All-American Bowl Player of The Year Award From 2000 to 2021
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Football has a different charm in the United States. In fact, Football, also known as American Football, is the most popular sport here in America.

The NFL is, without a question, the most popular tournament, and its Super Bowl is considered the biggest sports event in America.

It’s not just the NFL; the game is equally popular in schools. Youngsters prepare themselves for the big league from an early age. Every season, the best High School player is awarded the All-American Bowl Player of The year Award. The award holds great prestige and declares the bright future of the winner in Football.

This article lists all the award winners from 2000 to 2021 with their short introductions.

Every All-American Bowl Player of the Year Award Winner

Winning the All-American Bowl Player of the Year Award is a massive accomplishment. To win this award, a player has to compete with thousands of other players. It is a national award given to the best player, no matter from which state he is from. Every year one player is given this honor.

2021: Cade Klubnik

Full NameCade Klubnik
Date of BirthOctober 10, 2003 (age: 19)
CityAustin, Texas
High SchoolWestlake High School
Height6 ft 3 in ; (1.91 m)
Weight197 lb ; (89 kg)
NFL TeamsN/A

Cade Klubnik was born in October 2003 in Texas. He plays as a quarterback. Klubnik played the key role in guiding Westlake to a third straight 6A state championship. With three touchdown passes in the All-American Bowl, he is certainly worthy of the award.

Because of his excellent performance, he was also named MaxPreps’ national player of the year. In 13 games, he threw 3251 yards with 43 touchdowns to 3 interceptions with a completion rate of 71.3.

Klubnik has wrapped up his High School career and has now joined Clemson. Experts believe the youngster has everything one needs to become the next mega-star in the NFL.

2020: Cooper DeJean

Full NameCooper De Jean
Date of BirthFebruary 9, 2003  (age 19)
CityIda Grove, Iowa
PositionDefensive back
High SchoolBattle Creek–Ida Grove High School
Height6 ft 1 in ; (1.85 m)
Weight209 lb ; (95 kg)
NFL TeamsN/A

Cooper De Jean is from  Ida Grove, Iowa. He used to play for Battle Creek–Ida Grove High School as a Defensive back.

De Jean holds multiple records as a High School Football player. He passed for a total of 3,447 yards with 35 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1235 yards and 24 touchdowns.

De Jean made two tackles in a game in two minutes. He returned a punt of 14 yards, completed two passes for 52 yards, ran three times for 22 yards, scored two touchdowns, and added a two-point conversion. All these he did in two minutes which is a record for High Schoolers.

2019: Bryce Young

Full NameBryce Christopher Young 
Date of BirthJuly 25, 2001 (age 21)
CitySanta Ana, California
High SchoolMater Dei High School
CollegeAlabama Crimson Tide. 
Height6 ft 0 in ; (1.83 m)
Weight194 lb ; (88 kg
NFL TeamsN/A

Bryce Young was born on July 25, 2001. In High School, he played for Mater Dei and won the All-American Bowl Player of the Year award in 2019. Currently, he is playing for Alabama Crimson Tide.

Initially, Young joined the Cathedral High School in Los Angeles but soon transferred to Mater Dei High School. His senior year in school was filled with numerous achievements. He became the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year and Gatorade Football Player of the Year.

Young’s throwing for 4,528 yards and 58 touchdowns helped him earn so much appreciation. He was a five-star recruit, the nation’s top quarterback prospect, and the second-best recruit overall. His High School overall performance is even more impressive as he completed passes for 13,520 yards and 152 touchdowns.

2018: Bru McCoy

Full NameHorace “Bru” McCoy III
Date of BirthJune 22, 2000 ; (age 22)
CitySanta Ana, California
PositionWide receiver
High SchoolMater Dei High School
Height6 ft 3 in ; (1.91 m)
Weight220 lb ; (100 kg)
NFL TeamsN/A

Bru McCoy was born in California on June 22, 2000. McCoy played as a wide receiver and linebacker. He had the talent from the beginning but flourished in his senior year when he had 77 receptions for 1428 yards. In addition, he had 18 touchdowns and five sacks.

