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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.

AJ McCarron
AJ McCarron
2009 All-American bowl
St. Paul's Episcopal High School | AL

- McCarron was a three-year starter at St. Paul’s, throwing for 66 touchdowns versus just nine interceptions. He was named All-State as both a junior and senior, and led St. Paul’s to the Alabama State Championship in his junior season. After playing in the 2009 U.S. Army All- American Bowl, McCarron garnered MVP honors at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic.

College: University of Alabama

- McCarron served as the Crimson Tide’s scout team quarterback on their 2009 National Championship run and saw his first action in 2010 as a backup. He didn’t miss a beat in his first year as a starter, leading Alabama to another National Title, passing for 16 touchdowns to five interceptions. McCarron heads into 2012 looking to lead the Crimson Tide to their 15th National Title, and earned a place on the Maxwell Award (best player) watch list.