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All-American Bowl

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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.

Joe McKnight
Joe McKnight
Running Back
2007 All-American bowl
John Curtis High School | LA

- McKnight was one of the premier high school football players in the class of 2007, and he racked up the accolades to prove it. He was named to USA Today's All-USA First-Team, and was the Co-MVP of Parade's All-American Team. McKnight was also named to Tom Lemming's All-American team and was recognized as the All-State MVP in Louisiana.

Bowl Performance: 9 carries for 25 yards and a touchdown.

College: University of Southern California

- The blooming star gradually developed into the Trojans newest weapon as a freshman, playing in the loaded USC backfield. The team found a way to get him touches, as he was the primary punt returner, earning a spot on the Freshman All-American team at that position. He worked his way into the starting lineup for the Rose Bowl and carried 10 times for 125 yards and one touchdown. He continued to play at a high-level in 2008, racking up 905 all-purpose yards while gaining nearly seven yards with every touch.