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.
2011 U.S. All-American bowl
South Fort Myers High School | FL
- Watkins was twice named All-State and helped lead South Fort Myers to the state semifinals as a senior, where he scored 12 times receiving and an additional seven times by kick, punt and interception returns. For his career, Watkins set county records with 2,997 yards receiving and 36 touchdowns in his career.
College: Clemson University
- Watkins was an easy choice for National Freshman of the Year after hauling in 82 passes for 1,219 yards and a dozen touchdowns. A First-Team All-ACC and All-American selection, he set Clemson single-season records for receiving yards and touchdowns. Just a sophomore, Watkins is already considered a strong candidate for the Heisman Trophy.