The All-American Bowl Selection Committee today announced Sebastian Cheeks (Evanston, Illinois/ Evanston Township H.S.) as the winner of the 2022 All-American Bowl’s Man of the Year presented by U.S. Bank. Each of the five finalists were announced over a five-week period as part of U.S. Bank Real Good Moments during various NBC Sports programming. Cheeks epitomizes a high standard of excellence in community service and athletic distinction.
Man of the Year presented by @usbank
Congratulations to 2022 All-American LB Sebastian Cheeks (@SebastianCheeks) for winning the prestigious award. #GoHeels 🐑 #AABXXII 🇺🇸#AllAmericanBowl 🏈 pic.twitter.com/aXoEUEjlyy
— All-American Bowl (@AABonNBC) January 10, 2022
According to 247Sports Cheeks is a four-star prospect and the top linebacker in Illinois, He will be playing college football at the University of North Carolina.
Past winners of the award include Garrett Wilson, Paris Johnson Jr., and Caleb Williams.
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