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The 17-year history of the The U.S. Army All-American Bowl includes an alumni class of over 200 NFL players, such as Ezekiel Elliott, Odell Beckham Jr., Andrew Luck, DeMarco Murray, Eric Berry, Patrick Peterson, LeSean McCoy and Michael Bennett.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the premier high school all-american game takes place Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Alamodome.

The game will be broadcast live on NBC and the NBC Sports App at 1:00 p.m. ET.

AFC EAST
Buffalo Bills
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Lorenzo Alexander
LB 2001 Cal
Reggie Bush
RB 2003 USC
Robert Blanton
CB 2008
Notre Dame
Gerald Christian
TE 2010
Florida -> Louisville
Seantrel Henderson
OT 2010 Miami
LeSean McCoy
RB 2006 Pitt
Lerentee McCray
LB 2008 Florida
Nick O'Leary
TE 2011 Florida State
Kevon Seymour
CB 2012 USC
Tyrod Taylor
QB 2007 Virginia Tech
Adolphus Washington
DT 2012 Ohio State
Sammy Watkins
WR 2011 Clemson
Aaron Williams
CB 2008 Texas
Robert Woods
WR 2010 USC
Miami Dolphins
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Leonte Carroo
 WR 2012  Rutgers
MarQueis Gray
 TE 2008 Minnesota
Mike Hull
 LB  2010 Penn State
Ndamukong Suh
 DT 2005 Nebraska
Laremy Tunsil
 OT 2013 Ole Miss
Aundrey Walker
 OT 2011 USC
New England Patriots
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Martellus Bennett
TE 2005 Texas A&M
Alan Branch
DT 2004 Michigan
Jacoby Brissett
QB 2011 N.C. State
Michael Floyd WR 2008 Notre Dame
Chris Long
 DE 2004 Virginia
Barkevious Mingo
 DE/LB 2009  LSU
DeAndrew White
 WR  2010  Alabama
New York Jets
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Shaquelle Evans WR 2009 UCLA
Marcus Gilchrist CB 2007 Clemson
Nick Mangold C 2002 Ohio State
Charone Peake WR 2011 Clemson
Sheldon Richardson DE 2009 Missouri
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE 2011 Washington
Brandon Shell OT 2011 South Carolina
AFC NORTH
               
Baltimore Ravens
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Matt Elam S 2010 Florida
Lawrence Guy DE 2008 Arizona State
Timmy Jernigan DT 2011 Florida State
Ryan Mallett QB 2007 Arkansas
C.J. Mosley LB 2010 Alabama
Justin Tucker K 2008 Texas
Cincinnati Bengals
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Tyler Boyd WR 2013 Pitt
Vontaze Burfict LB 2009 Arizona State
Marquis Flowers LB 2010 Arizona
Trey Hopkins OG 2010 Texas
Dre Kirkpatrick CB 2009 Alabama
Rey Maualuga LB 2005 USC
AJ McCarron QB 2009 Alabama
Cedric Ogbuehi OT 2010 Texas A&M
Andrew Whitworth OT 2001 LSU
Cleveland Browns
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
George Atkinson III RB 2011 Notre Dame
Shon Coleman OT 2010 Auburn
Cody Kessler QB 2010 USC
Jordan Payton WR 2012 UCLA
Terrelle Pryor WR 2008 Ohio State
Joe Thomas OT 2003 Wisconsin
Pittsburgh Steelers
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Martavis Bryant WR 2010 Clemson
Robert Golden S 2008 Arizona
Ryan Harris OT 2003 Notre Dame
Jarvis Jones LB 2009 Georgia
Shakim Phillips WR 2010 Boston College -> UConn
Stephon Tuitt DE 2011 Notre Dame
AFC SOUTH
               
Houston Texans
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Brian Cushing LB 2005 USC
C.J. Fiedorowicz TE 2010 Iowa
Corey Moore S 2011 Georgia
Tom Savage QB 2009 Rutgers -> Pitt
John Simon LB 2008 Ohio State
Indianapolis Colts
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Antonio Cromartie CB 2003 Florida State
Andrew Luck QB 2008 Stanford
Hassan Ridgeway DT 2012 Texas
Jacksonville Jaguars
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Arrelious Benn WR 2007 Illinois
Arthur Brown LB 2008 Kansas State
Chad Henne QB 2004 Michigan
Myles Jack LB 2013 UCLA
Brandon Linder OG 2009 Miami
Roy Miller DT 2005 Texas
Jared Odrick DE 2006 Penn State
Jalen Ramsey CB 2013 Florida State
James Sample CB 2011 Washington -> Louisville
T.J. Yeldon RB 2012 Alabama
Tennessee Titans
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Perrish Cox CB 2006 Oklahoma State
Anthony Fasano TE 2002 Notre Dame
Derrick Henry RB 2013 Alabama
DeMarco Murray RB 2006 Oklahoma
Quinton Spain OG 2010 West Virginia
Al Woods DE 2006 LSU
AFC WEST
               
