3 Key Points

  • Star kicker Gabriel Rui re-signs with Iowa Barnstormers for 2024 season
  • Rui’s performance includes league-leading stats and Special Teams Player of the Week honors
  • Team and community presence highlighted as major assets to Barnstormers and Des Moines

Barnstormers Secure Key Player

In a recent announcement by Head Coach Dave Mogensen, the Iowa Barnstormers have secured their skilled kicker, Gabriel Rui, for the team’s roster moving into the 2024 Indoor Football League season.

Rui’s Impressive IFL Tenure

Entering his fourth season, Rui (5-11, 190, Kansas) has firmly established himself as one of the finest in his role. Signing with the team in 2021, he has consistently delivered top-notch performances including a stellar display of 34 successful PATs and 12 field goals during his debut sessions.

A Season of Triumphs

The 2022 season saw Rui magnifying his impact in the league, completing an admirable 70 PATs and 20 field goals. His prowess on the field was acknowledged with a spot on the Second Team All-IFL and a couple of Special Teams Player of the Week awards.

Continued Excellence in 2023

Rui’s 2023 statistics further cemented his status as a leading kicker with an impressive 56 PAT completions, 11 field goals, and leading the league in deuces. Coach Mogensen extolled Rui as the finest kicker in the IFL, valuing not just his stats but his role as a legendarily team leader and community figure.

Rui’s Dedication to Iowa

Embracing Iowa as his home and expressing a deep bond with the fans, Rui expressed his commitment to rejuvenating the Barnstormers’ winning legacy. His presence, both in the community and on the field, has made him a beloved figure to football enthusiasts and the residents of Des Moines alike.

Help Us Improve!

We value your feedback and want to make the UFL News Hub better for you. Please take a moment to complete our survey and share your thoughts with us.

Thank you for your support!

author avatar
Derek Johnson
Derek Johnson, a seasoned sports journalist with over a decade of expertise in covering the Indoor Football League (IFL), is renowned for his in-depth analysis and accurate reporting. Holding a degree in Sports Journalism from a Full Sail University, he has built a reputation for providing trustworthy and authoritative coverage of IFL events. His commitment to factual reporting is evident in his thorough research and ability to convey complex football strategies in an understandable manner. As a respected voice in the sports community, Derek's insights and reports are not only informative but also reflect a deep understanding of the IFL, making him a reliable source for fans and enthusiasts.

Leave a comment

Sign Up Now

Become a member of our online community and get tickets to upcoming matches or sports events faster!
UFL News Hub