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Four Texas Players Named to USA Footballs 2009 Junior National Team

Four former Texas High School football players have been named to the USA Footballs 2009 Junior National Team. This team will be competing in the sports first junior world championship this summer.

The players to represent Texas will be Prestin Brown DE Grand Prairie, Chris Henderson DT Dallas Carter, Bryce Petty QB Midlothian and Tevin Reese WR Temple.

These players are members of 45 graduating high school seniors who are soon to enter 32 college football programs. They will play on Americas first national team in the sport comprised of players aged 19 and under.

USA Football, an independent non-profit and the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels, has built Americas first Junior National Team in the sport to compete in the eight-nation, four-continent 2009 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio, from June 27-July 5. National football teams from Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Sweden have qualified to join the United States to pursue the sport’s first world championship on the international junior level (19 and under).

USA Football’s Junior National Team is led by Chuck Kyle, head coach of Cleveland St. Ignatius High School, who has led his Wildcats to 10 of Ohio’s past 21 state titles, including two USA TODAY “national championships.”

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