Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis will donate a $1,000 equipment grant to Oxon Hill (Md.) High School’s football program through USA Football, the official youth football devilment partner of the Colts and NFL.
Davis, named to his first Pro Bowl last season, was selected to USA Football’s 2014 All-Fundamentals Team in December. The team honors 26 NFL players — 11 offense, 11 defense and four special teams – who employ proper techniques, particularly when blocking and tackling, that fosters inherent safety benefits and better on-field performance.
As an All-Fundamentals Team player, Davis received an equipment grant from USA Football to donate to the youth organization or high school program of his choice.
A five-person selection committee which helped with choosing the team consisted of former Colts vice chairman and Pro Football Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian, former NFL team executive and assistant coach Carl Peterson, former NFL running back and ESPN analyst Merril Hoge, former NFL head coach and ESPN analyst Herm Edwards and NFL Network/Fox Sports analyst Charles Davis.
More on the 2014 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team players is available at: http://usafootball.com/blogs/fundamentals-and-performance/post/9658/26-nfl-players-named-to-usa-football's-2014-all-fundamentals-team.
USA Football, the sport's national governing body, trains more high school and youth football coaches combined than any organization in the U.S. More than 5,500 youth leagues and 750 high schools participated in USA Football’s Heads Up Football program in 2014, benefiting nearly 1 million young athletes.
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 non-profit organization 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.
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