General Articles,Players,Parents,National Teams

David Wilson inspires young running back to try out for U.S. National Team

By Brittany Johnson Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:09am

Like most kids his age, 13-year-old Mehki Reid knows what he wants to be when he grows up.

In fact, he’s known for quite a while.

At 2, Mehki picked up a football for the first time and, according to his mother, he hasn’t put it down since.

“Since he’s literally been able to walk, he’s had a football in his hands,” Darnette Reid said.

General Articles,National Teams

Vilarino may be new to football, but she's no rookie

By Heather Bremer Thu, 05/16/2013 - 9:37am

Nicole Vilarino may be new to the football field, but her skills make it seem like she’s been a gridiron girl a lot longer than three years.

Vilarino is one of 45 women selected to play for the 2013 U.S. Women’s National Team in football. Team USA will compete beginning June 28 in Vantaa, Finland, in the second International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship.

Vilarino, in her third year with the Portland Shockwave, answered a few questions for USA Football in the Team USA Tuesday Q&A:

Name: Nicole Vilarino

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Aboushi, Winters together again with Jets

By Joe Frollo Tue, 05/14/2013 - 9:59am

Side by side in 2009, Oday Aboushi and Brian Winters dominated competition from around the world as offensive linemen on the U.S. Under-19 National Team.

Four years after helping Team USA win the gold medal at the IFAF Under-19 World Championship in Canton, Ohio, they are hoping to bring that same chemestry to the New York Jets.