The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be hosted at the Alamodome on Saturday, January 4, 2014.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee has nominated 16 high school seniors for the 2014 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, considered high school football's highest honor. The U.S. Army Player of the Year award is given to the Nation's most outstanding senior high school football player. The six finalists for the award will be announced on November 26, 2013.
The U.S. Army Player of the Year will be crowned during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show on January 3, 2014, in San Antonio, where the winner will be presented with the Ken Hall Trophy, modeled after high school football legend Ken "Sugar Land Express" Hall.
The selection process began this fall as players were evaluated by coaches from around the country and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee. The 2014 U.S. Army Player of the Year Nominees are (in alphabetical order):
Desert Mountain High School
Mount Pleasant High School
Cedartown Heritage School
St. Augustine High School
Imperial High School
Davidson Day High School
Woodbridge High School
Charlotte Catholic High School
American Heritage High School
Freedom High School
Barbe High School
Gainesville High School
Former U.S. Army Player of the Year winners include: 2001-Kevin Jones; 2002-Lorenzo Booker; 2003-Chris Leak; 2004-Adrian Peterson; 2005-Ryan Perrilloux; 2006-Mitch Mustain; 2007-Jimmy Clausen; 2008-Terrelle Pryor; 2009-Bryce Brown; 2010-Dillon Baxter; 2011-Demetrius Hart; 2012-Dorial Green-Beckham and 2013-Max Browne.
For more than a decade, 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. Andrew Luck, Adrian Peterson, and Jamaal Charles all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. In the 2012 NFL Draft Andrew Luck became the first U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumnus to be selected with the first overall pick. The 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a record crowd of 40,133 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is owned and produced by All American Games, a New Jersey-based sports marketing and event management company. The U.S. Army is the title sponsor of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and American Family Insurance is the lead national sponsor and presenting sponsor of the telecast on NBC. Other national sponsors include adidas, 247Sports, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, Gatorade, SKLZ, NCSA, School of the Legends, Jersey Mike's Subs, Lockheed Martin, Xenith, Battle Sports Science, Oakley, NewTek and Football University. National sponsors of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band include NAfME: The National Association for Music Education, Drum Corps International, Jupiter Band Instruments and DeMoulin Uniforms.
For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related events visit www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com and www.goarmy.com/events/aab or the official Facebook and Twitter pages located at http://www.facebook.com/USArmyAllAmericanBowl and www.twitter.com/armyallamerican.