McCoy showed his talent in both positions equally. MaxPreps announced him to be the National Football Player of the Year 2019. Currently, he is playing for his college team Tennessee Volunteers football.

2017: Trevor Lawrence

Full NameWilliam Trevor Lawrence
Date of BirthOctober 6, 1999 ; (age 23)
CityCartersville, Georgia
High SchoolCartersville High School
Height6 ft 6 in ; (1.98 m)
Weight213 lb ;  (97 kg)
NFL TeamsJacksonville Jaguars

The NFL star Trevor Lawrence is signed by Jacksonville Jaguars. Before joining the NFL, he was also an All-American Bowl Player of the Year award winner. In High School, he was a member of the Cartersville High School Football team, where he played quarterback.

Lawrence has a reputation as one of the best High School quarterback prospects of all time. In High School, he was a top player since he was a freshman. In his first year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution announced him as the player of the award.

He helped the Purple Hurricanes win 41 consecutive matches from his sophomore to his final year. During this time, they won two state championships and four regional titles.

2016: Cam Akers

Full NameCam Akers
Date of BirthJune 22, 1999 ; (age 23)
CityClinton, Mississippi
PositionRunning back
High SchoolClinton High School
CollegeFlorida State
Height5 ft 10 in ; (1.78 m)
Weight217 lb ; (98 kg)
NFL TeamsLos Angeles Rams

In 2016, experts saw a generational talent in  Cam Akers. He was unstoppable during this time. In his final year as a High Schooler, he rushed for 2105 yards. Moreover, he made 34 touchdowns and passed for 3128 yards to make 32 touchdowns.

Akers was born in 1999 in Mississippi. His senior performance earned him the All-American Bowl Player of the Year 2016. He is now playing in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams.

2015: Jacob Eason

Full NameJacob Henry Eason 
Date of BirthNovember 17, 1997 ; (age 25)
CityLake Stevens, Washington
High SchoolLake Stevens High School
Height6 ft 6 in ; (1.98 m)
Weight231 lb ; (105 kg)
NFL TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers

Jacob Eason was born on November 17, 1997. He is considered one of the best Lake Stevens High School quarterbacks.

In his senior year, he played 13 games and played the key role in leading his team to a 12-1 record and reaching the state semifinals. Unfortunately, Lake Stevens lost to the Skyline by a 37-34 final score. But that could not stop Eason from being the year’s best player.

With pass attempts for 3,585 yards, three touchdowns, and six interceptions, he achieved the All-American Bowl Player of the Year. No wonder Eason is in great demand in the NFL, and so far, he has already changed teams twice.

2014: Martez Ivey

Full NameMartez Ivey
Date of BirthJuly 25, 1995 ; (age 27)
CityApopka, Florida
PositionOffensive Line
High SchoolApopka High School
Height6 ft 3 in ; (1.91 m)
Weight305 lb ; (138 kg)
NFL TeamsNew England Patriots, Carolina Panthers

Martez Ivey is from Ivey, and now he is playing for Carolina Panthers in the NFL. He is among the few High Schoolers to win the All-American Bowl Player of the Year award playing in the Offensive line.

The 6ft 3 inches tall footballer was a born superstar. Apopka High School won the 2014 Class 8A state title, and Ivey’s contribution was huge. Ivey was ranked as the No. 1 offensive tackle prospect, and announced him as a five-star recruit.

2013: Elijah Hood

Full NameElijah Hood
Date of BirthApril 22, 1996 ; (age 26)
CityCharlotte, North Carolina
PositionRunning back
High SchoolCharlotte Catholic High School
CollegeNorth Carolina
Height5 ft 11 in ; (1.80 m)
Weight232 lb ; (105 kg)
NFL TeamsOakland Raiders

Elijah Hood was born in North Carolina and attended High School at Charlotte Catholic High School. He played as the Running back.

