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All-American Bowl

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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.

Derrick Johnson
Derrick Johnson
Line Backer
2001 U.S. All-American Bowl
Waco High School | TX

- Johnson finished off a terrific high school career by earning a spot on the First-Team All-Texas Class 5A after both his junior and senior seasons. He racked up 170 tackles, six sacks, and two interceptions as a senior.

College: University of Texas
- The 2004 season saw Johnson bring home the accolades. He won the Butkus Award (best linebacker) and the Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player). He also was a two-time All-American at Texas.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs, Selected in the 2005 NFL Draft, 1st Round, 15th Overall

- Johnson has been a welcomed addition to the Chiefs defense. He is the third Butkus Award winner to play for the Chiefs, and has been one of their most consistent defensive players since being drafted in 2005. Known for his versatility, Johnson has started at all three linebacker spots for Kansas City. Johnson set a career high for tackles in 2010 and earned a new six-year contract that will keep him as a Chief for the foreseeable future.