indoor football game. He put his team together in just 32 days, acquiring players with the understanding that there would be no pay this year. He did not want to be a team that promised the world and delivered nothing. This team was assembled by invitation only. He found his talent in his semi-pro team, The Stampede, and team USA. He also grabbed a few plays from Central State University, and a few players from the defunct Fort Wayne FireHawks.
Because they joined the CIFL so late, they had no lease to play games in a home arena. This caused the Enforcers to play on the road in 2011, with the hopes of finding a permanent home in 2012. Carter had aspirations that Conseco Field House or the Pepsi Coliseum would be the home for the Enforcers in 2012. On February 26, 2011, the Enforcers lost their first game in franchise history by a score of 69-12 to the Port Huron Predators. On March 19, 2011, the Enforcers gave up a Cincinnati Commandos record 8 touchdown passes to Tyler Sheehan. On April 2, 2011, the Enforcers again became a part of CIFL history, as they gave up a record, 8 rushing touchdowns in a single game, en route to a 78-0 defeat to the Marion Blue Racers. The Enforcers lone victory in its expansion season was a 2-0 forfeit win over the Predators as they failed to finish the season. They finished the season 1-9 and 6th overall.
For the 2012 season, the Enforcers will play their home games at The SportZone in Indianapolis, Indiana after playing the 2011 season as a travel team. The team removed defensive coordinator Tiny Lee, and replaced him with Brian Hendricks, who will also serve as the wide receivers coach. The team also announced the signing of CIFL veteran quarterback, Ron Ricciardi to help lead the offense. Ricciardi brought instant stability to the offense throwing 5 touchdowns in his first game coming off the bench. Those 5 touchdowns were more than any Enforcers quarterback had thrown all season in 2011. On March 31, 2012 the Enforcers hosted their first ever home game, and defeated the Chicago Vipers 40-34 for their first ever franchise victory in a played game. After defeating Chicago, Ricciardi sustained a season-ending injury. The Enforcers would struggle to score the rest of the season, and did not win another game. They finished with a 1-9 record, which placed the team in 5th place out of six teams.
The team's logo was introduced in January 2011 when the team announced that they would be playing in 2011. Their logo features a bulldog in a police uniform, with a patch symbolizing the rank of a sergeant, holding a football in a single arm above a line reading "Enforcers" with "Indianapolis" below that on a ribbon. On February 26, 2011 the Enforcers played their first game. This was the first time anyone outside of the organization was introduced to their uniforms. The team's primary uniform colors are royal blue and white. The Enforcers' helmet is white with the Bulldog holding a football with a single arm on both ends. The team wore blue pants and white jerseys for the entire 2011 season. For the 2012 season the team introduced white pants with a blue stripe on the sides, as well as a blue home jersey.
The following is a list of all Indianapolis Enforcers players who have been named to the CIFL Player of the Week on either Offense, Defense or Special Teams.
Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2012 CIFL season.
Note: The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play.
* Season currently in progress