USA Football selects roster to represent United States at IFAF Under-19 World Championship

5/21/2014

Forty-four (44) U.S. high school and college football players have been selected to play on the 2014 U.S. Under-19 National Team, assembled by USA Football.

The team will compete in the 2014 International Federation of American FootballUnder-19 World Championship, an eight-nation tournament July 7-16 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. IFAF is composed of 64 nations spanning six continents that possess a national federation dedicated solely to American football.

The U.S. Under-19 National Team includes athletesrepresenting 20 statesand will compete in a field against national teams from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait and Mexico. The United States won the inaugural IFAF Under-19 World Championship in 2009 in Canton, Ohio. Canada claimed the 2012 gold medal in Austin, Texas.

The U.S. team is led by AARON BRADY, head coach at Malvern (Pa.) Preparatory School. Brady spent the last four seasons as the head coach at Gonzaga Prep in Washington, D.C., going 29-16. A former All-Big East linebacker and safety at Rutgers University, Brady also has coached at Duke University and Georgetown University as well as at high schools in Florida, Maryland and New Jersey. He was the U.S. Under-19 National Team head coach in 2013, leading Team USA to a 42-10 win in the International Bowl. He also served as a U.S. Under-15 and Under-18 National Team head coach and has traveled to Sweden to teach the sport in conjunction with that country’s football federation.

The International Olympic Committee granted IFAF provisional IOC recognition during its December meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. A vote on football could take place as early as 2017. If approved, football would join the Summer Olympics lineup in 2024 at a host city yet to be determined. USA Football is the United States’ delegate to IFAF.

U.S. players and coaches will take part in a training camp June 25 to July 1 at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. The team departs for Kuwait on July 2. The United States’ pool play schedule is:

 

·         Monday, July 7 – 1 p.m. (ET) vs. Mexico

·         Thursday, July 10 – 4 p.m. (ET) vs. Germany

·         Sunday, July 13 – 4 p.m. (ET) vs. Japan

 

Games begin at 8 and 11 p.m. local time.

The gold medal game is 4 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, July 16, between pool winners.

A national team exemption granted by the NCAA allows current college players to take part and for high school seniors to play for USA Football and not have their participation count among their two permitted all-star game appearances. The IFAF Under-19 World Championship is recognized as a national team competition. 

USA Football is the sport’s national governing body in the United States.

 

U.S. Under-19 National Team roster:

 

No.

Name

Pos

Ht

Wt

2014 School

Hometown

1

Deeldrick Taylor

CB

5-10

195

Fresno (Calif.) City College

Alexandria, La.

2

Raushod Floyd

WR

5-10

195

Seabreeze High School

Daytona Beach, Fla.

3

Chase Krivashei

WR

5-9

175

Humboldt St. (Calif.)

Arcata, Calif.

4

Peter Delatour

LB

6-0

220

Columbus H.S.

Miami, Fla.

5

Mike Eaddy

CB

5-9

175

Valdosta State (Ga.)

Blackshear, Ga.

6

Jackson Maples

P/PK

6-0

190

North Carolina State

West End, N.C.

7

Easton Melancon

QB

5-11

190

Louisiana College

Ama, La.

11

Kyle Hopewell

QB

6-3

220

Endicott (Mass.)

Swansboro, N.C.

13

Chandler Houtman

S

6-1

200

Missouri Valley

Owasso, Okla.

14

Isaiah Berrios

CB

5-11

165

Western New England (Mass.)

Plattekill, N.Y.

15

Sasha Kelsey

WR

6-0

185

Lehigh (Pa.)

Miami, Fla.

16

Taysean Scott

CB

5-9

170

Williams (Mass.)

Edgewood, Md.

18

Bryan Scott

QB

6-2

225

Occidental (Calif.)

Rolling Hills, Calif.

20

Marco DelVecchio

S

6-0

200

Undecided

Coventry, R.I.

21

Peter Pfannenstiel

S

5-11

190

Washburn (Kan.)

Silver Lake, Kan.

22

Shaquille Anderson

RB

5-8

181

Thomas More (Conn.)

