Marlington High School senior Dymonte Thomas has been selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
The game will be played on Jan. 5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The annual East vs. West game up will be televised live on NBC at 1 p.m. and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
“Dymonte is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Marlington High School,” said John Myers, director of marketing at Army Marketing and Research Group. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Dymonte possesses mental, emotional and physical strengths similar to the Army Strong Soldier, that have afforded him that honor. We are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection.”
Thomas was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games’ network of regional directors and Rivals.com. U.S. Army All-Americans are eligible for the U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, the Anthony Muñoz Lineman of the Year Award, the American Family Insurance Defensive Player of the Year Award, the Pete Dawkins Game MVP Award, and the Felix “Doc” Blanchard and Glenn Davis Awards.
As a result of Thomas being selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, his coach, Ed Miley, is invited to travel to San Antonio and attend the U.S. Army Coaches Academy, an elite three-day learning experience featuring NFL coaches, as well as participate in bowl-week activities.
The 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a record crowd of 39,011 to the Alamodome and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.
— Michael Beaven