Hour-Long Special to Provide Inside Look at 2021 All-Americans and their Excellence Both On and Off the Football Field
STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 3, 2020 – All-American Dream presented by GEICO, a one-hour special which shares the story of how a high school all-star game has become the most watched high school sporting event for 20 consecutive years and highlights the stories of the football stars of tomorrow, will premiere on NBC this Sunday, Dec. 6, at Noon ET.
Coinciding with the release of the All-American Dream presented by GEICO, NBC Sports will release a new YouTube series that shares the stories of five 2021 All-American Bowl athletes from across the country. The series follows them within their communities, showing how the stars of tomorrow are making a difference on and off the field. Following is the list of featured All-Americans:
- Ravenwood High School LB Junior Colson
- Odebolt Arthur Battle Creek-Ida Grove High School ATH Cooper DeJean
- Avon High School OL Blake Fisher
- Kennedy Catholic High School QB Sam Huard
- Bellaire Episcopal High School OL Donovan Jackson
On Saturday, Jan. 2, NBC will broadcast a special two-hour “All-American Bowl: Declaration Day” celebrating each of this year’s 100 All-Americans. The All-American Bowl, which was originally scheduled to be played in January 2021 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, will not be played due to health and safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 All-American Bowl Road to the Dome tour, which began on September 16th and will conclude on December 16th, officially honors every 2021 All-American during virtual jersey presentations as part of a 15-episode Road to the Dome digital series.
Only 100 football players receive the honor of wearing the All-American Bowl jersey each year.
As an NBC Sports-owned property, the All-American Bowl is part of a marquee lineup of elite events that includes the Olympics, the NHL, the Premier League, and the number one primetime show since 2011: Sunday Night Football. The All-American Bowl is annually the most-watched, most-talked about, and most-prestigious high school all-star event with more than 4,500,000 unique television viewers and over 25,000 in attendance. The history and tradition of the All-American Bowl is unparalleled: 450 draft picks; 66 Super Bowl champions; 160 Pro Bowl selections; 17 Heisman finalists including, but not limited to: Odell Beckham Jr., Christian McCaffrey, Tim Tebow, Derrick Henry, Joe Thomas, and Trevor Lawrence. For more information, visit NBCSports.com/AllAmericanBowl, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AABonNBC)