Cambridge, Mass.

30

Bradley Cunningham

LB

6-1

225

Tyler (Texas) Junior College

Houston, Texas

31

Josh Stevens

RB

5-10

175

Merced (Calif.)

Ormond Beach, Fla.

33

Brandon Roe

S

6-2

190

Jacksonville (Fla.)

Douglas, Ga.

35

Rashard Alston

RB

6-0

215

Newberry (S.C.)

North Charleston, S.C.

41

Trae Lofton

LB

6-2

215

Pikeville (Ky.)

Maysville, Ky.

44

Will Tillo

LB

5-11

210

Southeastern (Fla.)

St. Augustine, Fla.

48

Jakob Racimo

LB

6-1

210

North Dakota State College of Science

Olympia, Wash.

51

Anthony Hernandez

DE

6-1

235

Contra Costa (Calif.) College

Napa, Calif.

53

Jordan Harold

DE

6-2

245

Northwest Missouri State

St. Louis, Mo.

55

Tristen Walsworth

DT

6-1

270

Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)

Troup, Texas

56

Nicholas Turner

LB

6-0

238

Northwest Missouri State

St. Louis, Mo.

58

James Officer

OL

6-2

295

Indiana State

Indianapolis, Ind.

61

Berry Benedick

OL

6-3

290

Lindenwood (Mo.)

Marshall, Mo.

64

Zaire Hollerway

DT

6-2

296

Penn State

Philadelphia, Pa.

67

Gabriel Gutierrez

OL

6-4

315

Marist (N.Y.)

Eagle Pass, Texas

70

Charming Launiuvao

OL

6-2

290

Mesa (Ariz.) C.C.

Anchorage, Alaska

71

Evan Pumphrey

OL

6-3

310

Arizona Christian

Imperial, Calif.

72

Derrin Wytaske

OL

6-4

270

Angelo State (Texas)

Austin, Texas

73

Zach Fuller

OL

6-3

330

Benedictine (Kan.)

Kansas City, Mo.

76

Myles McIntyre

OL

6-3

305

Northwest Missouri State

St. Louis, Mo.

77

Kelly Wortham

OL

6-3

285

Pittsburg State (Kan.)

Yukon, Okla.

78

Jack Carroll

DT

6-3

290

Gonzaga Prep (D.C.)

Oakton, Va.

79

Bar Milo

OL

6-6

280

Chaminade High School

Oak Park, Calif.

81

Tyler Guice

TE

6-4

235

Hutchinson (Kan.) C.C.

McDonough, Ga.

83

Duby Nwaubi

WR

6-2

202

Point (Ga.)

Marietta, Ga.

87

Khaneil Bruce

WR

6-4

192

Nassau (N.Y.) CC

Cambridge, Mass.

89

Thomas Reed

DE

6-3

213

Lackawanna (Pa.)

Deer Park, N.Y.

92

Frederick Schroeder

DE

6-3

255

Ball State University

Yuma, Ariz.

99

John Fives

DT

6-3

280

Williams (Mass.)

Oyster Bay, N.Y.

U.S. Under-19 National Team coaching staff:

 

Name

Hometown

High school/College

Position

Aaron Brady

Malvern, Pa.

Malvern Prep

Head coach

Marc Beach

Ormond Beach, Fla.

Seabreeze H.S.

Offensive coordinator

Rocky Hager

Marlton, N.J.

College of New Jersey

Defensive coordinator

Dennis Thomas

Piles Groves, N.J.

Salem H.S.

Running backs

Sean Pender

Blackshear, Ga.

Pierce County H.S.

Wide receivers

Jay Eilers

San Angelo, Texas

Angelo State University

Offensive line

Aaron Kelton

Williamstown, Mass.

Williams College

Defensive line

Mark McDonough

Ithaca, N.Y.

Ithaca College

Linebackers

Bob Trott

Richmond, Va.

University of Richmond

Defensive backs

Ben Hammer

Pinehurst, N.C.

Pinecrest H.S.

Staff assistant

                       

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