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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.

Joe Thomas
Joe Thomas
Offensive Lineman
2003 All-American bowl
Brookfield Central | WI

- Thomas was selected as a 2003 U.S. Army All-American, the same year he was named to the USA Today All-American team. Coming out of high school, Thomas was rated as the No. 4 offensive lineman in the country by the Prep Football Report.

College: University of Wisconsin

- Thomas earned the Outland Trophy (best interior lineman) and All-American honors in 2006. He registered 311 pancake blocks over the course of his college career.

NFL:        Cleveland Browns, Selected in the 2007 NFL Draft, 1st
Round, 3rd Overall

- Now entering his fifth season, Thomas has already established himself as one of the game’s top left tackles. He has started all 64 games since entering the league, earning Pro Bowl honors each year and First-Team All-Pro recognition the past two seasons.