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 2012 NFL Draft, 22 U.S. Army All-Americans were selected, including six first round selections. An incredible total of 51 U.S. Army All-Americans have been selected in the past two 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.
2005 All-American bowl
Eureka High School | CA
- Maualuga showed great potential from a young age, helping his high school team to a perfect season as a junior and winning All-State Underclass honors. He was named to numerous All-State and All-American teams after a 2004 senior season where he piled up 37 tackles-for-loss, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
College: University of Southern California
- Maualuga was named First-Team All-Pac 10 three times, starting 34 games in his career at Southern Cal. His career honors include a Freshman All-America selection (2005), Defensive MVP of the 2007 Rose Bowl, and consensus All-American in 2008. He capped his college career by winning the Bednarik Award (best defensive player) in 2008.
NFL: Cincinnati Bengals, Selected in the 2009 NFL Draft, 2nd Round, 38th Overall
- Despite being a projected first-round pick, Maualuga fell to the Bengals early in the second round. As a rookie, Maualuga started all 15 games he appeared in, posting 63 tackles, one sack and three forced fumbles. Maualuga continued to progress in 2010, improving his tackle total and pulling down his first two pro interceptions.