ALEDO’S JOHNATHAN GRAY RECEIVES 2012 UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICA JERSEY
[Oct. 26, 2011] ALEDO, Texas. – Johnathan Gray, a senior football player from Aledo High School, was presented his honorary game jersey at the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2012 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game Wednesday afternoon at Aledo High School in Aledo, Texas. The event was part of the four-month American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the Under Armour All-America Game.
Gray is one of 90 players selected to compete in the fifth-annual Under Armour All-America Game presented by American Family Insurance, a nationally televised competition spotlighting the country’s top high school seniors. The 2012 Under Armour All-America Game is slated for Jan. 5, 2012, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be televised on ESPN.
Gray is currently ranked No. 5 overall in the ESPNU Top 150 and No. 1 at running back, and is committed to Texas.
“I’m looking forward to gaining knowledge of playing against the best players from across the country and getting ready to play college football,” Gray said. “It’s amazing. Some kids don’t get this privilege so I’m looking forward to it.”
The national Selection Tour sponsored by American Family Insurance is an expansion of the Under Armour All-America Game. As part of American Family Insurance’s involvement, the events will raise awareness around teen driving safety and recognize the student athletes, as well as the coaches, families and communities who have helped make these players’ dreams a reality.
“These athletes are achieving their dreams as result of their own dedication and the support of their coaches and teammates, their families and friends,” said Deborah Peterson, American Family Insurance’s customer relationship marketing director. “In turn, they are spreading the teen safe driving message to other students in the hope that they, too, will be able to reach their dreams.”
The American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the Under Armour All-America Game continues tomorrow, when Bryson Echols and Curtis Riser (DeSoto High School – DeSoto, Texas) and Isaac Seumalo (Corvallis High School – Corvallis, Ore.) will be presented with their honorary Under Armour All-America Game jerseys at their respective schools.
Tickets for the Under Armour All-America Game may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000 (service fees apply). Tickets may also be purchased in person from the Tropicana Field Box Office.
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About The Under Armour All-America High School Football Game
The 2012 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game presented by American Family Insurance is slated for Jan. 5, 2012, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be televised on ESPN. The fifth-annual Under Armour All-America Game is a competition spotlighting the nation’s top high school seniors. The 2011 NFL Draft was the first time Under Armour All-America alumni who competed in the inaugural 2008 game were eligible to be drafted. Selections included two first-round NFL picks Julio Jones and A.J. Green, as well as second-round selections Da’Quan Bowers and Brandon Harris. Additional notable alumni include current college standouts USC’s Matt Barkley, Auburn’s Michael Dyer, Oklahoma’s Landry Jones and Alabama’s Trent Richardson.
About Under Armour
Under Armour® is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand’s moisture-wicking fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate to provide a performance alternative to traditional products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto and Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.underarmour.com.
About American Family Insurance
Based in Madison, Wis., American Family Insurance offers auto insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, health insurance, business and farm/ranch insurance in 19 states. American Family insurance is the nation’s third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company and ranks 358th on the Fortune 500 list. Web: www.amfam.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter: www.twitter.com/amfam; YouTube: www.youtube.com/amfam
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