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KHS Football Player Among Just 90 in the Nation Selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Olonilua receives jersey

 

Sewo Olonilua received his official U.S. Army All-American jersey for the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl during the bowl’s selection tour visit to Kingwood High School on Dec. 3.  Olonilua, who wears #33 for the KHS mustangs, will wear #36 in in the annual East vs. West match-up on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The game will be televised live on NBC at 12 p.m. CST and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.

 

Olonilua said he considers this distinction a great honor and a blessing. He thanked his parents, teammates, coaches, and trainers for their part in this great opportunity.

 

The 6-foot-3-inch, 217 pound senior played at running back and safety. In his senior season, Olonilua closed out the regular season leading all rushers in District 16-6A with 94 carries for 1,073 yards, averaging 11.41 yards per carry, and 14 touchdowns. He was voted captain and overall team MVP as a junior. Olonilua held several college offers before committing to the TCU Horned Frogs to play on the defensive side of the ball, including Stanford, Texas, Oklahoma State, LSU, Arkansas, Texas A&M and Nebraska.

               

The legacy of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a collective of Heisman Trophy winners and NFL MVPs. A total of 299 U.S. Army All-Americans have been selected in the NFL Draft. The Bowl has consistently featured some of the nation’s most elite football players, providing a launching pad for college and NFL stars: Andrew Luck (2008), Odell Beckham Jr. (2011), Jamaal Charles (2005), Patrick Peterson (2008), Ezekiel Elliott (2013), and hundreds more.