The Nation’s Premier High School All-American Game
Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the Alamodome, Live on NBC
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the nation’s premier high school All-American 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 15th anniversary of the game and drew a crowd of 35,687. The next Bowl game will take place on January 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern, broadcast live nationally on NBC and live across the world to soldiers deployed overseas in the U.S. Army.
Each year, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl provides a glimpse into the future of college and pro football. The history and tradition of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl is unparalleled, highlighted by Heisman Trophy winners and NFL MVPs. A total of 303 U.S. Army All-Americans have been selected in the NFL Draft. The Bowl has consistently featured the nation’s most elite football players, providing a launching pad for college and NFL stars: Andrew Luck (2008), Odell Beckham Jr. (2011), Jamaal Charles (2005), Patrick Peterson (2008), Ezekiel Elliott (2013), and hundreds more.
Joining the players in being honored as Army All-Americans and performing in the Alamodome will be the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, comprised of 125 of the nation’s finest young musicians who 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.