Alijah Vera-Tucker ’17 is one of more than 90 of the nation’s premier high school football players who have been selected by ESPN Recruiting to participate in the 2017 Under Armour All-American High School Football Game presented by American Family Insurance.
The game is slated for Sunday, January 1, 2017, at the Orlando Citrus Bowl and will be televised live on ESPN at 1 p.m. EST.
Vera-Tucker was presented his honorary game jersey in front of teammates, family and friends in a ceremony held in Dominican Hall Lounge on September 28. “It’s a real honor to be playing in this game,” he said.
In addition, his mom, Rhonda Vera, was presented with the Dream Champion Award for her support of in helping her son achieve his dreams.
Former All-America game selections include NFL Pro Bowl wide receivers Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons and A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals. In addition to eight total first round selections in the 2016 draft, current college stars like LSU’s Leonard Fournette, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook and Clemson’s DeShaun Watson have also participated in the game.