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Sheffield Named National Player of the Week

Wichita Falls High School quarterback Dylan Sheffield is already a nominee for our Home Zone Player of the Week award, but now he's receiving national attention for his huge game Friday night against Denton.

He was named the U.S. Army All-American Bowl National Player of the Week.

Coincidentally, Broncos quarterback Dentton Hudspeth was also a nominee, after gaining over 500 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns himself.

Sheffield's yardage total of 683 is a Texas High School record, and second-most in national history, behind David Koral's 764 for Pacific Palisades (Calif.) back in 2000.

About the Award:

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl High School Player of the Week was designed to recognize the nation's top high school performance of the week.  The winner will be announced each Monday, throughout the season and noted on www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com. 

For more than 11 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation's premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America's future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Lattimore, and Andrew Luck all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-AmericansThe 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of nearly 38,000 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.

The U.S. Army Accessions Command (USAAC), a subordinate command of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, meets the human resource needs of the Army by transforming volunteers into officers, warrant officers, and enlisted Soldiers.  In providing the force, the 18,391 men and women of Accessions Command prepare these future Soldiers and leaders for their initial military training. Commanded by Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, USAAC is located at Fort Knox, Ky.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is owned and produced by All American Games, a New Jersey-based sport marketing and event management company. The U.S. Army is the title sponsor of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and American Family Insurance is the lead national sponsor and presenting sponsor of the telecast on NBC. Other national sponsors include Rivals.com, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, Russell Athletic, Adidas, Gatorade, Schutt Sports, NCSA, TapouT, Oakley, NewTek and Football University. National sponsors of the All-American Marching Band include MENC: The National Association for Music Education, Drum Corps International, Jupiter Band Instruments and DeMoulin Uniforms.

For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related events visit www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com & www.goarmy.com/events/aab or the official Facebook and Twitter pages located at http://www.facebook.com//USArmyAllAmericanBowl & www.twitter.com/armyallamerican.

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