Tallahassee, Fla. – Three senior student athletes from Lincoln High school have been nominated to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Wide receiver Reggie Lewis
Wide receiver Taj William (11)
Linebacker James Hearns (21)
The athletes were nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games’ network of regional coaches throughout the country and Rivals.com. Of the 400 nominees, 90 will ultimately be selected and invited to the Bowl. The next step for the nominees occurs in September, when the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour begins. Final player selections along with All-American Marching Band musicians will be announced nationwide throughout the fall, with the Selection Tour ending in early December.
“The U.S. Army All-American Bowl provides the national platform for young athletes and musicians to showcase their talent and strength,” said Bruce Jasurda, chief marketing officer, U.S. Army. “This nomination recognizes the mental, emotional and physical strengths, and leadership qualities, these athletes possess both on and off the field; qualities they share with Army Strong Soldiers. The Army congratulates of the athletes on their nomination.”
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. Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, and Marcus Lattimore all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. The 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of more than 39,000 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.
U.S Army All-American Bowl Selection Process Explained
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee comprises two independent scouting entities: Rivals.com and All American Games. Every high school football senior is eligible for selection. The selection process kicks off at the U.S. Army National Combine and proceeds across the country during various combines, camps, and clinics. From millions of high school football players, the selection committee evaluates thousands of the Nation’s top prospects on an annual basis. Following the evaluation period, the selection committee officially nominates the Nation’s top 400 seniors to be considered for selection to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. From the nominees, players are selected and invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl throughout the spring and summer. The selection committee reserves the right to select players who were not nominated in the spring, if they are having an outstanding spring and/or senior season. U.S. Army All-Americans must be in good standing with their schools and communities in order to be considered for selection. The final rosters will be announced in late fall. Nominees who are not selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl will receive a letter sent to their high schools in care of their head football coach.
The final rosters will be announced in late fall. Nominees who are not selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl will receive a letter sent to their high schools in care of their head football coach.