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.
2007 All-American bowl
Dunbar High School | DC
- As a junior Benn caught 50 passes for 1,147 yards and 17 touchdowns, becoming the first player in Dunbar history to top 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Benn caught 56 passes for 1,039 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior and, for his efforts he was named a First-Team USA Today All-USA.
College: University of Illinois
- Benn was a consistent receiver for the Illinois offense in 2007, finishing with 54 catches for 676 yards and two touchdowns. He also developed into an elite kick returner, taking his first return for a 90-yard touchdown. He also racked up five catches for 80 yards and a touchdown in the Rose Bowl against USC, and was named the Big Ten's Freshman of the Year. In 2008, he was named All-Big Ten after becoming just the fourth Illini receiver to reach the 1,000-yard mark. He entered 2009, his junior season, on a number of preseason All-Conference and All-American lists, as well as watch lists for the Maxwell Award, given to the nation's best player, and Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation's best wide receiver.