United States national American football team

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United States United States USA
Left arm Body Right arm
Association USA Football
Region North America (PAFAF)
Founded 1984
IFAF Affiliation 2002
Colors Red, White, and Blue
Head coach Dan Hawkins
General manager Todd Bell
First international
 South Korea 0-77  United States
(Kawasaki, Japan; July 10th 2007)
Biggest win
 France 0–82  United States
(Canton, United States; July 15th 2015)
Biggest defeat
United States national American football team
Medal record
Men’s American football
Representing  United States
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2007 Japan Team Competition
Gold medal – first place 2011 Austria Team Competition
Gold medal – first place 2015 United States Team Competition

The United States national American football team represents the United States in international men's American football competitions. It is controlled by USA Football, and is recognized by the International Federation of American Football (IFAF), of which USA Football is a full member.

The United States is the most successful team at the IFAF World Championship, winning on all three of their entries in the tournament, most recently when hosting the event in 2015.

Player eligibility[edit]

The national team was selected to encompass a cross-section of amateur football in the United States, and as such USA Football used strict criteria to select team members. Interestingly, this does not allow the top American football players in the United States to compete as the restrictions include:

  • Professionals from any US or Canadian league were ineligible
  • Player must have graduated from college—current college players were ineligible
  • All levels of NCAA and NAIA athletics were required to be represented, not just FBS
  • Players must be no more than one year removed from college

IFAF World Championship[edit]


The United States competed for the first time in the 2007 IFAF World Cup. The team's first ever game was a 77–0 smashing of South Korea in the first round of the tournament. The Team USA defense set an IFAF all-time tournament record in holding South Korea to minus-31 yards in total offense, as well as the record for fewest rushing yards allowed with minus-47. In the second round the USA defeated Germany 33–7. They played Japan on July 15 for the championship. Japan was making their third appearance in the finals, winning the previous two World Championships. Japan took a 17-10 lead with seven minutes and seven seconds left in regulation. University of Arizona quarterback Adam Austin guided Team USA with an 11-play, 80-yard drive that ended with the second 5-yard touchdown run by RB Kyle Kasperbauer, to tie the game at 17. IFAF follows the overtime system used by the NCAA, and both teams scored field goals with their first possession. In the second overtime, Japan got the ball first but missed a 34-yard field goal attempt. Team USA then reached Japan's 6-yard line. On 4th and one, Craig Coffin kicked the game winning 22-yard field goal, with the final score at 23-20. University of Nebraska-Omaha running back Kyle Kasperbauer was named MVP of the game after scoring two touchdowns and running for 54 yards on 15 carries. Austin finished 12 of 25 for 109 yards, with no TD's, and one interception. Former Williams player Jon Drenckhahn was the top receiver, catching 5 passes for 40 yards.

The team included players representing all levels of college football, with 13 from NCAA Division I FBS, 12 from NCAA Division I FCS, 10 from NCAA Division II, 9 from NCAA Division III and 1 former NAIA player.

USA 2007 final roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

  • Bob Berezowitz
  • Richard Cundiff
  • George Darlington
  • Adam Dorrel
  • Clayt Birmingham


  • Yosuke Murashima

Equipment Manager

  • Taylor Hanohano

Director of Operations

  • Todd Bell

Roster accessed 2009-02-23


The head coach of Team USA was Mel Tjeerdsma of Northwest Missouri State University, with Larry Kehres the offensive coordinator and Lou Tepper the defensive coordinator.[1] Players on the team were announced on the official Team USA Facebook on April 28, 2011. On July 8, Team USA played its 1st game, defeating Australia 61–0. After beating Mexico on July 11, the team qualified for its 2nd consecutive World Cup gold medal game. On July 16, USA defeated Canada 50-7 to claim its 2nd consecutive World Championship.

The United States routed Canada 50-7 in the Gold Medal game of the 2011 IFAF Senior World Championship. The 20,000 fans in attendance at Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria, set a record for an IFAF Championship game. The game was never close, with Team USA leading 37-7 at halftime. Team USA dominated the rushing game, outgaining Canada 247-48, with four different players scoring touchdowns on the ground. While Henry Harris led the way for the Americans on the ground, with 114 yards on 15 carries and a TD, Mount Union RB Nate Kmic was the only American to score two TD's on the day. University of Colorado quarterback Cody Hawkins was 13 of 21 for 161 yards and 2 TD passes. Ricardo Lenhart (Otterbein) led the receivers, with 3 catches for 63 yards. The U.S. defense recorded four sacks, and Jordan Lake caught two interceptions.

2011 USA National Football Team roster

Running Backs


Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Inactive List

Roster updated 2011-07-08


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. The U.S. Men’s National Team includes athletes from 24 states.

