The 2021 All-American Bowl on NBC will kick off its Road to the Dome tour, honoring all 100 All-Americans with virtual jersey presentations, on Wednesday, September 16 at 8 p.m. ET.
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2021 All-American Bowl Road to the Dome Tour to Kick Off on September 16

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The 2021 All-American Bowl on NBC will kick off its Road to the Dome tour, honoring all 100 All-Americans with virtual jersey presentations, on Wednesday, September 16 at 8 p.m. ET.

The All-Americans, who are all high school seniors, will be virtually presented with their jerseys during a 15-episode series that will be released weekly through various digital and social platforms across NBC Sports.

“We’re excited to celebrate and showcase each of the 2021 All-Americans with the Road to the Dome tour,” said Gary Quinn, Vice President, Programming & Owned Properties, NBC Sports. “This year’s virtual tour gives us a chance to introduce the players to our NBC Sports audience and recognize all of their hard work on the path to becoming an All-American.”

The series will be hosted by NBC Sports host and play-by-play announcer Paul Burmeister. Director of Scouting for 247Sports Barton Simmons will also provide in-depth video analysis of each All-American being honored.  Interviews with select All-Americans will be featured in each episode, as well.

“This is such an exciting project to work on because it allows us to highlight incredible talent in a really comprehensive way. The sacrifices these guys have made and the hard work they’ve put in to be part of a game with the kind of history that the All-American Bowl has deserves that kind of recognition,” said Simmons.

“I really think this is a group that we could look back on and view as one of our most talented rosters ever.”

Only 100 football players receive the honor of wearing the All-American Bowl jersey each year. Each player selected to participate will culminate their high school careers during the 21st edition of the annual East vs. West matchup. NBC will present live coverage of the 2021 All-American Bowl from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

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, 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).