Price Named to USA Football's Junior National Team
May 13, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana football signee Aaron Price (Bloomington, Ind./South) has been selected to play for USA Football's 2009 Junior National Team that will compete in the sport's first junior world championship this summer. Price joins fellow incoming Hoosier signee Nick Zachery (Sheridan, Ind./Sheridan) on Team USA's roster.
The duo is one of 45 graduating high school seniors soon to enter 32 college football programs to play on America's 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 America's 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."
"We are very pleased that Aaron has received this opportunity along with Nick," Indiana head coach Bill Lynch said. "Aaron is a great competitor who can play both inside and out. He is a tremendous addition to the USA Football Junior National Team and is a high-character young man. Both Aaron and Nick will be valuable contributors to Team USA."
Price, a unanimous selection to the Bloomington Herald-Times all-area team and an Indiana Football Coaches Association 5A all-state performer last season, has played every position on the offensive line for South. A team captain who also played defensive line, Price is a standout student with a 4.0-GPA. He is a member of the National Honor Society.
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