U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL ALUMNI
Since 2001, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has showcased the nation's premier high school football talent. The level of play in these games has demanded the absolute highest levels of mental, emotional and physical strengths for those participating. The expansive and continually growing list of prominent alumni featured in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl's history stands as proof of this strength and the extraordinary level of competition. Some of the most notable All-American alumni include: Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, 2012 #1 NFL Draft Pick Andrew Luck, Marcus Lattimore and Robert Woods among many more.
As of the start of NFL training camps, there are more than 200 U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumni on NFL rosters. During the 2013 NFL Draft, a record eight U.S. Army All-Americans were selected in the first round. An incredible total of 79 U.S. Army All-Americans have been selected in the past three NFL Drafts. More and more U.S. Army All-Americans enter the NFL each season as the Army All-American Bowl continues to produce some of the game’s brightest stars on its biggest stage.
2008 U.S. All-American Bowl
McNeil High School | TX
- Williams was incredibly productive in his two years starting at McNeil, tallying 277 tackles, five interceptions, ten sacks and a dozen blocked kicks. He also played receiver and quarterback, accounting for 14 touchdowns in two years. Williams’ production as a senior earned him All-State and prep All-American honors.
College: University of Texas
- Williams started 23 games in his three-year career at Texas, totaling 106 tackles, three sacks, 24 pass breakups and five blocked kicks. Williams was named to the Nagurski (best defensive player) and Thorpe Award (best defensive back) watch lists as a junior and was named All-Big 12 after his final year in Austin.
NFL: Buffalo Bills, Selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, 2nd Round, 34th Overall Pick
- Williams contributed as a rookie in 2011, starting six games and tallying 32 tackles in a part- time role for the Bills. Williams is battling for a full-time job in 2012 and hopes to make the next step to becoming an NFL star.