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 2012 NFL Draft, 22 U.S. Army All-Americans were selected, including six first round selections. An incredible total of 51 U.S. Army All-Americans have been selected in the past two 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.
2009 All-American bowl
Gadsden City High School | AL
- Kirkpatrick starred for three years in the Gadsden City defensive backfield, tallying at least 60 tackles and five interceptions each season. He was named All-State after both his junior and senior campaigns.
College: University of Alabama
- Kirkpatrick was a special teams standout and valuable reserve as a freshman for the National Champion Crimson Tide. He started all 13 games at cornerback as a sophomore, finishing fourth on the team in tackles and second in interceptions. A strong spring earned Kirkpatrick a spot on the 2011 Coaches Preseason All-SEC team, as well being named to the watch lists for the Bednarik (best defensive player) and Thorpe (best defensive back) Awards.