Cody Barber was one of the best kickers in the Indoor Football League (IFL) last season.
After going 10-18 in field goals during the year, Barber finished the season as the second-best producers of field goals in the league, statistically.
Barber started the season in Iowa before jumping to a number of teams and eventually finishing the season out with the Green Bay Blizzard.
Now, Barber is taking his talents back to Wisconsin.
Cody Barber signs with Green Bay Blizzard
Barber is a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and said he is excited to be back in his native state.
“I’m very excited to kick in Green Bay,” Barber said. “I’ve wanted to kick for the home town team for a while. I have all my family an friends right there as I’m from Wisconsin, [and] it’s going to be fun to play a season so close to them.”
The Barber signing gives Green Bay fans, who haven’t seen a winning season in six years, a glimpse of hope.
The Blizzard have finished below .500 each year since 2012 after qualifying for the playoffs for the previous eight straight years.
Along with the Barber signing, the team made an addition by promoting interim coach Corey Roberson to head coach for the 2019 campaign.
“As for the losing seasons, Coach Roberson is the right guy to get things turned around,” Barber said. “In my eyes he showed it when he took over the interim coaching position [this year]. He will get the right coaches an players An here an we will turn it around an hopefully bring a championship to Green Bay.”
The Blizzard will begin their 2019 season in February on a date to be determined. The IFL is holding it’s annual league meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada this week and will produce a schedule to be released later this year.