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Prattville football player selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

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Prattville offensive lineman Austin Golson (R) received the U.S. Army All-American jersey Thursday. Prattville offensive lineman Austin Golson (R) received the U.S. Army All-American jersey Thursday.
Austin Golson receives his new jacket. Austin Golson receives his new jacket.
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PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) -

Prattville High School football player Austin Golson learned Thursday he's been selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He'll join an elite group of athletes to play in the game scheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2013 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The game will are on NBC at 1:00pm EST and will feature the nation's 90 top high school football players.

"Austin is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Prattville..." said John Myers, Director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. " Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Frank possesses mental, emotional and physical strengths similar to the Army Strong Soldier," Myers added.

Golson was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, made up of All American Games' network of regional directors and Rivals.com.

Those who play are eligible for the U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, the Anthony Muñoz Lineman of the Year Award, the American Family Insurance Defensive Player of the Year Award, the Pete Dawkins Game MVP Award, and the Felix "Doc" Blanchard and Glenn Davis Awards.

Previous athletes to make it onto the team include Andrew Luck, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh and Marcus Lattimore.

Golson wasn't the only Prattville Lion to be honored Thursday. Hayden Nelson will be part of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.

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