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.
2009 U.S. All-American Bowl
Carver High School | GA
- Jones led his Carver team to the Georgia State Championship as a senior in 2007, a season in which he was named All-State and All-City Defensive MVP. A standout athlete, Jones also was an All-State selection as part of the Carver basketball team.
College: University of Georgia
- Jones began his college career at Southern Cal and contributed on special teams before transferring back home. After redshirting in 2010 due to transfer rules, Jones had a breakout year in 2011, tallying 70 tackles, 19 tackles-for-loss, 13.5 sacks and 26 quarterback hurries on the way to consensus All-SEC and All-American selections. Jones was a finalist for the Butkus Award (best linebacker) and was named Georgia’s Most Valuable Defensive Player.