High school football players and coaches from 21 states and Washington,
D.C., have been selected to play for the 2011 U.S. Under-19 National
Team which will compete Feb. 2 in
Austin, Texas, against a team composed of the best players from outside of the United States. Ohio was happy to lend some talent…
High school football players and coaches from 21 states and Washington, D.C., have been selected to play for the 2011 U.S. Under-19 National Team, assembled by USA Football. The U.S. team will compete Feb. 2 in Austin, Texas, against a team composed of 45 of the best players age 19 and under from outside of the United States spanning four continents in the second Team USA vs. The World game.
Forty-five American high school seniors and 13 high school football coaches from across the country will represent the U.S. in the game to be held on National Signing Day. Team USA’s roster presently stands at 42 athletes with the remaining three roster spots to be announced soon.
A national team exemption granted by the NCAA allows high school seniors to play for USA Football and not have their participation count as one of their two permitted all-star game appearances. Team USA vs. The World is recognized as a national team competition.
Team USA vs. The World is sanctioned by the International Federation of American Football (IFAF), the Paris-based federation composed of 59 countries that possess a national federation dedicated solely to American football.
USA Football is the sport’s national governing body and the official football development partner of the NFL and NFL Players Association.
USA Football’s 2011 Under-19 team is led by DARREN ALLMAN, head coach of Austin (Texas) Westlake High School. Allman led Westlake to the Texas Class 5-A (largest school division) state final in 2009. He is 57-19 (.750) overall in six seasons as a head coach.
“This roster holds tremendously talented players, but its blueprint is centered on the assemblage of a true team, a national team,” Allman said. “Representing the United States in our country’s favorite sport is a high honor – our coaches and players understand this. We’ll be prepared to face a strong opponent on Feb. 2 and to celebrate football on an international scale.”
GREG MARSHALL of Canada is the World team’s head coach. His 12-member staff consists of assistant coaches from Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Japan, Mexico and Sweden.
The U.S. Under-19 team defeated The World, 17-0, in January 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The U.S. also won the gold medal at the IFAF Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio, during the summer of 2009.
Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. CT at Austin Westlake Stadium. Tickets are $8 and available at www.usafootball.com/app/webroot/teamusa. More details regarding the game’s television partner and the teams’ practice schedules will be announced in the weeks ahead.
U.S. Under-19 National Team roster:
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School Hometown College verbal
1 Jabriel Washington CB 5-11 165 Trinity Christian Jackson, Tenn. Alabama
2 Ty Montgomery WR 6-0 202 St. Mark’s Dallas, Texas Stanford
3 George Atkinson WR 6-1 194 Granada-Livermore Livermore, Calif. Notre Dame
4 Aaron Green RB 5-11 191 James Madison San Antonio, Texas Nebraska
5 Anthony Sarao LB 6-1 215 Holy Spirit Absecon, N.J. Stanford
6 Avery Walls S 5-11 185 Eagle’s Landing Christian McDonough, Ga. California
7 Stephon Tuitt DE 6-5 260 Monroe Area Monroe, Ga. Notre Dame
8 Hakeem Flowers WR 6-2 173 Wade Hampton Taylors, S.C. Uncommitted
9 Tacoi Sumler WR 5-8 170 Christopher Columbus Miami, Fla. Oregon
10 Kevin Hogan QB 6-5 195 Gonzaga Washington, D.C. Stanford
