McCay an Army All-American

Shawnee Mission, KS (10/28/2009) -- Justin McCay of Bishop Miege High School, Shawnee Mission, KS, has been selected to play in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl joining an elite group of student-athletes.

Those selected will play in the 10th Anniversary game on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual classic East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 PM EST and will feature the nation's top 90 high school football players.

"Justin is a talented athlete whose exemplary displays of leadership and teamwork have made him a standout at Bishop Miege High School," said Col. Derik Crotts, Deputy Chief of Staff, G7, U.S. Army Accessions Command. "The qualities necessary to succeed on the football field, strength, dedication, leadership and teamwork, are the same qualities mirrored in Army Strong Soldiers. We are proud to honor all of our U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and congratulate them on their selection."

McCay was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of SportsLink's network of regional directors throughout the country, and Tom Lemming. U.S. Army All-American players are eligible for the U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, the Pete Dawkins MVP Award, the Walter Payton Trophy, honoring the student-athlete that best represents Payton's athleticism, hard work and ideals; and the Glenn Davis and Doc Blanchard U.S. Army Awards which recognize the two players who best epitomize the Army's high standard of excellence in community service, education and athletic distinction.

As a result of Justin McCay being selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, his head coach Tim Grunhard is invited to travel to San Antonio and attend the U.S. Army Coaches Academy, an elite two-day learning experience featuring NFL and NCAA coaches, as well as participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game-week activities.

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