Nashville Venom

Years of Existence: 2014-
Venue: Nashville Municipal Auditorium (Nashville, TN)
2014 - PIFL Champions
2015 - Playoff appearance
Lifetime Record: 19-7
Home: 11-3
Away: 8-4
Playoffs: 2-1
Average Attendance: 1,829

The Nashville Venom were a 2014 PIFL expansion team. The team went 10-2 in the regular season despite injuries and indecision at quarterback. Five passers combined for 3,128 yards, 64 touchdowns and just 16 picks. Charles McCullum spent the most time at the position, tossing 30 of those scores. The team also produced two 1,000 yard receivers in Phillip Barnett and Jordan Jolly. Barnett scored 28 times and Jolly nineteen. The Venom dropped just two game on the year, back to back matches against the Georgia Fire. In the second game, it was a 43 yard field goal as time expired that beat Nashville. Most of the team's other games were not so close, as the Venom outscored opponents by an average of fifteen points per game. After a close 44-39 victory over Columbus in the playoffs, Nashville advanced to the PIFL title game and dominated Lehigh Valley 64-43.Charles McCullum led the Venom in their 2015 season as defending PIFL champions. He threw for 2,764 yards, 54 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in a 7-4 regular season. Jordan Jolly caught 23 scores, while George Murray brought in twelve. Jolly repeated as a 1,000 yard receiver with 1,229 yards. The Venom defense of 2015 picked off 23 passes, taking four all the way back for scores. The defense recorded 34 sacks and held opponents to just 30% on third down conversion attempts. Nashville lost two of its first three games, both curiously to Alabama. However, a 7-3 run the rest of the way put Nashville in the playoffs and earned them a chance to defend their title. The title defense came to an abrupt halt with a 54-35 loss at Richmond in the semifinals.