Senior Quarterback Cam Akers has been named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl East team, and was presented with his honorary jersey on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Clinton High School’s auditorium.
“This is a tremendous honor for me and my family and for the town of Clinton,” Akers said. “I went to the game in ninth grade, and ever since then it’s been a dream of mine to play in it.”
Clinton Head Football Coach Judd Boswell was also honored by being invited to attend the U.S. Army All-American Coaches Academy held during Bowl Week in San Antonio.
Boswell stated that today was a proud moment for Clinton Football. “This honor reflects on the team and the culture that we have now,” Boswell said. “This team has worked on that for what is now our fifth year, so it’s tremendous for our football team, for the city of Clinton, for Cam Akers and his family.”
Akers, a 2016 Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen honoree, has over 2200-total-yards with over 1400-yards passing and nearly 800-yards rushing. He has quarterbacked his team to an undefeated 7-0 season thus far.
Akers is the third and final Mississippi player to be presented a jersey. Morton High school’s D.D. Bowie and Starkville’s Willie Gay are the other two. Last week, Akers was named to the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game scheduled for December 10.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be played on Jan. 7 in San Antonio in the Alamodome.