West Central Broncos: Welcome

Monday, March 4
Home of the WEST CENTRAL BRONCOS Semi-Pro Football Team

Introducing the latest and greatest addition to the
Midwest Premier Football League...

Hello BRONCOS FANS! We have a lot of exciting news to share! We are no longer known as the WILLMAR BRONCOS -- we have changed our name to represent the entire West Central area! This year we became one of eight teams in the Midwest Premier Football League. We are still in the founding phases of development, but we hope to soon become a fully functioning Non-Profit Organization.

Football has been bringing people together from all different walks of life for years. From children playing pee-wee football, through grade school, through high school, through college and up to the NFL, football has undoubtedly changed lives. The unfortunate truth however is, only a very small number of people who have had that dream to make it to the NFL will make it there. Even those who make it to the NFL may struggle to make a life out of it.
Here are some statistics to think about:

  • The Center for Injury Biomechanics estimated that there were 3,500,000 kids who participated in tackle youth football, ages 6-13, in 2012.
  • The National Federation of High School Associations reported there was 1,108,441 students who participated in 11-player high school football, in 2010-11.
  • The National Collegiate Athletic Association reported that there was 14,319 NCAA Division 1 football players in 2009-10.
  • The NFL reported that there was 1,696 players on a roster during the season in 2012.
  • The USA Today Salary Databases reported that 626 NFL players made $1,000,000 or more in 2009-10.
  • NBCNEWS.com reported that an estimated 20% of NFL players will be living paycheck to paycheck in 2013.
  • Even though it is a hard dream to chase, it is one worth having. Everything involved in the pursuit of playing football is a remarkable experience. Boys become men, those who once followed discover that they were meant to be leaders. Selfish tendencies and vanity fade away when people decide to be part of something bigger than themselves.

    Unspeakably great opportunities are few and far between.