Equanimeous St. Brown is among the latest group of international flag football ambassadors ©Getty Images

A new group of international flag football ambassadors - several with connections to Germany - has been announced by the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) and National Football League (NFL).

The reveal coincides with first-ever regular-season NFL in Germany today, between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks.

Three current NFL players are among the new ambassadors - Jakob Johnson, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and Equanimeous St. Brown.

Johnson, a fullback with the Las Vegas Raiders, was born in Germany.

Chicago Bears wide receiver St. Brown's mother is German and he speaks the language.

His brother Amon-Ra, of the Detroit Lions, is already an ambassador.

German-born former New England Patriots tackle Sebastian Vollmer is also among the newest international flag football ambassadors.

Vollmer won two Super Bowls with the Patriots

Additionally in the latest batch is Mona Stevens, quarterback of the German women's national flag football team.

The NFL staged a game in Munich today  ©Getty Images
The NFL staged a game in Munich today ©Getty Images

Owusu-Koramoah, an active Cleveland Browns linebacker, is of Ghanaian descent and earlier this year hosted an American football camp in the country.

Nausicaa Dell'Orto, captain of the Italian women’s national flag football team, completes the group of six new ambassadors.

The IFAF is one of nine International Federations on a shortlist to have their sport added to the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic programme.

Flag football was a World Games sport earlier in the year, with Mexico's women and the American men winning gold medals.

The NFL also plans to spotlight flag football under a revamp of the Pro Bowl, its annual all-star game.