Ex-Boise St football coach Hawkins to lead US team

USA Football has chosen former Boise State and Colorado coach Dan Hawkins to lead the senior national team during the American football world championships to be played in Sweden in July.

Hawkins was 53-11 at Boise State from 2001-05, winning four consecutive Western Athletic Conference titles. He also spent five seasons at Colorado, going 19-39 with one bowl appearance. He is currently a college football analyst for ESPN and SiriusXM satellite radio.

Hawkins' son, Cody, was the quarterback for the 2011 U.S. men's national team which won the last world championship in Vienna.

The championship is a 12-nation football tournament held every four years since 1999. All games in 2015 will be played at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, July 4-18.

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