Denver Broncos
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
A.J. Derby TE 2010 Arkansas
Kansas City Chiefs
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Allen Bailey DE 2007 Miami
Eric Berry S 2007 Tennessee
Jamaal Charles RB 2005 Texas
Derrick Johnson LB 2001 Texas
Demarcus Robinson WR 2013 Florida
De'Anthony Thomas RB 2011 Oregon
Spencer Ware RB 2010 LSU
Oakland Raiders
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
San Diego Chargers
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Keenan Allen WR 2010 Cal
Joe Barksdale T 2007 LSU
D.J. Fluker T 2009 Alabama
Max Tuerk C 2011 USC
Chris Watt OG 2009 Notre Dame
NFC EAST
               
Dallas Cowboys
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Brice Butler WR 2008 USC -> SDSU
Ezekiel Elliott RB 2013 Ohio State
Mark Sanchez QB 2005 USC
Jaylon Smith LB 2013 Notre Dame
Tyron Smith OT 2008 USC
Chris Whaley DT 2009 Texas
New York Giants
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Eli Apple CB 2013 Ohio State
Odell Beckham Jr. WR 2011 LSU
Leon Hall CB 2003 Michigan
Devon Kennard LB 2009 USC
Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE 2010 UCLA
Philadelphia Eagles
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Nigel Bradham LB 2008 Florida State
Ron Brooks CB 2008 LSU
Brandon Graham DE 2006 Michigan
Dorial Green-Beckham WR 2012 Missouri
Aaron Murray QB 2009 Georgia
Jaylen Watkins CB 2010 Florida
Stefan Wisniewski C/G 2007 Penn State
Washington Redskins
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Will Blackmon DB 2002 Boston College
Su’a Cravens LB 2013 USC
Vernon Davis TE 2003 Maryland
Kendall Fuller CB 2013 Virginia Tech
DeSean Jackson WR 2005 Cal
Arie Kouandjio OG 2010 Alabama
Morgan Moses OT 2009 Virginia
Niles Paul TE 2007 Nebraska
NFC NORTH
               
Chicago Bears
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Mike Adams OT 2008 Ohio State
Connor Barth K 2004 North Carolina
Jonathan Bullard DT 2012 Florida
Deon Bush S 2012 Miami
Ego Ferguson DE 2010 LSU
Kyle Long OT 2008 Oregon
Tony Moeaki TE 2005 Iowa
Deonte Thompson WR 2007 Florida
Detroit Lions
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Jonathan Bostic LB 2008 Florida
Alex Carter CB 2012 Stanford
Orson Charles TE 2009 Georgia
Haloti Ngata DT 2002 Oregon
A’Shawn Robinson DT 2013 Alabama
Green Bay Packers
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Christine Michael RB 2009 Texas A&M
Kyle Murphy OT 2012 Stanford
Nick Perry LB 2008 USC
Minnesota Vikings
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Mackensie Alexander CB 2013 Clemson
Anthony Barr LB 2010 UCLA
Alex Boone OG 2005 Ohio State
Teddy Bridgewater QB 2011 Louisville
Stefon Diggs WR 2012 Maryland
Sharrif Floyd DT 2010 Florida
Everson Griffen DE 2007 USC
Matt Kalil OT 2008 USC
Adrian Peterson RB 2004 Oklahoma
Kyle Rudolph TE 2008 Notre Dame
Andre Smith OT 2006 Alabama
Justin Trattou DE 2007 Florida
NFC SOUTH
               
Atlanta Falcons
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Matt Bosher P 2006 Miami
Devin Fuller WR 2012 UCLA
Ricky Havili-Heimuli DT 2010 Oregon
Jake Matthews OT 2010 Texas A&M
Matt Simms QB 2007 Tennessee
Carolina Panthers
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Derek Anderson QB 2001 Oregon State
Ted Ginn Jr. WR 2004 Ohio State
Andrew Norwell OL 2010 Ohio State
Michael Oher OT 2005 Ole Miss
Greg Olsen TE 2003 Miami
Chris Scott OT 2005 Tennessee
Jonathan Stewart RB 2005 Oregon
Shaq Thompson LB 2012 Washington
New Orleans Saints
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Tony Carter CB 2004 Florida State
Michael Mauti LB 2008 Penn State
Ronald Powell LB 2010 Florida
Damian Swann CB 2011 Georgia
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Gerald McCoy DT 2006 Oklahoma
Donovan Smith OT 2011 Penn State
NFC WEST
               
