All American Games (AAG), Football University (FBU), and Eastbay Sports, recently announced that kicker Ryan Sanborn, who plays for Torrey Pines Pop Warner and Francis Parker Middle School, has been selected to play at the 2014 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl, taking place Sunday, Jan. 5, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Sanborn was presented with his official game jersey at Francis Parker Middle School on Dec. 20, 2013.
Sanborn was perhaps one of the finest kickers on the field this past year. Sanborn has the physical attributes to play much beyond his current age group and is the nationally top ranked 7th grade kicker as per the National Camp Series rankings. He can be a difference maker on special teams.
For the past three years, the nation’s top 7th, 8th, and 9th graders have joined in the activities of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl to compete in the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl.
The Eastbay Youth All American Bowl already has become the most important youth football all-star event in the country, and it was recently the focus of the nationally-syndicated sports show “Sports Stars of Tomorrow.” Many of the top players in the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl have already received college interest and national attention from media outlets.
In January 2014, the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl will consist of three games: an East vs. West 7th grade game; 8th grade game; and 9th grade game. The games are played in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, the same field that the U.S. Army All-Americans play on one day before. The Youth Bowls are webcasted live on www.footballuniversity.org and www.allamericangames.tv.
Prior to game day, the Eastbay Youth All-Americans’ 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 such as legendary high school football coach Herman Boone. The Youth All-Americans also join the high school U.S. Army All-Americans for the Kickoff Party and are honored during the playing of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Several thousand youth all-stars are nominated each year for this elite honor. 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.
The Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl provides the true youth football fan the chance to see the most talented players in the nation before they enter into high school. The Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl gives these future stars a chance to showcase their skills and talents against some of the best young football players in the country.