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.
2005 All-American bowl
Long Beach Polytechnic High School | CA
- Jackson made 43 catches for 821 and 11 touchdowns as a junior at Long Beach Poly, setting the table for a strong final season. As a senior, Jackson caught 60 passes for 1,075 yards and scored 15 touchdowns, helping lead his team to the CIF Southern Section Championship. The Los Angeles Times named him the Southern California Player of the Year for his efforts. Jackson had seven receptions for 141 yards and also threw for a touchdown in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
College: University of California-Berkeley
- Jackson was an elite playmaker at Cal, scoring 28 touchdowns in 36 career games. As a sophomore, he was selected as the First-Team All-American punt returner by several publications. In his final season, he was named a First-Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association. During his three-year career, he recorded nine 100-yard receiving games and 52 plays of 20 yards or more.
NFL: Philadelphia Eagles, Selected in the 2008 NFL Draft, 2nd Round, 49th Overall
- Building on a rookie season in which Jackson set franchise rookie records for receiving yards (912) and receptions (62), Jackson flourished in 2009, posting 1,167 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Making his first Pro Bowl appearance, Jackson was named an NFC starter at both kick returner and wide receiver and hauled in two touchdown passes. He was a repeat Pro Bowl selection in 2010 after eclipsing the 1,000 yard receiving mark and scoring eight times.