Zack Whitley honored as U.S. Army Bowl All-American
Houston, Texas: On November 19, 2013, Zack Whitley was honored by members of the U.S. Army in the North Shore Senior High School athletics field house. Sgt. First Class Chris Chavira officially invited Whitley to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. All-American Games representative, John Cahill, officially announced Zack Whitley’s selection as a 2014 U.S. Army All-American. From more than 1,000,000 high school football players across the country, only 90 are selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as U.S. Army All-Americans. Other notable recipients include Andrew Luck, Adrian Peterson and Brian Cushing.
During the presentation, Cahill commented, “Not just anyone can be a soldier. Not just anyone can be a U.S. Army All-American. To become either takes mental, emotional and physical strengths that few possess, and even fewer employ. It is these strengths along with dedication, determination and teamwork that allow them to succeed and excel in school, in training, and in life.”
As the North Shore Mustangs head coach, David Aymond was invited to attend the U.S. Army Coaches Academy and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. This is an opportunity Aymond has experienced before as several other North Shore Mustangs have been selected as U.S. Army All-Americans in previous years. Aymond has also coached in the game on two separate occasions. “I can go by many titles, but at the top of the list is Patriot. I would be remiss not to thank these fine men and women who serve our country to provide us the freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis,” remarked Aymond during the ceremony. Turning his attention to the man of the hour, Aymond added, “Zack is a remarkable young man. He’s a hard worker and a good student. He possesses great football ability and character.”
An athlete of imposing stature, Zack Whitley is focused on the Mustangs ongoing playoff run. He humbly accepted this distinct honor while thanking his family, coaches and teammates. “I would not be here were it not for each of you. I love you all and thank you for your support,” Whitley said. Whitley has committed to attend the University of Alabama.
The game will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. The game will also be broadcast LIVE on NBC.
Pictured: Zack Whitley
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