Friday, September 30, 2011

4 CMS athletes named Army All Americans: MCreek's Humphrie's, Berry's Dawson and Hopper, W. Charlotte's Jett

Four Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools athletes have been named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl to be held in San Antonio next January:

Berry's Nick Dawson and Germone Hopper will join Mallard Creek's D.J. Humphries in the senior game. West Charlotte's Elijah Jett was named to the All-Freshman team.

Representatives from the Bowl and the U.S. Army present athletes with a special recognition and jersey presentation at school to celebrate the honor. Jett, of West Charlotte, was recognized Sept. 29 among teammates and friends.

Humphries, who has committed to Florida, will be recognized on Oct. 4 at 1:45 p.m. at Mallard Creek. Hopper, who has committed to Clemson, and Dawson will be recognized on Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at Berry at a celebration with the senior class.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl, to be held Jan. 7, brings 90 of the nation's top high school football players in an East versus West matchup. In addition to the game, there is the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, which comprises 125 of the nation’s top high school marching musicians who perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.