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US Army All-American Bowl PA Nominees

Written by: on Thursday, May 6th, 2010

U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL NOMINATES

12 PENNSYLVANIA STUDENT-ATHLETES


Group Honored among the Nation’s Top 400+ Senior Athletes

WHARTON, N.J. (May 6, 2010) – The following Pennsylvania prep football players have been nominated to play in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of student-athletes.

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

POSITION

SCHOOL

CITY

Jameel

Poteat

RB

Bishop McDevitt

Harrisburg

Michael

Caputo

OLB

West Allegheny

Imperial

Sascha

Craig

LB

Gateway Sr.

Monroeville

Dondi

Kirby

WR

Gateway Sr.

Monroeville

Ben

Koyack

TE

Oil City

Oil City

Matt

Siefert

TE

Exeter Twp.

Reading

Brandon

Cotton

ATH

Council Rock North

Newtown

Terrell

Chestnut

ATH

Pottsgrove

Pottstown

Mika

Polamalu

ATH

Pottsgrove

Pottstown

Myles

Jackson

DL

B. Reed Henderson

West Chester

Jamal

Abdur-Rahman

RB

LaSalle College

Wyndmoor

Kyshoen

Jarrett

DB

East Stroudsburg South

East Stroudsburg

Those nominated will have the chance to play in the game on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual classic East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 PM EST and will feature the nation’s top high school football players.

“The U.S. Army All-American Bowl provides the national platform for young adults to reflect the strength of Army Strong Soldiers,” said Col. Derik Crotts, Director of Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. “This nomination recognizes the mental, emotional and physical strengths and leadership qualities that these players have developed on and off the field. The Army is proud to be a partner of the game and congratulates all of the athletes on their nominations.”

The players were nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games’ network of regional directors throughout the country, Rivals.com and Tom Lemming. Of the 400+ nominees, 90 will ultimately be selected and invited to this year’s game. The next step for these nominees will occur in September, when the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour begins. The tour, running through December, will occur nation-wide during which the final players will be announced.

For more than 10 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, and Terrelle Pryor all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. The 10th Anniversary U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew more than 34,000 fans to the game at the Alamodome, along with being the most watched sporting event on television over the weekend, besides the NFL Playoffs.

The U.S. Army Accessions Command (USAAC), a subordinate command of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, meets the human resource needs of the Army by transforming volunteers into officers, warrant officers, and enlisted Soldiers.  In providing the force, the 18,400 men and women of Accessions Command prepare these future Soldiers and leaders for their initial military training. Commanded by Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, USAAC is located at Fort Knox, Ky., and Fort Monroe, Va.

For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related events visit www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com & www.goarmy.com/events/aab. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is owned by All American Games, a New Jersey-based sport marketing and event management company. Other national sponsors of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl are Football University, Degree Deodorant, Athletic Republic, Rivals.com, Russell Athletic, Spalding, Schutt Sports, EAS, San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, beRecruited.com, Choice Hotels, Deloitte, NCSA, and Gatorade.

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