Matt Carufel is an Army All-American

Matt Carufel

ST. PAUL, Minn. (September 30, 2005) --- Recognized as one of the top football players in the nation, Matt Carufel of St. Paul, Minn., has been named a 2006 U.S. Army All-American. Carufel will join a stand-out list of athletes playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The classic East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC January 7th at 12:00 p.m. (CST) and will feature the top 78 prep football student-athletes in the country.

Matt Carufel is the #9 ranked offensive lineman in the entire country.

"Matt is a technician who explodes off the ball and always takes good angles. He's very good in space and is exceptional when trapping and pulling. Can lock on and steer his blocks. Versatile --Could play center, guard or tackle in college. Good balance and athleticism," according to Chris Pool of Scout.com.

"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 who, like our Soldiers, takes pride in making a difference and turning in outstanding performances.

"Our slogan, 'An Army of One,' recognizes the strength of the individual in achieving team goals. Matt demonstrates how football, like the Army, makes you a stronger person not just for today, but into the future. A national audience will see this when he takes the field in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl," said Col. Nickerson.

Carufel is a standout offensive lineman at Cretin-Derham Hall High School and was one of 400 players nominated nationally and one of 78 selected to participate in the Bowl by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee

Scout.com is an official selection partner of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

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