The All-American Bowl Selection Committee announced the finalists for the prestigious All-American Bowl adidas Player of the Year Award. The award 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.
Past winners of the award include Adrian Peterson, Trevor Lawrence, and Bryce Young.
The All-American Bowl adidas Player of the Year Award winner will be announced during a special two-hour “All-American Bowl: Declaration Day” presented by GEICO on Saturday, January 2nd on NBC.
This year’s finalists are:
|Barrett Carter||LB||North Gwinnett High School||Suwanee||Georgia|
|Cooper DeJean||ATH||OABCIG High School||Ida Grove||Iowa|
|Kyle McCord||QB||St. Joseph’s Preparatory School||Philadelphia||Pennsylvania|
|Ty Thompson||QB||Mesquite High School||Gilbert||Arizona|
|Brock Vandagriff||QB||Prince Avenue Christian School||Bogart||Georgia|
|James Williams||DB||American Heritage School||Plantation||Florida|
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