(Wharton, N.J.) Nov. 27, 2012 - Isaiah Golden of Carthage High School, Carthage, Texas, has been selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 12:00 and will feature the nation's top 90 high school football players.
"Isaiah is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Carthage High School," said John Myers, Director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. "Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Isaiah possesses mental, emotional and physical strengths similar to the Army Strong Soldier, that have afforded him that honor. We are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection."
Golden was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games'network of regional directors and Rivals.com. U.S. Army All-Americans are eligible for the U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, the Anthony Muoz Lineman of the Year Award, the American Family Insurance Defensive Player of the Year Award, the Pete Dawkins Game MVP Award, and the Felix "Doc" Blanchard and Glenn Davis Awards.
As a result of Golden being selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, his head coach Scott Surratt is invited to travel to San Antonio and attend the U.S. Army Coaches Academy, an elite three-day learning experience featuring NFL coaches, as well as participate in bowl-week activities.