(WHARTON, N.J.) November 11, 2011 – Kendall Sanders of Athens High School, Athens, TX, has been selected to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will be presented by American Family Insurance. The game will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
“Kendall is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Athens High School,” said John Myers, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Kendall possesses similar mental, emotional and physical strengths to Army Strong Soldiers. We are proud to honor all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and congratulate each of them on their selection.”
The 6-foot-0, 175-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. He is currently rated as the #22 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Sanders is committed to play his college ball for Oklahoma State.
Scout Eval: Sanders excels on both sides of the ball. He could be an excellent defensive back prospect in college if his heart was in it, but he prefers to have the ball in his hands, where he uses his top-end speed to torch defenders in the open field. He gets a lot of carries as a running back and balls thrown to him underneath. He then uses his skills to make big plays. He is a weapon as a return man.
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(From left to right) Staff Sergeant Stephen Cyr, Kendall Sanders, Captain Valarie Wallis