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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Peterson replaces Kemp as chairman

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Former Kansas City Chiefs executive Carl Peterson is the new chairman of USA Football. He replaces the late Jack Kemp.

USA Football is the national governing body of youth football. Peterson, who spent 20 years with the Chiefs, will serve as chairman of the independent nonprofit.

The group was endowed by the NFL and NFL Players Association in 2002. It hosts more than 100 football events annually, instructing coaches, players and game officials and providing resources for youth football league commissioners.

USA Football said Tuesday it will host a junior world championship from June 27 to July 5 in Canton, Ohio.