In his senior year, he rushed for 3690 yards with 53 touchdowns. His High School career ended with a stat of 147 touchdowns. ranked him the fourth-best running back recruit in his class.

The NFL team Oakland Raiders signed him, but the team soon waived him. He is not an active footballer at the moment. Sadly, such a talented youngster could not reach his full potential.

2012: Max Browne

Full NameMax Austin Browne 
Date of BirthFebruary 2, 1995 ;  (age 27)
CitySammamish, Washington
High SchoolSkyline High School
Height6 ft 5 in ; (1.96 m)
Weight230 lb ;  (104 kg)
NFL TeamsN/A

The former quarterback of Skyline High School had a very promising career in High School Football. His High School career was more than impressive. He had a record percentage of passes of 73.5, with passes for 12,591 yards. In addition to this, there are 146 touchdowns to mention.

He won multiple awards during High School. He won the Gatorade Player of the Year for Washington in 2011 and 2012. Later in 2013, he also won the prestigious All-American Bowl Player of the Year award.

During his college year in 2017, he had a shoulder injury that cost him the tournament. Unfortunately, he was not offered a contract by any NFL team, and his football career ended with that.

2011: Dorial Green-Beckham

Full NameDorial Isaiah Green-Beckham
Date of BirthApril 12, 1993 ;  (age 29)
CitySpringfield, Missouri
PositionWide receiver
High SchoolHillcrest High School
Height6 ft 5 in ; (1.96 m)
Weight237 lb ; (108 kg)
NFL TeamsTennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles. 

Beckham went to Hillcrest High School and was a part of the school’s football team. Dorial Green-Beckham was a Wide receiver. Beckham showed great talent from the beginning of his High School career. He posted 66 catches for 1,616 yards and 23 touchdowns as a freshman. announced Beckham as the High School Football Junior of the Year because of his 78 receptions for 1,706 yards and 15 touchdowns.

In his senior year, Beckham’s performance got even better. That season there were 119 receptions for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns by his name. Because of his superb performance, he received numerous prizes.

2010: Demetrius Hart

Full NameDemetrius “Dee” Hart
Date of BirthAugust 16, 1992 ; (age 30)
CityOrlando, Florida
PositionRunning back
High SchoolDr. Phillips High School
CollegeAlabama/Colorado State
Height5 ft 7 in ; (1.70 m)
Weight199 lb ;  (90 kg)
NFL TeamsN/A

Demetrius Hart was born in 1992 in Florida. He had an impressive High School Football career while playing for Dr. Phillips High School.

Demetrus’ name must sound unfamiliar to you, but he had all the requirements to become a top footballer. Unfortunately, it did not happen.

Demetrius had done everything in High School Football. Here is a list of his achievement in High School:

  • Achieved a 2010 USA Today High School All-American nomination.
  • Player of the Year award in The Class 6A.
  • Mr. Football runner-up.
  • Earned All-American Bowl Player of the Year Award.

Hart finished his High school career with impressive stats, and it seemed like he would make it big in the future. Nonetheless, after the end of his college career, he was undrafted, and soon he gave up Football.

2009: Dillon Baxter

Full NameDillon Baxter
Date of BirthOctober 23, 1991 ; (age 31)
CitySan Diego, California
PositionRunning Back
High SchoolMission Bay Senior High School
Height5 ft 11 in ; (1.80 m)
Weight214 lb ; (97 kg)
NFL TeamsN/A

Baxter went to Mission Bay Senior High School in San Diego, California. There he played mainly as a quarterback. During Baxter’s senior year, Mission Bay set a record of 19-0 and won the CID San Diego Division IV title in 2009.

Baxter won multiple awards, including:

  •  Silver Pigskin Trophy
  •  Consensus High School All-American, and  
  •  the Hall Trophy.

