Cedartown High School running back Nick Chubb has been selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Chubb, a senior, was given his honorary All-American Bowl jersey during a special ceremony on Tuesday inside the Cedartown High School cafeteria. He was presented the jersey from local soldiers in front of friends, family, teammates, coaches and classmates.
“Chubb is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Cedartown High School,” said Mark Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Marketing. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and we are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and we commend each of them on their selection.”
Only 90 high school football players out of millions around the nation are selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. According to a press release, athletes are chosen not just because they excel on the football field, but because they possess the strengths like mental, emotional and physical toughness, similar to Army strong soldiers.
Chubb will join the ranks of talented alumni who have played in the special bowl game, like NFL stars and Heisman Trophy winners Andrew Luck, Tim Tebow, Jamaal Charles, Percy Harvin and Mark Sanchez. Current University of Alabama starting quarterback AJ McCarron also played in this game.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be played on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. The nation’s premier high school All-Star football game will be held at the Alamodome. This bowl game enjoys a worldwide television audience, thanks to a live broadcast on NBC. Last year the game drew a record crowd of 40,133 people. This year’s contest will be at 1 p.m.
Chubb, who is verbally committed to the University of Georgia, has accomplished a lot over the past calendar year.
As a junior, Chubb broke the Georgia regular season rushing record by running for 2,721 yards in 10 games. He also scored 38 touchdowns.
After his record-breaking season, Chubb was named the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Class AAAA Offensive Player of the Year, the Rome News-Tribune Co-Offensive Player of the Year, and the Region 7-AAAA Co-Offensive Player of the Year. He was also named to the Associated Press Class AAAA All-State first team, the Rome News-Tribune All-Area first team and he was named as a member of the CBS MaxPreps 2012 Medium Schools All-American football team.
Last winter, Chubb participated in the RisingSeniors.com AT&T Junior Bowl. In June, he competed in the SPARQ Rating National Championship in Eugene, Oregon as part of The Opening at Nike headquarters. Chubb finished third in the nation out of 161 athletes that were invited to the special event.
Going into his senior season, Chubb was named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super 11 team and the versatile running back received over 20 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) offers. He had scholarship offers from the two schools who played in last year’s BCS National Championship game – Alabama and Notre Dame – as well as offers from Ohio State, Florida State, Stanford, Auburn, Michigan State, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Penn State, Mississippi State, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Arizona and Miami (Fla.).
Rivals.com, one of the top recruiting web sites in the country, has Chubb listed as a four-star running back and they have him listed as the eighth best running back in America and he is ranked as the 61st best athlete in the nation.
As a senior, Chubb ran for 2,683 yards and scored 40 touchdowns, leading his team to the Class AAAA state playoffs and a second place finish in Region 7-AAAA, sub-region ‘A’. Chubb helped Cedartown win nine games this season, the most the Bulldogs have won since 2002.
For his prep career, Chubb finishes with 6,983 rushing yards which places him fifth all-time on the Georgia High School career rushing yards list. He also ends his high school career with 102 rushing touchdowns, which places him fifth on the all-time career rushing touchdown list in the Peach state.