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.
2008 U.S. All-American bowl
Elder High School | OH
- Rudolph was named a prep All-American after a senior year during which he caught 37 passes for 673 yards and 11 touchdowns for Cincinnati powerhouse Elder. Rudolph was named All-State as a senior following a Second-Team All-State season as a junior when he amassed 400 yards and seven scores.
College: University of Notre Dame
- Rudolph started for the Fighting Irish from day one as a freshman, finishing with 28 starts in his three years in South Bend. His 90 receptions and 1,032 yards both rank fourth on Notre Dame tight end career leaderboards.
NFL: Minnesota Vikings, Selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, 2nd Round, 43rd Overall
- Despite injury issues in college, Minnesota felt comfortable enough with Rudolph to make him the first tight end picked in the 2011 NFL Draft. Rudolph earned eight starts and finished the season with 26 catches for 249 yards and three touchdowns, earning All-Rookie honors from numerous publications.