11 Cortez Davis S 6-3 200 Mainland Daytona Beach, Fla. Clemson
12 Cody Keith QB 6-5 195 Cheshire Cheshire, Conn. East Carolina
13 Shannon Brown LB 6-2 225 Cook Adel, Ga. Alabama
15 Kiehl Frazier QB 6-3 212 Shiloh Christian Springdale, Ark. Auburn
17 Trey Metoyer WR 6-2 198 Whitehouse Whitehouse, Tex. Oklahoma
20 Josh Turner CB 6-1 175 Millwood Oklahoma City, Okla. Texas
21 Brent Calloway LB 6-1 220 Russellville Russellville, Ala. Alabama
22 Ronald Tanner S 6-1 190 Eastmoor Columbus, Ohio Ohio State
24 Wayne Lyons DB 6-0 185 Dillard Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Uncommitted
28 Savon Huggins RB 6-0 190 St. Peter’s Jersey City, N.J. Uncommitted
32 Joe Bergeron RB 6-1 215 North Mesquite Mesquite, Texas Texas
34 Kenny Williams RB 5-10 206 Hendrickson Pfluggerville, Texas Texas Tech
36 Devon Cajuste WR 6-4 225 Holy Cross Flushing, N.Y. Stanford
40 Kevin McReynolds DT 6-2 281 St. John’s Washington, D.C. Uncommitted
41 Jesse Hayes DE 6-4 230 Archbishop Moeller Cincinnati, Ohio Wisconsin
43 Josh Atkinson CB 6-0 185 Granada-Livermore Livermore, Calif. Notre Dame
45 Nick Lifka LB 6-2 240 Naperville North Naperville, Ill. Boston College
55 Todd Peat OG 6-3 300 Corona Del Sol Tempe, Ariz. Uncommitted
63 Michael Bennett OL-DL 6-3 275 Centerville Centerville, Ohio Ohio State*
65 Cyrus Kouandjio OT 6-6 322 DeMatha Catholic Beltsville, Md. Uncommitted
70 La’el Collins OT 6-5 285 Redemptorist Baton Rouge, La. LSU
72 Tony Morales OL 6-4 300 Sam Houston Arlington, Texas Texas Tech
73 Kiaro Holts OT 6-5 270 Warren Central Indianapolis, Ind. North Carolina
74 Antonio Richardson OL 6-6 310 Pearl-Cohn Nashville, Tenn. Uncommitted
75 Matt Hegarty OL 6-5 265 Aztec Aztec, N.M. Notre Dame
80 Jarvis Landry WR 5-11 178 Lutcher Lutcher, La. LSU
88 Jack Konopka TE 6-5 262 Fremd Palestine, Ill. Northwestern
89 Will Monday K-P 6-3 180 Flowery Branch Flowery Branch, Ga. Duke
90 Taniela Topou DE 6-2 260 Archbishop Murphy Mill Creek, Wash. Washington
92 Kris Harley DT 6-2 265 Warren Central Indianapolis, Ind. Virginia Tech
95 Viliami Moala DT 6-2 326 Grant Sacramento, Calif. Uncommitted
98 Tim Jernigan DT 6-2 275 Columbia Lake City, Fla. Uncommitted
* Suffered Broken Arm in U.S. Army All-American Bowl (Not playing)
U.S. Under-19 National Team coaching staff:
Name Position High School
Darren Allman Head coach Austin (Texas) Westlake
Chris Merritt Defensive coordinator Miami Christopher Columbus
Brandon Faircloth Offensive coordinator Port Neches-Groves (Texas)
Kevin Carty Offensive assistant Bound Brook (N.J.)
Glen Jones Offensive assistant Brady (Texas)
Scotty Pugh Offensive assistant Granbury (Texas)
Mike Muschamp Offensive assistant Atlanta Lovett
Jeff Rhoads Offensive assistant Austin (Texas) Westlake
Ted Willmann Offensive assistant Austin (Texas) Westlake
Aaron Brady Defensive assistant Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga
Danny Servance Defensive assistant Lubbock (Texas) Estacado
Dave Peck Defensive assistant Bingham (Utah)
Matt Anastasio Defensive assistant Austin (Texas) Westlake
About USA Football
USA Football, the sport’s national governing body, inspires participation, and ensures a positive experience for all youth, high school, and other amateur players. The independent non-profit hosts more than 80 football training events annually for coaches, players and youth football league commissioners. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association and manages U.S. national teams for international competition. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football distributes $1 million annually in equipment grants and offers youth league volunteer background check subsidies. Former NFL team executive Carl Peterson is USA Football’s chairman.