Finnegan, Vanden Bosch Selected for USA Football-NFLPA 'All-Fundamentals' Team




Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (left) and cornerback Cortland Finnegan were recognized for being on the "All-Fundamentals Team" during Monday's press conference at Baptist Sports Park. 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. --USA Football, the sport's national governing body on youth and amateur levels, and the NFL Players Association have selected cornerback CORTLAND FINNEGANand defensive endKYLE VANDEN BOSCH **of the Tennessee Titans and 24 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 Finnegan and Vanden Bosch as examples for youth players – particularly defensive ends and cornerbacks – to emulate due to Finnegan's superior man-to-man coverage skills and Vanden Bosch's run stopping abilities.

The USA Football/NFLPA "All-Fundamentals" Team was selected by a six-person selection committee:

JASON BELSER, former NFL player, USA Football board member, and NFLPA senior regional director

• TOM CARTER, former NFL player and NFLPA regional director

HERMAN EDWARDS, former NFL head coach and player, ESPN NFL analyst

SCOTTIE GRAHAM, former NFL player and NFLPA regional director

LARRY KENNAN, former NFL assistant coach and NFL Coaches Association executive director

CARL PETERSON, USA Football chairman, former NFL team executive and assistant coach

In addition to their fundamentally-strong play, Finnegan and Vanden Bosch do exemplary work in the Nashville community. Finnegan's ARK 31 serves children with special needs. Vanden Bosch's KVB S.A.C.K. (Supporting and Assisting Charities for Kids) Foundation provides more opportunities for children to succeed in life. In addition to this award, Vanden Bosch today was named as the Titans 2009 Community Man of the Year for all of his efforts in the community.

As part of this honor, Finnegan and Vanden Bosch will each 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 Tennessee Titans 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.

The USA Football/NFLPA "All-Fundamentals" Team consists of:

• All 11 offensive positions

• All 11 defensive positions

• 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.

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.

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