- Game Day
- Get Involved
- Inside Athletics
Football Canada is proud to announce the addition of 26 Canadians to the World Team which will take on Team USA in the fourth edition of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) International Bowl.
Four University of Saskatchewan Huskies have been selected to the team including offensive lineman Jordan Arkko, defensive back Keegan Arnyek, quarterback Drew Burko and defensive lineman Brayden Twarynski.
Burko, as the Huskies' starting quarterback in 2012, completed 96-of-147 passes for 1,257 yards and 10 touchdowns in his rookie season. Last summer, he was invited to the development camp held in conjunction with Team World training. Arkko, who returns to Team World for the second straight year, started all games on the Huskies' offensive line. Twarynski recorded 6.5 tackles and one sack, while Arnyek played in five games.
IFAF World Team alumni include projected 2013 first round NFL draft picks Jesse Williams (Alabama) and Bjoern Werner (Florida State), 2012 1st overall CFL Canadian draft selection Ben Heenan (Saskatchewan Roughriders), as well as current CIS standouts Lindon Gaydosh (Calgary), Matt Sewell (McMaster) and Jérémi Roch (Sherbrooke).
Last February the World Team defeated Team USA 35-29 – the first time that Team USA has been defeated in international (IFAF) competition.
Of the twenty-six Canadians selected to the World Team, 14 helped bring home gold with a 23-17 victory over Team USA at the 2012 IFAF U-19 World Championship while 9 participated in the 2012 International Bowl as either a member of the IFAF World or Development Team.