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The official logo of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl
NFL running backs Adrian Peterson and Reggie Bush both played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the premier high school football All-American game. Due to its distinction as "Military City USA" the Bowl is held annually in San Antonio, Texas. Currently played in the Alamodome, the game brings together 90 of the nation's top high school football players in an East versus West matchup. In addition to the Bowl game, there is the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, which comprises 125 of the nation’s top high school marching musicians who perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The game enjoys a worldwide audience thanks to broadcast partner NBC Sports.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the longest-running active high school All-American game. The game was first played on December 30, 2000, in Highlander Stadium in Dallas, Texas.[1] Since 2002, however, the game has been played in San Antonio. Notable alumni include: Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck, Eric Berry, Patrick Peterson, LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Tim Tebow, Sammy Watkins, Robert Quinn, Derrick Johnson and Keenan Allen. Thirty-six U.S. Army All-Americans were selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, and 274 have been selected all-time. As of the 2014 NFL Draft, there are over 200 Army All-Americans on an active NFL roster.

Since the game's inception, attendance has risen from 6,300 for the inaugural game in 2000[1] to 40,133 in 2013. The 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl aired live on NBC on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST.

Awards[edit]

During U.S. Army All-American Bowl Week, a number of national awards are given out at a formal awards dinner, which include:

Ken Hall Trophy: Presented to the U.S. Army Player of the Year: High school football's highest honor, awarded to the nation's best high school football player. This award is named after Ken "Sugarland Express" Hall, once the all-time leading rusher in high-school football history for more than five decades. The trophy is cast in the likeness of Ken Hall in his 1950s football uniform.

Bill Yoast Trophy: Presented to the National H.S. Coach of the Year: Awarded to the nation's top high school coach.

Glenn Davis (West) and Doc Blanchard (East) Awards: Recognizes an East and West player who best epitomizes the Army's high standard of excellence in community service, education, and athletic distinction.

Anthony Munoz Lineman of the Year Award: Awarded to the nation's best high school offensive lineman or defensive lineman.

Following the conclusion of the game on Saturday afternoon, the following awards are given out:

Herman Boone Trophy: Awarded annually to the winning team.

Pete Dawkins MVP Trophy: Awarded annually to the game's most valuable player.

Selection process[edit]

U.S. Army All-American Bowl football players are chosen by a selection committee made up of game-producer All American Games and 247Sports.com.[citation needed]

U.S. Army All-American Bowl game records[edit]

Record category Record holder Year Record
Highest Attendance 2013 2013 40,133
Longest Touchdown Pass Cyler Miles to Dorial Green-Beckham 2012 79 yards
Most Passing Yards Kyle Allen 2014 183 yards (12-of-18)
Most Passing Touchdowns Chris Leak, Tajh Boyd 2003, 2009 3 TDs
Most Rushing Yards Demetrius Hart 2011 100 yards (8 carries)
Most Rushing Touchdowns Most Recently: Royce Freeman (tied with 3 others) 2014 3 TDs
Most Receiving Yards DeSean Jackson 2005 141 yards (7 receptions)
Most Points, Single Player Most Recently: Royce Freeman (tied with 3 others) 2014 18 points
Most Tackles De'Anthony Thomas 2011 8 tackles
Longest Kickoff Return TD Ted Ginn, Jr. 2004 98 yards
Largest Margin of Victory East over West 47-3 2003 44 points

Facts[edit]

  • There are currently more than 200 former U.S. Army All-Americans in the NFL today, including 69 total first-round picks, and one first overall pick (Andrew Luck) and four second overall picks.
  • There are currently more than 400 active NCAA Division-I student-athletes who are former U.S. Army All-Americans.
  • Seven U.S. Army All-Americans were selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, including 36 selected overall.
  • A record 37 alumni were selected in 2010 NFL Draft.
  • To-date, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has produced 123 Division-I First-Team All-Americans.
  • To date, Andrew Luck, Ndamukong Suh, Chris Long, Reggie Bush, and Greg Robinson have been the highest drafted alumni in the NFL Draft. Luck was the first overall selection in 2012. Bush, Long, Suh, and Robinson were second overall selections.
  • Minnesota Vikings running back and 2004 U.S. Army All-American Adrian Peterson is the first alumnus of the high school All-American games to win the NFL's MVP award.
  • To-date, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has produced 28 Super Bowl Champions, including: Percy Harvin, Jermaine Kearse, Haloti Ngata, Michael Oher, Justin Tucker, Michael Clayton, Kenny Phillips, Reggie Bush, DeMario Pressley, Steve Smith, and Marlin Jackson.
  • To-date, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has produced 76 Pro Bowl selections, and 17 BCS Bowl MVPs.
  • The all-time leading scorers in Bowl history are fullback Brian Toal, running back Chris Wells, quarterback Tajh Boyd, and running back Royce Freeman, who each scored three touchdowns in the 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2014 game, respectively. Toal, Wells, and Freeman scored each of their three on the ground, while Boyd threw his.
  • On September 13, 2009, the Jets' Nick Mangold and Mark Sanchez became the first center-quarterback tandem to have played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and then start in the NFL for the same team.
  • The first underclassman to ever win the Heisman trophy was U.S. Army All-American Tim Tebow in 2007.
  • Seven U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumni have won NFL Rookie of the Year Awards: Vince Young won the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2006 and Adrian Peterson won the offensive honor in 2007. In 2009, Bowl alumni Percy Harvin (offensive) and Brian Cushing (defensive) won both NFL Rookie of the Year Awards. In 2010, Bowl alumni Ndamukong Suh won the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. In 2013, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and wide receiver Keenan Allen won a Rookie of the Year award.
  • Five U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour teams travel the country from late September to early December to announce the 90 players and 125 marching musicians to the Bowl, logging more than a combined 30,000 miles.
  • To date, five U.S. Army All-American Marching Band alumni have joined Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) programs.

