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, and more than 40,000 in attendance every year.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl was first played on December 30, 1985, in Highlander Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Since 2002, however, the game has been played in San Antonio. Notable alumni include: Andrew Luck, Jamaal Charles, Patrick Peterson, Adrian Peterson, Odell Beckham Jr., Eric Berry, Tim Tebow, Joe Thomas, Tyron Smith,Robert Quinn, C.J. Mosley, DeMarco Murray, and Derrius Guice. Thirty-six U.S. Army All-Americans were selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, and as of the 2015 NFL Draft there have been 299 alumni drafted.
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U.S. Army All-American Bowl - Under Armour All-America Game - Netflix
The Under Armour High School All-America Game is a high school football all-star game typically held in early January in the U.S. state of Florida created to spotlight the nation’s top high school seniors. The game was first played on January 5, 2008, and has been played annually at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The game is sponsored by Under Armour and enjoys a national audience thanks to broadcast partner ESPN (the first edition was broadcast on ABC opposite the U.S. Army All-American Bowl). The game is co-owned by Chicago-based sports marketing agency Intersport and ESPN.
U.S. Army All-American Bowl - Player selection - Netflix
National recruiting analysts and talent evaluators from ESPN Scouts, Inc., will select players for both team rosters. Eight of the top 10 ranked players in the ESPN 150 competed in the 2009 game. Because there are a number of All-America games concurrently, they are in competition for players. A total of 80 players are invited, with all them having the opportunity to also participate in a televised skills competition and other ancillary events held at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in the days prior to the game. In addition, ESPNU televises the team practices.
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