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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.

Andre Smith
Andre Smith
Offensive Lineman
2006 All-American bowl
Huffman High School | AL

- Smith started for three years at Huffman, where he was named All-State his final two years and Lineman of the Year in 2005. He also was named "Mr. Footballz" by Alabama sportswriters and earned USA Today High School All-American honors.

College: University of Alabama

- Smith was a two-time First-Team All-SEC selection and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2006 after starting every game for the Crimson Tide. Awarded the Outland Trophy (best interior lineman), Smith completed his three-year Alabama career as a consensus All-American in 2008.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals, Selected in the 2009 NFL Draft, 1st Round, 6th Overall

- Smith's rookie season was limited to just six games due to a fractured left foot. Unfortunately, he re-injured the foot halfway through the 2010 season, but not after claiming the right tackle