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20 April 2015


Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle GERALD MCCOY will donate a $1,000 equipment grant to Southeast High School’s football program in Oklahoma City through USA Football, the official youth football development partner of the Buccaneers and the NFL.
McCoy was named to USA Football’s 2014 All-Fundamentals Team in December, honoring 26 NFL players – 11 offense, 11 defense and four special teams – who employ proper techniques, particularly when blocking and tackling, that foster inherent safety benefits and better on-field performance. As an All-Fundamentals Team player, McCoy received an equipment grant valued at $1,000 from USA Football to donate to the youth organization or high school program of his choice. He selected his alma mater to receive the grant.
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 one million young athletes.
The 2014 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team was assembled with direction from a five-person selection committee:
  • CHARLES DAVIS, USA Football spokesperson, football analyst for NFL Network and FOX Sports
  • HERM EDWARDS, ESPN NFL analyst and former NFL head coach
  • MERRIL HOGE, ESPN NFL analyst and former NFL running back
  • CARL PETERSON, USA Football chairman, former NFL team executive and assistant coach
  • BILL POLIAN, Pro Football Hall of Famer, ESPN NFL analyst and former NFL general manager
More on the 2014 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team players is available at:'s-2014-all-fundamentals-team
2014 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team – Offense:
POSITION        NAME, TEAM        
Quarterback Peyton Manning, Broncos*  
Running back Matt Forte, Bears  
Fullback John Kuhn, Packers        
Wide receiver Golden Tate, Lions Reggie Wayne, Colts
Tight end Rob Gronkowski, Patriots  
Tackle Jason Peters, Eagles Joe Thomas, Browns
Guard Zack Martin, Cowboys Marshal Yanda, Ravens
Center Ryan Kalil, Panthers  
2014 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team – Defense:
End Cameron Wake, Dolphins Sheldon Richardson, Jets  
Tackle Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers Kyle Williams, Bills  
Linebacker Khalil Mack, Raiders Luke Kuechly, Panthers Tamba Hali, Chiefs
Cornerback Vontae Davis, Colts Terence Newman, Bengals  
Safety Ryan Clark, Redskins Earl Thomas, Seahawks*  
2014 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team – Special Teams:
Return specialist Jacoby Jones, Ravens
Kicker Chandler Catanzaro, Cardinals
Punter Jon Ryan, Seahawks*
Long snapper Cullen Loeffler, Vikings
* indicates captains
The 2014 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team captains were selected by a fan vote, learn more about the captains here.
About USA Football: Indianapolis-based USA Football ( 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 or on Twitter @USAFootball.
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USA Football
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