Senior Nash Rasmussen will play multiple positions on both offense and defense and on special teams for ASIJ's football team. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
Senior Nash Rasmussen will play multiple positions on both offense and defense and on special teams for ASIJ's football team. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Mustangs set to play a new brand of football

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

TOKYO – Nash Rasmussen traded in his rugby gear upon leaving Utah two years ago for American School In Japan football black-and-gold helmet, pads and spikes.

He arrived a season after the Mustangs captured their lone Far East Division I football title.

Today, the Mustangs don’t have the same physical size as the team that gave ASIJ the only fall sports Far East banner the school had been missing.

But Rasmussen says he hopes that with a new head coach, a new offense and with speed and aggressiveness, the Mustangs could contend for a second banner.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.597585

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