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America's future football stars featured during 16th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl


Thu, Jan 7th 2016 05:10 pm

NBC will air the 16th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the nation's premier high school football all-star game, Saturday, Jan. 9 (1 p.m. ET), live from the Alamodome in San Antonio. Among U.S. Army All-American game alumni are NFL stars Colts QB Andrew Luck, Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles, Eagles RB DeMarco Murray, Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr., Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, Bills RB LeSean McCoy, Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson, Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh and 2015 Heisman Trophy winner and Alabama RB Derrick Henry.

NBC Sports Group's coverage kicks off Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBCSN, with a live pre-game show from the Alamodome.

Paul Burmeister will serve as play-by-play announcer for the game, as well as host of the pre-game show. Analyst and former NFL defensive lineman Anthony Herron, and reporters Lewis Johnson and Marty Snider will join him. Barton Simmons from 247Sports will serve as an analyst for the telecast, contributing inside information on prep players and collegiate team recruiting rankings.

Pro Football Hall of Fame members Tim Brown and Shannon Sharpe will serve as this year's honorary coaches for the West and East teams, respectively, and all quarterbacks will be wired-for-sound to provide in-game audio. In addition, several of the nation's top high school football players are anticipated to reveal their college selections live on-air Saturday, including, No. 1 ranked TE and No. 10 ranked overall Isaac Nauta (IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida), No. 16 ranked WR Donnie Corley (Martin Luther King High School, Detroit), No. 21 ranked WR Dylan Crawford (Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Rancho Santa Margarita, California), and No. 17 ranked WR Javon McKinley (Centennial High School, Corona, California).

Additional players to watch during the game include No. 1 ranked QB and No. 2 ranked overall Jacob Eason (Lake Stevens High School, Lake Stevens, Washington), No. 4 ranked overall Dexter Lawrence (Wake Forest High School, Wake Forest, North Carolina), No. 21 ranked overall Mecole Hardman Jr. (Elbert County High School, Elberton, Georgia), and No. 49 ranked overall Caleb Kelly (Clovis West High School, Fresno, California). A total of 41 players are ranked in 247Sports' top 100.

NBC Sports' "TV Everywhere" live streaming product, NBC Sports Live Extra, will stream the game to desktops, tablets and connected TVs. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon.com.

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