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 2012 NFL Draft, 22 U.S. Army All-Americans were selected, including six first round selections. An incredible total of 51 U.S. Army All-Americans have been selected in the past two 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.
2006 All-American bowl
Nease High School | FL
- Tebow was a three-year starter at Nease and led the team to back-to-back state championships in 2004 and 2005. He was a First-Team All-State selection in each of his final two seasons, and was a Parade All-American selection as a senior. Over his high school career, he threw for 9,940 yards, ran for 3,169 yards, and accounted for 158 touchdowns (95 passing).
College: University of Florida
- The college game’s most-decorated player upon his departure from Gainesville following the 2009 season, Tebow owns numerous NCAA and SEC records, in addition to nearly every piece of hardware available to college quarterbacks. In 2007, Tebow became the first underclassman to win the Heisman Trophy and the first player in college football history to both pass and rush for 20 touchdowns. His 55 total touchdowns that season are an SEC single-season record. In addition, Tebow quarterbacked Florida to two National Championships, was a two-time All-American and a three-time All-SEC player. An Academic All-American, Tebow is a two-time winner of the Maxwell Award (best player) and a three-time Heisman Finalist. He was voted the AP Player of the Year following his Heisman-winning campaign and was named the Sports Illustrated Player of the Decade.
NFL: Denver Broncos, Selected in the 2010 NFL Draft, 1st Round, 25th Overall
- Tebow was eased into the speed of the professional game and performed admirably during his rookie year. He threw five touchdowns against only three interceptions and scored six times rushing while averaging 5.3 yards per carry. Once Tebow’s quarterbacking skills match his running capabilities, he should take off as a valuable NFL player.