The Colorado Ice made history this year climbing all the way to their conference championship game. It was the very first one the team had ever hosted at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland.
A home game for wide receiver Kyle Kaiser means literally playing at home.
"I got my entire family over here next to us," said Kaiser. "I got a bunch of friends here to be able to play in front of them and to be able to stay in touch with my family, I've been extremely lucky."
Kaiser starred at Broomfield and graduated in 2006. He then played at Nebraska-Kearney, made a quick pit-stop on the NASCAR scene, before playing football in Europe and then he finally returned home.
"I've been very blessed to travel and get a lot of opportunities that maybe the normal person wouldn't get a chance to do," Kaiser told 9NEWS. "I'm just thankful that I get a chance to put the gloves on and catch balls everyday."
Kaiser did catch a touchdown in the conference title game. But that was one of the few bright spots for the Ice. Their opponents from Nebraska ended up doing the celebrating.
The question is did Kaiser do enough this year as an all Indoor Football League first team player?
"One of the best that I've ever coached," said head coach Heron O'Neal. "He's a competitor. He doesn't say much, but he works his butt off everyday and I think the world of him."
Kaiser has dreams of playing at a higher level like the Arena League, Canadian League or maybe the NFL.
"I would just get a chance at a workout. and just go from there," said Kaiser. "Whether they tell me I can't play a high level or I can, just an opportunity, that's all I ask for."
The season came to a disappointing end, but could is just be the beginning for Kaiser.