U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL ALUMNI
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.
2008 U.S. All-American Bowl
Rancho Verde High School | CA
- Smith starred early at Rancho Verde, garnering Second-Team All-League honors as a sophomore and All-Riverside County status the next year. Smith was named an All-State performer for his work on both the offensive and defensive lines following the 2007 senior season.
College: University of Southern California
- Smith showed consistent growth during his three seasons at Southern Cal, rising from backup to starter to All-Pac 10 performer in consecutive seasons. Starting all twelve games at right tackle in 2010, Smith earned the Morris Trophy, given annually to the Pac 10’s top offensive lineman.
NFL: Dallas Cowboys, Selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, 1st Round, 9th Overall