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NFL and IFAF Expand List of Global Flag Football Ambassadors

Jalen Hurts, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Eli Manning among latest superstar ambassadors      

The NFL and the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) announced a second team of Global Flag Football Ambassadors to amplify and support the long-term growth of the game worldwide.

Jalen Hurts, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Eli Manning are among the latest to join an all-star team of men and women, including current American and flag football players, NFL Legends, coaches, and officials as ambassadors who will work to further raise the profile and promote the values of one of the world’s fastest-growing sports.

The Flag Football Ambassadors team — first announced ahead of the NFL season kickoff — supports the combined global efforts of the NFL and IFAF to increase awareness, interest, and participation in flag football internationally and drive the development of the game.

The NFL announced that the Pro Bowl was transforming into “The Pro Bowl Games.” The week-long celebration of player skills in Las Vegas in 2023 will feature a new format that spotlights flag football. In addition to the AFC vs. NFC game, The Pro Bowl Games will integrate flag throughout the week, including the Play Football Opening Night and NFL FLAG Championships, which was created in partnership with RCX Sports and will feature the top girls’ and boys’ youth flag teams from across the country and around the world.

Currently played by men, women, boys, and girls of all ages in more than 100 countries, flag football is poised for even greater expansion as the cornerstone of the NFL’s domestic and international participation and development strategies. Momentum is growing behind the sport, following its debut at The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama earlier this year. IFAF is preparing to launch the biggest-ever cycle of elite international flag competitions, including full continental representation for the first time in 2023. Flag is a fast-paced, non-contact, creative and highly skilled game that is easily accessible and inclusive, making it the perfect way to attract new players, accelerate growth and promote the message of football for all.

The newest members of the Global Flag Football Ambassador team are:

  • Desiree Abrams – Current NFL replay assistant, first African American official inducted into Women’s Tackle Football Hall of Fame
  • Jalen Hurts – Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback
  • Eli Manning – Two-time Super Bowl Champion, New York Giants Legend
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown – Detroit Lions Wide Receiver
  • Osi Umenyiora – Two-time Super Bowl Champion, New York Giants Legend