Brad Barry (running back) and Conner Coleman (wide receiver), two of Lake Stevens High School varsity football players, have been selected to participate in the coveted U.S. Army All-American Bowl and National Combine events held January 13 through 15 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Five hundred of the nation’s top student athletes will compete and highlight their football abilities and talents as today’s rising underclassmen and tomorrow’s future high school, college and NFL stars.
Barry and Coleman were both awarded the honor through nominations by NFL players and coaches who evaluated their hard work as they both participated in local and national football camps.
Prior to the start of the 2011 season, both players earned early recognition by being invited to Top Gun Football Camp hosted by Football University in Virginia last July. Coleman was also invited to Top Prospect Elite, hosted by the National Underclassmen Combine.
They were both members of the Lake Stevens varsity football team, which placed third in Washington State.
“Lake Stevens football is a strong program turning out great athletes,” LSHS Coach Tom Tri says in his vote of confidence for the players. “Connor and Brad are important to our future. I expect great things from them, including a stand-out 2012 season and potential all-league honors.”
As part of the All-American events, Brad and Conner will participate in a day of combine testing, running the 40 yard dash, shuttle run, and performing the vertical jump under careful measurement overseen by Rivals.com.
Past honorees include Josh Freeman (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Ted Ginn, Jr. (San Francisco 49ers), Percy Harvin (Minnesota Vikings), Colt McCoy (Cleveland Browns), Patrick Peterson (Arizona Cardinals), Matt Stafford (Detroit Lions), and Tim Tebow (Denver Broncos).