Defensive Lineman, Colton Nash of Cordova, TN and Harding Academy of Memphis has been selected to play on the 2016 U.S. Under-15 Select Team, assembled by USA Football. The team will compete on February 3 in the seventh annual International Bowl at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas.
The 2016 International Bowl is a collaboration of the sport’s national governing bodies in each country –USA Football and Football Canada –featuring top student-athletes in football’s greatest annual international competition. U.S. National Team alumni include DT MALCOM BROWN (Texas/New England Patriots), RB TODD GURLEY (Georgia/St. Louis Rams), QB KEVIN HOGAN (Stanford), RB SAMAJE PERINE (Oklahoma), QB BRYCE PETTY (Baylor/New York Jets), QB JAMEIS WINSTON (Florida State/Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and OL BRIAN WINTERS (Kent State/New York Jets).
A national team exemption granted by the NCAA allows high school players to compete for USA Football and not have their participation count as an all-star game appearance. Because the International Bowl is recognized as a U.S. National Team competition, the NCAA also allows current college coaches to serve on national team staffs.
USA Football is the sport’s national governing body in the United States. USA Football and Football Canada are among the 71 national federations who are members of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). IFAF’s member nations span six continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America.
The U.S. National Team program can be followed on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usnationalfootballteam) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/usnft).
About USA Football: Indianapolis-based USA Football (www.usafootball.com) is the sport’s national governing body, leading the game’s development for youth, high school and other amateur players. The independent nonprofit partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and sport to establish important standards rooted in education. USA Football
advances coaching education and player skill development for safer play and positive experiences through athletics. Follow USA Football at www.facebook.com/usafootball or on Twitter @USAFootball.