The regular season might be over, but that doesn’t mean high school football has stopped. Aside from UIL State High School Championships happening this week, athletes and fans alike will have the opportunity to check out the best high school football players from around the world at the tenth annual International Bowl at AT&T Stadium.
USA Football, the national governing body for American football, will be hosting International Bowl X on January 11 and 18 at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium! The event will consist of eight games total, played by talented football players ages 16 to 19. These athletes are not only outstanding performers on the field, but also embody traits such as leadership, character and dedication to the sport.
To commemorate the tenth annual International Bowl, we can look back at the previous events and the athletes who got their start there. Many U.S. athletes who competed at International Bowl have gone on to play professionally, with the following just being some who are currently on NFL Team rosters:
2014 International Bowl
Isaiah Wynn – New England Patriots (College: Georgia)
Wyatt Teller – Buffalo Bills (College: Virginia Tech)
2013 International Bowl
Shaquill Griffin – Seattle Seahawks (College: Central Florida)
Shaquem Griffin – Seattle Seahawks (College: Central Florida)
Jourdan Lewis – Dallas Cowboys (College: Michigan)
2012 International Bowl
Malcom Brown – New England Patriots (College: Texas)
Corey Coleman – New York Giants (College: Baylor)
Devin Funchess – Carolina Panthers (College: Michigan)
Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams (College: Georgia)
Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (College: Florida State)
2011 International Bowl
Ty Montgomery – Baltimore Ravens (College: Stanford)
Kevin Hogan – Denver Broncos (College: Stanford)
2010 International Bowl
Tyrann Mathieu – Houston Texans (College: LSU)
Mike Hull – Miami Dolphins (College: Penn State)
These players have competed across the country in many professional stadiums, but it’s important to recognize that many of them first took the field at a professional venue while wearing red, white and blue for the National Team at AT&T Stadium.
Recently, Tyrann Mathieu spoke about his experience competing at International Bowl back in 2010. He remembered how excited he was to play, saying, “I was excited to represent my country and I actually ended up going out there and meeting some friends of mine and they’re still my friends today.”
Mathieu went on to say how he has several cousins fighting for our country, so International Bowl felt like his opportunity to battle on our turf and represent America against international opponents. For current National Team players, he gives these words of encouragement – go out there and represent your family, represent yourself and then represent your country.
So, who will be next in the long line of National Team alumni to play in the NFL? Come see the for yourself and get your tickets for International Bowl X now!
Visit internationalbowl.com for ticket options and more information.