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U.S. Army All-American Bowl 2016 Player Roster

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The U.S. Army Bowl, the premier high school All-American game, takes place Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Alamodome. Played in San Antonio, the game brings together 90 of the nation’s top high school football players in an East-versus-West rivalry.

The U.S. Army Bowl boasts an alumni class of Heisman Trophy winners and over 200 current NFL players, such as Andrew Luck, Jamaal Charles and DeMarco Murray. Take a look at this year’s roster.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be live on NBC and Live Extra at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Name Pos. High School Location
Devin Asiasi TE De La Salle High School Concord, CA
Josh Ball OL Stafford High School Fredericksburg, VA
Ross Blacklock DL Elkins High School Missouri City, TX
Breland Brandt DL Windward School Los Angeles, CA
Derrick Brown DL Lanier High School Buford, GA
Josh Brown LB Mallard Creek High School Charlotte, NC
Brian Burns DL American Heritage School Plantation, FL
Tyler Byrd DB Naples High School Naples, FL
Marquez Callaway DB Warner Robins High School Warner Robins, GA
Cameron Chambers WR Timber Creek High School Sicklerville, NJ
Drue Chrisman P LaSalle High School Cincinnati, OH
Ben Cleveland OL Stephens County High School Toccoa, GA
Jamel Cook DB Miami Central High School Miami, FL
Jonathon Cooper DL Lincoln High School Gahanna, OH
Donnie Corley WR Martin Luther King High School Detroit, MI
K.J. Costello QB Santa Margarita Catholic High School Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Carter Coughlin LB Eden Prairie High School Eden Prairie, MN
Dylan Crawford WR Santa Margarita Catholic High School Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Kash Daniel LB Paintsville High School Paintsville, KY
Raekwon Davis DL Meridian High School Meridian, MS
Johnny Den Bleyker LS Moreau Catholic High School Hayward, CA
Tren’Davian Dickson WR Navasota High School Navasota, TX
Jacob Eason QB Lake Stevens High School Lake Stevens, WA
Bryan Edwards WR Conway High School Conway, SC
Camilo Eifler LB Bishop O’Dowd High School Oakland, CA
Jordan Elliott DL Westside High School Houston, TX
Matt Farniok OL Washington High School Sioux Falls, SD
Tavien Feaster RB Spartanburg High School Spartanburg, SC
Simi Fehoko WR Brighton High School Cottonwood Heights, UT
Brendan Ferns LB Saint Clairsville High School St. Clairsville, OH
Erick Fowler LB Manor High School Manor, TX
Feleipe Franks QB Wakulla High School Crawfordville, FL
Jordan Fuller DB Northern Valley High School Old Tappan, NJ
Mecole Hardman DB Elbert County High School Elberton, GA
Jake Hausmann TE Archbishop Moeller High School Cincinnati, OH
Daelin Hayes LB Skyline High School Ann Arbor, MI
Lavert Hill DB Martin Luther King High School Detroit, MI
Antwuan Jackson DL Cedar Grove High School Ellenwood, GA
Drake Jackson OL Woodford County High School Versailles, KY
Mark Jackson Jr. DL Byron P. Steele II High School Cibolo, TX
Jack Jones DB Long Beach Poly High School Long Beach, CA
Tony Jones Jr. RB IMG Academy Bradenton, FL
Michael Jordan OL Plymouth High School Canton, MI
Mique Juarez LB North High School Torrance, CA
Caleb Kelly LB Clovis West High School Fresno, CA
Xavier Kelly DL Wichita East High School Wichita, KS
Josh King DL Hinsdale South High School Darien, IL
Javon Kinlaw DL Goose Creek High School Goose Creek, SC
Tommy Kraemer OL Elder High School Cincinnati, OH
Jaleel Laguins LB Oconee County High School Watkinsville, GA
Dexter Lawrence DL Wake Forest High School Wake Forest, NC
David Long DB Loyola High School Los Angeles, CA
Marshall Long P South Rowan High School China Grove, NC
Chase Lucas ATH Chandler High School Chandler, AZ
Austin Mack WR Bishop Luers High School Fort Wayne, IN
Justin Madubuike DL McKinney North High School McKinney, TX
Vavae Malepeai RB Mililani High School Mililani, HI
Frank Martin II OL Mater Dei High School Santa Ana, CA
DeMario McCall RB North Ridgeville High School North Ridgeville, OH
Connor McGovern OL Lake-Lehman High School Lehman, PA
Javon McKinley WR Centennial High School Corona, CA
DeKaylin Metcalf WR Oxford High School Oxford, MS
JJ Molson K Selwyn House School Westmont, Quebec
Tramonda Moore OL John Marshall High School Oklahoma City, OK
Trayvon Mullen DB Coconut Creek High School Coconut Creek, FL
Byron Murphy DB Saguaro High School Scottsdale, AZ
Isaac Nauta TE IMG Academy Bradenton, FL
Charles Oliver DB Fairfield High School Fairfield, TX
Sewo Olonilua DB Kingwood High School Kingwood, TX
Michael Onwenu OL Cass Technical High School Detroit, MI
Jawon Pass QB Carver High School Columbus, GA
Shea Patterson QB IMG Academy Bradenton, FL
Brandon Peters QB Avon High School Avon, IN
Michael Pittman WR Oaks Christian School Westlake, CA
Kyle Porter RB Katy High School Katy, TX
Shaquille Quarterman LB Oakleaf High School Orange Park, FL
Garrett Rand DL Hamilton High School Chandler, AZ
Brandon Randle LB Battle Creek High School Battle Creek, MI
John Raridon OL Valley High School West Des Moines, IA
Ahmmon Richards WR Wellington High School West Palm Beach, FL
Demetris Robertson WR Savannah Christian Prepatory School Savannah, GA
Curtis Robinson LB Mater Dei High School Santa Ana, CA
Janarius Robinson DL Bay High School Panama City, FL
Julian Rochester DL McEachern High School Powder Springs, GA
John Shannon LS Loyola Academy Wilmette, IL
Trevon Sidney WR Bishop Amat High School La Puente, CA
Jeffery Simmons DL Noxubee High School Macon, MS
John Simpson OL Fort Dorchester High School North Charleston, SC
Skyler Southam K Wasatch High School Heber City, UT
Melquise Stovall RB Paraclete High School Lancaster, CA
Chanse Sylvie DB Calvary Baptist Academy Shreveport, LA
Cole Van Lanen OL Bay Port High School Green Bay, WI
Demetric Vance DB Cass Technical High School Detroit, MI
Tyler Vaughns WR Bishop Amat High School La Puente, CA
Binjimen Victor WR Coconut Creek High School Coconut Creek, FL
Nigel Warrior DB Peachtree Ridge High School Suwanee, GA
Luke Wattenberg OL Jserra Catholic High School San Juan Capistrano, CA
Clark Yarbrough OL Woodberry Forest School Woodberry Forest, VA
Landon Young OL Lafayette High School Lexington, KY
Malek Young DB Coconut Creek High School Coconut Creek, FL

