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.
2002 U.S. All-American Bowl
Madison High School | TX
- Young ended a stellar high school career by leading his team to a 13-1 record as a senior. He threw for more than 5,000 yards, while rushing for close to 4,000, during his time at Madison. The 6'5" dual-threat quarterback was considered the nation's top prospect coming out of high school, and earned MVP honors at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl after throwing for 90 yards and rushing for 81 more.
College: University of Texas
Young began his college career in 2003, by earning Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year honors, but racked up accolades as a junior in 2005, winning the Maxwell Award, given to the nation's top player, and finishing as the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. His talent also helped earn him the Davey O'Brien Award, given to the nation's top quarterback. Young was named a consensus First-Team All-American, and was unanimously chosen as the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.
NFL: Tennessee Titans, Selected in the 2006 NFL Draft, 1st Round, 3rd Overall Pick
- Young was an immediate sparkplug for the Titans. Young's heroics nearly led them back to the playoffs in his rookie season. He quickly became one of the most exciting players in the league, and earned NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. Due to injury, Young started just three games in the 2008 season.