Like some of the other potential footballers on the list, Baxter failed to make a career in the NFL. No team in the NFL showed any interest in Baxter’s football career ended with his college career.

2008: Bryce Brown

Full NameBryce Lee Brown
Date of BirthMay 14, 1991 ; (age 31)
CityWichita, Kansas
PositionRunning Back
High SchoolWichita High School East
CollegeTennessee/Kansas State
Height6 ft 0 in ; (1.83 m)
Weight220 lb ; (100 kg)
NFL TeamsPhiladelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks

The 2008 All-American Bowl Player of the Year award winner Bryce Brown is a born champion. He attended Wichita High School East and played as a Running back on the school’s football team. Brown showed his talent in his fresher year.

He ended his freshman year with 12 touchdowns and rushed for 1,472 yards. His sophomore year performance got even better when he rushed for a total of more than two thousand yards. He was offered a scholarship from more than 50 colleges.

After completing High School and College,  Brown was signed to an NFL team. He had a successful career in the NFL, where he played for Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, and Seattle Seahawks.

2007: Terrelle Pryor Sr.

Full NameTerrelle Pryor Sr.
Date of BirthJune 20, 1989 ;  (age 33)
CityJeannette, Pennsylvania
High SchoolJeannette Senior High School
CollegeOhio State
Height6 ft 4 in ; (1.93 m)
Weight228 lb ;  (103 kg)
NFL TeamsOakland Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars

One look at Terrelle, and you know you have your man. Terrelle became much popular during his school days because of his physique. Some people started comparing him with Vince Young, a Texas legend.

Terrelle is the first player in Pennsylvania High School’s history to run for 4,000 yards and throw for 4,000 yards. Terrelle made a major contribution to leading the Jayhawks to their first-ever Pennsylvania State Championship.

Terrelle’s High School accomplishments include the following:

  • Two-time Pennsylvania Player of the Year
  • The offensive player of the Year and
  • The MVP of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

2006: Jimmy Clausen

Full NameJames Richard Clausen
Date of BirthSeptember 21, 1987 ; (age 35)
CityWestlake Village, California
High SchoolOaks Christian High School
CollegeNotre Dame
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight210 lb ; (95 kg)
NFL TeamsCarolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens

Before becoming a popular NFL player, Clausen had an impressive prep career at Oaks Christian School. In 2006, he threw 49 touchdown passes and led the Lions to their first-ever Division III state title.

Clausen was a phenomenal player. His team never lost a game he started in High School. In his High School career, he threw for 10,677 yards. He won the Hall trophy in 2006 and became the Offensive Player of the Year by USA Today.

After college, he was drafted into the NFL. He was active there from 2010 to 2015.

2005: Mitch Mustain

Full NameMitchell Stewart Mustain
Date of BirthFebruary 27, 1988 ; (age 34)
CitySpringdale, Arkansas
High SchoolSpringdale High School
CollegeArkansas / USC
Height6 ft 2 in ; (1.88 m)
Weight200 lb ; (91 kg)
NFL TeamsN/A

Mitch Mustain was a quarterback on the Springdale High School Football team.

Mustain did not have a good start in his High school career. It was in his senior year when he reached his full potential. In 2005, he completed 69.3 percent of his pass attempts and 47 touchdowns.

Mustain’s phenomenal performance helped Springdale win the AAAAA state title without losing a single match.

2004: Ryan Perrilloux

Full NameRyan Anthony Perrilloux
Date of BirthJanuary 1, 1987 ; (age 35)
CityReserve, Louisiana
High SchoolEast St. John High School
CollegeJacksonville State
Height6 ft 3 in ; (1.91 m)
Weight204 lb ; (93 kg)
NFL TeamsNew York Giants

Perrilloux was born in Louisiana in 1987. He had the physique to become the perfect quarterback, and the Elite made this possible.

Perrilloux’s High School career was nothing short of impressive. In four years, he made a total of 155 touchdowns, including 84 passing and 71 rushings. In his senior year, he set a record of 5006 yards, which includes 3,546 yards passing and 1,460 yards rushing.

