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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.

Jake Matthews
Jake Matthews
Offensive Lineman
2010 U.S. All-American Bowl
Elkins HIgh School | TX

- The son of NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, Jake was a consensus All-American, All- District and All-Greater Houston selection. At the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Matthews started at center for the West team, paving the way for a 30-14 win.

College: Texas A&M University

- Due to injuries, Matthews ascended to the starting lineup as a true freshman, starting seven games and ending the 2010 season on the All-Big 12 Freshman team. Last year as a sophomore, Matthews started every game for an Aggie offense that scored 39.1 points-per - game, earning an Honorable Mention All-Big 12 nod.