The Green Bay Blizzard are proud to announce the signing of the 2012 IFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Peter Buck, cornerback Michael Phillips and linebacker Derek Earls.
Buck, a 6'1, 230-pound linebacker joins the Blizzard after playing for the Omaha Beef in 2012. As a member of the Beef, Buck recorded a 142 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions and a defensive touchdown. In addition, his 142 tackles ranked third in single season IFL history. For his rookie season Buck was named 2012 IFL Defensive Rookie of the Year as well as a Second Team All- IFL Linebacker.
The Blizzard have also added cornerback Michael Phillips. Phillips (5'11,205) joins the Blizzard after playing for the Allen Wranglers in 2012. As a Wrangler, Phillips appeared in eight games and made 29 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.
Phillips attended the University of Pittsburgh where as a Panther Phillips played in 39 games and recorded 129 tackles, three interceptions and one forced fumble. Phillips has spent time with the Cleveland Browns as well.
The Blizzard have also added linebacker Derek Earls. Earls (6'3, 235), who played at the University of Arizona after spending two years at North Dakota St., accumulated 118 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, one sack and six pass deflections at Arizona. Earls was Arizona's leading tackler in 2011 as he notched 74 tackles.