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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.

Tony Jefferson
Tony Jefferson
Defensive Back
2010 U.S. All-American Bowl
Eastlake High School | CA

- As a senior at Eastlake, Jefferson led his squad to the San Diego Division I CIF Championship, totaling 88 tackles (12 for a loss), four sacks and two fumbles forced and recovered. Also serving as a running back on offense, he rushed for 1,328 yards and 28 touchdowns. Jefferson was a three-time All-State selection and was named his league’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.

College: University of Oklahoma

- Jefferson was an early contributor for the Sooners, starting nine games at nickelback and tallying 65 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions. For his effort, Jefferson was named Freshman All-American and the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. Jefferson saw improvement in all categories this past season, starting 12 games and recording 74 tackles, four sacks and four interceptions. Jefferson heads into his junior year looking to take another step forward and garner collegiate All-American status.