Arizona Cardinals
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
D.J. Humphries OT 2012 Florida
Tony Jefferson S 2010 Oklahoma
Alex Okafor DE 2009 Texas
Patrick Peterson CB 2008 LSU
San Francisco 49ers
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Arik Armstead DE 2012 Oregon
Ahmad Brooks LB 2002 Virginia
Mike Davis RB 2012 South Carolina
Blaine Gabbert QB 2008 Missouri
Eli Harold DE 2012 Virginia
Aaron Lynch DE 2011 Notre Dame -> USF
Bradley Pinion P 2012 Clemson
Eric Reid S 2010 LSU
Shayne Skov LB 2009 Stanford
John Theus OT 2011 Georgia
Seattle Seahawks
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Michael Bennett DE 2011 Ohio State
Jermaine Kearse WR 2008 Washington
Cassius Marsh DE 2010 UCLA
Marcus Lucas WR 2010 Missouri
Garrison Smith DT 2010 Georgia
J’Marcus Webb OT 2006 Texas ->

W Texas A&M

St. Louis Rams
NAME POS CLASS COLLEGE
Malcolm Brown RB 2011 Texas
Blake Countess DB 2011 Auburn
Andrew Donnal OT 2010 Iowa
Aaron Green RB 2011 TCU
T.J. McDonald S 2009 USC
Robert Quinn DE 2008 North Carolina
Greg Robinson OT 2011 Auburn

 

Move toward fall football ramps up in Pac-12, Mountain West

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The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the CEO Group is not expected.

“(Friday) is a chance to get everyone caught up on what’s been a very dynamic and rapidly changing series of events over the last 24 to 48 hours,” Scott told The Associated Press on Thursday. “We’ll obviously have to decide soon, but I’m not necessarily expecting a decision (Friday).”

A day after the Big Ten changed course from its decision to postpone fall sports because of the pandemic and set a late October start for football, the Pac-12 appeared headed toward a similar move.

The Mountain West is trying to do the same and there even is some movement in the Mid-American Conference toward reconsidering a fall season.

“The board has asked for a plan,” Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said. That conference’s university presidents next meeting is next week.

Meanwhile, early Thursday, it was announced that another FBS game could not be played because of COVID-19 issues with one of the teams. Charlotte at No. 12 North Carolina scheduled for Saturday had to be canceled because the 49ers did not have enough available offensive linemen.

The Pac-12’s medical concerns about playing through the pandemic have been eased by the conference earlier this month securing rapid, daily COVID-19 testing for all its schools. This week brought more good news. State and local authorities in California and Oregon signaled they would be willing to ease COVID-19-related restrictions that have made it nearly impossible for six Pac-12 teams to prepare for a football season.

There is still work to be done with health officials, but things are moving quickly enough that the Pac-12 is hopeful it could start a season that allows its teams to compete for a spot in the College Football Playoff. The four playoff teams are scheduled to be selected Dec. 20.

“We feel we’ve got a responsibility to our student-athletes and our programs to explore that possibility. So that’s what we’re doing,” Scott said.

The Big Ten’s plan is to start an eight-games-in-eight-weeks regular season the weekend of Oct. 24, with a championship game on Dec. 19.

The San Jose Mercury News reported, citing unidentified sources, that the Pac-12’s athletic directors were targeting Oct. 31 to start football season. Scott declined to confirm the report or go into any details about potential models for a season.

The Pac-12 presidents’ meeting was originally scheduled to address basketball. The NCAA set a Nov. 25 opening date for the season. Scott said for the same reasons there is hope for a fall football season there is optimism the Pac-12 will start basketball season at the same time as the rest of the country.

Thompson, whose league includes three California schools, said he has been in frequent contact with Scott.

The lifting of restrictions in California has been hurdle for the Mountain West to clear, too, but the conference is still trying to catch-up in another pivotal area.

“The real trigger on this is the rapid-result testing,” Thompson told AP. “And that’s the key, if we can get that. We’re talking to a number of manufacturers and providers. That has to be done really before any decisions can concretely be made.”

Thompson said the goal in the Mountain West is also to have a season in place that could wrap up on Dec. 19 and allow its teams to be selected for the playoff and lucrative New Year’s Six bowls.

