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USA Football selects 45-player roster to represent United States

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Forty-five U.S. football players age 20 and older have been selected to play on the 2015 U.S. Men’s National Team, assembled by USA Football.

The team will compete in the fifth International Federation of American Football World Championship, a seven-nation tournament held July 9-18 in Canton, Ohio. IFAF works with 78 countries spanning six continents that possess national federations dedicated solely to American football.

The U.S. Men’s National Team includes athletes from 24 states and will compete in a field against national teams from Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, Mexico and South Korea. The IFAF World Championship has been held every four years since 1999. In 2011, the United States defeated Canada, 50-7, for the gold medal in Vienna, Austria. The U.S. beat Japan, 23-20, in double overtime in Kawasaki, Japan, to win the 2007 tournament, the first that included a team from the United States.

The U.S. Men’s National Team is led by former Boise State and Colorado head football coach Dan Hawkins. Hawkins was 53-11 at Boise State from 2001-05, winning four consecutive Western Athletic Conference titles. His teams compiled a 31-game WAC winning streak, the longest in conference history. His five seasons at Colorado (2006-10) included a win over No. 3 Oklahoma in 2007, the same year he led the Buffaloes to the Independence Bowl.

Prior to Boise State, Hawkins coached Willamette University in Salem, Ore., to a 40-12-1 record from 1993-97, earning two conference titles and a 1997 NAIA championship game berth. Currently serving as a college football analyst for ESPN and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Hawkins was the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in 2013.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) granted IFAF provisional recognition in December 2013. Provisional recognition is the initial step toward permanent IOC membership, which IFAF could attain as early as 2016. IFAF’s permanent IOC membership would make American football eligible for a future vote to become part of the Summer Olympics lineup.

All games will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and available via live stream or ESPN3. Matchups are July 9, 12 and 15 with consolation games and the medal round on Saturday, July 18. Kickoffs are noon, 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on July 9, 12, 15 and 18 to determine gold, silver and bronze medal winners.

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

2015 U.S. Men’s National Team roster:

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College Hometown
1 Bryan Douglas DB 5-9 175 Boise State Los Angeles, Calif.
3 Dylan Favre QB 5-10 195 Tennessee-Martin Martin, Tenn.
4 Talir Satterfield-Rowe RB 5-10 200 West Virginia State Camden, N.J.
5 Drew Banks WR 5-9 165 Middle Tennessee State Brandywine, Md.
6 Mike Edwards DB 5-9 190 Hawaii Beachwood, Ohio
7 David Guthrie LB 5-10 205 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M.
8 Calvin Burnett Jr. DB 5-10 180 Indiana State Orlando, Fla.
11 Kevin Burke QB 5-10 185 Mount Union Westlake, Ohio
13 Trent Steelman WR 6-0 205 Army Bowling Green, Ky.
18 Andy Erickson WR 5-10 175 Texas State San Marcos, Texas
20 Robert Virgil DB 6-0 205 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D.
22 Curtis Slater DB 5-8 185 West Texas A&M Houston, Texas
25 Larry Dixon RB 5-11 239 Army Bremerton, Wash.
27 Nick Griffin RB 5-11 233 Mississippi State New Augusta, Miss.
30 Cliff Stokes DB 6-2 185 Iowa State Tallahassee, Fla.
32 Dan Zeidman P-PK 6-0 205 Idaho State Charlotte, N.C.
34 Alex Gross LB 5-11 220 Columbia Kettering, Ohio
35 Scott Thompson LB 5-11 244 North Carolina State Laguna Niguel, Calif.
36 Jack Sherlock DL 6-4 250 South Dakota State Chicago, Ill.
40 Derrick Webb LB 6-0 225 Colorado Memphis, Tenn.
41 T.L. Edwards DB 5-11 184 Middle Tennessee State Moreno Valley, Calif.
42 Lucky Dozier DB 5-10 185 Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz.
44 B.J. Beatty LB 6-2 235 Colorado Kaawa, Hawaii
45 Chad Young RB 5-10 255 San Diego State La Verne, Calif.
46 Talib Wise LB 6-1 205 Nevada Chicago, Ill.
50 Steven Kurfehs LB 6-3 233 Texas-San Antonio San Antonio, Texas
55 Chris Alvarez DL 6-2 240 Rowan Cliffside Park, N.J.
58 Matt Oh LB 6-2 230 Dartmouth Plano, Texas
61 Alex Land OL 6-3 298 Weber State Ogden, Utah
67 Mike Criste OL 6-5 316 Washington Seattle, Wash.
70 Randall Harris OL 6-3 295 Towson Lanham, Md.
71 Jeremy Galten OL 6-5 295 Southern Cal Foster City, Calif.
73 Zack Williams OL 6-4 300 Washington State Las Vegas, Nev.
74 Manrey Saint-Amour OL 6-2 285 Georgia Southern Suwanee, Ga.
76 Charlie Tuttle OL 6-2 300 Texas State San Marcos, Texas
77 Bryan Wick DL 6-4 280 Bemidji State Duluth, Minn.
79 James Atoe OL 6-6 375 Washington Marysville, Wash.
81 Kevin Cummings WR 6-1 184 Oregon State Corvallis, Ore.
83 Quillan Mathis WR 6-1 205 Northwood Mount Pleasant, Mich.
84 Ernst Brun TE 6-4 250 Iowa State Ankeny, Iowa
86 Carrington Hanna TE 6-2 218 Sioux Falls Phoenix, Ariz.
87 Brad Smithey WR 5-10 185 SW Oklahoma State Durant, Okla.
88 Luc Meacham WR 6-1 200 Mount Union Toledo, Ohio
91 Willie Mobley DL 6-2 280 New Mexico State Ladera Ranch, Calif.
92 Alec May LB 6-3 245 Georgetown Wrentham, Mass.

 

2015 U.S. Men’s National Team coaching staff:

Name Position School/experience Hometown
Dan Hawkins Head coach Former Boise State and Colorado head coach Boise, Idaho
Paul Wulff Offensive coordinator/ Offensive linemen Former San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant Tampa, Fla.
Robert Tucker Defensive coordinator West Hills Community College
head coach
Coalinga, Calif.
Cody Hawkins Quarterbacks Former Ohio State University graduate assistant Chicago, Ill.
Darian Hagan Running backs University of Colorado director of player development Thornton, Colo.
Dan Morrison Receivers Former Southern Methodist University associate head coach Dallas, Texas
Jerry Brady Defensive linemen West Hills Community College defensive line coach Ione, Calif.
Isaiah Jackson Linebackers West Virginia State University defensive line coach Dunbar, W.Va.
Matt White Defensive backs West Hills Community College linebackers coach Coalinga, Calif.
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