USA All-Stars NCAA Division 1 Freshmen American Football Tour to England 1998


DateHome TeamAway Team
1998BCAFL Southern Universities Wildcats6USA All-Stars (NCAA Div 1 Freshmen)26
1998London Capitals Youth0USA All-Stars (NCAA Div 1 Freshmen) 12
1998West Bromwich Vipers (BAFA SL Div 2)18USA All-Stars (NCAA Div 1 Freshmen) 6
[References: 1]


The USA All-Stars were handed their first ever defeat in five years touring Britain when they lost 18-6 to British American Football Association Senior League Division 2 side West Bromwich Vipers in 1998. They had earlier that tour defeated a British Collegiate American Football League Southern Universities Wildcats All-Star team 26-6 and the London Capitals Youth team before the Londoners headed off to Dusseldorf to play German Youth Champions. The USA All-Stars were made up of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 Freshmen, including Willy Watts of Northern Illinois and Auburn’s Shawn Bushong and Tim Carter.


[1] Anon. (1998) “Brave Brits battle American All-Stars” First Down. April 4, 1998. pg. 21

[2] Anon. (1998) “…and West Bromwich break the USA’s Five-Year Unbeaten Record” First Down. April 4, 1998. pg. 21


Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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