The All-American Bowl Selection Committee today announced the finalists for the prestigious All-American Bowl’s GEICO Man of the Year Award. Nominees epitomize a high standard of excellence in community service and athletic distinction.
Past winners of the award include Mark Sanchez, Garrett Wilson, and Paris Johnson Jr.
The All-American Bowl’s GEICO Man of the Year Award will be recognized during a special two-hour “All-American Bowl: Declaration Day” presented by GEICO on Saturday, January 2nd on NBC.
This year’s finalists are:
|Connor Able||LS||Stratford High School||Houston||Texas|
|Donovan Jackson||OL||Episcopal High School||Bellaire||Texas|
|Ezra Dotson-Oyetade||DL||Lakeview Centennial High School||Garland||Texas|
|Jahvaree Ritzie||DL||Glenn High School||Kernersville||North Carolina|
|Ty Thompson||QB||Mesquite High School||Gilbert||Arizona|
|Caleb Williams||QB||Gonzaga College High School||Washington||District of Columbia|
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