The Nation's Premier High School Football Game
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Alamodome, Live on NBC
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the nation’s premier high school football game, featuring the best 90 players in a classic East vs. West match-up every January in San Antonio’s Alamodome and broadcast live on NBC. Last year’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl marked the 13th anniversary of the game and drew a record crowd of 40,133. The next Bowl game will take place on January 4, 2014 at 1pm ET. Building upon the extraordinary players and incredible moments featured during each of the previous U.S. Army All-American Bowls, this year’s Bowl promises to provide the thousands in attendance, and millions more watching on NBC, an unforgettable look at the future of college and professional football.
The history and tradition of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl is unparalleled, highlighted by Heisman Trophy winners and NFL MVP winners, and more than 200 NFL players counted among its alumni. Throughout the years, the game has featured the nation’s most elite football players, providing a launching pad for college and NFL stars such as: Andrew Luck (2008), Reggie Bush (2003) Adrian Peterson (2004), C.J. Spiller (2006), Eric Berry (2007),Patrick Peterson (2008), De'Anthony Thomas (2011), Aaron Murray (2009),Sammy Watkins (2011), AJ McCarron (2009), and Tajh Boyd (2009).
Joining the players in being honored as All-Americans and performing in the Alamodome will be the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, comprising of 125 of the nation’s finest young marching band muscians who will perform during halftime.
The All-American Bowl excitement gets started every fall when each U.S. Army All-American player and marching band member is honored during a pep rally at their school in front of army representatives, classmates, teammates, family members, school administrators and media. The U.S. Army All-American Selection Tour touches more than 1.5 million students, athletes, coaches and families throughout the 10-week tour.
Selection as a U.S. Army All-American is an important and prestigious honor for these athletes and musicians. Only the strongest are chosen to wear the Army colors, and these young men and women truly embody the characteristics of the Army Strong Soldier – demonstrating Strength through Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage on a daily basis. Activities throughout Bowl Week help connect these All-American athletes and musicians with Army Soldier Heroes from around the country and provide better understanding of what it takes and what it means to be an Army Strong Soldier and an All-American.