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Thirty eighth graders from across Colorado will compete at the highest level in youth football, Football University's National Championship, beginning on Jan. 4.

Sunday, the Denver Broncos honored the youth players at halftime with a special introduction and congratulatory greetings from the team.

The Colorado Football University team has battled four rounds of play to earn a spot in the final four. Sixty-four state based teams began the tournament in Las Vegas on Dec. 1.

The teams are made up of elite football players, hand selected after rigorous evaluation from the FBU staff, which consists of top NFL and Collegiate coaches.

In addition to Colorado, the final four bracket includes all-star teams representing Mass., St. Louis and Ga. The champion will be crowned following the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 6 in San Antonio, Texas.

"This year marks the first time that Colorado made it to the finals," Team Director, Darrell "Gonzo" Gonzales, said. "We couldn't be more proud of each and every one of our players. Their dedication, hard work and outstanding play have us in the perfect position to compete for the ultimate prize: a national
championship."

The team will depart for San Antonio on Jan. 1. The Colorado team is coached by former NFL player, Ken Marchiol with former Denver Bronco great, Mark Cooper coaching the offensive line.

Football University is an invitation-only, one-of-a-kind football training experience focusing on developing and enhancing the playmaking ability and skill of elite-level athletes in 6th to 11th grade.

For official brackets and news updates visit: http://www.footballuniversity.org/

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