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.
2002 All-American bowl
Highland High School | UT
- A three-year starter at Highland, Ngata was rated as the top defensive player in the country by several sources as a senior. He was also named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Utah after racking up 100 tackles and 30 sacks.
College: University of Oregon
- Ngata left Oregon after a dominating junior season in which he was selected as a First-Team All-American. He was also a finalist for both the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's best interior lineman, and the Nagurski Award, given to the nation's best defensive player. He is the school's all-time leader in blocked kicks, with seven.
NFL: Baltimore Ravens, Selected in the 2006 NFL Draft, 1st Round, 12th Overall
- Ngata was the only Ravens rookie in 2006, to start all 16 games. His play earned him a spot on Pro Football Weekly's All-Rookie Team. In total, he racked up 51 tackles, one sack and one interception. He improved his numbers in his second season, accumulating 63 tackles and three sacks. After the 2008 season, he was named as an alternate to the Pro Bowl and Second-Team All-Pro by the Associated Press. Ngata has started all 48 games in his career thus far, plus an additional four playoff contests.