WHARTON, N.J. – All American Games, Football University and Eastbay are proud to announce eighth-grader Peyton Crawford, from Sigourney (Iowa) Junior-Senior High School has been selected to play at the 2012 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl, taking place Saturday, January 8, 2012, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Crawford will play as a linebacker for the 185-pound weight limit West team and was honored by Sigourney’s Varsity Head Coach Jared Jensen with a jersey presentation which took place at Sigourney Junior-Senior High School on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. Crawford is currently a running back and linebacker for the Sigourney – Keota Cobras.
This January will be the fourth annual Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl. Pitting the nation’s top youth football players against one another in an all-star format, the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl brings together the top youth talent in the nation. Crawford is one of just a handful who will be able to compete in this exclusive showcase.
The Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl consists of the U-15 USA-Canada Youth Bowl and three East vs. West all-star games, one for the top 40 7th-graders with a 175-pound limit, one for the top 40 8th-graders with a 185-pound limit and a third game featuring the top 40 8th-graders with no weight limit.
Since its inception, many of the top players in the Bowl have received college interest and national attention from media outlets such as USA Today, Sports Illustrated and the New York Times. The Bowl week consists of practices, a skills competition, and break-out sessions with Hall of Famers, as well as current and former NFL stars and celebrities. The Youth All-Americans also get VIP access to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and will be honored during the game, which takes place the day before.
Several thousand youth all-stars were nominated for this elite honor. Athletes had to fill out a nomination form and submit a highlight tape. The selection committee, which consists of Football University’s regional directors and scouts, work year round with hundreds of local youth football coaches and commissioners who help identify top athletes.
For more information on the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl and its related events, visit: www.footballuniversity.org  or www.eastbay.com/eastbayyouthallamericanbowl . National sponsors of the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl include Eastbay, adidas, Battle Sports Science – TapouT, Gatorade, Schutt Sports and Youth Football Coaches Association (YFBCA).
All American Games (formerly SportsLink) is a sport management and marketing company based in Wharton, New Jersey, that produces and manages many of the nation’s premier high school and youth sporting events. All American Games’ properties include the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, U.S. Army Coaches Academy, U.S. Army National Combine, U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, Football University, Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl, FBU TOP GUN, American Baseball University, the All-American Baseball Game, and the hit-reality television show “The Ride.”
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