Coach Profile: Adam Lilley

Adam Lilley

Adam Lilley

Coaching Position: Head Coach

NFL team: Miami Dolphins

What has been your proudest moment this season?

Some of the highs have included the victory over Leeds Beckett, which had been somewhat of a monkey on our back over the last few seasons. There has also been the emergence of some of our young players, especially those who had been bit part players in previous seasons. These young men have stepped out of the shadows and shown leadership by example on the field.

How does it differ from the other games?

Whether this season is a success or failure is hard to judge right now, victory

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Coach Profile: Joe Leyland

Joe Leyland

Joe Leyland

Coaching Position: Defensive Coordinator

NFL team: Minnesota Vikings

What has been your proudest moment this season?

Seeing players who had never played the sport prior to joining the Sabres making big game changing plays to secure crucial victories.

How many Varsity games have you been involved in?

This will be my 6th Varsity game split between playing and coaching

How does it differ from the other games?

The intensity, the rivalry, the crowd noise, the pride in wearing your university colours in such a big competition. No other game I’ve been a part of matters more than the Steelbowl!

Coach Profile: Chris Herbert

Chris Herbert

Chris Herbet

Coaching Position: Offensive Coordinator

NFL team: Buffalo Bills

What has been your proudest moment this season?

Playing incredibly well to beat Leeds convincingly after a hard loss previously

How many Varsity games have you been involved in?

6 Varsity games, none with University of Sheffield

How does it differ from the other games?

It is intense, traditional rivalry games are always much more complex, people train and prepare harder, the hits are harder, the aggression is up, the intensity is up. Its a great experience being involved with American Football Varsity.

Player Profile: Jacob Hardy

Jacob Hardy

Jacob commanding his offence against Hull Sharks.

Jacob commanding his offence against Hull Sharks.

Age: 23

Position: Quarterback

Degree Title: Medicine
How many Seasons have you played: Played 6 seasons with the Sabres and then 2 more with the Yorkshire Rams.

NFL team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What made you first get into American Football?

I became interested in it at school when I watched the super bowl then tried it out when came to Uni. I really liked the tactics combined with the physical aspect of the game. Plus the team unity is a big factor.

What has been your favourite moment on the pitch this season?

Beating Leeds Beckett at home this year was a good moment as it meant a lot.

How many times have you played varsity? Is it different from the other games

Is it different from the

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Player Profile: Usama Mujtaba

Usama Mujtaba

Usama preparing to make a tackle on Hull Shark’s running back

Usama preparing to make a tackle on Hull Shark’s running back

Age: 20

Position: Linebacker

Degree Title: Chemical Engineering
How many Seasons have you played: 3

NFL team: Houston Texans

What made you first get into American Football?

It was a new sport for me that I didn’t know much about, but I wanted to get involved in something that required the best out of me physically.

What has been your favourite moment on the pitch this season?

Playing against Glasgow in the playoffs. I played the whole game with one hand taped into a club that I couldn’t use at all. I gave everything I had for the team and we came up short, losing by 1 TD. But it was my proudest

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