Defensive Back Jardin Gilbert (Baton Rouge, Louisiana/ University Laboratory School), the four-star prospect, was officially honored yesterday as a 2021 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation as part of the fifteenth episode of the Road to the Dome digital series.
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The episode was released last night at 8 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports YouTube channel. Additional All-Americans featured in tonight’s episode include Deonte Anderson, Marvin Harrison Jr., Chris Hilton, Wynden Ho’ohuli, Elijah Jeudy, Aden Kelley, Kyle McCord, and Jeremiah Trotter Jr.
Having been selected as an All-American in the twenty-first edition of the All-American Bowl, Gilbert will be celebrated as part of a special two-hour “All-American Bowl: Declaration Day” honoring each of this year’s 100 All-Americans on Saturday January 2, on NBC.
Gilbert 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.
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