Mitteilung von AFVD vom 30.01.2006

Zwei Deutsche im GJC Tournament All-Star Team

Nine of the victorious Canadians that helped their nation win a second successive NFL Global Junior Championship title were named to the all-tournament team after two days of play at the Pontiac Silverdome.

Running back Samuel Fournier also collected team MVP honors having carried the ball 25 times for 135 yards and a touchdown in the 10-0 championship game victory over Team USA. Kicker Christopher Milo was named to the all-tournament team for the second year running having also starred in Jacksonville in 2005.

Canada did not complete a pass in Sunday’s final, but a 138-yard, two-touchdown performance during the First Round games earned Josh Boden a place among the receivers honored. Three of Canada’s dominating defensive line - Vaughn Martin, Renaldo Sagesse and Sebastien Tetreault – also made the line up.

For the first time in the tournament’s ten-year history a Japanese quarterback was named to the all-tournament team. Takuya Yamashiro suffered a separated shoulder of his non-throwing arm in Japan’s first game on Wednesday, a 7-0 loss to Canada. But he returned to lead Japan to a best-ever third place finish and in winning the bronze medal completed 10 of 18 attempts for 113 yards, a touchdown and the critical two-point conversion pass that beat Mexico 8-7.

USA and Mexico each had five players named to the team and two German players were selected.

Team MVP awards went to defensive end Kory Decker (USA, 13 tackles, 1 sack), linebacker Hironobu Nagashima (Japan, 4 interceptions, 1 sack, 12 tackles), Jose Mateos Sanroman (Mexico, 3 interceptions, 24 tackles) and Senastian Schonrbroich (Germany, 14 tackles, 1 forced fumble).

NFL Global Junior Championship X All-Tournament Team

QB, Takuya Yamashiro, Japan
RB, Samuel Fournier, Canada
RB, Brad Weaver, USA
WR, Josh Boden, Canada
WR, Mauricio Jordan Valdez, Mexico
TE, Daniel Canul Trejo, Mexico
OL, Michael Berta, Canada
OL, Edgar Cavazos Avila, Mexico
OL, Ross Kersey, USA
OL, Greg Barga, USA
OL, Dominik Szwilski, Germany

DT, Vaughn Martin, Canada
DT, Renaldo Sagesse, Canada
DE, Sebastien Tetreault, Canada
DE, Kory Decker, USA
LB, Joash Gesse, Canada
LB, Cesar Motta Real, Mexico
LB, Hironobu Nagashima, Japan
DB, Jose Mateos Sanroman, Mexico
DB, Sebastian Schorbroich, Germany
DB, Olivier Turcotte Letourneau, Canada
DB, Matt Feltner, USA

K, Christopher Milo, Canada