Game results[edit]

East victories are shaded ██ red. West victories shaded ██ gold.

Date Site Winning team Losing team Series MVP
 December 30, 2000    Highlander Stadium • Dallas, Texas   West  18  East       15  West 1-0 Dominic Robinson
January 5, 2002 Alamo StadiumSan Antonio, Texas West       26 East 6 West 2-0 Vince Young
January 5, 2003 Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas East 47 West 3 West 2-1 Chris Leak
January 3, 2004 Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas East 45 West 28 Tied 2-2 Ted Ginn, Jr.
January 15, 2005 Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas West 35 East 3 West 3-2 DeSean Jackson
January 7, 2006 Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas East 27 West 16 Tied 3-3 Chris Wells
January 6, 2007 Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas West 24 East 7 West 4-3 Chris Galippo
January 5, 2008 Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas East 33 West 23 Tied 4-4 Terrelle Pryor
January 3, 2009 Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas East 30 West 17 East 5-4 Co-MVPs Bryce Brown and Tajh Boyd
January 9, 2010 Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas West 30 East 14 Tied 5-5 Ronald Powell
January 8, 2011 Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas East 13 West 10 East 6-5 Demetrius Hart
January 7, 2012 Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas West 24 East 12 Tied 6-6 Co-MVPs Cyler Miles and Dorial Green-Beckham
January 5, 2013 Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas East 15 West 8 East 7-6 James Quick
January 4, 2014 Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas West 26 East 8 Tied 7-7 Joe Mixon

Notable participants[edit]

2001[edit]

East

West

2002[edit]

East

West

2003[edit]

East

West

2004[edit]

East

West

2005[edit]

East

West

2006[edit]

East

West

2007[edit]

East

West

2008[edit]

East

West

2009[edit]

East
West

2010[edit]

East

West

2011[edit]

East
West

2012[edit]

East

West

2013[edit]

East

West

2014[edit]

East

  • Dante Booker
  • Nick Chubb
  • Johnnie Dixon
  • Will Grier
  • Elijah Hood
  • Jalen Hurd
  • Todd Kelly Jr.
  • Marshon Lattimore
  • Josh Malone
  • Sony Michel
  • Malkom Parrish
  • Curtis Samuel
  • Dante Sawyer
  • Artavis Scott
  • Kentavius Street
  • Erick Smith

West

  • Kyle Allen
  • Budda Baker
  • KD Cannon
  • Royce Freeman
  • Clifton Garrett
  • C.J. Hampton
  • Frank Iheanacho
  • Bijhon Jackson
  • Damien Mama
  • Malik McDowell
  • Joe Mixon
  • Nyles Morgan
  • Edward Paris Jr.
  • Trey Quinn
  • Solomon Thomas
  • Damon Webb
  • Bryce Dixon

Producers[edit]

All American Games (formerly SportsLink) is a sport management and marketing company based in Rockaway, New Jersey, that produces and manages many of the nation’s premier high school and youth sporting events. All American Games’ properties include: the U.S. Army All-American Bowl; U.S. Army Coaches Academy; U.S. Army National Combine; U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, Football University; FBU TOP GUN Showcase Camp; the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl; and the FBU National Championship. In 2009, All American Games ventured into sports-television production with a new sports-reality television show “The Ride,” which garnered coverage in almost 80 million homes and aired on MTV2.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Army All-American Past Games". Scout.com. Archived from the original on 2007-07-20. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 

External links[edit]


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