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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.

Cierre Wood
Cierre Wood
Running Back
2009 U.S. Army All-American
Santra Clara High School | CA

-    Wood won honors after each of his three starting seasons at Santa Clara – state Sophomore of the Year, All-County as a junior, and All-State as a senior. Wood accounted for 5,600 rushing yards and 82 touchdowns during this time, also while handling kick and punt return duties for his team.

College: University of Notre Dame

-    After redshirting his first year in South Bend, Wood assumed the starting duties halfway through 2010 and performed capably, leading the Irish with 603 rushing yards and scoring five touchdowns. Wood had the starting position all to himself last year and starred, rushing for 1,102 yards and nine touchdowns.