2021 ALL-AMERICAN BOWL PLAYERS TO BE CELEBRATED IN NEW NBC SPECIAL, “ALL-AMERICAN BOWL: DECLARATION DAY,” ON SATURDAY, JAN. 2

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NBC will broadcast a special two-hour “All-American Bowl: Declaration Day” on Saturday, Jan. 2, celebrating each of this year’s 100 All-Americans as NBC Sports Group today announced that the 2021 All-American Bowl will not be played due to health and safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The All-American Bowl, which was originally scheduled to be played in January 2021 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, annually showcases the best high school football players in the country.

“All-American Bowl: Declaration Day” will include unique features and analysis, as well as college declarations by select players. The special will be hosted by NBC Sports’ Paul Burmeister, alongside analyst and former NFL quarterback Chris Simms, and reporter, former Notre Dame wide receiver and 2013 All-American Bowl alumnus Corey Robinson. Barton Simmons, director of scouting for 247Sports, will provide highlights and expert analysis throughout the two-hour special.

“Our priority is on the health and safety of players, their friends and family, and everyone associated with the Bowl,” said Gary Quinn, Vice President, Programming & Owned Properties, NBC Sports. “While we will miss the Bowl in San Antonio this year, we look forward to celebrating all 100 athletes joining the All-American Bowl family and recognizing their hard work and dedication on Jan. 2 on NBC.”

“For more than 20 years, San Antonio has been host of the All-American Bowl showcasing the best high school football players in the country in a nationally televised game on NBC at the Alamodome,” said Mayor of San Antonio Ron Nirenberg. “Stars from Adrian Peterson to Trevor Lawrence and countless others have played in this annual game celebrating America’s favorite sport.  San Antonio will miss the All-American Bowl coming to San Antonio this January, but we all look forward to hosting and celebrating the 2022 All-American Bowl in our nation’s 7th largest city in January 2022.”

NBC will broadcast “All-American Dream,” a one-hour special showcasing the All-American Bowl history and highlighting the stories of several players from this year’s All-American Class, on Dec. 6.

Along with the 2021 All-American Bowl and related week-of activities, the 2021 National Combine at the All-American Bowl will also be postponed. The 2021 Combine will aim to be rescheduled in the Spring.

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).

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).