 

College football players left in limbo as seasons get pushed

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Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson is ready to play football next month.

Or in the winter. Or even the spring.

He just wants to pull on his shoulder pads one last time, run onto the field in front of thousands of adoring fans, and experience the thrill of college football. It doesn’t matter much to Thompson whether flurries are flying or birds are chirping, he just wants an opportunity that the spread of COVID-19 is threatening to take away from him.

“I just want to play football, whenever that time may be,” Thompson said. “I just want to get the ball in my hands and compete. That’s all that worries me is I just want to play football, whenever that time is. Whenever is right.”

Thompson was speaking Tuesday, just as the Big Ten was announcing the cancellation of fall sports and exploring the option of playing football in the spring. Word soon trickled out that the Pac-12 would be following suit, joining mid-majors such as the Mid-American Conference and Mountain West in punting on a traditional college football season.

The Big 12, where the Wildcats play, had not yet made a decision. But as the dominoes begin falling across college sports, it is becoming increasingly unlikely that any of the Power Five schools step on the field next month.

“I want people to be safe. I’m not oblivious to what’s going on,” Thompson said. “But the end of the day, speaking for everybody, it would be nice to have answers, and not just have things pushed around. There’s so much uncertainty every single day – how things can change in 24 hours – it’s very hard on a player. I think if we were just to get some answers, we would be able to process what that would look like, whether that’s what we want or not.”

Many high-profile college players, including Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, have made it clear they want to play this fall. Lawrence was joined by Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard and numerous players from Florida State, Oregon and other high-profile schools over the weekend in using their social media accounts in an attempt to save the fall season – and be part of the decision-making process.

“We all want to play sports this fall. Every athlete, I’m pretty sure, wants to play their sports,” Michigan defensive back Hunter Reynolds said. “They just want to do so safely.”

President Trump even weighed in on the controversy Tuesday, repeating his call for football to happen this fall.

But the decision rests not in the hands of players or politicians but those of university presidents, who must weigh the health and safety of their students against other considerations, among them the significant financial repercussions of not having a college football season.

“This was an extremely difficult and painful decision that we know will have important impacts on our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and our fans,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said. “We know nothing will ease that.”

Pac-12 players at least know they won’t be playing this fall. The spotlight now turns to leagues that have yet to make a decision, and then to all administrators again as they begin wrestling with the prospects of spring football.

“It’s been a hard road not knowing whether we’re going to play or not,” said Kansas State linebacker Justin Hughes, who was looking forward to his senior season after missing much of last year to a knee injury.

“We have one last go-around. Don’t take it away from us – a year away from us – because there’s a tragedy going on right now,” Hughes said. “We want to do the thing we love safely, and whatever it takes to do that we’ll do it.”

Simply pushing college football to the spring is hardly a cut-and-dried answer. Nobody knows whether there will better treatments or even a vaccine by then, and the state of the world could be much the same as it is right now. And for those players who have NFL aspirations – Lawrence, Hubbard and many others – the prospects of risking injury by playing up until the draft almost certainly means many high-profile stars will ultimately opt out.

No wonder the fear among many college football players is not just of a lost fall but a lost season entirely.

“I need this season. This is my last season,” said Syracuse tight end Chris Elmore, who was awaiting word from the Atlantic Coast Conference on whether it will play this fall. “This could be a make-or-break for me to see whether I go to the next level or not. I’m committed to playing until they pull the plug on me.”

SEC, ACC, Big 12 still hoping to play football this fall

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And then there were three.

The Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 and Southeastern Conference were still moving forward Tuesday with plans for a fall college football season even as two other Power Five leagues, the Big Ten and the Pac-12, called things off.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said he wanted to learn more about the factors that led the Big Ten and Pac-12 decisions. Sankey said he remained comfortable with the 14-member conference’s approach.

“We will continue to further refine our policies and protocols for a safe return to sports as we monitor developments around COVID-19 in a continued effort to support, educate and care for our student-athletes every day,” Sankey said in a statement.

The ACC said it would continue to make decisions based on advice from its medical advisers and state and local health officials.

“We will continue to follow our process that has been in place for months and has served us well. We understand the need to stay flexible and be prepared to adjust as medical information and the landscape evolves,” the league said in a statement.

The Big 12 Board of Directors was meeting Tuesday evening.

The Big Ten’s announcement that it was postponing all fall sports and hoping to make them up in the second semester came first. An hour later, the Pac-12 said all sports in its conference would be paused until Jan. 1, including basketball.