All-American Bowl 2011 Recap
Soldiers and football players possess a very similar set of strengths, and for that reason, each year the U.S. Army hosts an All-American Bowl for students who have displayed those qualities.
VOICE OVER: Soldiers and football players possess a very similar set of strengths, and for that reason, each year the U.S. Army hosts an All-American Bowl for students who have displayed those qualities.
VOICE OVER: The Selection Tour visited more than 190 high schools to officially announce the final Army All-Americans and Army All-American Marching Band members in their hometowns.
Trevor Van Buskirk: I think the marching band experience will be great, just being able to work with people and they’re all there for the same reason I am.
Teddy Bridgewater: Just sitting down, talking with the soldiers who put their lives down on the line each and every day for our country, that’s something I look forward to.
Sgt. Sherri Jo Gallagher: It’s a huge honor to be here. It’s really cool to be able to meet all the high school players, all the Wounded Warriors that are here, all the soldier heroes; it’s just an amazing group of people out here.
Cadet Wesley Tudor: Being here with these athletes today is just amazing that they have the opportunity to come here and do something that the Army has put on for them and I hope they really enjoy it because this is an amazing event.
VOICE OVER: We are down at the Alamodome for the All American Bowl and this is the Strong Zone and all morning we’re going to be showing you different stuff, kind of getting you close and personal with the Army.
Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley: Well I ask you to take a moment and look around you, realize where you are, at the All-American Alamodome – the biggest sports venue for high school football and high school bandsmen in the United States of America.
Bobby Singleton: I had a ball. It was the most exuberating thing I’ve done in my life. I thank the Golden Knights and the Army for giving me this opportunity, ‘cause hey, I’m ready, I’m Army Strong!
General Martin Dempsey: I love coming to this event because the linkage that we can make with you across the country to try to get to know you and have you get to know us.
General Peter Chiarelli: The military and the world of sports share many core values including discipline, pursuit of excellence and respect for others.
Voiceover: The U.S. Army All-American High School Football Player of the Year is Demetrius Hart.
Voiceover: Ladies and gentlemen, our nations’ first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since 1973, Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta.
VOICE OVER: NBC Sports is proud to present the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta: It’s been absolutely awesome, the amount of support and, you know, congratulations, good job, and thanks. It’s awesome.
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