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May 12, 2011 at 2:18 PM

U.S. Army All-American Bowl Washington nominees

I’ve posted a few of these names, but I received a press release with the full list of Washington nominees for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl:

(WHARTON, N.J.) May 12, 2011 – Six of Washington’s top senior football players have been nominated to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of student-athletes. Those nominated will have the chance to showcase their talents on Saturday, January 7, 2012, in the annual East vs. West match-up, televised live on NBC at 1 p.m.

“The U.S. Army All-American Bowl provides the national platform for young adults to showcase their talent and strength,” said Col. Derik Crotts, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. “This nomination recognizes the mental, emotional and physical strengths, and leadership qualities these athletes have developed on and off the field; qualities they shares with Army Strong Soldiers. The Army congratulates all of the athletes on their nomination.”

A full list of the nominees can be accessed at:

www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com/nominations/intro_welcome.php. For those nominees who have been invited and accepted their invitation, a list can be found on via the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl link located at www.footballrecruiting.rivals.com. Below are the six Washington nominees:

Trent Sewell

WR

Bothell High School

Bothell

Kei’Varae Russell

RB

Mariner High School

Everett

Zach Banner

OL

Lakes High School

Lakewood

Cedric Dozier

QB

Lakes High School

Lakewood

Jeff Lindquist

QB

Mercer Island High School

Mercer Island

Joshua Garnett

OL

Puyallup High School

Puyallup

The athletes were nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games’ network of regional coaches throughout the country and Rivals.com. Of the more than 440 nominees, 90 are ultimately selected and invited to the Bowl. The next step for the nominees occurs in September, when the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour begins. Player finalists along with All-American Marching Band musicians will be selected nationwide throughout the fall, with the Selection Tour ending in early December.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the premier high school football game in the country held each January in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The game features the best high school football players in the nation and has helped launch the careers of Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh, and many other college and NFL stars since its inception in 2001. This year, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a record crowd of nearly 38,000 fans to the Alamodome and was the most watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL Playoffs.

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