In 2019, wide receivers Keyvan Rudd and Quinton Pedroza became the first pair of wide receivers from the same IFL team to be named First Team All-IFL. Their next chance to make history starts in March when the all-star duo again pair up to try to make it two seasons in a row.
But it won’t be in Quad City where they seek to make history. Both Rudd and Pedroza signed free agent contracts with the Frisco Fighters, adding to the franchise’s elite receiving corps.
Rudd and Pedroza led a dynamic offense in Quad City in 2019, and both provide huge targets for the Frisco offense in 2021.
“We are very excited to be able to bring both players to Frisco,” said Fighters president and general manager Stephen Evans. “Not only are they both great players, but they are also great people who will be active in the Frisco community. They are exactly the types of players we wanted to add to make Frisco a championship contender in 2021.”
Pedroza (6-4, 235, University of Hawaii) led the IFL in scoring in 2019 with 170 points. He also ranked second in touchdown receptions (25), third in total receptions (63), and third in receiving yards (918). Additionally, Pedroza was named IFL Man of the Year in 2019 for his service in the Quad City community.
Rudd was second in the IFL in 2019 in receiving yards (925), third in touchdown catches (17), and seventh in total catches (52).
“It’s an honor, privilege, and a blessing to get to continue my playing career in Frisco,” Pedroza said. “I’m ecstatic to get back on the field with not only a new franchise, new coaches, and new teammates, but also with my former teammate ‘Stud’ Rudd. It’s going to be a ride for the city and fans to remember. I look forward to bringing leadership, knowledge and hard work to this team and helping this wonderful growing city win a championship. Fighter fans, get ready for non-stop electric, passionate, highlight-reel games. We are coming by swarm!”
Added Rudd: “It’s exciting to be a part of Frisco’s organization because I will be remembered as one of the players who will help build the Frisco name and tradition in the community and league. I’m looking forward to building relationships with members of the organization and fans as we bring championship caliber football to Frisco. Stud s ready to take flight!”
The Frisco Fighters open training camp in March 2021. The team will continue announcing the addition of new free agent signings in the coming weeks.