USA Football announces rosters for 2024 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Flag Football World Championships

USA Football, a member of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the sport’s governing body, has announced the final rosters for the 2024 U.S. Men’s and Women’s Flag Football National Teams travel to Lahti, Finland in August
to compete in the 2024 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Flag Football World Championship.

The final 12-athlete U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams were decided following a multi-day training camp conducted at the United States Performance Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1.

“We brought 18 world class athletes from each team into Training Camp and are pleased with the elite competitiveness and preparation they all showcased,” said Eric Mayes, USA Football’s Managing Director of High Performance and National Teams. “Picking the final 12 is always a tough decision, but our thorough selection process ensures the U.S. National Teams are ready to uphold our gold medal standard. We’re excited to continue preparing for the 2024 IFAF Flag Football World Championship.”

The 2024 IFAF Flag Football World Championship is expected to be the largest version of the event in its history with teams from more than 25 countries participating. The U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams are the reigning world champions dating back to
the 2021 championships in Jerusalem, Israel. Both teams also won gold medals at the 2018 IFAF Flag Football World Championship in Panama City, Panama.

Last October, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that flag football will make its Olympic debut on home soil in Los Angeles in 2028. The decision brought even more attention to one of the world’s fastest growing sports. Flag football is played
by millions worldwide in over 100 countries, more than 70 of which are members of IFAF.

Additionally, flag football’s competitive foundation is scaling incredibly fast in the U.S. Eleven states have approved girls’ flag football as a high school varsity sport and plenty more have laid the framework with pilot programs to eventually sanction the
sport. There are also scholarship opportunities and a national championship for women’s flag football at the NAIA level.

According to USA Football research, combined flag football participation for boys and girls ages 6-17 has increased 38% from 2014-2023. Participation among girls ages 6-12 has increased 222% during that time.

The 24 athletes selected to travel to Finland as part of the final U.S. National Team rosters represent 10 states, including Calif., Fla., Ill., La., Md. N.C., Nev. Ohio, Pa. and Texas.

USA Football will return to Charlotte for a second training camp for the U.S. National Team from July 25 – 28 to prepare for international competition.

2024 U.S. Men’s Flag National Team Roster

Name; Position; Hometown

Michael Better; RSH/C; Baltimore, Md.

Aamir Brown; ATH; Philadelphia, Pa.

Velton Brown Jr.; WR/DB; Orlando, Fla.

Isaiah Calhoun; DB/WR; Riverside, Calif.

Mike Daniels; DB/WR; Miami Fla.

Laval Davis; WR/RSH; Jacksonville, Fla.

Darrell “Housh” Doucette; QB/C; New Orleans, La.

Johnluis “LuLu” Hernandez; DB/C; Miami, Fla.

Ja’Deion High; WR; Hereford, Texas

Jamie Kennedy; DB/WR; Pompano Beach, Fla.

Bruce Mapp; WR/DB; Philadelphia, Pa.

Laderrick “Pablo” Smith; WR/QB; Pompano Beach, Fla.

2024 U.S. Men’s Flag National Team Alternates

Nico Casares; QB; Coconut Grove, Fla.

Jesus Lorenzo; RSH/WR; Miami, Fla.

Sean Moore; WR/RSH; Miami, Fla.

Michael Pardue; DB/WR; Clarksville, Tenn.

David “Bobo” Price; DB/C; Callahan, Fla.

Dana Taylor; DB/ATH; Dallas, Texas

Head Coach: Jorge Cascudo

Assistant Coach: Patrick Alley

2024 U.S. Women’s Flag National Team Roster

Name; Position; Hometown

Deliah Autry; WR/DB; Tampa, Fla.

Laneah Bryan; WR/DB; El Paso, Texas

Amber Clark; DB/WR; Greenville, N.C.

Ashley Edwards; WR/DB; San Antonio, Texas

Kennedy Foster; WR/DB; Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Madison Fulford; WR/DB; Charlotte, N.C.

Isabella Geraci; WR/DB; North Ridgeville, Ohio

Maci Joncich; WR/DB; Henderson, Nev.

Ashlea Klam; C/DB; Austin, Texas

Vanita Krouch; QB; Carrollton, Texas

Megan Majors; DB/WR; Chicago, Ill.

Addison Orsborn; WR/RSH; Round Rock, Texas

2024 U.S. Women’s Flag National Team Alternates

Lacey Abell; QB; Sheboygan, Wis.

Miranda Arellano; DB/C; San Antonio, Texas

Brianna Hernandez-Silva; DB/QB; Las Vegas, Nev.

Leilanni Lopez; C/RSH; San Diego, Calif.

Jo Overstreet; WR/DB; Lewisville, Texas

Brenna Ramirez; DB/WR; Gilbert, Ariz.

Head Coach: Saaid Mortazavi

Assistant Coach: Mary Kate Bula