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McCoy to Award Grant to Alma Mater

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Gerald McCoy will award USA Football equipment grant to his alma mater.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackleGERALD McCOYwill 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 here:**

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:

*POSITION       *

NAME, TEAM

* *

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:

*POSITION       *

NAME, TEAM

Return specialist

Jacoby Jones, Ravens

Kicker

Chandler Catanzaro, Cardinals

Punter

Jon Ryan, Seahawks*

Long snapper

Cullen Loeffler, Vikings


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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 (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 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 www.facebook.com/usafootball or on Twitter @USAFootball.

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