Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest High School, Springfield, Mo., is one of six finalists for the prestigious U.S. Army Player of the Year Award that is given to the Nation’s most outstanding senior in high school football participating in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be televised live on NBC Saturday, 1 p.m. EST, Jan. 7 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Green-Beckham is an accomplished wide receiver that set the national career receiving yards record with 6,447 and finished the season with 119 catches for 2,234 yards and 24 touchdowns. Both and MaxPreps list him as the top overall recruit.

“Dorial Green-Beckham possesses leadership, dedication and strengths similar to Army Strong Soldiers, being named a finalist for this award only underscores his talents,” said John Myers, director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. “The six finalists are outstanding athletes. We congratulate them on their nomination and are proud to have them wear the Army colors.”

For more than a decade, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Lattimore, and Andrew Luck all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. The 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of nearly 38,000 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.

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