U.S. Army All-Americans Shine at the STACK Performance Center

U.S. Army All-Americans showed off their speed, power and athleticism during testing at the STACK Performance Center.

Ten years ago, the nation's top two college football recruits lit up the Alamodome in the fourth annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Adrian Peterson, the No. 1 recruit in the country, led his West team against an East squad that featured the dynamic two-way player and future Ohio State Buckeye, Ted Ginn, Jr.

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STACK Performance Center at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Ten years ago, the nation's top two college football recruits lit up the Alamodome in the fourth annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Adrian Peterson, the No. 1 recruit in the country, led his West team against an East squad that featured the dynamic two-way player and future Ohio State Buckeye, Ted Ginn, Jr.

Ginn electrified the crowd of 25,813 and earned the Pete Dawkins Game MVP award. Peterson went on to star at the University of Oklahoma and become a record-setting running back in the National Football League.

In the 14 years of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, attendance has grown, national exposure has increased, and as impossible as it may seem, the athletes have become bigger, faster and stronger than ever. Their elite level of athleticism was on display at the STACK Performance Center at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Among the bowl week events, the STACK Performance Center and a first-class team of strength and conditioning coaches put the Army All-Americans through multiple workouts and drills to test their speed, power and athleticism.

Headlining the group of STACK Performance Center athletes was the 2014 Pete Dawkins Game MVP, West team RB Joe Mixon, who announced his commitment to the University of Oklahoma during the game.

Another standout STACK Performance athlete was East team WR Johnnie Dixon, who (you guessed it) is committed to play for coach Urban Meyer at The Ohio State University in the fall.

In the end, it was a pair of RBs who received the STACK Media Award for most athletic players in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Sony Michel, the No. 2-ranked RB in the nation according to ESPN, and Stanford-bound Christian McCaffrey smashed the Speed Ladder drills, Broad Jump and Kneeling Med Ball Throw tests.

Michel, a Georgia Bulldogs commit, added to his Army All-American Bowl résumé by scoring a rushing touchdown in the game after receiving his STACK award.

Check out the Vine post below to see the All-Americans speed through the Ladder drills.


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