Three Named to All-American Game

<b>Eugene Monroe</b> of Plainfield, New Jersey, <b>Jason Gwaltney</b> of North Babylon, New York, and <b>Jerome Hayes</b> of Bayonne, New Jersey are the latest selections to the US Army All-American All-Star Game.

PLAINFIELD, New Jersey (September 14, 2004) --- As a result of being one of the top high school football players in the nation, Eugene Monroe of Plainfield, New Jersey has been named a 2005 U.S. Army All-American. Monroe will join a stand-out list of athletes playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This classic east vs. west match-up will be televised live on NBC at 12:00 p.m. (CST) and will feature the best 78 high school football student-athletes in the country.

On hand helping to celebrate Monroe's selection is the New York Giants offensive lineman Shaun O'Hara.

"It is a great pleasure to have this fine young man selected to represent his school and community as a U.S. Army All-American," said Colonel Thomas Nickerson, Director of Strategic Outreach for the U.S. Army Accessions Command. "He has proven himself to be a superior athlete and I know he will add an exciting dimension to January's game.

Our slogan, ‘An Army of One,' recognizes the value of individual talents toward achieving team goals, and his talents make him a strong addition to this All-American team, Nickerson added. This game will highlight his skills for a national audience, and the Army is pleased to provide this opportunity to him and all the U.S. Army All-Americans."

Monroe is a standout offensive tackle and was one of 400 players nominated nationally and one of 78 selected to participate by Tom Lemming, a well-respected evaluator of prep football talent and contributor to ESPN and USA Today.

"Eugene has everything, great footwork, balance, excels as both a run and pass blocker and is able to dominate in both the run and pass game. The perfect left tackle for some lucky college," Lemming said.

Eugene Monroe Video




NORTH BABYLON, New York (September 15, 2004) --- As a result of being one of the top high school football players in the nation, Jason Gwaltney (left) of North Babylon, New York has been named a 2005 U.S. Army All-American. Gwaltney will join a stand-out list of athletes playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This classic east vs. west match-up will be televised live on NBC at 12:00 p.m. (CST) and will feature the best 78 high school football student-athletes in the country.

"It is a great pleasure to have this fine young man selected to represent his school and community as a U.S. Army All-American," said Colonel Thomas Nickerson, Director of Strategic Outreach for the U.S. Army Accessions Command. "He has proven himself to be a superior athlete and I know he will add an exciting dimension to January's game.

Our slogan, ‘An Army of One,' recognizes the value of individual talents toward achieving team goals, and his talents make him a strong addition to this All-American team, Nickerson added. This game will highlight his skills for a national audience, and the Army is pleased to provide this opportunity to him and all the U.S. Army All-Americans."

Gwaltney is a standout running back at North Babylon High School and was one of 400 players nominated nationally and one of 78 selected to participate by Tom Lemming, a well-respected evaluator of prep football talent and contributor to ESPN Sports and USA Today.

"One of the best big backs in the country, Jason picks up an awful lot of yards after initial contact. A power back that has also been blessed with excellent vision and big-time moves. He shows a good burst to the hole and is very agile with tremendous balance. He's also one of the strongest backs in the country," Lemming said.

TheInsiders.com Video




BAYONNE, New Jersey (September 13, 2004) --- As a result of being one of the top high school football players in the nation, Jerome Hayes (right) of Bayonne, New Jersey has been named a 2005 U.S. Army All-American. Hayes will join a stand-out list of athletes playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This classic east vs. west match-up will be televised live on NBC at 12:00 p.m. (CST) and will feature the best 78 high school football student-athletes in the country.

"It is a great pleasure to have this fine young man selected to represent his school and community as a U.S. Army All-American," said Colonel Thomas Nickerson, Director of Strategic Outreach for the U.S. Army Accessions Command. "He has proven himself to be a superior athlete and I know he will add an exciting dimension to January's game.

Our slogan, ‘An Army of One,' recognizes the value of individual talents toward achieving team goals, and his talents make him a strong addition to this All-American team, Nickerson added. This game will highlight his skills for a national audience, and the Army is pleased to provide this opportunity to him and all the U.S. Army All-Americans."

Hayes is a standout running back and linebacker at Bayonne High School and was one of 400 players nominated nationally and one of 78 selected to participate by Tom Lemming, a well-respected evaluator of prep football talent and contributor to ESPN Sports and USA Today.

"Jerome impressed me with his motor instincts, speed and devastating hits. This young man was born to play football and born to be a MLB. Plays the game with a mean streak, leverage and instincts. Takes good angles to the ball and is super when in pursuit. To top everything off he also has All-American ability at RB where he is a power runner with good vision, balance and some moves," Lemming said.

Jerome Hayes Video




As U.S. Army All-Americans, both Powe and Boone have the potential to be named finalists for the Ball Park National High School Player of the Year Award honoring the nation's best prep football player at the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Awards Dinner on January 14, 2005 in San Antonio. The Ken "The Sugarland Express" Hall Trophy, is the equivalent of the high school Heisman Trophy and is named after record setting running back Ken Hall of Sugarland, Texas.

"We're excited about our sponsorship of such a worthwhile award," said Deborah Sabo, director of marketing for Ball Park. "This honor rewards the core principles within high school football that we have here at Ball Park – excellence and quality."

Also given out at the U.S. Army All-American Awards Dinner will be the Myoplex Speed and Strength Athlete of the Year Award. This first-year award will be bestowed upon the nation's fastest, strongest and most dedicated high school football player. The Trophy presented to the winner will be set in the likeness of NFL great, Walter Payton.

"Speed and strength are the keys to success on the field," said Heather Fitzgerald, marketing director for Myoplex. "And the keys to developing speed and strength are hard work in the gym and proper nutrition. We've helped elite NFL players improve their nutrition for more than a decade. With this award, we hope to show the nation's top high school football players the role proper nutrition plays in reaching their goals."

The winning team of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl will receive the Herman Boone Trophy named after the legendary Virginia high school football coach who was immortalized in the Disney feature film, Remember the Titans. Also, the game MVP will receive the Pete Dawkins MVP Trophy named after the 1958 Heisman Trophy winner


Current Official Selections For Army All-American All-Star Game

ScoutFootball.com Recommended Stories


Up Next


If you look up and down <a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=73&amp;p=9&amp;c=4&amp;pid=88"…

Forums


39 Fans online
    Join The Conversation

    Tweets