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Fehoko to Receive Army All-American Bowl Invite, Jersey

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  • Post last modified:November 18, 2015

Uncle Sam wants Simi – to play football.

Simi Fehoko, the standout football player at Brighton High, on Tuesday, Nov. 24 will receive his official invitation to play in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 9 in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Representatives from the U.S. Army will be at a 9:15 a.m. assembly in the gymnasium to pass along the invitation and present him with his game-day jersey. Only the country’s best 90 players are selected for the game, which is billed each year as the classic east-vs-west matchup. 

Fehoko is the third Bengal since Canyons District’s inception in 2009 to be selected as a U.S. Army All-American. Former Brighton stars Ricky Heimuli and Osa Masina were chosen for the 2010 and 2015 Army Bowls, respectively. 

Fehoko, who has committed to Stanford, also stands to snag another high-profile honor at the prestigious gridiron contest. He’s been listed on a 16-player roster of the identified candidates for Player of the Year. The honor will be award to the year’s No. 1 player during the nationally televised game. 

At next week’s jersey presentation, Brighton High also will be introduced as a Super Bowl Honor Community. The Bengals have received the designation as a result of being the alma mater of former NFL player (and current Bengal coach) Reno Mahe, who made an appearance in the Super Bowl as a Philadelphia Eagle.

In anticipation of the Super Bowl’s golden anniversary, the NFL is paying tribute to the schools where players and coaches got their starts.

Brighton will receive a commemorative golden football, NFL Character Education Curriculum, and become eligible to apply for NFL Foundation grants to help support the football program. ‪