Perrilloux did not get any NFL offer in 2010 but got an offer from the New York Giants in 2011. However, he could not make it big in the NFL.

2003: Adrian Peterson

Full NameAdrian Lewis Peterson
Date of BirthMarch 21, 1985 ; (age 37)
CityPalestine, Texas
PositionRunning Back
High SchoolPalestine High School 
Height6 ft 1 in ;(1.85 m)
Weight220 lb ; (100 kg
NFL TeamsMinnesota, New Orleans Saints, Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Redskins, Detroit Lions

Adrian Peterson was born in 1985 in Texas. Peterson was multi-talented and was good in three sports: football, basketball, and track. However, he shone most in Football and was so focused on it.

As a senior in 2003, Peterson was unstoppable. On 252 attempts, he rushed for 2,960 yards, 11.7 yards per carry on average, and 32 touchdowns. His final-year performance attracted colleges to him, and later on, he became a top player in the NFL.

The 2003 All-American Bowl Player of the Year has become one of the greatest running backs in football history. Also, among all the Hall award winners, Peterson has achieved the most in his football career.

2002: Chris Leak

Full NameChristopher Patrick Leak
Date of BirthMay 3, 1985 ; (age 37)
CityCharlotte, North Carolina
High SchoolIndependence High School
NFL TeamsChicago Bears

Chris Leak is from North Carolina. From an early age, he proved to be a prodigy. From his 8th grade, he received national attention as he received a college football scholarship.

He went to Independence High School in Charlotte and played as the starting quarterback for the Patriots High School Football team. In his four-year career, Leak achieved several trophies. His team won the North Carolina 4-A state championships thrice in a row.

Leak holds the record for passing yards in a career- 15,593 yards and a complete record with 1013. Also, with 185,  he held the national record for touchdown passes. Many consider him one of the greatest High School quarterbacks of all time.

Parade magazine honored Leak as All-American and Player of the Year in 2003. ranked Leak as a five-star prospect. Despite all the success and popularity during High School, Leak failed big time in the NFL.

2001: Lorenzo Booker

Full NameLorenzo Adarryll Booker
Date of BirthJune 14, 1984 ; (age 38)
CityVentura, California 
PositionRunning Back
High SchoolSt. Bonaventure High School 
CollegeFlorida State 
Height5 ft 10 in ; (1.78 m)
Weight201 lb ; (91 kg)
NFL TeamsMiami Dolphins, Eagles, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Chicago Bears, Vikings

Lorenzo Booker attended St. Bonaventure High School and was active in track and Football. He played as a Running back in Football.

During his senior year, Lorenzo’s performance brought him to the limelight. He ran for 2878 yards and 50 touchdowns. Lorenzo has a reputation as the nation’s top running-back prospect. He received the honor of Parade All-American and was included in the PrepStar Dream Team.

Booker earned many other honors and awards, including the USA Today All-USA first-team honor. He had a career with 137 touchdowns in High School. St. Bonaventure High School had a 42-0 record in his four-year tenure.

2000: Kevin Jones

Full NameKevin S. Jones
Date of BirthAugust 21, 1982 ; (age 40)
CitySpringfield, Pennsylvania
PositionRunning Back
High SchoolCardinal O, Hara High School 
CollegeVirginia Tech
Height6 ft 0 in ; (1.83 m)
Weight227 lb ; (103 kg)
NFL TeamsDetroit Lions, Chicago Bears

Kevin Jones, the first ever All-American Bowl Player of the Year award winner, was born in Pennsylvania in 1982. He went to Cardinal O, Hara High School, and played as a Running back in the Cardinal O, Hara High School Football team. He played for the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears in the NFL.


Winning the All-American Bowl Player of the Year award is a great accomplishment for any High School Footballer. It announces them as the best player in the country. Though many have failed to make it big later in their careers, it is still a huge honor to be an all-American.

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