Wickliffe (6-1, 205, Eastern Illinois University) returns to the Iowa Barnstormers for his third season with the team and his fourth season with the Indoor Football League (IFL). Wickliffe first joined the Barnstormers in 2018 where he appeared in ten regular season games. Wickliffe finished the regular season with 50.5 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, six pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries earning his place on Second Team All-IFL Defense. Wickliffe also contributed to the Barnstormers’ United Conference Championship and United Bowl Championship victories.
Last season, Wickliffe appeared in eight games with the Barnstormers racking up 67 total tackles, two fumble recoveries, and one pick six.
Prior to joining the Barnstormers, Wickliffe spent his rookie IFL season with the Cedar Rapids Titans in 2017, appearing in 15 games and finishing the season with 70 total tackles, three interceptions, and seven pass breakups. Collegiately, Wickliffe had a standout career with Eastern Illinois University. Wickliffe was recruited as a wide receiver, but moved to safety midway through his redshirt freshman year. Wickliffe went on to be a three-time First Team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection. He finished his career with 14 interceptions, ranking second on the EIU career list. Following his collegiate career, Wickliffe was invited to participate in the 2016 Philadelphia Eagles Rookie Camp.