As spring practice was winding down on Thursday, history was made as Rome High School standout linebacker Adam Anderson was selected to the US Army All-American game. Anderson is the first ever to be selected from Floyd County.
The 6’6″, 225 rising-senior has committed to LSU. Watch the video here of Anderson’s official invite.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is played in San Antonio at the Alamodome, and reached a record attendance of 40,568 in 2017’s contest, with a mere 10 million viewers watching from home. The 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be played on Saturday, January 6 at 12:00 pm on NBC.
Only 100 players are selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl’s final rosters, which have featured some of the sports’ future stars over the past decade.
This is an opportunity of a lifetime for Anderson. According to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl website, a total of 330 of the bowl’s participants have gone on to be selected in the NFL Draft. It’s a list that contains Heisman Trophy winners and NFL All-Pros, including Adrian Peterson, Patrick Peterson, Andrew Luck, Odell Beckham Jr., Tim Tebow, Demarco Murray and Ezekiel Elliott.