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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
  • Seven Illinois players nominated for All-American Bowl

  • Seven of Illinois' top senior football players have been nominated to play in the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
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  • Seven of Illinois’ top senior football players have been nominated to play in the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
    Those nominated will have the chance to showcase their talents in the live-televised East vs. West game on NBC at noon Jan. 3.
    “The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a unique celebration of high school athletes, musicians and the American soldier,” said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing.
    A list of the nominees can be accessed at: www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com/nominations/intro_welcome.php.
    The athletes were nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection committee. Of the 400 nominees, 90 will be ultimately selected and invited to the U.S. Army All-American 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 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band musicians will be announced nationwide throughout the fall, with the selection tour ending in early December.
    For more than a decade, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has served as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars.
    Adrian Peterson and Andrew Luck both made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.
    The 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of 40,017 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.
    For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related events, visit www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com and www.goarmy.com/events/aab or the official Facebook and Twitter pages located at www.facebook.com/USArmyAllAmericanBowl and twitter.com/ArmyAllAmerican.
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