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LeCounte nominated to play in Army bowl
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Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte has been nominated to the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte has been nominated to the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

LeCounte was one of 38 of Georgia’s top incoming senior football players nominated to play in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Those nominated will have the chance to showcase their talents on Jan. 7, in the annual East vs. West matchup, televised live on NBC at 1 p.m.

“The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a unique event designed to showcase and recognize the talents of America’s youth while celebrating the team that makes a difference every day for the nation — the U.S. Army,” said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. “This nomination recognizes the versatility and adaptability the athletes possess both on and off the field; qualities they share with U.S. Army soldiers.

We look forward to the 2017 Army All-American Bowl program that includes more than 200 events across the country and culminates in San Antonio during game week.”

A list of the nominees can be found at www.usarmyall

The athletes were nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games, 247Sports, XOS Digital and All American Games’ network of regional coaches throughout the country.

Of the 400 nominees, 90 will be ultimately selected and invited to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The next step for the nominees occurs in September, when the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour begins. Player finalists, along with U.S. Army All-American Marching Band members, will be announced nationwide throughout the fall, with the Selection Tour ending in December.

The game has been held for 17 years, providing a glimpse into the future of football. NFL players Odell Beckham Jr., Andrew Luck, Derrick Henry, Patrick Peterson, Adrian Peterson, Christian McCaffrey and Jalen Ramsey made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. Thirty-one game alumni were drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. The 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew 39,121 to the Alamodome.

For more information on the game and its related events, go to usarmyallam or, or the Twitter and Instagram accounts located at @ArmyAllAmeri can and @armyallamerican bowl.

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