Head Coaches Selected for 2022 All-American Bowl

The Head Coaches have been announced for the 2022 All-American Bowl.
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The All-American Bowl today announced the head coaches for the 2022 All-American Bowl. Coach Tim Roken of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School (Philadelphia, PA) and Coach David White of Blue Springs High School (Blue Springs, MO) have been selected to coach the East and West squads, respectively.

Coach Roken is currently the head coach of nationally ranked St. Joseph’s Preparatory and will lead the East team inside the Alamodome. He helped lead the Hawks to a PIAA state championships in 2019 and 2020. Prior to being named the head coach he served as the offensive coordinator for St. Joseph teams that won four state championship titles. Roken served as the offensive coordinator during the 2015 All-American Bowl.

“The All-American Bowl has established a great tradition that I have been blessed to be a part of in different roles in the past,” said Roken. “I am honored to now be selected to represent our program, school, and community as the Head Coach in such a prestigious game.”

Coach White is currently in his second season as the head coach of Blue Springs High School and will coach the West team in this year’s All-American Bowl. He coached five All-Americans and 38 collegiate players during his tenure as the head coach of Bishop Gorman High School. Coach White spent seven seasons at the University of Nevada, serving as the running backs coach. He also served as an assistant coach during the 2020 All-American Bowl.

“It’s an incredible honor to coach in this game,” said White. “I am grateful for being selected and appreciate this opportunity. Thank you to all the coaches, players, and parents who have been part of my journey of coaching football and making a difference.”

Coach Roken and Coach White will lead their teams consisting of the best 100 high school football players from across the country in January inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

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 4,100,000 unique television viewers and over 20,000 in attendance. The history and tradition of the All-American Bowl is unparalleled: 496 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).