This time of the year many developmental leagues, both indoor and outdoor, are starting their seasons, which not only means that it’s time for some football, it also means that many of the top players may soon get a phone call they’ve been waiting on.
Wide receiver Nick Chambers was planning to play with the Mabank Falcons in the Mesquite Indoor Football League this season, until another opportunity came him way.
“I was trying to play with the Falcons this season, but God sent me an opportunity with the Kearney Hawks in Nebraska,” Chambers told Developmental Football USA.
“I’ve been playing semipro for the past two and a half years and the coach was talking to a player about me and he checked out my highlight tape and I had a couple of highlights last year and it worked out that way,” Chamber said.
The up-and-coming receiver has been talking with his new head coach Anthony Campano and one of his new teammates, Hawks running back Immanuel Reynolds.
“Since I’m young, they said they’re looking forward to getting me into the NFL or CFL because I’m so young. Most players are over age that play semipro now days, there’s not a whole lot that are young.”
Chambers, who played his high school ball at Lewisville High School, is listed at 6-foot, 185-pounds and has been recently clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.56 seconds. He plans on moving to Holdrege, Nebraska, on March 10, where he will be compensated for playing football, plus meals and housing, so he can focus solely on pursuing his dream.
“I’ve already been training every day, but my training is going to increase when I get there,” Chambers said. “My goal is to make it to the NFL or the CFL. I’m looking forward to impressing this season and to improve my game and be the best I can.”
The Hawks are part of the Indoor Football Alliance and their season kicks off at the end of March.