2012 All American Bowl – A taste of Army training


The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is an annual high school football all-star game held Jan. 8, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas, at the Alamodome Stadium.  Each year, the game brings 90 of the nation’s top high school football players in an East versus West matchup.  In addition to the Bowl game, there is the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, which comprises 125 of the nation’s top high school marching musicians who perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Selection as a U.S. Army All-American is an important and prestigious honor for these athletes and musicians.  Only the strongest are chosen to wear the Army colors, and these young men and women truly embody the characteristics of the Army Strong Soldier – demonstrating Strength through Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage on a daily basis.  Activities throughout Bowl Week help connect these All-American athletes and musicians with Army Soldier Heroes from around the country and provide better understanding of what it takes and what it means to be an Army Strong Soldier.

Check out the video below as Army Drill Sergeant of the Year, Staff Sgt. John Heslin, chats with All-American Alex Carter and gives him a taste of Army Strong training!

“Only the Strongest Wear our Colors”