Photo Blog: The 2013 All-American Bowl – “More than Football”

 

Torrodney Prevot, West team defensive lineman, laughs with a kid from SA Youth at the St. Paul United Methodist Church in San Antonio Jan 2. SA Youth works toward developing character, strength, talent and skills for high-risk urban youth throughout San Antonio. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl select the nation’s top high school football players to compete in #ArmyBowl. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Andrew Valles, 205th Public Affairs Operations Center)

 

U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Staff Sgt. Richard Hadden instructs Wendell Fuller, president of 100 Black Men of Greater Richmond, Virginia, in skeet shooting at the San Antonio Gun Club Thursday Jan. 3 as part of U.S. Army All American Bowl week. Fuller was one of more than 90 VIP guests of the Army for the week at the U.S. Army All American Bowl, played at 1 PM EST on Saturday Jan. 5. Educators, civic leaders and prominent citizens from around the United States like Fuller spend their time in San Antonio learning about the Army and its opportunities for young people.

 

U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Justin Lane (right) prepares to punt a football with help from high school football player Kameron Miles at the Alamodome in San Antonio Jan. 2, 2013. Miles, a Dallas native, is one of 90 student athletes that were selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, scheduled to be held Jan. 5. Lane and other wounded warriors teamed up with the student athletes for football challenges, including punting, kicking and throwing.

 

Soldier Heroes stand at attention in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 3, 2013. The Soldier Heroes are scheduled to appear at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jan. 5. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Pfc. Victor Blanco, 205th Public Affairs Operations Center)

 

Michael Hutchings, West team linebacker, and Torrodney Prevot, West team defensive lineman, read to children from SA Youth at the St. Paul United Methodist Church in San Antonio Jan 2. SA Youth works toward developing character, strength, talent and skills for high-risk urban youth throughout San Antonio. Each year, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl select the nation’s top high school football players to compete in the bowl game scheduled for kickoff in the Alamodome Jan. 5. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Andrew Valles, 205th Public Affairs Operations Center)

 

Sgt. 1st Class Noah Watts, with the U.S. Army Golden Knights tandem team, salutes as he exits the aircraft over Stinson Airfield in San Antonio Jan. 3, 2013. The Golden Knights performed several jumps at the airfield and are part of military celebrations in conjunction with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, scheduled to be held Jan. 5. The Army has hosted the event in San Antonio since 2002, selecting 90 of the top high school football players from across the nation to participate.

Tune in to NBC TODAY at 1 p.m. for the 13th U.S. Army All-American Bowl. For you Twitter fans, follow #ArmyBowl for LIVE updates!

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