It’s not the BCS, but it’s still a championship for Nebraska football…flag football that is. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln men’s flag football team took first place in the National Flag Football Championships Jan. 4-6 in Orlando, Fla. The team won all six of its games at the championship and beat Angelo State 27-14 in the championship game.
Corey Serrano, a sophomore from North Platte, was named national most valuable player and Kevin Dickens Jr., a senior from Kansas City, Mo., was named an All-American. The team, coached by Wyatt Godfrey of Lincoln, earned free entry to the national tournament by winning the Arkansas Regional in October.
The competition is conducted by the NIRSA National Campus Championship Series. NIRSA, headquartered in Corvallis, Ore., is the leading resource for professional and student development, education and research in collegiate recreational sports. Established in 1950, it includes nearly 4,000 professional, student and associate members in the United States, Canada and elsewhere, serving an estimated 5.5 million students who regularly participate in campus recreational sports programs.
Nebflagfootball.com also was runner-up in the flag football national championship sponsored by American Collegiate Intramural Sports Dec. 28-31 in Pensacola, Fla., and took second place in the ACIS Flag Football Regionals on the UNL campus in November. The team has a 34-2 record this year and a 81-10 record since it was created. Additional honors at UNL include three pre-season tournament championships, three Independent A championships and three all-university championships.