CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – The River Kings have signed defensive back Nickolas Brassell for the 2019 Indoor Football league season.
The Indoor Football veteran is in his third season with the league and last season played six games for the Nebraska Danger in what was an injury-shortened season. Brassell (6'2, 185, University of Mississippi) also returned kicks for the Danger; he had four kickoff returns for a total of 80 yards last year.
Defensively Brassell secured 18.5 total tackles (16 solo) last season, 16 of which were solo. In addition, he also had five pass breakups on the year.
He was named IFL Special Teams Player of the Week in 2016 for his 57-yard touchdown return in week 12 of 2016, where he added three catches for 26 yards and another touchdown. He finished his night with seven returns for 190 yards.
In his rookie campaign, also with the Danger, Brassell played in all three phases in just five games. Brassell racked up 34 yards rushing on just two attempts, 83 yards receiving on eight catches for two touchdowns, and 14 kickoff returns for 296 yards with a long of 57 and a touchdown.
Brassell attended the University of Mississippi, where he also played in all three phases for the Rebels early in his career. He was second on the team in receptions, snagging 24 for 336 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Brassell is a native of Mississippi, and attended South Panola in Batesville.