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The Under Armour High School All-America Game is a high school football all-star game typically held in early January in the U.S. state of Florida created to spotlight the nation’s top high school seniors. The game was first played on January 5, 2008, and has been played annually at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida or at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The game is sponsored by Under Armour and enjoys a national audience thanks to broadcast partner ESPN (the first edition was broadcast on ABC opposite the U.S. Army All-American Bowl). The game is co-owned by Chicago-based sports marketing agency Intersport and ESPN.

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Player selectionEdit

National recruiting analysts and talent evaluators from ESPN Scouts, Inc., will select players for both team rosters.[1] Eight of the top 10 ranked players in the ESPN 150 competed in the 2009 game. Because there are a number of All-America games concurrently, they are in competition for players. About 100 players are invited annually, with some having the opportunity to also participate in a televised skills competition and other ancillary events held at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in the days prior to the game.[2] In addition, ESPNU televises the team practices.

As of 2019, 180 alumni of the Under Armour All-America Game had been selected in the NFL Draft, including 47 first-round draft picks and 21 NFL Pro Bowlers. [3]

Notable AlumniEdit

Game resultsEdit

Year Date Site Winning team Losing team
2008 January 5 Disney WWOS - Orlando, Florida Silver 17 Red 14
2009 January 4 Citrus Bowl - Orlando, Florida White 27 Black 16
2010 January 2 Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, Florida Black 32 White 7
2011 January 5 Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, Florida Red 24 White 22
2012 January 5 Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, Florida White 49 Black 16
2013 January 4 Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, Florida Black 16 White 3
2014 January 2 Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, Florida Highlight 31 Nitro 21
2015 January 2 Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, Florida Highlight 46 Armour 6
2016 January 2 Orlando Citrus Bowl - Orlando, Florida Highlight 27 Armour 0
2017 January 1 Camping World Stadium - Orlando, Florida Armour 24 Highlight 21
2018 January 4 Camping World Stadium - Orlando, Florida Highlight 23 Spotlight 21
2019 January 3 Camping World Stadium - Orlando, Florida Ballaholics 28 Flash 27

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Under Armour All-America High School Football Game to be Played Jan. 4, 2009 on ESPN". press release. ESPN. 2008-04-01. Archived from the original on 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
  2. ^ "Under Armour High School All-America Schedule of Events". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  3. ^ "Under Armour All-America Game NFL Alumni". Retrieved 2019-01-09.

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