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Gilbert-Knorren named to World Team

Huskie quarterback Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren has been named to the World Team roster for the annual International Bowl. The World Team will face the USA’s Under-19 National Team in USA Football’s International Bowl on Wednesday, February 1 in Austin, Texas.

Quarterback Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren (photo by David Stobbe for Liam Richards Photography)

Gilbert-Knorren joins Huskie teammates Jordan Arkko, who was named to the roster in December, and quarterback Drew Burko, who was named to the international development team.

This will be Gilbert-Knorren’s second International Bowl, as he played at receiver in last year’s game, scoring the only touchdown for the World Team. He had 916 yards passing and four touchdowns in his first season at quarterback for the Huskies, and added 292 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

The IFAF (International Federation of American Football) World Team has named three quarterbacks to the roster that will face American’s Under-19 National Team in USA Football’s International Bowl on Wednesday, February 1 in Austin, Texas.

The state capital will host the third annual game – formerly known as USA vs. The World – when an IFAF World Team of teenage football players led by head coach GREG MARSHALL takes on Team USA, composed of current high school seniors (class of 2012) at The Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Austin.

Three Canadians – JAHLANI GILBERT-KNORREN of the University of Saskatchewan, WILL FINCH from Nelson Lords High School and JESSE MILLS from St Mary’s University – will share time under center.

Gilbert-Knorren returns to the IFAF World Team having lined up at receiver and caught a touchdown in the 2011 International Bowl. He played in eight games completing for the University of Saskatchewan this fall, completing 71 of 150 pass attempts for 4 touchdowns and 916 yards and also tallied 292 rushing yards on 46 carries for three touchdowns.

Finch led the undefeated Nelson Lords of Burlington, Ontario, to a 13-0 season and the Golden Horseshoe Bowl high school championship as ranked his team number one in the nation.

Mills began his rookie season at St Mary’s University as the Huskies starter having led Citadel High School to three back-to-back championships in Nova Scotia.

In order to be eligible for the IFAF World Team program, players must be nominated by their national federation and are evaluated by the coaching staff based on film review and weekly training log results collected through the IFAF World Team web portal.

In 2011 the IFAF World Team narrowly lost 21-14 to Team USA at Westlake High School in Austin, and in 2010, the Americans were held scoreless until the final play of the first half before going on to win 17-0 at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The NCAA recognizes USA Football’s International Bowl as a national team competition, meaning the game is not an all-star game. Playing for the United States in the International Bowl is exempt from high school seniors’ two all-star game appearances.

To read the rest of this news release, please go to the International Federation of American Football website.

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