Alex Balducci of Central Catholic High School has been selected to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American
Bowl, joining the nation’s top 90 high school football players for their annual East vs. West match-up.
The televised game will be on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
“Alex is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Central Catholic High School,” said John Myers, U.S. Army accessions command. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Alex possesses similar mental, emotional and physical strengths to Army Strong Soldiers.
As a result of Balducci being selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, his head coach Steve Pyne is invited to travel to San Antonio and attend the U.S. Army Coaches Academy, an elite three-day learning experience featuring NFL and NCAA coaches, as well as participation in game-week activities.
For more than 11 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, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Lattimore, and Andrew Luck all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.
The 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of nearly 38,000 to the Alamodome and was the most-watched sporting event on television the weekend of the game, excluding the NFL playoffs.