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 All-American bowl
Stratford High School | TX
- The valedictorian of his graduating class, Luck was a standout on the field and in the classroom. He threw for 7,139 yards and 53 touchdowns during his three years, adding more than 2,000 yards rushing. He was named to Rivals.com’s Junior All-American team after throwing for a career-best 2,926 yards and 27 touchdowns.
College: Stanford University
- Luck redshirted as a freshman in 2008, but took the Cardinal QB job by force the next fall and hasn’t looked back. In his first year as the Stanford starter, he led the Pac-10 in passing efficiency and was named to both conference and national All-Freshman teams, while also earning All-Pac 10 honors in the classroom. Luck made his name known nationwide last year after leading Stanford to one of the best seasons in school history. His 32 touchdowns and passing efficiency of 170.16 set school records, while his 70.6 completion percentage set both school and conference marks. Stanford’s 12 wins and 524 points scored were tops in school history. Luck was a runaway choice for Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year and was a finalist for the O’Brien Award (best quarterback), Maxwell Award (best player) and Heisman Trophy. Barring injury, Luck will again figure prominently in postseason awards discussion and, come next April, could be the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft.