All-American Bowl Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the All-American Bowl Presented by American Family Insurance?
A: The All-American Bowl is the premier high school All-American game played annually in San Antonio, TX, showcasing 100 of the nation’s top high school senior football players.
Q: Who is playing in this game?
A: The nation’s premier high school football players. All players move on to major Division I football programs, and then some to the NFL.
Q: What dividing line do you use to organize the East and West teams?
A: The Mississippi River is the rough dividing line, pending position needs.
Q: Where is the game played?
A: The game is played annually in San Antonio, TX, at the Alamodome. The game has been played in San Antonio since 2002 and the Alamodome since 2003. The first game, the 2001 game, was played in Dallas, TX.
Q: Is this game similar to the McDonald’s All-American Basketball game?
A: Yes, in that both of these games showcase the very best in high school athletes for their respective sports.
Q: When is the game?
A: The game is Saturday, January 5th, 2019.
Q: Is the game on TV?
A: The game is broadcast live on NBC at 12:00 p.m. Central Time.
Q: Who is All American Games?
A: All American Games helps the next generation succeed through America’s finest training and showcase events. Established in 2000, America’s premier youth and prep sports marketing company owns and produces the All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance, Football University (FBU), and the FBU National Championship. We foster a culture of evolution and teamwork, blazing trails and producing opportunity. We create experiences for student-athletes to develop, reach their potentials and realize their successes.
Q: Who picks the All-American athletes?
A: All American Games and 247Sports make up the game’s official Selection Committee.
Q: Why San Antonio?
A: One of the main attractions of San Antonio is the Alamodome, which is a climate-controlled, covered dome that does not have an NFL team.
Q: How many years has this game been played?
A: The 2019 game will be the 19th consecutive game.
Q: Where can I get more information on the game?
A: More information on the Bowl and its related activities can be found by logging onto allamericangames.com, or by connecting with the Bowl through its multiple social media accounts.
Q: What are the NBC college announcements?
A: Each year, All-American athletes announce what college they will be attending via a live announcement ceremony during the game’s broadcast. College announcements always add extra excitement to the game. During the course of the game the players select their college live on NBC, with no one from the general public having any previous knowledge of their intentions. In the past high school stars like Reggie Bush, Patrick Peterson, Odell Beckham Jr. and Adrian Peterson have announced their college decision on live television during All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance.
Q: Are there any other events associated with the All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance?
A: Yes, they are:
- The 2019 National Combine at the All-American Bowl, January 4th (the top 600 underclassmen football players from across the country)
Q: How do I nominate underclassmen for the National Combine?
A: Nominations from football coaches for outstanding juniors and sophomores are accepted year-round. Nominating a player for the combine does not mean he is automatically registered. The game’s selection partners will narrow the list to 600 underclassmen. As a participant in the combine it also does not guarantee a spot in the next year’s Bowl game.
Q: Who provides the resources for the players to play the game (i.e. travel, uniforms, etc.)
A: Pursuant to the NCAA, All American Games provides all necessary and reasonable expenses for each athlete to play in the game. Those expenses include round trip airfare, lodging, meals and essential needs.
Q: Where are tickets available?
A: Tickets are available through the Alamodome Box Office or through ticketmaster.com, (210) 207-3663, or toll free (800) 884-3663.
Q: What is the host hotel for the game?
A: The host hotel is the:
1148 E Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78205