For a young man of merely 17 years of age, Jordan Rigsbee has the world at his feet. He has been selected as one of the nations top 90 high school football players, for the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. This is the first time any California school north of Fresno has received the award. Jordan says, "Everyone wants to be in this and I just feel very excited and blessed to be in it." Sterling Jackson, Rigsbee's coach says, "to be one of the 90 players in the nation. This is huge for our community, for our school, for our family here. I'm so proud of him and all the work he's put in."
This P.V. High offensive lineman, comes from a long line of football players. His father Craig Rigsbee is the former Butte College football coach, and his brother Tyler, received a full ride scholarship to cal for his abilities on the field. With more than 12 schools offering free-ride scholarships, he will be joining his brother at Cal. Which makes his father prouder than ever. Craig says, "For the last three years he's got up every morning at 5:30 and hit the weight room with me and being able to work hard in school, work hard in the weight room, work hard on the field it does pay off."
For more than 10 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation's premier high school football game. Serving as a launching pad for future college and NFL stars. Names such as Adrian Peterson, Tim Tebow, and Michael Oher all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. Teammate, Shane Wallen says, "He does definitely deserve this. He's a great player, a great teammate, a great friend." And someone who's glad to say...all his work really stands for something. Jordan says, "All that hard work and sweat and blood I put in for it, days like this is feels like it pays off." The All-American Bowl will be played on January 8th in San Antonio, Texas.