TORONTO -- Football Canada is proud to announce the addition of 26 Canadians to the World Team which will take on Team USA in the fourth edition of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) International Bowl. The game takes place February 5 in Austin, Texas.
IFAF World Team alumni include projected 2013 first round NFL draft picks Jesse Williams (Alabama) and Bjoern Werner (Florida State), 2012 1st overall CFL Canadian draft selection Ben Heenan (Saskatchewan Roughriders), as well as current CIS standouts Lindon Gaydosh (Calgary), Matt Sewell (McMaster) and Jérémi Roch (Sherbrooke).
Last February the World Team defeated Team USA 35-29 – the first time that Team USA has been defeated in international (IFAF) competition.
Of the twenty-five Canadians selected to the World Team, 14 helped bring home gold with a 23-17 victory over Team USA at the 2012 IFAF U-19 World Championship while 9 participated in the 2012 International Bowl as either a member of the IFAF World or Development Team.
Among the Canadian contingent are Shaquille Johnson, Jacob LeBlanc and Kevin McGee.