Kasen Williams (WR) from Skyline, Danny Shelton (DL) from Auburn and Taniela Tupou (DL) from Archbishop Murphy are among the five Washington players who have been nominated to play in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
They are joined by Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE) from Gig Harbor and Bishop Sankey (RB) from Gonzaga Prep (Spokane).
Here is some additional information included in the press release:
Those nominated will have the chance to play in the game on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual classic East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 PM EST and will feature the nation’s top high school football players.
“The U.S. Army All-American Bowl provides the national platform for young adults to reflect the strength of Army Strong Soldiers,” said Col. Derik Crotts, Director of Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. “This nomination recognizes the mental, emotional and physical strengths and leadership qualities that these players have developed on and off the field. The Army is proud to be a partner of the game and congratulates all of the athletes on their nominations.”
The players were nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games’ network of regional directors throughout the country, Rivals.com and Tom Lemming. Of the 400+ nominees, 90 will ultimately be selected and invited to this year’s game. The next step for these nominees will occur in September, when the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour begins. The tour, running through December, will occur nation-wide during which the final players will be announced.
For more than 10 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, and Terrelle Pryor all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. The 10th Anniversary U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew more than 34,000 fans to the game at the Alamodome, along with being the most watched sporting event on television over the weekend, besides the NFL Playoffs.