“You come up with a model and then you move it backwards and forwards depending on where you stand with some of the other issues, particularly testing,” Thompson said.

Another immediate concern for both the Pac-12 and Mountain West is wildfires raging in California and Oregon that have led to unsafe air quality in some areas. The Seattle Mariners had a series this weekend with the San Diego Padres moved to Southern California.

The Mid-American Conference, which was the first FBS league to postpone its fall sports season, indicated earlier in the week it was still focused on a winter/spring season. But some MAC players have followed the lead of their peers in Power Five conferences by pushing for a fall season on social media.

Kent State coach Sean Lewis also called for the conference to revisit the decision to punt on a fall season.

Charlotte-North Carolina became the 14th FBS game postponed or canceled because of COVID-19 since Aug. 26. It would have been the first meeting between the schools.

In its release, Charlotte said there had been three positive cases among football players discovered through regular league-required testing during the past two weeks. Those individuals had been placed in isolation with medical care, while others impacted through contact tracing were told to quarantine for 14 days.

Charlotte didn’t specify exactly how many players were affected and said its home opener with Georgia State on Sept. 26 is still on.

The disruptions are not a deterrent to the other conferences and the Pac-12 in particular does not look as if it is headed toward days of will-they-or-won’t-they speculation that gripped the Big Ten.

Scott would not make predictions about what his bosses will do but the Pac-12 is not operating in secrecy.

“We’ve tried to be very deliberate and very transparent,” Scott said. “The major concerns and obstacles have now been cleared.

Pac-12 football plans remain in holding pattern

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The Pac-12 took a significant step toward joining the Big Ten in playing football in the fall, getting clearance to hold full-fledged practices from the states of California and Oregon.

Early Wednesday, the Big Ten grabbed headlines by changing course and agreeing to set an an eight-game football schedule that would start the weekend of Oct. 24.

The Pac-12 also has reconsidered starting its football season this fall, but it has more hurdles to clear. Half of its schools have been unable to ramp up preparation for the season because of restrictions put in place by state and local authorities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Later Wednesday, the Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced a breakthrough with the California and Oregon governors that was helped along by the conference’s plans to soon begin testing athletes daily for the virus.

“The Pac-12 welcomes today’s statements by Governor Newsom of California and Governor Brown of Oregon that state public health officials will allow for contact practice and return to competition, and that there are no state restrictions on our ability to play sports in light of our adherence to strict health and safety protocols and stringent testing requirements, including our recently announced partnership with Quidel which will enable daily rapid results testing,” Scott said.

He added: “Our California and Oregon universities will now each individually and immediately reach out to their relevant county public health officials to seek clarification on what is required to achieve the same clearance to resume contact practice and competition.”

Earlier this month, the Pac-12 announced a partnership that would give the conference’s schools the capacity to perform daily, rapid COVID-19 tests on athletes. Scott has called the testing a “game-changer” and it certainly proved to be so in the Big Ten. That league’s university presidents unanimously voted to return to competition in all fall sports and said their schools will begin daily antigen testing on Sept. 30.

The Pac-12 CEO Group is scheduled to meet Friday to discuss the conference’s options. Because of the restrictions, it might take the teams that had been limited, including conference favorites Oregon and Southern California, more than a month to be ready to play. An Oct. 24 start, lined up with the Big Ten, could be challenging.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Scott spoke Wednesday. While there was some confusion about how the state’s rule limiting athletic activities to groups of no more than 12 could allow for football practice, ultimately things landed in a good place for the conference.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s spokesman said the two Pac-12 schools in that state met with the the Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday to discuss COVID-19 heath and safety plans for football and ask for a exemption to current sports guidance. An exemption has already be given to Oregon professional sports teams.

“We have granted that request, and, under the new guidance, OHA must receive written plans for approval,” Charles Boyle said in a statement.

Boyle said no plans had been received yet from the Pac-12.

“We want Oregon and Oregon State players to be able to focus on football while protecting their health and safety,” Boyle said. “We also want to ensure that team practices will not be derailed by a COVID-19 outbreak that would threaten the health not only of the players and coaches, but of their university communities and the wide communities of Eugene and Corvallis.”

The Big Ten and Pac-12 decided Aug. 11 to postpone all fall sports until January due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

Football in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 12 started last week, with the Southeastern Conference set to kick off its season on Sept. 26.

President Donald Trump pushed for the Big Ten to get back to football and had a similar sentiment for the Pac-12.

“I want to recommend Pac-12, you’re the only one now,” Trump said. “Open up, open up Pac-12.”