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Bisons’ Coombs Named MVP at International Bowl

February 2, 2012 11:39 AM | Sports

Anthony Coombs (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba Bisons football running back Anthony Coombs has been selected World Team MVP at USA Football’s third annual International Bowl in Austin, Texas.

The 19-year-old University of Manitoba athlete was part of International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Team, which defeated the U.S. Under-19 National Team by 35-29 on Wednesday.

Coombs accumulated a game-high 147 rushing yards on 14 carries and also scored two touchdowns. The Winnipeg native scored two rushing touchdowns with the longest on a 62-yard TD run.

“We’ve been working so hard for this all week, and it paid off with the victory,” Coombs said in a statement. “People don’t think anyone can play outside of the United States. This is going to make the U.S. take this event more seriously, and it’s also going to inspire tons of little kids around the world. It feels great that we did this.”

Bison Evan Gill, 19, played at the defensive end position for the World Team.

A replay of the game will air Saturday online.