A gridiron standout at Brighton High will dash onto the national athletic stage this January when he suits up to play in the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the country’s premiere high school football game.
Osa Masina, who was last year’s All-Tribune Football Most Valuable Player, on Monday, Oct. 20 will receive his jersey for the bowl, which will be played in San Antonio’s Alamodome. Bowl officials will present the jersey during a 1:30 p.m. assembly in the gymnasium at Brighton High, 2220 E. Bengal Blvd.
Students, parents, patrons and Bengal supporters are invited to the jersey presentation for Masina, the 6-foot, 4-inch, 233-pound outside linebacker who is listed as a five-star recruit on Scout.com..
The Jan. 3 bowl, which will be broadcast on NBC, pits the country’s best 90 prep players in a classic east versus west matchup. Last year’s bowl, its 14th anniversary, drew a crowd of some 40,000 fans for the second year in a row.
As a result of Masina being selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, head coach Ryan Bullett is invited to travel to San Antonio and attend the U.S. Army Coaches Academy, an elite three-day learning experience that focuses on leadership, football and physical development. The invited coaches also attend the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show and the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
For more than a dozen years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has served as the pre-eminent launching pad for America’s future college and National Football League stars. In all, 274 former bowl players have been selected in the NFL draft, including 69 first-round selections and one overall No. 1 pick.