Stanford football commit named to All-American Bowl


Tight end Colby Parkinson, a senior at Oaks Christian School who has given Stanford his verbal commitment, was selected to participate in the 17th edition of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, it was announced Tuesday.

Parkinson will play in the annual East vs. West matchup on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 in the Alamodome in San Antonio.

The Bowl will be nationally televised live on NBC at 10 a.m. PT and will feature the nation’s top 100 high school football players.

Andrew Luck and Christian McCaffrey have also appeared in the bowl game.

Parkinson is the eleventh All-American selected from Oaks Christian all-time.

The Bowl consistently draws an annual crowd upwards of 40,000 to the Alamodome and is the most-watched high school sporting event of each year, with 4.3-million viewers tuning in to the 2016 Bowl.

Parkinson was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, consisting of All American Games™ and 247Sports.

U.S. Army All-Americans are eligible for the U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, the Anthony Muñoz Lineman of the Year Award, the American Family Insurance Defensive Player of the Year Award, the Lockheed Martin Defensive Back of

the Year Award, the Pete Dawkins MVP Award, and the Felix “Doc” Blanchard and Glenn Davis Awards.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance is owned and produced by All American Games™, a New Jersey-based sports marketing and event management company. For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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