Watching his now retired No. 5 jersey hanging from the rafters, former Sioux Falls Storm quarterback Terrance Bryant said he felt like a kid in a moment that established him as a made man.
"It's hard to describe this moment," Bryant said. "Being in the Hall of Fame; you dream about this as a kid, this is my Hall of Fame moment."
The honor was well deserved, the lefty signal caller led Sioux Falls to four straight UIF titles from 2005-08 and was named the league M.V.P. in 2006. However, like any team player, Bryant said he couldn't do it without a little help from his friends.
"It's never been about me," Bryant said. "My teammates and offensive line were such a big part of this, I couldn't have done it without them."
Now working for Pepsi, Terrance Bryant is still a face around town and hopes to work for the Storm as a coach next season. Maybe even passing along some advice to his successor, three-time M.V.P. Chris Dixon. Who ironically, was the opposing quarterback in Bryant's last game with the Storm, the 2010 United Bowl.
"I would love to coach this team and teach players about leading on and off the field," Bryant added. "I was always good at that, I think I would be a good coach."
"I appreciate everything Terrance Bryant has done," current quarterback Chris Dixon said. "He did a lot in Sioux Falls and is a big part of what is happening here. He deserves congratulations for that."
With the torch passed from one Storm great to another, it's now Dixon's time to shine and maybe one day, have his moment in the clouds.
"It would be a dream but if not, I'm glad of the experiences I've had here," Dixon said.
Dylan Scott KSFY Sports