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 All-American bowl
Aliquippa High School | PA
- Baldwin was a three-sport standout at Aliquippa, helping the football, basketball and track teams to the state playoffs in his junior and senior years. Playing mostly tight end on the gridiron, he tallied 1,083 yards and 14 touchdowns his final two seasons. Baldwin caught only one pass in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but it was a 46-yard touchdown that put the East ahead for good.
College: University of Pittsburgh
- The 6-foot-4 Baldwin was moved to wide receiver by the Pitt coaching staff, a move that paid immediate dividends. As a freshman in 2008, he played in every game and averaged an astounding 22.4 yards per catch. Baldwin continued his rise in 2009, leading the Panthers in catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns, and earning All-Big East honors. Baldwin duplicated this feat in 2010 and finished his career at Pitt ranked sixth in receiving yards and eighth in receptions.
NFL: Kansas City Chiefs, Selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, 1st Round, 26th Overall