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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.

Nick Mangold
Nick Mangold
Offensive Lineman
2002 U.S. All-American Bowl
Archbishop Alter High School | OH

- Mangold was a force in the trenches at Archbishop Alter. He was a three-year starter on both the offensive and defensive line, and was named a First-Team All-State selection as a senior.

College: The Ohio State University

- At Ohio State, Mangold was one of the top centers in the country. He was a finalist for both the Outland Trophy (best interior lineman) and the Rimington Trophy (best center) his senior season. He was also a Second-Team All-Big Ten selection his final two years in Columbus.

NFL: New York Jets, Selected in the 2006 NFL Draft, 1st Round, 29th Overall

- During the 2006 season, Mangold was named to the All-Rookie team and garnered AFC Rookie of the Year consideration, despite playing an often overlooked position. In his five-year career, he has started all 80 games, becoming the first center in franchise history to start every game of his rookie season. Mangold enters 2011 having been named All-Pro two consecutive years and earning Pro Bowl honors the last three seasons.