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.
2006 All-American bowl
Crest High School | NC
- Spikes was a fixture on the Crest defense, starting all four seasons. As a senior, he was named team captain and posted 74 tackles, four sacks and four interceptions. Spikes was so highly regarded coming out of high school that Rivals.com named him the number one player from North Carolina in the class of 2006.
College: University of Florida
- Spikes burst onto the Gainesville scene as a freshman in 2006, helping the Gators win the National Championship. Taking over the middle linebacker position as a sophomore, he won All-SEC honors in 2007. For an encore, Spikes racked up a collection of recognitions in 2008 including All-SEC and All-American awards, and being named a semifinalist for the Nagurski and Bednarik Awards, both awarded by different clubs to the nation's best defensive player; as well as the Lombardi Award, given to the nation's best defensive lineman or linebacker. He was also a captain on the second Gator team to win the National Championship in a three-year span. Spikes returned for his senior year in 2009 as one of the top-ranked linebackers in the nation and is on numerous All-American and award watch lists.