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
Parkway West High School | MO
- Gabbert took over as Parkway West’s quarterback as a sophomore, throwing for 1,100 yards and 11 scores in 2005. The next year, he upped those numbers to 1,523 yards and 20 touchdowns. As a senior, Gabbert had passed for 623 yards and five scores in four games before an injury cut short his season. Gabbert returned for the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and completed five of his eight passes for the West.
College: University of Missouri
- Missouri chose not to redshirt Gabbert as a freshman in 2008, instead choosing spots in which to insert him. Though he attempted just 13 passes that year, the experience was beneficial for Gabbert, who threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns in his starting debut in the 2009 opener. He ended his sophomore year with 3,593 yards and 24 touchdowns, earning Second-Team All-Big 12 honors and a spot on the All-Big 12 Academic team. Gabbert once again surpassed the 3,000 yard mark in 2010, leading Missouri to a share of the Big 12 North title and repeating as an All-Big 12 Academic selection. Gabbert finished third in school history for career passing yards and second in passing efficiency.
NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars, Selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, 1st Round, 10th Overall