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ATTN. H.S.

SPORTS DEPT:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL SELECTS 2012 FELIX DOC BLANCHARD AND GLENN DAVIS AWARD NOMINEES
Nominees Epitomize the Armys High Standard of Excellence in Community Service, Education and Athletic Distinction
(WHARTON, N.J.) Dec. 7, 2011 - The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee has announced eight nominees for the prestigious Felix Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis Awards. Both renowned Army Football icons, Glenn Davis and Felix Doc Blanchard were college footballs great running back tandem while playing on the Army team in the 1940s. The awards will be announced at the U.S. Army AllAmerican Bowl Awards Dinner on January 6, 2012, in San Antonio. The Army All-American Bowl is not only a celebration of football, but also a celebration of the strength of the American Soldier, said John Myers, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. The nominees for the Felix Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis awards epitomize the Armys high standard of excellence in community service, education and athletic distinction. Through their mental, emotional and physical strengths, they exemplify what it means to be Army Strong. Exuding characteristics demonstrative of Felix Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis, the following U.S. Army All-Americans have been nominated: 2012 Doc Blanchard Award Nominees: Position
Kicker Punter Offensive Line Offensive Line

Name
Paul Griggs Bradley Pinion Graham Shuler Dan Voltz

High School
Charlotte Latin School Northwest Cabarrus High School Brentwood Academy Barrington High School

City
Charlotte Concord Brentwood Barrington

State
NC NC TN IL

2012 Glenn Davis Award Nominees: Position


Offensive Line Defensive Line Offensive Line Offensive Line

Name
Zach Banner Luke Kaumatule John Michael McGee Kyle Murphy

High School
Lakes High School Punahou High School Texas High School San Clemente High School

City
Lakewood Honolulu Texarkana San Clemente

State
WA HI TX CA

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U.S. Army All-American Wayne Lyons from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was the 2011 recipient of the Felix Doc Blanchard award, and Ben Pruitt from The Woodlands, Texas, was the 2011 recipient of the Glenn Davis award. For more than a decade, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the Nations premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for Americas future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Lattimore, and Andrew Luck all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. The 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of nearly 38,000 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is owned and produced by All American Games, a New Jersey-based sport marketing and event management company. The U.S. Army is the title sponsor of the U.S. Army AllAmerican Bowl, and American Family Insurance is the lead national sponsor and presenting sponsor of the telecast on NBC. Other national sponsors include Rivals.com, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, Russell Athletic, adidas, Gatorade, Schutt Sports, NCSA, TapouT, Oakley, NewTek and Football University. National sponsors of the All-American Marching Band include NAfME: The National Association for Music Education, Drum Corps International, Jupiter Band Instruments and DeMoulin Uniforms. For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related events visit www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com and www.goarmy.com/events/aab or the official Facebook and Twitter pages located at http://www.facebook.com/USArmyAllAmericanBowl and www.twitter.com/armyallamerican. ###

For more information contact: CONTACTS: Adam Liberman, All American Games, 678-643-7784; aliberman@allamericangames.com Amy Sorrells, All American Games, 404-550-4885; amyssorrells@comcast.net

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