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Started in 2004, the Congressional Football Game was first organized to honor and support the men and women of the U.S. Capitol Police and to support the families of fallen officers.

The biennial showdown features Members of Congress and former NFL players facing off against U.S. Capitol Police. The game is a family-friendly event that includes entertainment and spirited competition on the field, while bringing together Congressional and law enforcement communities in support of worthy causes.



The Capitol Police Memorial Fund

Providing assistance to the families of fallen officers or those injured in the line of duty.


Our Military Kids

Providing grants to children of deployed National Guard and Reserve personnel as well as to children of severely injured Service Members to cover the costs for enrichment activities and tutoring.


A Advantage 4 Kids

A nonprofit organization created to aid individuals and families in need.



In 1998, two United States Capitol Police officers, Officer Jacob “JJ” Chestnut and Detective John Gibson, gave their lives to protect Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and visitors in the nation’s Capitol.

Congressman Rick Renzi from Arizona led an effort to find a fitting way to recognize the two officers’ sacrifice and lend support to the families they left behind. The effort eventually gave rise to the Charity Football Game. In the years that followed, former Washington Redskins Linebacker and Pro-Bowler Ken Harvey and former Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback John Booty came on board to help coach, play, and organize the football game.



For sponsorship opportunities or more information on the game please contact Jennifer Bogart or call 202-546-9250.


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SEPTEMBER 24th, 2019

the 2021 game roster

The Guards team consists of current and former of U.S. Capitol Police members.

Team captains 

Larry Bell | Jim Davis |  Ron Potter 


Aaron Arnold | David Bailey | Larry Bell | Jim Davis | Adam DesCamp | Harry Dunn | Kevin Egypt  | Aaron Epps | Herb Flores | Jill Funkhouser | Scott Grossi | Milton Harris | Brett Jordan | Brice Jordan | Zaire Kitchen | Mike Lee | Antwan McCall | Andrew McGill | Tom Manger | Donald Mattocks | Chad Nieto | Yogananda Pittman | Ron Potter | Mike Priest | Aaron Robinson | John Sacks |  Winston Sterling | Reggie Tyson | Brandon Watson | Travis Wells | Isaac West | 

The Mean Machine consists of Members of Congress as well as former NFL players.

Team captains 

Rodney Davis (R-IL)  |  Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)


Colin Allred (TX-D) | Don Bacon (NE-R) | Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-D) | Jack Bergman (MI-R) | Mike Bost (IL-R) | Jamaal Bowman (NY-D) | Tim Burchett (TN-R) | Lou Correa (CA-D) | Rick Crawford (AR-R) | Rodney Davis (IL-R) | Byron Donalds (FL-R) | Ron Estes (KS-R) | Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-R) | Chuck Fleischmann (TN-R) | Anthony Gonzalez (OH-R) | Richard Hudson (NC-R) | Bill Huizenga (MI-R) | Ronny Jackson (TX-R) | Kai Kahele (HI-D) | Trent Kelly (MS-R) | Jake LaTurner (KS-R) | Tom Malinowski (NJ-D)| Alex Mooney (WV-R) | Blake Moore (UT-R) | Frank Mrvan (IN-D) | Gregory Murphy (NC-R) | Jay Obernolte (CA-R) | Steven Palazzo (MS-R) | Jimmy Panetta (CA-D) | Dean Phillips (MN-D) | August Pfluger (TX-R)| Jamie Raskin (MD-D) | Pete Sessions (TX-R) | Thomas Suozzi (NY-D) | Williams Timmons (SC-R) | David Valadao (CA-R) | Marc Veasey (TX-D) | Bruce Westerman (AR-R)


John Booty (NYJ, PHI, ARI, NYG, TB) | Ravin Caldwell (WAS, SF) | Gary Clark (WAS, ARI, MIA) | Ray Crockett (DET, DEN, KC) | Ricky Ervins (WAS) | Marcus Gilbert (PIT, ARI) | Claude Harriott (NYG, DET) | Ken Harvey (WAS, ARI) | Sam Hollenbach (WAS) | Ricardo Lockette (SEA) | Rocky McIntosh (WAS, DET) | Andre Reed (BUF, WAS) | Rob Robertson (BAL) | Fred Smoot (WAS, MIN) | Leonard Stephens (DET, WAS, TB, TEN) | Herschel Walker (DAL, MIN, PHI, NYG) | Jen Welter (ARI) | Randy White (DAL)

The Coaches

Meet this year’s coaches.

Coach John Booty

John Booty is a former NFL Defensive Back. He was drafted in the 10th round, 257th pick overall in the 1988 draft. John Played eight seasons from 1988-1995 for five teams—the New Yorks Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals, New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Coach Ken Harvey

Ken Harvey grew up in Austin, Texas. Shortly after attending U.C. Berkeley, he was selected in the first round with the 12th overall pick of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

2021 Sponsors

For questions or to become a sponsor for 2022, please contact Jennifer Bogart at 202-546-9250 or

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