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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.

Barkevious Mingo
Barkevious Mingo
Defensive Lineman
2008 U.S. All-American Bowl
West Monroe High School | LA

- Mingo was named All-State as both a junior and senior for West Monroe. He helped lead the team to the State Championship game as a senior, tallying 59 tackles, seven sacks, four forced fumbles and seven recovered fumbles.

College: Louisiana State University

- After redshirting in 2009 to add weight, Mingo ended 2010 as a starter and a part of the Freshman All-SEC team. In 2011 as a full-time starter, Mingo led LSU in tackles-for-loss and was second in sacks. This helped Mingo land a spot on the All-SEC team, and he looks to reach superstar status in 2012 on a loaded Tiger defense.