SKYLINE’S PETER JINKENS AND THOMAS JOHNSON RECEIVE 2012 UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICA JERSEYS
[Nov. 2, 2011] DALLAS– Peter Jinkens and Thomas Johnson, senior football players from Skyline High School,were presented with their honorary game jerseys at the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2012 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game Wednesday afternoon at Skyline High School in Dallas. The event was part of the four-month American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the Under Armour All-America Game.
Jinkens and Johnson are two 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.
Jinkens is currently ranked No. 55 overall in the ESPNU Top 150 and fifth at outside linebacker. Johnson is currently ranked No.35 overall in the ESPNU 150 and fourth at wide receiver. Both Jinkens and Johnson are committed to Texas.
“I’m looking forward to getting down there and competing with the best,” Johnson said. “I’ve seen the game on television many times and I’ve seen some of these players go onto be drafted in the NFL. I know one day it could be me.”
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 Noor Davis (Leesburg High School – Leesburg, Fla.) and Alex Norman (Bishop Dunne High School– Dallas) 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.