All-American Bowl Announces Three New Members to Selection Committee

The All-American Bowl today announced three new additions to the Selection Committee - Snoop Dogg, Brent Williams, and Rick Mantz.
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The All-American Bowl today announced three new additions to the Selection Committee – Snoop Dogg, Brent Williams, and Rick Mantz.

The All-American Bowl Selection Committee works to select and recruit the top senior football players in the nation to participate in the All-American Bowl, the nation’s top high school all-star game. The Selection Committee is comprised of 247Sports, adidas, All-American Bowl and NBC Sports staff, along with Snoop Dogg, Williams and Mantz.

Following are the new additions to the All-American Bowl Selection Committee:

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is a national media personality and has successfully operated the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL) in Southern California since 2005. The SYFL has produced several All-Americans over the years, including De’Anthony Thomas, Jack Jones and Jaylin Smith.  Snoop will bring his passion for football and upbeat personality to the committee.

Brent Williams is the President of NextGen Camps, which he founded in 2014.  NextGen Camps discover and provide exposure for the country’s best high school underclassmen and middle school football players. Over the past seven years, more than 7,000 Division I scholarships have been offered to NextGen Alumni.  Williams, a University of Toledo alum, spent 11 years in the NFL as a defensive lineman with the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets.

Rick Mantz is an inductee of the New Jersey Coaches Association Hall of Fame after comprising a career record of 121-60 during his different tenures as a head coach. Previously, he Mantz has served as the Director of High School Football for Rutgers University. Mantz brings over 30 years of coaching and scouting experience to 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; 74 Super Bowl champions; 174 Pro Bowl selections; 13 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)

Caleb Downs Named 2023 All-American Bowl’s Player of the Year

Caleb Downs was named the winner of the award which 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.
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The All-American Bowl Selection Committee announced the winner for the prestigious All-American Bowl’s Player of the Year Award. Caleb Downs (Hoschton, GA/ Mill Creek H.S.) was named the winner of the award which 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.

According to 247Sports, Downs is a five-star prospect and the No. 1 overall safety in the nation. During his senior season he accounted for over 850 yards of total offense and 24 total touchdowns. Downs also recorded 83 tackles and 5 interceptions on the defensive side of the ball. He led his school to their first ever football state championship title. Downs will play football at the University of Alabama next fall.

Past winners of the award include Adrian Peterson, Trevor Lawrence, and Bryce Young.

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; 17 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).

Walker Lyons Named All-American Bowl’s Man of the Year

The All-American Bowl Selection Committee announced Walker Lyons (Folsom, California/ Folsom H.S.) as the winner of the 2023 All-American Bowl’s Man of the Year award.
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The All-American Bowl Selection Committee announced Walker Lyons (Folsom, California/ Folsom H.S.) as the winner of the 2023 All-American Bowl’s Man of the Year award. Lyons epitomizes a high standard of excellence in community service and athletic distinction.

According to 247Sports Lyons is a four-star prospect and one of the top tight ends in the nation,

Past winners of the award include Garrett Wilson, Paris Johnson Jr., and Caleb Williams.

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; 17 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).