Posted Tue Dec 8th by Monty
Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Clady has been selected as part of the inaugural USA Football/NFLPA “All-Fundamentals” Team. The 26-man roster “honors the NFL’s most fundamentally-sound players who also commit themselves to service in their communities.”
Clady is one of the NFL’s best, and the honor is well deserved. Congrats to Sweet Feet for the recognition. Full press release after the jump.
RYAN CLADY SELECTED AS TACKLE FOR
USA FOOTBALL/NFLPA “ALL-FUNDAMENTALS” TEAM
USA Football, the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels, and the NFL Players Association have selected tackle RYAN CLADY of the Denver Broncos and 25 other NFL players to the inaugural USA Football/NFLPA “All-Fundamentals” Team. This 26-man roster honors the NFL’s most fundamentally-sound players who also commit themselves to service in their communities.
This honor recognizes Clady as an example for youth players – particularly offensive tackles – to emulate due to his quick hands in pass protection.
The USA Football/NFLPA “All-Fundamentals” Team was selected by a six-person selection committee:
Ø JASON BELSER, former NFL player, USA Football board member, and NFLPA senior regional director
Ø TOM CARTER, former NFL player and NFLPA regional director
Ø HERMAN EDWARDS, former NFL head coach and player, ESPN NFL analyst
Ø SCOTTIE GRAHAM, former NFL player and NFLPA regional director
Ø LARRY KENNAN, former NFL assistant coach and NFL Coaches Association executive director
Ø CARL PETERSON, USA Football chairman, former NFL team executive and assistant coach
In addition to his fundamentally-strong play, Clady does exemplary work in the Boise, Idaho, community. Clady attended college at Boise State University. His efforts have benefitted the Ada County (Idaho) Sheriff’s Employees Association and many other local causes.
As part of this honor, Clady will designate a youth or high school football program to receive a $1,500 equipment grant from USA Football. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFLPA, the NFL, the Denver Broncos, and the league’s 31 other teams. Each player also receives a pewter-dipped “All-Fundamentals” Team helmet trophy produced by Riddell, USA Football’s official helmet and equipment partner.
A video clip of each of the 26 players, spotlighting their sound football technique for young players to emulate, resides at AllFundamentalsTeam.com. These exciting game-action clips offer visual instruction for youth players and coaches alike.
The USA Football/NFLPA “All-Fundamentals” Team consists of:
Ø All 11 offensive positions
Ø All 11 defensive positions
Ø Four (4) special teams positions (LS, K, P, KR/PR)
USA Football teaches the game’s fundamentals and inherent values through more than 80 annual training events and innovative football training resources employed by its members who reside in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
2009 USA Football/NFLPA “All-Fundamentals” Team:
|Atlanta Falcons||Catching in traffic|
|Denver Broncos||Hands in pass protection|
|Cleveland Browns||Pass blocking footwork|
|New York Jets||Combo/zone blocking|
|Minnesota Vikings||Pulling, run blocking|
|Indianapolis Colts||Snapping and blocking|
|Arizona Cardinals||Proper catching with hands|
|New England Patriots||Proper catching with hands|
|Green Bay Packers||Ball security/proper cuts|
|San Francisco 49ers||Run blocking|
|New Orleans Saints||Throwing mechanics|
|New York Giants||Takeoff and pass rush|
|Kyle Vanden Bosch||
|Tennessee Titans||Playing the run|
|Arizona Cardinals||Defeating blocks|
|Baltimore Ravens||Footwork and leverage|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Shedding blocks|
|Washington Redskins||Angle tackling|
|Dallas Cowboys||Pass rush/bull rush|
|Tennessee Titans||Man-to-man coverage|
|Oakland Raiders||Breaking up the pass|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Playing the ball|
|San Diego Chargers||Open-field tackling|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Kicking mechanics|
|Buffalo Bills||Punting mechanics|
|San Diego Chargers||Long-snapping mechanics|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Kick catching and returning|
About USA Football
USA Football, the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels, hosts more than 80 football training events annually offering education for coaches and game officials, skill development for players and resources for youth football league commissioners. The independent non-profit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL Players Association, the NFL, and its 32 teams. USA Football manages U.S. national teams within the sport for international competition and provides $1 million annually in equipment grants and subsidizes youth league volunteer background checks. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football is chaired by former NFL team executive Carl Peterson.