Nick Brahms walked up to the podium Monday afternoon inside the Navarre High School cafeteria and put on his United States Army All-American Bowl jersey.
He then smiled and threw up his hands to the delight of his Raider teammates, who cheered loudly for Brahms, the senior offensive lineman who is the first in school history to receive an invitation to the prestigious game that will be played in January at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
“It feels amazing,” Brahms said. “I went to all of those camps as a kid and the main goal was to be an Army All-American. It’s amazing to accomplish it. To represent the Army in this game is a major honor.”
Brahms received his invite to the game back in the spring but the jersey presentation was part of a tour representatives of the game are currently on to give the jerseys to the top high school football players in the country that have been picked to play in this nationally televised contest.
The Auburn commit will join a long list of greats who have competed in the game in the past, including Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants and Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts.
“It’s crazy to be in that group,” Brahms said. “Those are guys you watch on TV every week.”
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