McCallie DB Nygel Edmonds One of Ten Nominees in Tennessee For U.S. Army All-American Bowl

ROCKAWAY, N.J. (May 19, 2015) Ten of Tennessee’s top senior football players have been nominated to play in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Those nominated will have the chance to showcase their talents on Saturday, January 9, 2016, in the annual East vs. West match-up, televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST.

“The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a unique event designed to showcase and recognize the talents of America’s youth while celebrating the team that makes a difference every day for the Nation – the U.S. Army,” said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. “This nomination recognizes the versatility and adaptability the athletes possess both on and off the field; qualities they share with U.S. Army Soldiers. We look forward to the 2016 Army All-American Bowl program that includes more than 200 events across the country and culminates in San Antonio during game week.” 

A list of the nominees can be accessed at  www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com. Below are the ten Tennessee nominees.

 

Last Name

First Name

Position

High School Name

High School City

Angel

Gabe

TE

Cookeville High School

Cookeville

Bituli

Daniel

LB

Nashville Christian School

Nashville

Edmonds

Nygel

DB

McCallie School

Chattanooga

Gooden

Emmit

DL

Haywood High School

Brownsville

Johnson

Ryan

OL

Brentwood Academy

Brentwood

Matthews

Bryce

OL

Brentwood Academy

Brentwood

Mitchell

Dillon

WR

White Station High School

Memphis

Oden

Tylin

QB

Spring Hill High School

Columbia

Vaughn

Donte

DB

Whitehaven High School

Memphis

Williams

JoeJaun

DB

Father Ryan High School

Nashville

 

The athletes were nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games, 247Sports, and XOS Digital, and All American Games’ network of regional coaches throughout the country. 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 16 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. Andrew Luck, Patrick Peterson and Jamaal Charles made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans, and a total of seven U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumni were drafted in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. The 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of 35,687 to the Alamodome.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is owned and produced by All American Games, a New Jersey-based sports marketing and event management company. The U.S. Army is the title sponsor of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and American Family Insurance is the lead national sponsor and presenting sponsor of the telecast on NBC. Other national sponsors include adidas, Gatorade, San Antonio Visitors Bureau, 247Sports, XOS Digital, NCSA, Lockheed Martin, Xenith, Battle Sports Science, EvoShield, NewTek and Football University. National sponsors of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band include: The National Association for Music Education, Drum Corps International, Jupiter Wind Instruments, Mapex Marching Percussion, Majestic Concert Percussion and DeMoulin Uniforms.

 

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