U.S. Army All-American Bowl welcomes San Antonio talent

On Sunday, Jan. 1, U.S. Army All-American Bowl players arrived in San Antonio and began the process of gearing up for game day. Players from across the country are in town to play with high-caliber talent and show their skills on the national stage.

Practices began on Monday, January 2 and for some it was the first time in a few weeks they had been on the field.

“It was a good practice, but I was a little winded,” said Javonte Magee, of Sam Houston High School and playing for the West team. “I got in a good hit so it was good though.” (Editor's Note: Magee is seen in the picture on our homepage)

Later this week players will get a chance to visit a local elementary school, participate in a Punt, Pass, Kit Challenge with wounded soldiers or visit Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC)/Center for the Intrepid (CIP).

In addition to Magee, Smithson Valley High School standout Ethan Perry will be kicking for the West team. Perry averages 43 yards per punt, according to Rivals.com. While Magee has not committed to a university just yet, Perry is committed to attending TCU in North Texas.

Another San Antonian participating in the game is Sam Houston Head Football Coach Gary Green. Green will be an assistant coach for the West squad during the game. Green, former NFL Pro Bowler from 1982-1984 and again in ’86, has been coaching and teaching in San Antonio since 1994. Among other acheivments he was inducted in the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame in1999.

You can see all of the San Antonio All-Americans play in the Alamdome on January 7 during the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, live on NBC. 

All photos are courtesy of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.