Former Colorado quarterback Cody Hawkins was named to the USA Football team on Tuesday.

Hawkins will join the U.S. Men`s National Team for the International Federation of American Football Senior World Championship July 8-16 in Austria.

Team USA is led by former Northwest Missouri State head coach and three-time NCAA Division II national champion Mel Tjeerdsma.

The IFAF Senior World Championship is an eight-nation football tournament held every four years since 1999. Games will be played in Graz, Innsbruck and Vienna.

The U.S. defeated Japan, 23-20, in double overtime in Tokyo, to win the 2007 tournament, the first that included Team USA.

Team USA will conduct a training camp June 28 to July 4 before departing for Austria.

Cody Hawkins unloads a pass against ISU.Cliff Grassmick / November 13, 2010
Cody Hawkins unloads a pass against ISU. Cliff Grassmick / November 13, 2010 ( Cliff Grassmick )
USA Football is the sport`s national governing body in the United States. National team participation does not affect NCAA eligibility.

Hawkins has been playing European football. He signed with the Stockholm Mean Machines in January.


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