Chicago QB Named Army All-American

Demetrius Jones

CHICAGO (September 27, 2005) --- Recognized as one of the top football players in the nation, Demetrius Jones of Chicago has been named a 2006 U.S. Army All-American. Donahue will join a stand-out list of athletes playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The classic East vs. West match-up will be played and televised live on NBC January 7th at 12:00 p.m. (CST) and will feature the top 78 prep football student-athletes in the country.

Demetrius Jones is a three star prospect and the #22 rated quarterback in the country. He is the #6 ranked prospect in the state of Illinois.

"Demetrius 'Double-D' Jones is one of the top prospects in the Land of Lincoln. Demetrius is a dual-threat quarterback and he has already been compared to former Chicago (Mt. Carmel) quarterback Donovan McNabb," said Chris Pool of Scout.com.

"Our slogan, 'An Army of One,' recognizes the strength of the individual in achieving team goals. Demetrius demonstrates how football, like the Army, makes you a stronger person not just for today, but into the future. A national audience will see this when he takes the field in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl," said Col. Nickerson.

Jones is a standout quarterback at Morgan Park High School and was one of 400 players nominated nationally and one of 78 selected to participate by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.

Scout.com is the official online selection partner for the US Army All-American Bowl.

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