Wasatch kicker invited to Texas
Skyler Southam of Wasatch High School has been selected to join an elite group of All-Americans for the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Those selected will play in the annual East vs. West matchup on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The game will be televised live on NBC at 1 p.m. EST and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
"Skyler has demonstrated versatility and adaptability both on and off the football field," said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. "It is these skills — skills we instill in every Army soldier — that have guided our selection of all of the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl players. We are pleased to welcome these talented athletes to this year’s elite team and we congratulate each of them on their selection."
Southam was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games, 247Sports and XOS Digital. 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 Southam being selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, his head coach Steve Coburn is invited to travel to San Antonio to attend the U.S. Army Coaches Academy, an elite three-day learning experience, and participate in Bowl Week activities.
For 16 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Andrew Luck, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jamaal Charles made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans, and a total of five U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumni were drafted in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of 35,687 to the Alamodome.
For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related events visit http://www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com and http://www.goarmy.com/events/aab , or the official Facebook and Twitter pages located at http://www.facebook.com/USArmyAllAmericanBowl and twitter.com/ArmyAllAmerican.
Park City Mountain Resort is scheduled to start limited summer operations on Saturday, including the operation of PayDay lift for hikers and bikers.