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

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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).

Quarterback J.J. McCarthy Honored as a 2021 All-American as Part of All-American Bowl Road to the Dome Tour

Quarterback J.J. McCarthy (Bradenton, Florida/IMG Academy), the University of Michigan commit, was officially honored today as a 2021 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation as part of the first episode of the Road to the Dome digital series.
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Quarterback J.J. McCarthy (Bradenton, Florida/IMG Academy), the University of Michigan commit, was officially honored today as a 2021 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation as part of the first episode of the Road to the Dome digital series.

The episode was released tonight at 8 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports YouTube channel. Additional All-Americans featured in tonight’s episode include Jordan Hancock, Joe McFadden, Ezra Oyetade, Sage Ryan, Xavian Sorey, and Xavier Worthy.

Having been selected to play in the twenty-first edition of the All-American Bowl, McCarthy 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 will feature the nation’s top 100 high school football players.

The Road to the Dome Tour will honor all 100 All-Americans with virtual jersey presentations during a 15-episode series that will be released weekly through various digital and social platforms across NBC Sports.

“Being an All-American has always been a dream of mine,” said McCarthy. “I can’t wait to go inside the Alamodome and do the thing I’ve been dreaming about since I was little.” 

McCarthy was selected by the All-American Bowl Selection Committee, consisting of the All-American Bowl and 247Sports.

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 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: 450 draft picks; 66 Super Bowl champions; 160 Pro Bowl selections; 17 Heisman finalists including, but not limited to: Odell Beckham Jr., Christian McCaffrey, Tim Tebow, Derrick Henry, Joe Thomas, and Trevor Lawrence. For more information, visit NBCSports.com/AllAmericanBowl, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AABonNBC).

Five-Star Prospect Sage Ryan Welcomed to 2021 All-American Bowl with Virtual Jersey Presentation

Safety Sage Ryan (Lafayette, Louisiana/Lafayette Christian Academy), the No. 2 overall prospect in Louisiana, was officially honored today as a 2021 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation as part of the first episode of the Road to the Dome digital series. 
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Safety Sage Ryan (Lafayette, Louisiana/Lafayette Christian Academy), the No. 2 overall prospect in Louisiana, was officially honored today as a 2021 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation as part of the first episode of the Road to the Dome digital series.

The episode was released tonight at 8 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports YouTube channel. Additional All-Americans featured in tonight’s episode include Jordan Hancock, J.J. McCarthy, Joe McFadden, Ezra Oyetade, Xavian Sorey, and Xavier Worthy.

 

Having been selected to play in the twenty-first edition of the All-American Bowl, Ryan 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 will feature the nation’s top 100 high school football players.

 

The Road to the Dome Tour will honor all 100 All-Americans with virtual jersey presentations during a 15-episode series that will be released weekly through various digital and social platforms across NBC Sports.

 

“I want to thank the entire LCA coaching staff for believing in me since I was in the 8th grade,” said Ryan. “They’ve made me work hard and made the man I am today.”

Ryan was selected by the All-American Bowl Selection Committee, consisting of the All-American Bowl and 247Sports.

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 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: 450 draft picks; 66 Super Bowl champions; 160 Pro Bowl selections; 17 Heisman finalists including, but not limited to: Odell Beckham Jr., Christian McCaffrey, Tim Tebow, Derrick Henry, Joe Thomas, and Trevor Lawrence. For more information, visit NBCSports.com/AllAmericanBowl, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AABonNBC).