All-American Bowl Alumni to Be Selected in First Round of 2020 NFL Draft

Over the 20-year history of the All-American Bowl, a total of 410 All-Americans have been selected during the annual NFL Draft and that number is projected to grow this week.
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Over the 20-year history of the All-American Bowl, a total of 410 All-Americans have been selected during the annual NFL Draft and that number is projected to grow this week.

The 2020 NFL Draft begins Thursday evening and concludes on Saturday afternoon, being conducted through a virtual selection process for the first time in history. The All-American Bowl projects that 8-10 former All-Americans will hear their names called during the first round on Thursday night. These athletes were considered among the top 100 players in the nation coming out of high school, and each played their final prep game at the All-American Bowl inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Projected First-Round Draftees:

  • DL Chase Young (2017)
  • QB Tua Tagovailoa (2017)
  • DB Jeff Okudah (2017)
  • DL Derrick Brown (2016)
  • OL Tristan Wirfs (2017)
  • WR Henry Ruggs (2017)
  • DL Javon Kinlaw (2016)
  • OL Andrew Thomas (2017)
  • DL AJ Epenesa (2017)
  • DB Jaylon Johnson (2017)

 

About the All-American Bowl

As an NBC Sports-owned property, the All-American Bowl is part of a marquee lineup of elite events that includes the Olympics, the NHL, the Premier League, and the number one primetime show since 2011: Sunday Night Football. The All-American Bowl is annually the most-watched, most-talked about, and most-prestigious high school all-star event with more than 4,500,000 unique television viewers and over 25,000 in attendance. The history and tradition of the All-American Bowl is unparalleled: 410 draft picks; 57 Super Bowl champions; 161 Pro Bowl selections; 17 Heisman finalists including, but not limited to: Odell Beckham Jr., Andrew Luck, Tim Tebow, Adrian Peterson, Joe Thomas, and Trevor Lawrence. For more information, visit NBCSports.com/AllAmericanBowl, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AABonNBC).

University of Louisville Commit Pierce Clarkson Set to be Welcomed to 2023 All-American Bowl with Virtual Jersey Presentation

Pierce Clarkson (Bellflower, California /St. John Bosco H.S.), the University of Louisville commit, will be officially honored tomorrow as a 2023 All-American.
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Quarterback Pierce Clarkson (Bellflower, California /St. John Bosco H.S.), the University of Louisville commit, will be officially honored tomorrow as a 2023 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation as part of the Road to the Dome digital series.

The episode will be released tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET on the All-American Bowl social platforms.

The Road to the Dome Tour will honor all 100 All-Americans with virtual jersey presentations during a 16-week series that will be released weekly through various digital and social platforms across NBC Sports.

Having been selected to play in the twenty-third edition of the All-American Bowl, Clarkson will play in the annual East vs. West matchup inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Bowl will be nationally televised, live on NBC and Peacock, and will feature the nation’s top 100 high school football players.

Clarkson was selected by the All-American Bowl Selection Committee, consisting of the All-American Bowl, 247Sports and NexGen founder Brent Williams. All-Americans are eligible for the All-American Bowl Player of the Year Award, the Anthony Muñoz Lineman of the Year Award, the Defensive Player of the Year Award, the All-American Bowl Man of the Year, the All-American Bowl MVP Award.

Only 100 football players receive the honor of putting on the All-American Bowl jersey each year. Each player selected to participate will culminate their high school careers at the All-American Bowl.

About the All-American Bowl

As an NBC Sports-owned property, the All-American Bowl is part of a marquee lineup of elite events that includes the Olympics, the Premier League, and the number one primetime show since 2011: Sunday Night Football. The All-American Bowl is annually the most-watched, most-talked about, and most-prestigious high school all-star event with more than 4,100,000 unique television viewers and over 20,000 in attendance. The history and tradition of the All-American Bowl is unparalleled: 533 draft picks; 86 Super Bowl champions; 193 Pro Bowl selections; 16 Heisman finalists including, but not limited to: Odell Beckham Jr., Christian McCaffrey, Tim Tebow, Derrick Henry, DeVonta Smith, and Trevor Lawrence. For more information, visit NBCSports.com/AllAmericanBowl, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AABonNBC).

Wide Receiver Christian Hamilton Will be Honored as a 2023 All-American as Part of All-American Bowl’s Road to the Dome Tour

Christian Hamilton (Harrisburg, North Carolina /Hickory Ridge H.S.), the University of North Carolina commit, will be officially honored tomorrow as a 2023 All-American.
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Wide receiver Christian Hamilton (Harrisburg, North Carolina /Hickory Ridge H.S.), the University of North Carolina commit, will be officially honored tomorrow as a 2023 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation as part of the Road to the Dome digital series.

The episode will be released tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET on the All-American Bowl social platforms.

The Road to the Dome Tour will honor all 100 All-Americans with virtual jersey presentations during a 16-week series that will be released weekly through various digital and social platforms across NBC Sports.

Having been selected to play in the twenty-third edition of the All-American Bowl, Hamilton will play in the annual East vs. West matchup inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Bowl will be nationally televised, live on NBC and Peacock, and will feature the nation’s top 100 high school football players.

Hamilton was selected by the All-American Bowl Selection Committee, consisting of the All-American Bowl, 247Sports and NexGen founder Brent Williams. All-Americans are eligible for the All-American Bowl Player of the Year Award, the Anthony Muñoz Lineman of the Year Award, the Defensive Player of the Year Award, the All-American Bowl Man of the Year, the All-American Bowl MVP Award.

Only 100 football players receive the honor of putting on the All-American Bowl jersey each year. Each player selected to participate will culminate their high school careers at the All-American Bowl.

About the All-American Bowl

As an NBC Sports-owned property, the All-American Bowl is part of a marquee lineup of elite events that includes the Olympics, the Premier League, and the number one primetime show since 2011: Sunday Night Football. The All-American Bowl is annually the most-watched, most-talked about, and most-prestigious high school all-star event with more than 4,100,000 unique television viewers and over 20,000 in attendance. The history and tradition of the All-American Bowl is unparalleled: 533 draft picks; 86 Super Bowl champions; 193 Pro Bowl selections; 16 Heisman finalists including, but not limited to: Odell Beckham Jr., Christian McCaffrey, Tim Tebow, Derrick Henry, DeVonta Smith, and Trevor Lawrence. For more information, visit NBCSports.com/AllAmericanBowl, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AABonNBC).