2018 U.S. Army Player of the Year Nominees
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee is thrilled to announce the sixteen nominees for the prestigious U.S. Army Player of the Year Award. The award is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding high school senior football player, and is the most prestigious individual award given in high school football.
Six finalists for the award will be announced Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
The U.S. Army Player of the Year will be recognized during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show on Friday, January 5, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.
The 2018 U.S. Army Player of the Year nominees, in alphabetical order, are:
The selection process began this fall as players were evaluated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee – consisting of All American Games and its official selection partner, 247Sports – and by coaches from across the country. Past U.S. Army Player of the Year Award winners include Kevin Jones (2001), Lorenzo Booker (2002), Adrian Peterson (2004), Terrelle Pryor (2008), Martez Ivey (2015), Jacob Eason (2016), and Cam Akers (2017).
For 18 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation’s premier high school all-star event and football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Odell Beckham Jr., Andrew Luck, Eric Berry, Tim Tebow, and Sam Darnold are just some who made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. A total of 351 U.S. Army All-American alumni have been selected in NFL Drafts. Last year’s Bowl drew an all-time record crowd of 40,568 to the Alamodome.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Presented by American Family Insurance is owned and produced by All American Games, a New Jersey-based sports marketing and event management company.
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