Clark nominated for bowl game

Published 8:40 pm Thursday, June 14, 2012

King’s Fork High School football player Charles Clark has been nominated to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Those nominated could have the chance to showcase their talents Jan. 5 in the annual East-West matchup, to be televised live on NBC.

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“The U.S. Army All-American Bowl provides the national platform for young athletes and musicians to showcase their talent and strength,” said Bruce Jasurda, chief marketing officer for the U.S. Army. “This nomination recognizes the mental, emotional and physical strengths and leadership qualities Clark possesses, both on and off the field, qualities he shares with Army-strong soldiers.”

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Clark was nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All-American Games’ network of regional coaches throughout the country and Rivals.com.

Of the 400 nominees, 90 will ultimately be selected and invited to the bowl game. The Bowl Selection Tour begins in September, with athletes and musicians being announced nationwide throughout the fall until the Selection Tour ends in early December.

For more than a decade, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation’s premier high school football game, serving as a launching pad for the nation’s future college and NFL stars.

Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Marcus Lattimore all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.

The 2012 bowl game drew a crowd of more than 39,000 to the Alamodome and was the most-watched sporting event on television that weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.