The Nation’s Premier High School All-American Game
Saturday January 6, 2018, at the Alamodome, Live on NBC
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Presented by American Family Insurance is the nation’s premier high school All-American game, featuring the best 100 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 17th anniversary of the game and drew a record crowd of 40,568. The next Bowl will take place on January 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM CT, broadcast live nationally on NBC and live across the world to soldiers deployed overseas in the U.S. Army.
The 2017 All-American Bowl broadcast on NBC was watched by more than 5 million viewers, once again reinforcing that the U.S. Army All-American is annually the most-watched and most-discussed high school sporting event in America.
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 330 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), Adrian Peterson (2004), Patrick Peterson (2008), Ezekiel Elliott (2013), and hundreds more.
Joining the players in being honored as 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 Band celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017.
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.