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.
2003 All-American bowl
William Howard Taft High School | CA
- As a junior, Smith caught 92 passes for 1,612 yards and 13 touchdowns, earning him All-State honors and setting the stage for him to become one of the premier receivers in the class of 2003. As a senior, he was an All-American selection by several sources, including USA Today and Tom Lemming. He caught 86 passes for 1,362 yards and 11 touchdowns.
College: University of Southern California
- Smith turned in a remarkable season in 2006, earning All-American and First-Team All Pac-10 honors. On the year, Smith racked up 71 catches for 1,083 yards and nine touchdowns. He also was a respected team leader for the Trojans, and was named the team’s MVP by his teammates.
NFL: Philadelphia Eagles, Selected in the 2007 NFL Draft, 2nd Round, 51st Overall (New York Giants)
- Smith’s ascent has been rapid: he caught just eight passes as a rookie during the regular season, but broke out with a five-reception performance in that season’s Super Bowl and a team-leading 57 receptions during the following season. In 2009, Smith posted an NFC-high 107 receptions for 1,220 yards and seven touchdowns, earning his first Pro Bowl invitation. His 2010 season was marred by injuries, but past production led t