USA 2015 final roster
  •  3 Dylan Favre (University of Tennessee-Martin)
  • 11 Kevin Burke (Mount Union)

Running Backs

  • 4 Talir Satterfield-Rowe (West Virginia State)
  •  6 Sadale Foster (Texas Tech)
  • 27 Nick Griffin (Mississippi State)
  •  28 Aaron Wimberly (Iowa State)

Wide Receivers

  • 5 Drew Banks (Middle Tennessee State)
  • 13 Trent Steelman (Army)
  • 18 Andy Erickson (Texas State)
  •  81 Kevin Cummings (Oregon State)
  •  83 Quillan Mathis (Northwood)
  •  87 Brad Smithey (SW Oklahoma State)
  •  88 Luc Meacham (Mount Union)

Tight Ends

  • 84 Ernst Brun (Iowa State)
  • 86 Carrington Hanna (Sioux Falls)
Offensive Linemen
  • 61 Alex Land (Weber State)
  • 67 Mike Criste (Washington)
  • 70 Randall Harris (Towson)
  • 71 Jeremy Galten (Southern California)
  • 73 Zack Williams (Washington State)
  • 74 Manrey Saint-Amour (Georgia Southern)
  • 76 Charlie Tuttle (Texas State)
  • 79 James Atoe (Washington)

Defensive Linemen

  • 36 Jack Sherlock (South Dakota State)
  • 55 Chris Alvarez (Rowan)
  • 77 Bryan Wick (Bemidji State)
  • 91 Willie Mobley (New Mexico State)
  • 7 David Guthrie (New Mexico)
  • 34 Alex Gross (Columbia)
  • 35 Scott Thompson (North Carolina State)
  • 40 Derrick Webb (Colorado)
  • 44 B.J. Beatty (Colorado)
  • 46 Talib Wise (Nevada)
  • 50 Steven Kurfehs (Texas-San Antonio)
  • 58 Matt Oh (Dartmouth)
  • 92 Alec May (Georgetown)

Defensive Backs

  • 1 Bryan Douglas (Boise State)
  • 6 Mike Edwards (Hawaii)
  • 8 Calvin Burnett Jr. (Indiana State)
  • 20 Robert Virgil (Sioux Falls)
  • 22 Curtis Slater (West Texas A&M)
  • 30 Cliff Stokes (Iowa State)
  • 41 T.L. Edwards (Middle Tennessee State)
  •  42 Lucky Dozier (Northern Arizona)

Special Teams

  •  32 Dan Zeidman (Idaho State) P/K
Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

  • Paul Wulff - Offensive coordinator/ Offensive linemen
  • Robert Tucker - Defensive coordinator
  • Cody Hawkins - Quarterbacks
  • Darian Hagan - Running backs
  • Dan Morrison - Receivers
  • Jerry Brady - Defensive linemen
  • Isaiah Jackson - Linebackers
  • Matt White - Defensive backs

[1] accessed 07-10-2015

IFAF World Championship All-time Tournament Series Records[edit]

Nation Wins Losses Pct
 Australia 1 0 1.000
 Canada 1 0 1.000
 France 1 0 1.000
 Germany 2 0 1.000
 Japan 3 0 1.000
 Mexico 2 0 1.000
 South Korea 1 0 1.000

IFAF World Championship record[edit]

Year Position GP W L PF PA
Italy 1999 Did Not Participate
Germany 2003
Japan 2007 1st 3 3 0 133 27
Austria 2011 1st 4 4 0 176 21
United States 2015 1st 4 4 0 214 36

USA All-Time Tournament Game Records[edit]

Most First Downs[edit]

27 vs. Japan 7-12-15

Most Points Scored[edit]

82 vs. France 7-16-15

Most Passing Yards[edit]

267 Cody Hawkins vs. Mexico 7-12-11

Most Rushing Yards[edit]

117 Aaron Wimberly vs. France 7-15-15

Most Receiving Yards[edit]

106 Nate Kmic vs. Australia 7-8-11

Most Team Sacks[edit]

8 vs. Mexico 7-9-15

Most Team Tackles for Loss[edit]

18.5 vs. Mexico 7-9-15

Longest Plays[edit]


60 Sadale Foster vs. Japan 7-12-15


64 McLaughlin to Malm vs. Australia 7-8-11

Punt Return[edit]

74 Awrey vs. South Korea 7-10-07

Kickoff Return[edit]

84 Awrey 84 vs. South Korea 7-10-07

Field Goal[edit]

46 Berkshire vs. Mexico 7-12-11

Interception Return[edit]

77 Banks vs. Germany 7-10-11

Fumble Return[edit]

10 Jackson vs. Germany 7-10-11

Blocked Punt Return Touchdown[edit]

26 Calbert vs. Australia 7-8-11

Blocked Field Goal Return Touchdown[edit]

75 Dingle vs. Germany 7-10-11


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