Two London Warriors coaches were presented with Lifetime Contribution Awards to American Football by NFLUK at their Super Bowl SuperBash held at the O2 Arena.
Victor Muhammad got the award for being a pioneer of British American Football. He started out as a Running Back playing for the London Ravens American Football Club where he excelled, before going to the US and played at Harper College.
Victor then went on to write his name in another record book when playing professionally for the London Monarchs he made the first ever tackle in the then World League before going onto the New York Jets training camp where he went down to the final selection on making the roster.
“While playing for the Ravens Victor was a nemesis many teams would struggle to overcome as he would simply dominate a game. Victor paved the way for many other players and may be coaches a like to follow in his footsteps and reach for being the best they can be and possibly the NFL.”
Tony Allen played Line backer for the London Ravens before coaching the London Olympians to their 2 Eurobowl Titles and National Championships before heading off to coach for the London Monarchs.
Tony was also the Head Coach of Team Europe, a team of 16 – 19 year olds made up of the best players in Europe who participated in a Challenge series featuring teams from the US, Canada, Mexico and Japan.
After the Monarchs Tony was the Head of the NFL International program and was directly responsible for placing hundreds of players from Europe, Mexico and Japan not only in high schools and Colleges in the states but also many players in the NFL.
“I’m truly humbled by this accolade but all I wanted to do was help young players’ dreams come true. Their success is reward itself” Tony Allen
Both Tony Head Coach and Victor assistant coach are passing on their vast experience to the young players at the London Warriors Program