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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.

Ryan Williams
Ryan Williams
Running Back
2008 U.S. Army All-American
North Fort Meyers High School | VA

High School: Stonewall Jackson High School (VA)

-    A four-year starter when healthy, Williams amassed more than 1,000 yards of total offense as a freshman. Between seasons hampered by injuries, Williams excelled during his junior year, rushing for 1,574 yards and 22 touchdowns and earning Second-Team All-State.

College: Virginia Tech University

-    After redshirting in 2008, Williams broke onto the national scene in 2009 with a season for the record books. The ACC Rookie of the Year and First-Team All-ACC selection, Williams ran for 1,655 yards and 21 touchdowns, both Virginia Tech and ACC freshman records. Williams was slowed by injuries in 2010 but finished the year healthy, averaging six yards per carry after his return.

NFL: Arizona Cardinals, Selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, 2nd Round, 38th Overall