5 Colorado football players nominated for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

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ROCKAWAY, N.J. — Five of Colorado’s top high school football players have been nominated to play in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The game will be played Jan. 7.

“The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a unique event designed to showcase and recognize the talents of America’s youth while celebrating the team that makes a difference every day for the Nation – the U.S. Army,” said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. “This nomination recognizes the versatility and adaptability the athletes possess both on and off the field; qualities they share with U.S. Army Soldiers. We look forward to the 2017 Army All-American Bowl program that includes more than 200 events across the country and culminates in San Antonio during game week.

“This nomination recognizes the versatility and adaptability the athletes possess both on and off the field; qualities they share with U.S. Army Soldiers. We look forward to the 2017 Army All-American Bowl program that includes more than 200 events across the country and culminates in San Antonio during game week.”

Four-hundred nominees were announced Monday. Ninety will ultimately be selected and invited to play. The next step for current nominees is the selection tour in September.

This is the 17th year of the game allowing the final players a national introduction. Colorado’s Christian McCaffrey played in the game when he was a senior at Valor Christian High School. His younger brother is one of the five nominated this year.

  1. Isiahia Banks, DB, Mullen High School
  2. Dalton Keene, ATH, Chatfield High School
  3. Dylan McCaffrey, QB, Valor Christian High School
  4. Jake Moretti, OL, Pomona High School
  5. Jon Van Diest, DL, Cherry Creek High School