After reviewing film and meeting with evaluators, the coaches and the National Team staff of USA Football selected Chris Pendleton to play tight end on the U.S. Under-18 National Team at the International Bowl IX. Pendleton, who is 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, also is a standout baseball player. Last football season, he had 23 receptions for 432 yards and four touchdowns.

Congratulations on this outstanding achievement! Chris has joined the likes of Jameis Winston, Todd Gurley, and Tyrann Mathieu and other U.S. National Team alumni.

The U.S. Under-18 National Team will play Football Canada in the International Bowl IX on Wednesday, January 17th. Bowl week for the U.S. Under-18 National Team will be from Saturday, January 13th - Wednesday, January 17th, with all games being held in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium—home of the Dallas Cowboys.