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San Clemente High School senior quarterback Sam Darnold will line up alongside the nation’s best prep football players in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 3.
Darnold is among 90 players selected to compete in the high-profile showcase event in San Antonio, Texas, that features an East vs. West exhibition game.
The game will be played in the famous Alamodome and televised live on NBC at 10 a.m.
Darnold is the second Tritons football player to be selected for the game, following former San Clemente standout offensive lineman Kyle Murphy, a 2011 selection.
“Sam and all of the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl players were selected not only for their ability on the football field, but also because they demonstrate mental, emotional and physical toughness – similar strengths to those of our Army Soldiers,” said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing, in a press release. “We are pleased to welcome these talented athletes to this year’s showcase of athleticism, teamwork and excellence and we congratulate each of them on their selection.”
Darnold had an historic year for the Tritons, passing for 2,985 yards and 39 touchdowns while rushing for 785 yards and 13 scores.