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Fullback John Kuhn named to USA Football All-Fundamentals Team

Fan vote will determine captains for annual squad to honor the best technique for young players to emulate

USA Football has selected Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn as a member of the 2014 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team, which honors 26 NFL players – 11 offense, 11 defense and four special teams – who exhibit exemplary football techniques for young players to emulate.

The sixth annual USA Football All-Fundamentals Team recognizes NFL players who employ proper technique, particularly when blocking and tackling, which fosters better on-field performance and advances player safety.

Whether opening up holes as a lead blocker out of the backfield or securing the backside from the slot as an H back, Kuhn can make all the blocks in the run game. His sure hands and ability to maneuver in the flat also make him a capable outlet option in the Packers' passing game.

Each player chosen for the All-Fundamentals Team will receive a $1,000 equipment grant from USA Football to donate to the youth or high school football program of his choice. USA Football, the sport's national governing body in the United States, is the official youth football development partner of the Packers, the NFL and each of the league's other 31 teams.

A fan vote will determine All-Fundamentals Team captains at Fans may vote for one captain on offense, defense and special teams. USA Football will award each of the three captains a $2,000 equipment grant to donate. Voting is open through Dec. 22.

USA Football educates more high school and youth coaches combined than any organization in the United States. The USA Football All-Fundamentals Team was assembled with guidance from a five-person selection committee:

  • Charles Davis, USA Football spokesperson, football analyst for NFL Network and FOX Sports
  • Herm Edwards, ESPN NFL analyst and former NFL head coach
  • Merril Hoge, ESPN NFL analyst and former NFL running back
  • Carl Peterson, USA Football chairman, former NFL team executive and assistant coach
  • Bill Polian, ESPN NFL analyst and former NFL general manager

More on past USA Football All-Fundamentals Team players' techniques is available at:

2014 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team – Offense:

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Peyton Manning, Broncos

Running back

Matt Forte, Bears


John Kuhn, Packers

Wide receiver

Golden Tate, Lions

Reggie Wayne, Colts

Tight end

Rob Gronkowski, Patriots


Jason Peters, Eagles

Joe Thomas, Browns


Zack Martin, Cowboys

Marshal Yanda, Ravens


Ryan Kalil, Panthers

2014 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team – Defense:

*POSITION       *


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Cameron Wake, Dolphins

Sheldon Richardson, Jets


Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers

Kyle Williams, Bills


Khalil Mack, Raiders

Luke Kuechly, Panthers

Tamba Hali, Chiefs


Vontae Davis, Colts

Terence Newman, Bengals


Ryan Clark, Redskins

Earl Thomas, Seahawks

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2014 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team – Special Teams:

*POSITION       *


Return specialist

Jacoby Jones, Ravens


Chandler Catanzaro, Cardinals


Jon Ryan, Seattle Seahawks

Long snapper

Cullen Loeffler, Vikings

About USA Football: Indianapolis-based USA Football ( is the sport's national governing body, leading the game's development for youth, high school and other amateur players. The independent nonprofit partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and sport to establish important standards rooted in education. USA Football advances coaching education and player skill development for safer play and positive experiences through athletics.

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