Ryan Sanborn, Class of 2019, was selected as an All-American athlete and is invited to represent the West team in the All-American Bowl, a premier high school football game, this January in San Antonio, Texas.
All-Americans are selected from the millions of high school football players around the country and must be in good standing with their schools and communities to be considered.
Ryan, who plays quarterback, strong safety, and kicker for Parker’s varsity football team, becomes the third Lancer to be selected as an All-American in the last eight years. He joins alumni Matt Wile ’11 and Zach Schmid ’14 in the honor.
The All-American Bowl features 100 of the country’s best high school senior football players; selection to the team is extremely uncommon. Since its inception in 2000, the All-American Bowl has served as an introduction of the best football players to the nation—380 draft picks, 52 Super Bowl champions, and 16 Heisman finalists have called themselves All-Americans.
Parker Alumnus Zach Schmid finished his final season playing at Harvard University in fall 2017, and alumnus Matt Wile has gone on to play with the Arizona Cardinals, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Carolina Panthers. He is joining the Pittsburgh Steelers for their training camp this summer.
Broadcast live on NBC, the All-American Bowl is the most-watched high school sporting event in the country, with more than 4 million viewers each year. Sanborn will travel to San Antonio, Texas in January 2019 to play in the 19th annual event. The game is set for Jan. 5, 2019 at 1 pm EST (10 am PST).