Vonn Bell, a senior football player from Ridgeland High School and the No. 5 safety in the nation according to the ESPN 150, was presented his honorary game jersey at the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2013 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game at Ridgeland High School in Rossville. The event was part of the three-month American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the Under Armour All-America Game.
Bell is one of 90 players selected to compete in the sixth-annual Under Armour All-America Game presented by American Family Insurance, a nationally televised competition spotlighting the country’s top high school seniors. The 2013 Under Armour All-America Game is slated for 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 4, 2013, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be televised on ESPN.
“It's a really big experience,” Bell said. “It just proves I am one of those elite athletes. I’m very blessed to be in this situation."
The national Selection Tour sponsored by American Family Insurance is an expansion of the Under Armour All-America Game. As part of American Family Insurance's involvement, the events will raise awareness around teen driving safety and recognize the student athletes, as well as the coaches, families and communities who have helped make these players' dreams a reality. During the jersey presentation, Vonn’s teammate, Gannon Hampton, was presented with the “American Family Insurance Dream Protector Award,” given to the person(s) most responsible for helping each player realize their dream.
“It starts with a dream and the desire to be great, whether your area of interest is sports or something completely different,” said Deborah Peterson, American Family Insurance’s customer relationship marketing director. “These young athletes put in the work and made the sacrifices to realize their dreams, and American Family Insurance is proud to present this tremendous honor to them.”
Vonn Bell with his mother during today's American Family Insurance Selection Tour stop at Ridgeland High School Football.