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).

Caleb Downs Named 2023 All-American Bowl’s Player of the Year

Caleb Downs was named the winner of the award which is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding high school senior football player and is the most distinguished individual award given in high school football.
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The All-American Bowl Selection Committee announced the winner for the prestigious All-American Bowl’s Player of the Year Award. Caleb Downs (Hoschton, GA/ Mill Creek H.S.) was named the winner of the award which is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding high school senior football player and is the most distinguished individual award given in high school football.

According to 247Sports, Downs is a five-star prospect and the No. 1 overall safety in the nation. During his senior season he accounted for over 850 yards of total offense and 24 total touchdowns. Downs also recorded 83 tackles and 5 interceptions on the defensive side of the ball. He led his school to their first ever football state championship title. Downs will play football at the University of Alabama next fall.

Past winners of the award include Adrian Peterson, Trevor Lawrence, and Bryce Young.

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; 17 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).

Walker Lyons Named All-American Bowl’s Man of the Year

The All-American Bowl Selection Committee announced Walker Lyons (Folsom, California/ Folsom H.S.) as the winner of the 2023 All-American Bowl’s Man of the Year award.
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The All-American Bowl Selection Committee announced Walker Lyons (Folsom, California/ Folsom H.S.) as the winner of the 2023 All-American Bowl’s Man of the Year award. Lyons epitomizes a high standard of excellence in community service and athletic distinction.

According to 247Sports Lyons is a four-star prospect and one of the top tight ends in the nation,

Past winners of the award include Garrett Wilson, Paris Johnson Jr., and Caleb Williams.

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; 17 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).